Emerging Technologies, Emerging Risks: Legal Considerations in Utilizing New Technology in the Orthodontic Office

Emerging Technologies, Emerging Risks: Legal Considerations in Utilizing New Technology in the Orthodontic Office

Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Eric Ploumis presents on Emerging Technologies, Emerging Risks: Legal Considerations in Utilizing New Technology in the Orthodontic Office (1.25 CE).  This lecture will explore some of the liability issues that accompany utilizing new technologies in your office and the steps you need to take to reduce those risks to a tolerable level.

This session is designed to make orthodontists and orthodontic staff members aware of the legal issues emerging technology can present in the orthodontic office. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how to evaluate some of the risks that go along with embracing emerging technology.
  • Learn how to evaluate the “standard of care” as it relates to new technology.
  • Understand what type of informed consent is required when using new technology.
  • Gain the knowledge to reduce the accompanying risk to an acceptable level.

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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AAO & AAOMS Program: Current Applications & Approaches to the Surgery First Technique

AAO & AAOMS Program: Current Applications & Approaches to the Surgery First Technique

Dec 9, 2021

The AAO and AAOMS team up to present Dr. Flavio Uribe and Dr. David Shafer to discuss Current Applications and Approaches to the Surgery First Technique (1.25 CE).  

The surgery first approach started to gain interest in both the surgical and orthodontic communities approximately 10 years ago. Since then, the technique has evolved and been applied to almost every type of dentofacial deformity. Additionally, the orthodontic appliances have also changed to currently involve clear aligners as an option. This lecture will describe the current applications and approaches used in this technique with the pertinent sequencing.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how the application of the surgery first approach to patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Understand the use and rationale of surgery-first particularly for addressing aesthetic issues. 
  • Describe the planning, sequence and scheme of surgery first orthognathic treatment including the incorporation of clear aligners in the treatment.

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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Clinical Pearls in Micro-Implant (MI) Orthodontics: What I have learned in 18 years

Clinical Pearls in Micro-Implant (MI) Orthodontics: What I have learned in 18 years

Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Won Moon (1.25 CE) presents on Micro-Implants Clinical Pearls. During this "must attend" program, Dr. Moon will share many recent novel discoveries for MI and pearls that you'll be able to apply immediately in your practice!

Micro-Implants (MI) became available in the early 2000’s in the US, and its utilization has grown exponentially. The application of MI in orthodontics can be extremely versatile. Often, we consider them as mere anchorage devices; however, creative use of MI can provide many treatment modalities which were not possible with the traditional orthodontic approach. As these new treatment protocols proliferated, the early adopters of MI orthodontics also had to face many new challenges as they ventured into the uncharted territories.

Through 18 years of Dr. Moon's journey in MI orthodontics, many new paradigms were established with clinically valuable pearls. This presentation will cover various aspects of utilizing MI in everyday practice, biomechanical advantages and challenges, clinical tips and troubleshooting, advanced application of MI, combining MI with aligners, and many more.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Various Clinical Pearls in Micro-Implant Orthodontics 
  • Biomechanical Differences Between MI Orthodontics and Traditional Approaches
  • Creative Use of MI in Difficult Cases 
  • Myths in Orthodontics Uncovered by MI Orthodontics

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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AAO Winter Conference 2022

AAO Winter Conference 2022

Jan 28, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022

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My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post

My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post

Feb 9, 2022

Beth Leach presents My Brand is ... What I Say, What I Do, What I Post (1.25 CE) -- Branding a practice has changed; it’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s heavily influenced by social cues. During this lecture we will go beyond the graphic representation of your brand to the strategies and languaging that create brand differentiation for yourself, your team, and your practice. You may not be the only orthodontic practice in your area, but you are unique. Establishing your unique brand in every aspect of your practice life is essential to building a successful practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a brand language in your practice to help team members talk about what makes the practice great.
  • Evaluate the communication methods that work best to get your brand out into the community and beyond.
  • Build language that includes messaging on text, chat, social media and messenger communications that reflects your brand position

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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Key Steps along the Treatment Pathway in Achieving Consistent and Predictable Results with Clear Aligners

Key Steps along the Treatment Pathway in Achieving Consistent and Predictable Results with Clear Aligners

Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Adam Goodman discusses Key Steps along the Treatment Pathway in Achieving Consistent and Predictable Results with Clear Aligners (1.25 CE).  Dr. Goodman has been recognized for his measured approach towards aligner treatment. He designs treatment around the strengths of clear aligners but also respects their inherent limitations. Despite his vast experience with aligners, having treated over 4500 Invisalign treatments, he has gained credibility in certain circles by not subscribing to the often heard mantra that “every case” can be treated with clear aligners. 

While some aligner speakers focus their presentations on how to push the envelope with aligners, Dr. Goodman likes to focus on methods and techniques that will yield effective and efficient results, case after case. His belief is that the efficacy of the aligner discipline should not be measured by the range of case complexity that aligners might successfully treat, but rather by aligner predictability and reliability for routine cases, day after day.

The presentation will follow the treatment process in the usual sequence, from case selection, clincheck design, through aligner delivery and treatment monitoring, followed by finishing and retention. At each point along the treatment path, Dr. Goodman will highlight a couple of key steps that can help you increase success with aligner treatment.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn to design Clinchecks that play to the strengths of aligners.
  • Learn methods of patient communication, vital for success with such a compliance –driven appliance.
  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to frustration with aligner treatment

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

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