2017 Annual Session Conference - Web Access

Apr 21, 2017 ‐ Apr 25, 2017


Navigating Orthodontics: The Art, The Science, The Business

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

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Live Life Smiling: The Outcome IS the Income

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Live Life Smiling: The Outcome IS the Income

Apr 22, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am

This high energy session will offer specific strategies to take your personal professional life to heights that align with your aspirations. Through this lecture you will receive actionable steps that can be implemented immediately and may change your life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the process protocols and vision it takes to grow your practice.
  • Discuss how to incorporate community service and philanthropy as part of your practice.
  • Apply easy and effective tools into your daily regimen to increase your overall happiness.

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3D Printing: How to Select, Integrate and Transform Your Practice with 3D Printing

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3D Printing: How to Select, Integrate and Transform Your Practice with 3D Printing

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

There is no question 3D printing is a disruptive technology in Orthodontics. An overview of available 3D printers will be reviewed that are candidates for the orthodontic practice. After selecting the appropriate 3D printer, a step by step guide will be presented on how to integrate 3D printing into the orthodontic practice. Orthodontic specific techniques and workflows of 3D printing will be taught that will dramatically increase practice efficiency and profitability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and select a 3D printer for your orthodontic practice.
  • Integrate 3D printing into your orthodontic practice.
  • Perform and manage new workflows and techniques with 3D printing to increase practice efficiency and profitability.

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Altered Passive Eruption and the Gummy Smile

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Altered Passive Eruption and the Gummy Smile

Apr 22, 2017 9:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:05am

Excessive gingival show is a leading candidate for one of the more unattractive features of the human smile. Patients want it fixed and dental providers are quick to offer a remedy. However, the success of our treatment depends directly on etiology. There can be many underlying reasons for the gummy smile. One of the more common, yet least understood etiologic factors is Altered Passive Eruption (APE). This presentation will attempt to define APE, review its multiple patterns and put the options for treatment into a proper and helpful perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Altered Passive Eruption.
  • Distinguish between the four different clinical presentations of APE.
  • Determine appropriate treatment strategies for APE.

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Temporary Anchors and Surgical Orthodontics

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Temporary Anchors and Surgical Orthodontics

Apr 22, 2017 9:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

Conventional orthodontic preparation of the dentition prior to surgery is often limited by the extent of required pre-surgical orthodontics. Temporary anchors may be used to assist in expanding the range of decompensation of the dentition prior to surgery or compensation of the dentition when surgery is performed prior to complete decompensation of the dentition. This lecture will discuss the rationale for selection of the appropriate pre and/or or post-surgically assisted application of temporary anchors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify limitations associated with routine orthodontic preparation for combined surgery and orthodontics.
  • Evaluate the indications for pre-surgical application of temporary anchor devices.
  • Determine the indications for post-surgical application of temporary anchor devices.

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Oral Appliance Treatment: The Good, Bad and Ugly

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Oral Appliance Treatment: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Apr 22, 2017 9:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

Oral appliances are an accepted first line of treatment for a wide range of adults with obstructive sleep apnea. As specialists in dentofacial orthopaedics, orthodontists are ideally suited to deliver this increasingly popular OSA treatment modality and should be well aware of both the associated benefits and complications. This presentation will focus on the latest evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of OSA, as well as review the management of the most common side effects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
  • Recognize the side effects commonly associated with oral appliance treatment.
  • Propose best practices in long-term patient management.

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Improvements of Class II Adult Facial Profile

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Improvements of Class II Adult Facial Profile

Apr 22, 2017 9:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:05am

The main Class II adult complaining is the typical facial profile aspect. Treatment can range since (1) Extractions, (2) Temporary Anchorage Devices, (3) Orthognathic Surgery or (4) Various Combinations. The decision-making processes must be founded on diagnostic tools, objectives to be achieved and patients decision. The objective is to diisplay significant outcome in the facial profile with simple and predictable treatment approaches with evidence that old procedures remain updated. A case series of facial profiles attractiveness judgment before and after treatment scores as very good/excellent, good, fair and poor. Presentation of clinical case series and approaches used. Resulting in significant improvement in facial profile aesthetics. The concepts assigned varied from deficient in all cases before treatment to very good/excellent after treatment. Concluding in simpler procedures can lead to higher results in shorter time and with predictable results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and distinguish significant improvement in facial profile aesthetics.
  • Recognize that old procedures for facial aesthetics problems remain updated.
  • Presume that simpler procedure can lead to higher and predictable results in shorter time.

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Morphometric Evaluation of Mandibular Arch Shape

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Morphometric Evaluation of Mandibular Arch Shape

Apr 22, 2017 10:05am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:35am

Treatment planning for the dental arch has often relied on interpretation of root position based on external factors; buccolingual position, torque and angulation of the crowns, or the shape of the alveolar crest have been used in various ways to develop bracket and wire systems that should put the roots of the teeth within the alveolar bone. Various shapes and methods of determining arch shapes have also been proposed. With the ready availability of CBCT imaging we now have the ability to look directly at the position of the root within the bone and to determine more precise relationships between the teeth and the bone. Combining this imaging technique with 3 dimensional shape analysis can now give us a different way to explore the relationship between coronal arch form and apical arch form. Morphometric techniques can also tell us what happens to the shape of the dental arch at various levels in the bone after treatment, which should inform our ability to more accurately predict and modify our treatment at the coronal level to anticipate outcomes at the apical level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess classical methods of determining the mandibular dental arch form.
  • Describe the method of 3 dimensional morphometric analysis as applied to the mandibular teeth.
  • Introduce and evaluate some recent morphometric research on the mandibular dental arch form and make suggestions for future research.

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Spatial Change of the Mandible to the Maxilla

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Spatial Change of the Mandible to the Maxilla

Apr 22, 2017 10:05am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:25am

A review of Merrifield-Gebeck's article "Analysis: Concepts and Values" gives us a chance to revisit the importance of the control of the occlusal plane and of the vertical dimension in order to facilitate a mandibular response in class II patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the correlation between control of the occlusal plane and mandibular response.
  • Identify the reasons of the unsuccessful control of the occlusal plane.
  • Examine the importance of the maintenance of an appropriate uprighting of the lower incisors.

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Rotations of the Maxilla and the Occlusal Plane: The Key to Successful Orthopedics

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Rotations of the Maxilla and the Occlusal Plane: The Key to Successful Orthopedics

Apr 22, 2017 10:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:45am

Rotations of the occlusal plane not only affect the vertical dimension of the growing face but also the anteroposterior relation between upper and lower jaw. Conventional tooth born class III orthopedics often result in upper molar extrusion and posterior rotation of the mandible, with increase of the length and convexity of the face, which sometimes is wrongly interpreted as a restraint of mandibular growth. Furthermore, a counter clockwise rotation of the palatal plane, by the line of force passing below the center of resistance of the zygomatico-maxillary complex, may also result in a downward movement of the upper molars. These maxillary rotations can be altered by changing the angulation of the orthopedic force and it’s perpendicular distance to the center of resistance, or by adding an extra moment of force. Finally the moment-to-force ratio of the resulting orthopedic force system applied to the upper jaw will determine the direction of the maxillary rotation, and the subsequent rotations of the occlusal plane and the mandible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify rotations of the occlusal plane and palatal plane by different class III orthopedics.
  • Evaluate biomechanics of maxillary rotations.
  • Analyze the effect of canting of the occlusal plane on mandibular rotations.

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Facial Skeletal Deficiencies and OSA: Insights on Prevention and Intervention

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Facial Skeletal Deficiencies and OSA: Insights on Prevention and Intervention

Apr 22, 2017 10:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:35am

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a health and life threatening condition affecting adults and children. Current evidence suggests that certain types of craniofacial morphology such as maxillary and mandibular deficiencies predispose to OSA. Therefore, early orthopedic dento-skeletal maxillary and mandibular development may be critical treatment modality in resolving and preventing OSA. This lecture will discuss current evidence and future vision for orthodontic profession taking the lead in management of this serious medical condition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize types of craniofacial morphology predisposing to OSA with the aid of CBCT imaging.
  • Recognize treatment and prevention modalities in addressing OSA in pediatric and adult patients.
  • Discuss and analyze current literature on OSA.

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