2019 Annual Session Conference

May 3, 2019 ‐ May 7, 2019



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

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Sessions

The Necessity of 3-D Imaging in the Modern Private Practice

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:10am

Bring your practice, and your patient’s treatment, into the modern age with CBCT imaging. This evolution in the standard of care can reveal hidden anatomy and disclose important variations that can’t be visualized through traditional imaging. These advantages allow clinicians to comprehensively evaluate orthodontic patients more reliably and efficiently. This presentation will focus on utilizing CBCT imaging in traditional treatment, diagnosis including maxillary transverse deficiency, airway analysis, surgical evaluations, and other commonly asked questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a working-knowledge of the benefits of CBCT scans in orthodontics.
  • Recognize the scope and value for the extended information and insights that CBCT scans allow.
  • Discuss examples of the roles 3D technologies can play in surgical orthodontic cases.

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Profitability in Pennies: Growing the Orthodontic Practice Today by Creating a Positive Financial Plan!

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:10am

This presentation will review the many ways to create profit in the Orthodontic Practice today. Systems drive the financial aspects of the practice and the team control the systems. These systems may include payment option presentation, inventory control, scheduling for value per visit and efficiency protocols for patient retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the schedule to increase the value per visit for each procedure.
  • Review each job design as it creates profit in the practice by the completion of basic tasks.
  • Review finance options that create a positive cash flow for a business plan that is most efficient and productive.

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Treatment Effects Produced by the Carriere Motion Appliance in Class II Patients

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 9:40am

The Carriere Motion Appliance can be used effectively and efficiently in the management of Class II patients at various stages of maturation. This treatment requires maximum compliance, with the patient wearing heavy intermaxillary elastics for 5-8 months followed by either fixed appliances or clear aligner therapy. The results of a retrospective study of the treatment effects produced by the Carriere appliance followed by fixed appliances in adolescent Class II patients will be discussed. The primary effects of treatment are a distilization of the maxillary posterior dentition and a clockwise rotation of the occlusal plane during the first phase of treatment that rebounds partially during the second phase. The effects on mandibular length generally are slight and vary widely among patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the basic components of the Carriere Motion appliance and how it is used clinically.
  • Evaluate the skeletal and dentoalveolar effects produced by the Carriere Motion appliance.
  • Discuss the force levels produced by various orthodontic elastics used routinely in clinical practice.

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Class II with Vertical Discrepancy: Make it Easy, Use TADs!

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 9:40am

TADs-Miniscrews are auxiliary devices available to the orthodontist, used to correct both sagittal (class II) and vertical (deep overbite and open bite) discrepancies easily, quickly and effectively. Placement area depends on the individual patient’s anatomical characteristics, as well as on the desired movement, the maxillary tuberosity and the interincisal area being safe and advisable zones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate the clinical application of miniscrews: auxiliary devices used to correct both sagittal and vertical discrepancies easily, quickly and effectively.
  • Identify the most suitable areas for miniscrew placement such as the maxillary tuberosity and the upper and lower interincisal areas.
  • Determine appropriate miniscrew length and diameter in relation to each anatomical area and malocclusion.

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Orthodontics and Sleep Disordered Breathing: What We Know, and What We Don’t

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 9:40am

Recently, interest in obstructive sleep disorders has led to much speculation within the dental profession making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. This presentation will be a succinct review of published literature and recent clinical trial data, providing a clear picture of the evidence base on the topic. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development, as well as the current evidence of managing pediatric sleep disorders with dentofacial orthopedics will be directly addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role of the orthodontist in patients with sleep disordered breathing.
  • Evaluate the evidence of maxillary expansion in children with OSA.
  • Describe the relationship between dentofacial morphology and OSA.

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Embrace Happiness: How to Reduce Stress, Stay Focused, and Find Joy

May 4, 2019 9:45am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:30am

Recent Studies reported in dental literature confirm that orthodontists are subject to a variety of stress-related physical and emotional problems. We will explore why this is the case and then what we can do to reduce stress in the orthodontic office. We will also explore different methods to find and maintain happiness. Lastly, I will recommend digital tools to optimize one’s time, leaving room for the things that are most important in our lives and practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore techniques to reduce stress in the dental office.
  • Identify methods to find and maintain happiness.
  • Utilize available digital tools to optimize your time.

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Key Factors in Class II Correction

May 4, 2019 9:45am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:15am

Distalization of the maxillary dentition is necessary for nonextraction Class II treatment, but it is challenging to achieve bodily movement without extrusion of the molars. In such cases, the palatal approach might be the best answer for obtaining these results. Palatal bone thickness and density, and soft tissue thickness are usually able to support temporary anchorage devices (TADs) in adults and adolescents. In this lecture, various challenging cases will be presented where TADs and novel appliances were used, and treatment outcomes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss clinical applications and biomechanical considerations of TADs and novel appliances.
  • Describe extraction versus distalization.
  • Describe factors affecting vertical and sagittal control of Class II correction.

Speaker(s):

Novel Class II CorrectionNovel Class II Correction

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Novel Class II Correction

May 4, 2019 9:45am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:15am

In treatment of class II cases the multi-purpose C-palatal appliance is a highly effective device, which can be easily placed and managed by orthodontists. Scientific evidence demonstrated that the application of multi-purpose C-palatal appliance resulted in successful treatment outcomes by efficient molar distalization with a near-bodily movement. A creative and innovative approach for Class II correction using multi-purpose C-palatal appliance will be discussed including biomechanics and practical guidelines. Clinical pearls and a simple management of multi-purpose C-palatal appliance including step-by-step placement procedures with use of a jig will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the indications of the multi-purpose C-palatal appliance in class II corrections.
  • Demonstrate the indications of the multi-purpose C-palatal appliance in class II corrections.
  • Define the pros and cons of the multi-purpose C-palatal appliance.

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Surgical Modalities in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

May 4, 2019 9:45am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:15am

This lecture will review the decision-making process involved in choosing the proper surgical modality in successful management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients. The importance and value of understanding of airway fluid dynamics and the application to our surgical case planning will be explained and discussed. Additionally, our experience and research at Saint Louis University in pre and post-surgical computational fluid dynamics will be presented. Includes the computational fluid dynamic studies in maxillomandibular advancement. Other surgical modalities, such as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery for base of tongue resection as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other OSA surgical approaches will be reviewed. In addition, the importance of TMJ evaluation for stability of MMA cases and need for surgical intervention in concomitant fashion with orthognathic surgery will be presented in case series.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various surgical procedures available for the management of sleep apnea.
  • Evaluate the planning involved in achieving a successful outcome.
  • Comprehend the importance of TMJ evaluation in the decision-making process.

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An Innovative Approach for Non-surgical Correction of Class II Openbite using TAD-supported Intermaxillary Traction

May 4, 2019 10:20am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:50am

The application of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for molar intrusion has allowed orthodontists to correct class II openbites effectively without surgery. The speaker will introduce the concept of TADs-supported intermaxillary traction, a simple form of intermaxillary elastics supported by bimaxillary TADs, as an alternative conservative option for closing class II openbites. Case selection and outcome for TADs-supported intermaxillary traction will be discussed and compared to other options such as molar intrusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify non-surgical treatment modalities for class II openbites using TADs.
  • Recognize the clinical indications for TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.
  • Critically appraise treatment outcomes for openbite closure using molar intrusion or TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.

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