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

Line of Sight Leadership iconLine of Sight Leadership

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Line of Sight Leadership

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

This presentation is designed to promote the concept of leadership in a small clinical dental setting. It is my intention to clearly distinguish between managing our practices and leading them. Management is our default mechanism because it is all that know and therefore all that we have in our tool kit. It is the equivalent of dental duct tape. Management is tedious and often leads to burnout among healthcare professionals. Leadership is the opposite. Through leadership we empower our team to take over the many management tasks that plague a dentist/manager, freeing the doctor to utilize their time and efforts to their highest and best use. We also create a practice culture through effective leadership that engenders commitment, collaboration, and creative decision making. The presentation presents solid research to validate all claims. There will be basic coaching skills presented that help promote leadership and team buy in.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between a “problem solver” and a “people developer”.
  • Recognize that our practice culture is our brand and our only means of establishing a sustainable competitive advantage in our industry.
  • Demonstrate basic coaching skills necessary to develop our people and create our ideal practice culture.

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Risk Management for Residents & New Orthodontists

May 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ May 6, 2018 11:00am

At the beginning of your career, your practice venue, your communication skills, your record-keeping practices are just a few of the areas that expose you are to having regulatory complaints or malpractice claims made against you. Do your research regarding potential employment opportunities and exercise defensive practice techniques to protect yourself. This risk management program is designed for the new and nearly new orthodontist to assist you to minimize your malpractice exposure . (All orthodontists will find it applicable). The program is sponsored by the AAO and the AAOIC (RRG). The speakers will include an orthodontist, a malpractice defense attorney, and an insurance claims manager. All speakers have experience investigating and handling orthodontic malpractice claims. There will be a Q&A session; bring any patient problems from your office to discuss.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate different practice venues and their potential exposure to malpractice claims.
  • Create detailed and thorough orthodontic records that will minimize exposure to claims and provide maximum defense if one develops.
  • Identify aspects of practice that most often result in claim activity and how to manage treatment to successfully navigate through them.

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Preformed Archwires: Do They Match the Natural Diversity of the Dental Arch?

May 6, 2018 8:30am ‐ May 6, 2018 9:00am

How do you select preformed archwires for each individual patient? Recent randomized clinical trials that evaluated changes in mandibular dental arch form found significant arch expansion in the early stages of orthodontic treatment. These dimensional changes have been suggested to result from the inconsistency between the manufactured archwire forms and the natural diversity of the human dental arch form. This lecture presents an evaluation of the variation in form of mandibular preformed archwires based on a comparison of the dental arch form of Japanese and American subjects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend that individual variation is more important than ethnicity in terms of dental arch forms. 
  •  Recognize that manufactured variation in the form of preadjusted archwires is not based on biological research.
  •  Identify the differences between preadjusted archwire forms.

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The Aging Brain iconThe Aging Brain

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The Aging Brain

May 6, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 6, 2018 9:35am

Aging is the primary risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD - the most common cause of dementia in the developed world). Certain genetic factors increase risk, while environmental factors (lifestyle) decrease risk. Strategies to delay or prevent dementia and AD will be discussed (i.e., how to avoid the dementia clinic). Recognition of cognitive decline with aging, and diagnostic criteria for the more common dementias will be reviewed. Current treatment options for AD will be reviewed, as well as innovative strategies now in the pipeline (phase 2 and 3 clinical trials). Novel biomarkers (amyloid PET, spinal fluid proteins, genetic testing) enable identification of high-risk cognitively normal individuals for prevention trials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the genetic and environmental risk factors for cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • Define the diagnostic criteria for prodromal AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and AD, including novel biomarkers.
  • Review current treatment options for AD - and novel treatments in the research and development pipeline.

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John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture - Challenges ARE Opportunities

May 6, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 6, 2018 9:35am

Our specialty, like our society, is experiencing rapid and drastic change. The specialty of orthodontics is being challenged by many issues over which it has little or no control. But every challenge faced by our specialty is an opportunity – an opportunity for our specialty and us, its individual members, to prove our collective and individual worth to society. We have the resources at hand that can be used to optimize quality of care for our patients. Our future is bright! This talk will describe ways that we can take advantage of our opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize our many challenges and issues.
  • Evaluate the opportunities to use current and existing resources that will, hopefully, make our specialty stronger.
  • Propose ways to take advantage of our many opportunities that will optimize quality of care for our patients.

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Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Early Class III Treatment: New Options using Palatal TADs

May 6, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 6, 2018 9:35am

To increase skeletal maxillary advancement and to avoid the possible dental side-effect of mesial movement of the dentition protraction therapy in growing children using skeletal anchorage has recently been advocated. However, most approaches have employed at least two or more surgical miniplates, which involve invasive placement and removal procedures. Maxillary protraction is often started with a rapid maxillary expansion procedure (RME) because a proportion of Class III cases present with a narrowed maxilla and mobilisation of the midfacial sutures by RME may be beneficial and induce a greater maxillary effect. In this lecture the Hybrid Hyrax appliance and its modifications are shown, which uses two mini-implants in the anterior palate to provide sagittal skeletal anchorage for maxillary protraction and transversal skeletal anchorage for maxillary expansion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the optimal insertion site in the palate.
  • Experience how palatal TADs can be employed for RME and early class III treatment.
  • Recognize how palatal TAD mechanics can be integrated in to the digital workflow (TAD insertion and CAD/CAM manufacturing of the appliance).

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OSHA: Protect the Ortho Team! iconOSHA: Protect the Ortho Team!

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OSHA: Protect the Ortho Team!

May 6, 2018 9:10am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:10am

New orthodontic technology such as 3 D Printing, 3 D Imaging & Lasers expose the orthodontic team to new safety risks. Learn how to Protect the Orthodontic Team with Jackie’s enthusiastic seminar identifying new safety risks and valuable safety insights. OSHA safety training requires annual team training and recordkeeping. It’s time to Tune-Up your OSHA training and recordkeeping. Every year orthodontic teams integrate new equipment and chemicals in the practice. Jackie’s seminar reviews established safety protocols and identifies new safety risks associated with equipment and chemicals. Attendees will learn how to Tune-Up ortho safety systems using manufacturer’s IFU’s, GHS chemical information and system checklists for safety validation. Attend this fun and educational seminar and learn how to Protect the Ortho Team!

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize chemical hazard risks on SDS.
  • Define hazard for each GHS pictogram.
  • Identify PPE used for chemical risks.

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Pharmaceutics for Orthodontic Speed, Anchorage and Retention: How Will Research Translate into Clinic?

May 6, 2018 9:35am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:05am

Because orthodontic tooth movement is dependent upon osteoclast-mediated resorption of alveolar bone adjacent to the pressure side of tooth roots, biologic control of osteoclasts can be utilized to control tooth movement. Drugs that influence bone cell activity are in development and/or currently being given to patients for treatment of bone disease. Many of these drugs are potentially applicable for control of tooth movement and retention after movement. This presentation will provide current results demonstrating the impact of locally injected drugs for increasing the speed of tooth movement, enhancing orthodontic anchorage during tooth movement, and inhibiting orthodontic relapse after movement. New classes of bone responsive drugs will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the biologic process behind orthodontic tooth movement. 
  • Identify medical conditions and pharmaceutics that influence orthodontic treatment outcomes. 
  • Recognize the utility of biologic mediators (drugs) for increasing the rate of tooth movement, enhancing orthodontic anchorage, and improving orthodontic retention after treatment.  

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Psychological Aspects of Aging iconPsychological Aspects of Aging

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Psychological Aspects of Aging

May 6, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:25am

This talk will primarily focus on the psychological factors associated with the normal aging process. Specifically, how personality, cognition, emotion, social support and gender play out in normal aging will be reviewed. What we know about positive and successful aging, and, sexual well-being will also be addressed. Other factors such as depression, late life anxiety, substance abuse, suicide and bereavement will be touched upon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss one gender based aging difference.
  • Recognize factors associated with positive aging.
  • Discuss protective factors from suicide in older adults.

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Move Over, Millennials... Is Your Practice Ready for Generation Z?

May 6, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 6, 2018 10:25am

Generation Z, the next wave of Millennials, are now beginning to enter the workforce. These are the people we will be hiring and working with over the next 10-15 years. It’s imperative that we as doctors, managers, and trainers understand what drives them, how they learn, and how to best use their talents and traits to help our practices thrive. This presentation will reveal surprising results of studies that explain the motives behind their actions, their personality traits, common work ethics, and how to help them be productive employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the differences between the various generations. 
  • Identify the unique traits and characteristics of Generation Z. 
  • Discuss the management techniques that can help Gen Z employees perform.   

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