2017 Annual Session Conference - Web Access

Apr 21, 2017 ‐ Apr 25, 2017


Navigating Orthodontics: The Art, The Science, The Business

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Non-Surgical Digital Orthodontic Treatment of Two Complex Open Bite Cases with TADs

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Non-Surgical Digital Orthodontic Treatment of Two Complex Open Bite Cases with TADs

Apr 22, 2017 8:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

This lecture will review the diagnosis, treatment plans, and treatment mechanics for 2 complex open bite cases. The first case is an adult patient with a severe anterior open bite and right posterior crossbite treated w/ SureSmile, TADs, and Acceledent. The second case is a late adolescent with a right unilateral Class III and right posterior open bite treated w/ RPE, SureSmile, and TADs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the incredible benefits with digital orthodontic treatment.
  • Explain the incredible benefits of utilizing TADs for non-surgical treatment w/ difficult open bite cases.
  • Evaluate the benefits w/ accelerated orthodontic appliances such as Acceledent.

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Milo Hellman Research Award Lecture: Secretory microRNA-29 in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Canine Retraction

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Milo Hellman Research Award Lecture: Secretory microRNA-29 in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Canine Retraction

Apr 22, 2017 8:35am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 8:55am

Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) has been widely investigated as a potential source of biomarkers for an individual’s oral and general health information. Various biomolecules presented in GCF were reported as potential biomarkers for orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation. Secretory miRNAs are being investigated as diagnostic as well as therapeutic tools in many pathological conditions. In this study, we investigated the expression profile of secretory miRNA-29 in GCF during OTM in human.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the presence of secretory miRNAs in GCF.
  • Investigate the expression profile of secretory miRNA-29 in GCF during canine retraction in human

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Maximum Facial Profile Changes in Hyperdivergent Patients

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Maximum Facial Profile Changes in Hyperdivergent Patients

Apr 22, 2017 8:40am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

The treatment of patients with hyper-divergent skeletal patterns have been considered as one of the most difficult task for orthodontists. With traditional mechanics, it was almost impossible to reduce vertical dimension during orthodontic treatment. Occlusal correction can be obtained but there was deterioration of facial harmony. The microimplants have brought tremendous paradigm shift in orthodontic treatment. Among those, the advances in vertical control are of a paramount importance. Nowadays, the intrusion of the posterior teeth with/or without anterior teeth can be achieved easily and consistently with microimplants. In openbite treatment, the intrusion of the posterior teeth is known as best treatment strategy. The intrusion of the posterior teeth can produce the increase of the anterior overbite, and resulted in resolution of the anterior openbite. However, even though intrusion of the posterior teeth is obtained and anterior openbite is closed, the profile improvement is less than desirable occasionally in Hyperdivergent patients. In order to get better profile changes, vertical control should be done not only in the posterior teeth but also in the anterior teeth. And this should be done on both arches, not to one arch. In hyper-divergent patients, the extraction of premolars can be planned and this will be helpful in reducing vertical dimension. However the facial changes can be very different according to which teeth are extracted. Occasionally, extraction of teeth may results in dished in face with counterclockwise rotation of the mandible. The cant of occlusal plane in antero-posterior dimension can also affect on facial harmony. Speaker will discuss the importance of extraction sites, and its role in controlling the occlusal plane, and importance of intrusion of the whole arch in regard to facial harmony.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss importance of vertical control in facial profile changes.
  • Demonstrate factors to get maximum changes of the face in hyperdivergent patients.
  • Explain biomechanics concerning the microimplant treatment.

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Class II Treatment Variations

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Class II Treatment Variations

Apr 22, 2017 8:40am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:00am

All Class II malocclusions are not created equal. A comprehensive diagnosis and individualized treatment plan are necessary to ensure that each patient receives the proper treatment for their specific problems. Several cases having different Class II malocclusions, treated with the appropriate diagnosis, treatment plan and mechanics, will be shown.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the need of comprehensive orthodontic records for Class II patients.
  • Evaluate the orthodontic records to identify the problem areas for Class II patients.
  • Determine an appropriate treatment plan for these patients for the best facial esthetics, dental health, occlusal function, and long term stability.

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…and If It Were Your Child?

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…and If It Were Your Child?

Apr 22, 2017 9:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:30am

After 30 years in practice the overwhelming majority of patients can be treated with a certain routine. However, from time to time even the most experienced orthodontist is faces with issues which require brave and unorthodox treatment concepts. Four patients will illustrate these diagnostic and therapeutic challenges with special regard to finishing procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that correct diagnosis and treatment planning are far more important than the use of sophisticated high-tech mechanics.
  • Recognize that extraction therapies are still valid treatment approaches even in times of non-extraction hype.
  • Assess awareness of heroic orthodontics.

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Non-compliance Mesialization for Upper Arch Space Closure

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Non-compliance Mesialization for Upper Arch Space Closure

Apr 22, 2017 9:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:30am

Congenitally missing lateral incisors or second premolars, extremely displaced canines, or severe trauma to the central incisors all result in a reduced upper dentition. The two most common treatment approaches are space closure or space opening to allow prosthodontic replacement with either a fixed prosthesis or single-tooth implants. Both of these approaches involve compromises in terms of esthetics, periodontal health, and function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of palatal TAD borne mesialization.
  • Identify recommendable insertion sites in the palate.
  • Design an appropriate TAD borne mechanics depending on the treatment objective.

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New Technologies and Old Timings of Treatment

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New Technologies and Old Timings of Treatment

Apr 22, 2017 9:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 9:30am

With the introduction of new technologies such as the use of TADs and accelerated tooth movement the attention of clinicians has shifted from the growing to the non growing patient. While maintaining interest in early treatment, the increased ability to control anchorage without compliance in the second phase of treatment has given the idea of full control of biomechanics, while surgical intervention is proposed to control treatment time. Growing patients with Class II malocclusions are still the daily bread in clinical practice. Proposed timings of treatment are either related to skeletal maturation or stage of dental development. Skeletal timing tries to address the mandibular retrognathism which is a component of Class II malocclusion in a high number of patients. Dental timing aims to consistently achieve good occlusal results in non extraction treatment. Purpose of the presentation is to discuss skeletal and dental timings of treatment and their clinical significance relative to biomechanics, length of treatment and prognosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deduce that skeletal timing of treatment does not avoid surgery in retrognathic Class II patients.
  • Deduce that dental timing helps non extraction Class II treatment to consistently achieve a Class I molar occlusion.
  • Deduce that skeletal and dental timings of treatment do not result in clinically significant different amount of mandibular growth.

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How Your Job Design Creates Profitability for the Orthodontic Practice Today!

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How Your Job Design Creates Profitability for the Orthodontic Practice Today!

Apr 22, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

Growth in your orthodontic practice today will be determined by how well the team works together toward a common vision. In any successful business the power of the team lies in understanding the goals of the practice and how each team member contributes to that goal through their daily tasks. Let’s discuss how to take every opportunity as a team to build the patient network and promote the practice from within from each job design! Taking back the specialty will require the team to work together making a difference in the lives of your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will recognize how their job design success depends upon each member of the team and the communication systems within the practice.
  • Define the daily tasks that build and promote the specialty.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of communication processes within the practice.

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Clinical Photography: What is Your Doctor Looking For?

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Clinical Photography: What is Your Doctor Looking For?

Apr 22, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

Photographs of our patients’ facial features, teeth, and oral tissues have long been vital in documentation of patient conditions and treatment results. Well-made photographs are also critical in the diagnostic and treatment planning process. With the advent of digital photography, there is little excuse for being unable to produce high quality photographs of our patients. This lecture will discuss the various intra-oral and extra-oral images, tips and techniques for making photos you can be proud of, and various uses for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the points before, during, and after treatment when clinical photographs are needed and the different “shots” that may be used.
  • Demonstrate techniques needed to produce high quality intra-oral and extra-oral photographs.
  • Discuss various ways clinical photographs can be used in patient education, treatment planning, case presentation, and marketing.

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Power Systems for Increasing Ortho Referrals and Starts

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Power Systems for Increasing Ortho Referrals and Starts

Apr 22, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

This high-energy seminar will teach staff members how to create a more efficient, productive, and satisfying ortho practice. We’ll share with you advanced techniques for referral and online marketing, scripting interactions with parents and patients, winning over ortho “shoppers” and increasing production using step-by-step systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Persuade more parents and adult patients to refer new patients.
  • Increase referrals from GPs.
  • Build a high-performing and motivated team.

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