2018 Annual Session Conference

May 5, 2018 ‐ May 8, 2018


A Capital Destination, A Monumental Experience

Click here to view a list of the Annual Sessions lectures that will be published.

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Sessions

Predictable Maxillary Molar Distalization with Micro-implant Anchorage in the Correction of Class II Malocclusion

May 5, 2018 3:45pm ‐ May 5, 2018 4:30pm

Distalization of maxillary molars is a viable option for the correction of class II malocclusion. This presentation will include temporary anchorage devices using buccal and palatal micro-implants as well as micro-implant supported conventional appliances like Distal Jet and pendulum for the distalization of molars using the concept of absolute anchorage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze non-compliance maxillary molar distalization techniques including buccal and palatal micro-implants, using the concept of absolute anchorage.
  • Recognize Insertion sites, placement technique and anchorage/force application of micro-implants for upper molar distalization, retraction of pre-molars, canines and incisors.
  • Evaluate strategies to combat side effects, post-distalization mechanics and finishing the occlusion after molar distalization.

Speaker(s):
  • Ramesh Sabhlok, BDS, MDSBDS (HONS), MDS, Cert. Ortho (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M. Orth RCS (Edinburgh), FACD, FICD

Asymmetry: Where? Why? Correct or Camouflage?

May 5, 2018 3:45pm ‐ May 5, 2018 4:30pm

Before treating an occlusal asymmetry it is important, to verify the etiology and to localize the origin. Is it skeletal, dento-alveolar or dental? The asymmetry should be identified in all three planes of space and the best possible treatment approach, camouflage or correction be chosen. Correction of an asymmetry in one plane of space will often lead an asymmetry in another plane of space when treated with intermaxillary mechanics. The lecture will demonstrate how the correct timing and goal oriented “force driven mechanics” can improve the prognosis of these treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Localize the origin of an occlusal asymmetry.
  • Identify the problems that can be corrected and those which can only be camouflaged.
  • Choose the correct treatment approach in relation to the goal elected.

Speaker(s):

Overview of the Surgical Options for TMD Including Combined Total Joint Prosthetic Replacement and Orthognathic Surgery

May 5, 2018 3:45pm ‐ May 5, 2018 4:30pm

The lecture will provide and overview of surgical patient selection the surgical treatment options for patients with TMD. The full spectrum of surgical interventions will be presented from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries through to complex TMJ reconstruction for severe condylar resorption using alloplastic TMJ prosthetic devices combined with orthognathic surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients that may benefit from TMJ surgery.
  • Evaluate the indications for combined TMJ reconstruction and orthognathic surgery.
  • Practice presurgical orthodontics needed to prepare a patient for TMJ surgery – especially alloplastic total joint reconstruction.

Speaker(s):

The Aging Face: A “Refreshing” Perspective

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:45am

“I am convinced that nothing has such a decisive influence of one’s life as his or her appearance, and not so much the appearance itself as the conviction of its attractiveness or unattractiveness” (Leo Tolstoy). Admittedly, there are very few, if any, age related changes in the face that make us look more attractive. Orthodontists are treating more “mature” patients who expect a treatment plan sensitive to their overall aesthetic goals. The outcome mandates not only our understanding of these age-related distractions but the means and methods to address them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the critical role of the perioral structures in orofacial aesthetics.
  • Emphasize the imperative role that orthodontists play in meeting the maturing patient’s aesthetic expectations.
  • Evaluate the rejuvenating procedures available for optimal, perioral enhancement.

Speaker(s):

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Supercharged Technology Update

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:45am

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming. New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes. Dr. Molen will update you on some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession. He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner. In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies. 
  •  Expand the pragmatic use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
  • Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

Speaker(s):

Edward H. Angle Award Lecture - Science, Practice and Ethics in Finishing Adult and Elderly Patients

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:45am

This lecture presents a message to young orthodontists on the desirable future direction of our profession, based on my own experiences and what has been handed down. The following topics will be covered: The esthetic challenges related to incisor display; Reshaping teeth with deviating forms to create beautiful teeth, full interdental papillae and optimal connector areas; How-to resolve crowding and narrow smiles without lateral expansion; Handling severe periodontal destruction in adults and elderly; Limitation of failures with multistranded wire bonded retainers.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Reshape incisors to beautiful form and proper display related to patient age. 
  • Handle severe periodontal tissue break-down in adults and elderly.
  • Reduce bond failures for lingual retainers.

Speaker(s):

Mechanism of Alveolar Bone Remodeling During Orthodontic Tooth Movement

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:30am

During orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), osteoclastic bone resorption is essential for alveolar bone remodeling. Although the differentiation of osteoclasts is well-known to be regulated by receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), the source of RANKL in the periodontal tissue during OTM remains unclear. Based on our recent finding that osteocytes are the major source of RANKL in the periodontal tissue, it has become clear that osteocytes play a crucial role in OTM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the biological mechanism of orthodontic tooth movement.
  • Define the significance of RANKL in osteoclast differentiation.
  • Discuss the role of osteocytes in OTM.

Speaker(s):
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Stability of Early Facemask Therapy for Class III Malocclusion

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 8:45am

Early treatment of the Class III malocclusion with facemask and palatal expansion has become one of the most common and predictable approaches in orthodontics. Although the majority of patients show good long term stability, a significant number will experience relapse as the mandible outgrows the maxilla. This lecture will discuss factors most related to treatment success and treatment failure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the factors that contribute to correction of the Class III malocclusion. 
  • Define factors that contribute to early Class III treatment success. 
  • Identify factors most related to early Class III treatment relapse.   

Speaker(s):

50 Shades of Bray: Patient Satisfaction to Practice Success

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:00am

Here it is!! This year celebrates her 50th Anniversary in this Wonderful World of Ortho! Before many of you were born, practices could be considered “successful” merely by producing quality clinical care. Today, the practice that wants to set itself apart from the norm AND be successful has to create an environment where patients get extraordinary care, delivered in the “3 Critical Areas”. There are many choices of Ortho practices where patients can go and even if your treatment is the BEST quality available, if the patient does not LIKE YOU, or does not feel their expectations are being at least MET, they can and often will choose another practice. Sadly, they might also forfeit your quality clinical care in making that choice. How great when you can be the practice delivering it all!

Having visited Ortho offices in all 50 states of the USA and many International ones as well, Rosemary has seen some of the Best of the Best and also some struggling ones who wonder why they don’t excel and what more they need to be doing. She will share proven ideas that work to entice you to go home and 1) reinvent yourselves, 2) recommit your team, and 3) reignite your level of patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what things are most critical to continue practice growth, success & prosperity.
  • Implement various quick “To-Do’s” from Rosemary’s 50 years of knowledge.
  • Identify that many of things that used to work still can and do!

Speaker(s):

How Independent Orthodontists Can Edge out Corporate Competition

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:00am

Ideal for independent orthodontic practices that are experiencing one or more of the following challenges as a result of the exponential rise of corporate practices entering the marketplace: flat or declining revenues, diminishing profits, mounting debt, difficulty budgeting for new/higher-cost technologies, added strain during the economic downturn, and increased challenges with attracting new starts. Since 2007, there has been an exponential rise in corporate practices. This lecture serves to help orthodontic practices close the chasm that has grown between independent and corporate practices so they can more readily compete with the large corporate players.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the 5 critical overarching principles that corporate practices thrive on – and how independent practices can do the same.
  • Study how to position your practice like Apple positioned the personal computer, and truly own the marketplace.
  • Master the marketing strategies used by corporate dentistry and Fortune 500 companies, and know just how to apply them to your practice.

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