2017 Annual Session Conference - Web Access

Apr 21, 2017 ‐ Apr 25, 2017


Navigating Orthodontics: The Art, The Science, The Business

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Treatment Planning: A Reasoned Choice

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Treatment Planning: A Reasoned Choice

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:30am

Orthodontic treatment of cranio-maxillo-mandibular dysmorphia is based on an accurate diagnosis of the intra-arch anomalies (agenesis, supernumerary teeth, impacted teeth, dental discrepancies...), the inter-arch gaps observed (sagittal, vertical and/or transverse) and the associated dysfunctions. For each anomaly, gap and/or dysfunction, a therapeutic flow-chart enables a treatment strategy to be established based on the age of the patient and the severity of the symptoms. The superposition of these flow-charts allows the treatment to be refined as much as possible and enables a prognostic to be established. It is therefore important to understand all of the problems in order to take action at the best time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a complete dento facial diagnosis.
  • Determine a treament strategy.
  • Manage various therapeutic flow-charts.

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Don't Make the Same Mistakes That I Have Made

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Don't Make the Same Mistakes That I Have Made

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:20am

This lecture will discuss the examples of TSADs failures and iatrogenic problems created by TSADs. It will also show how to prevent these problems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the common TSADs failures.
  • Analyze the possible problems related to common TSAD biomechanics.
  • Propose the simple mechanics to achieve the treatment goals.

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The Orthodontist's Role in the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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The Orthodontist's Role in the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:20am

Orthodontists, with their knowledge of functional appliances and established skills to evaluate jaw position, are ideally suited to provide oral appliance therapy in this field. Oral appliances have a direct effect on tongue posture during sleep and help to stabilize the mandible in a closed vertical position. These appliances are commonly regarded as a simple, silent, bed partner-friendly, less invasive, reversible, tolerable and efficacious choice. Several factors appear to contribute to the effectiveness of oral appliances – appliance design and titration method, the severity of the sleep apnea, the amount of advancement, the vertical opening of the mandible, positional sleep apnea and the Body Mass Index (BMI). Oral appliances appear to work by enlarging the upper airway patency at multiple levels and by improving muscle airway tone and thus decreasing upper airway collapsibility. The advantages and disadvantages of four different oral appliance titration techniques will be discussed to facilitate better utilization of oral appliances in dental sleep medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of the currently-available oral appliances used in the field.
  • Outline how to titrate an adjustable oral appliance to achieve the maximum effectiveness for the treatment of snoring and/or OSA.
  • Discuss the results of clinical trials designed to compare the effectiveness of specific oral appliances and how they might compare to nasal continuous positive airway pressure or surgical procedures.

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BYOB: Be Your Own Brand

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BYOB: Be Your Own Brand

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

We all want to stand out, get attention, be noticed. And there’s no better way to do it than through exceptional branding. But what is branding? In simple terms, it’s what people can expect from you, what you believe in, what identifies you and what differentiates you from others. In short, it’s who you are. Join us for a can’t-miss branding seminar that will inspire you to become your own unique brand. Get practical tips and tools to identify and differentiate yourself from the competition and start being a brand that people know and trust. You don’t want to miss this!

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to build a brand that is personal and identifiable to you.
  • Discover how to utilize current trends and legendary service to build lasting relationships with patients, professional partners and throughout your community.
  • Create and motivate a team that believes in your practice and is a true extension of your brand.

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Connecting the Dots

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Connecting the Dots

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

Through this seminar, you will learn how every team member plays an important role in the five major office systems. The staff will learn to respect the importance of the other positions in the office and learn to reduce front-to-back conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define five major systems in the orthodontic office that interconnect.
  • Assess how clinical efficiency affects the schedule.
  • Analyze the team’s role in higher case acceptance.

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Be the X Factor! 7 Habits of Highly Successful Orthodontic Technicians

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Be the X Factor! 7 Habits of Highly Successful Orthodontic Technicians

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

Do you want to LOVE what you do every day? Do you want to wake up each morning excited to improve your skills, contribute to your office happiness and success and ultimately be the best orthodontic technician your doctor has ever seen? Dr. Graham has had years of experience running an exceptional, high-end, in-demand practice and he's sharing keys of his success. Learn the 7 most valuable and learnable traits that will improve your life, amaze your doctor, and wow your patients. Dr. Graham has spent years teaching orthodontists and their staff the keys to not only successful clinical outcomes, but also successful happiness outcomes. You don't want to miss Dr. Graham's impactful, funny, energetic and meaningful presentation. Learn the keys to success and happiness in your orthodontic career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 7 keys to optimum orthodontic technician performance.
  • Teach new staff members the 7 keys and identify means to measure the successful implementation of those keys.
  • Learn how to experience career fulfillment in your role as an orthodontic technician.

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Yes to Treatment: The New Skills of Case Acceptance Improvement

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Yes to Treatment: The New Skills of Case Acceptance Improvement

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

Intense competition, search engines and “shopper” patients are just a few of the many factors that have redefined the skill-set needed to have a high case acceptance rate. You have only one opportunity – the initial consultation – to persuade a visitor to start treatment at your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Calibrate fees to maximize new patient starts.
  • Win cases consistently as the high-fee option.
  • Minimize collection Issues while maximizing revenue.

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Phenotypic Groupings of Children with Class II Malocclusion and Early Treatment

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Phenotypic Groupings of Children with Class II Malocclusion and Early Treatment

Apr 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:20am

Class II malocclusion affects about 15-20% of the United Stated population. However, the precise etiology, involving environmental and genetic components, remains unclear. To characterize the disorder, lateral cephalometric films are digitalized resulting in numerous linear and angular measurements. Correlational analysis provides limited insights regarding common features or distinctive subgroups. The use of data reduction techniques, such as principal component analysis, and clustering algorithms may provide another grouping strategy. For the current analysis, cephalometric measurements from participants enrolled in the Florida Class II Malocclusion study were used. Participants’ mean age at baseline visit was 9.6 (range 6.9 -12.9). Measurements used include skeletal, soft tissue and dental measures. Early treatment results among groups are described.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize various subgroups in the clinical presentation of a Class II malocclusion.
  • Describe various grouping strategy for the classification of a Class II malocclusion.
  • Identify etiologic factors underlying Class II malocclusion.

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Let's Continue to TAD

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Let's Continue to TAD

Apr 22, 2017 8:20am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:40am

Modern TADs have been around well over a decade as excellent sources of anchorage from treatment planning to biomechanics. They have evolved in design and technique. This presentation will evaluate where we stand with their use and recognize current concepts that have been universally accepted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the current status on TADs.
  • Assess the most recent changes with recommendations.
  • Address potential areas for future research.

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Herbst Treatment as an Alternative to Surgical Treatment

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Herbst Treatment as an Alternative to Surgical Treatment

Apr 22, 2017 8:20am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:40am

This lecture is based on a histomorphometric and scanning electron microscopy study of human condylar cartilage and bone tissue changes in relation to age. Its aim is to determine the possibility of stimulated adaptive growth in human condylar cartilage and bone tissue changes in relation to age in a larger sample of human autopsy condyles. Human condylar cartilage and bone were examined in an autopsy material comprising 20 individuals aged 18-31 years. The condyles were embedded in methylmetacrylate and cut on a microtome and stained. Histomorphometry, scanning electron microscopy and cartilage histology were used to analyse the tissue. The fibrocartilage could clearly be described in four zones: the hypertropic zone with `caught´ hypertropic chondrocytes, the hypertropic zone of chondrocytes arranged in columns, the proliferative zone, and the fibrous zone with collagen fibres. Chondrocytes could bee seen `caught´ in the underlying cancellous bone tissue with remodelling activity. There was a statistically significant correlation between age and the fibrocartilage thickness, between age and the hypertropic chondrocytes, and between age and the hypertropic chondrocytes in bone. In conclusion, quantitative and qualitative investigations of the turnover activity in the fibrocartilage and the bone tissue indicated condylar growth potential in the age group until 31 years of age. The growth activity seemed to decline with age. The results show possibilities for biomechanical growth stimulation of the condylar tissue, ie. Herbst treatment as an alternative to surgical treatment. A clinical Herbst treated case in adulthood will end up the lecture presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss histomorphometric and scanning electron microscopy study of human autopsy condylar cartilage and bone tissue changes in relation to age.
  • Interpret whether there are any active cells after 20 years in the condyles.
  • Apply knowledge about clinical Herbst treatment of patients, 18-31 years.

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