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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Class II: Treatment and Diagnosis

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Class II: Treatment and Diagnosis

Apr 22, 2017 10:25am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:55am

The lecture will emphasize the importance of having a proper diagnosis to define the correct treatment planning. The proposed planning will be guided by the cause of the Class II malocclusion whether dental, skeletal, functional, or a combination of factors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize different treatment options for Class II malocclusion defined by proper diagnosis.
  • Identify different etiological factors of Class II malocclusion.
  • Identify causes of asymmetric Class II malocclusion.

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How to Create and Maintain Your Dream Team

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How to Create and Maintain Your Dream Team

Apr 22, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:30am

This lecture will detail what it takes to create and maintain the kind of dream team that most practices only dream of, but find it difficult to bring to life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what a dream team is and isn’t.
  • Implement the seven aspects for creating their dream team.
  • Implement the three aspects for maintaining their dream team.

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The Role of Clinical Staff in Successful Class II Treatment Utilizing the Forsus Appliance

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The Role of Clinical Staff in Successful Class II Treatment Utilizing the Forsus Appliance

Apr 22, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:30am

The orthodontic staff is an important part of any Class II treatment. The more knowledge and understanding they have about the installation and treatment effects of Forsus the more they contribute to successful outcomes. This lecture will share clinical experience, as well as that of staff, to ensure clinical success and patient satisfaction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Forsus appliance design, its function and treatment effects.
  • Utilize installation tips to enhance patient comfort and identify Forsus complications and their solutions.
  • Implement patient motivation strategies to further enhance patient satisfaction throughout Forsus treatment.

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Patient Service Above and Beyond

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Patient Service Above and Beyond

Apr 22, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:30am

Have you ever wondered “What could we do differently at our office that would make a difference in our patient experience?” Join us for a fast paced fun session together as we explore ideas for creating the ultimate patient experience. We will journey through all areas of the office on our adventure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the need to move from transactional interactions with patients to relationship interactions.
  • Identify why the team will want to implement changes to their current patient care model.
  • Propose and define what will differentiate them in their market to achieve a level of patient care above all other offices.

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Technology Update: Practical Advice and Predictions

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Technology Update: Practical Advice and Predictions

Apr 22, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:30am

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming. New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes. Dr. Molen will introduce some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession. He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner. In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies.
  • Expand their use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
  • Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

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If They Snore, Do More

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If They Snore, Do More

Apr 22, 2017 10:35am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:55am

Overnight polysomnolgaphy in a sleep laboratory remains the gold standard for diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). However, the high cost and inconvenience of this test makes home monitoring an attractive alternative. This lecture will discuss the merits of home monitoring as well as the use of the Pediatric Sleep Questionaire to identify patients at risk for SDB in the orthodontic practice. And, importantly, what to do when you find them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the differences between at-home monitoring and Overnight PSG.
  • Define the score on the PSQ that puts a patient in the at-risk category.
  • Evaluate the health consequences of SDB for teenagers.

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Revisiting Malocclusions with Mini-implants

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Revisiting Malocclusions with Mini-implants

Apr 22, 2017 10:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am

Mini-implants are one of the latest successful technologies introduced and widely used in orthodontic treatment, as a reinforcement of anchorage. Same concepts adopted to treat different types of malocclusions in the past are still used, but with the raise of mini-implants era, the mechanical considerations of these traditional strategies need to be revisited. Nevertheless, ignorance of the entire mechanical effects that result from usage of mini-implants might cause undesirable outcomes which can complicate the orthodontic treatment. In this lecture, we will show how mini-implants can facilitate our orthodontic treatment, highlighting at the same time the failure of these techniques in some circumstances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare the treatment of malocclusions between the traditional orthodontic methods versus systems that include mechanics based on mini-implants.
  • Manage the side effects that can result from uncontrolled mechanics of usage of miniscrews.
  • Identify the different factors that may contribute to the failure of mini-implants.

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A 35-Year Perspective on Sleep Disorders

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A 35-Year Perspective on Sleep Disorders

Apr 22, 2017 10:55am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am

Sleep apnea has been part of the human experience centuries before Charles Dickens’ ‘Pickwick Papers’ actually made it part of our culture in the 19th century. At that time, however, most of the focus was on one of the character’s obesity rather than the sleeping disorder associated with it. It wasn’t till the early ‘60s that the complexity and variability of expression associated with sleep disorders was more fully appreciated as the use of polysomnography made it possible to fully document apneas during sleep. Soon we were able to begin to effectively address the disorder’s etiologies thanks to the proliferation of Sleep Centers around the globe. As a result, all sorts of therapeutic approaches evolved ranging from drug & inhalation therapies, to various surgical and appliance methodologies/gizmologies. But how far have we progressed in effectively managing or eliminating this condition as now more reports document its worldwide impact. Its prevalence persists at ever-higher rates across a wider variety of ethnic groups, and even increasing in the pediatric population as well. What have we accomplished to date in sleep medicine? Why are matters apparently getting worse in this field? What is it that we are missing? Where should we better focus our efforts? This presentation will attempt to address these concerns by: reviewing the history of sleep-disorders and our accomplishments in managing them. It will focus on how we as healthcare providers can help our patients better manage their conditions beyond the mere use of intraoral appliances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the historical & epidemiological ramifications associated with sleep-disordered breathing disorders.
  • Identify the multivariate etiology behind sleep apnea and other sleep-disordered breathing conditions.
  • Offer better options needed to help manage the care for sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing patients.

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Limited Transfer of Class II to Class I Phenotype

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Limited Transfer of Class II to Class I Phenotype

Apr 22, 2017 10:55am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am

Structural differences between various classes of malocclusion dictate variation in response to treatment. Research indicates the limitation of common treatment approaches to transform a Class II, division 1 phenotype to a facial pattern with normal skeletal relationships expected with a Class I phenotype. Available data from untreated Class II further support these observations, leading to the consideration of treatment outcome as the cumulative effect of small to moderate changes in skeletal and dentoalveolar components of the malocclusion, rather than a major change in one of these components.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the components mostly involved in defining the severity of the malocclusion.
  • Recognize the limitation of treatment in specific Class II malocclusions.
  • Determine how change in various components, rather than in one, affected this outcome.

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Bread and Butter Orthodontics: Facial Change in Non-Growing Patients

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Bread and Butter Orthodontics: Facial Change in Non-Growing Patients

Apr 22, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am

Improve Facial Esthetics is often a goal of orthodontic treatment. Proper diagnosis and mechanics of treatment can lead to excellent facial changes in non-growing individuals without surgery. This lecture will review orthodontic treatment that is not overly complex to effect facial changes in typical patients we all see in our practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize when facial changes are possible in non-growing individuals.
  • Perform non-surgical treatments and effect a facial change.
  • Manage extraction spaces to move teeth to maximally change profiles.

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