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.

Standard: $205.00

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Minimizing Esthetic and Functional Risk through POPA

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Minimizing Esthetic and Functional Risk through POPA

Apr 22, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:15pm

This innovative periodontal augmentation procedure, combining regenerative periodontal therapy with simultaneous orthodontic treatment, enables the orthodontist to minimize potential iatrogenic risk factors often associated with orthodontic therapy. Favorably positioned teeth, plus an enhanced muco-gingival complex, facilitates ideal and predictable post treatment esthetics and function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify iatrogenic risk factors associated with orthodontic therapy.
  • Describe etiological issues contributing to these risk factors.
  • Prescribe appropriate hard and soft tissue grafting therapies to minimize the various risk factors, for long term post treatment success.

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Simple and Innovative Method in Class II Correction

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Simple and Innovative Method in Class II Correction

Apr 22, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:15pm

In treatment of class II cases the palatal plate is a highly effective appliance, which can be easily placed and managed by orthodontists. Scientific evidence demonstrated that the application of Modified C-Palatal Plate (MCPP) resulted in successful treatment outcomes by efficient molar distalization with a near-bodily movement. A creative and innovative approach for Class II correction using MCPP will be discussed including biomechanics and practical guidelines. Clinical pearls and a simple management of MCPP including step-by-step placement procedures with use of a jig will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the indications of the modified C-palatal plate (MCPP) in class II corrections.
  • Illustrate the step-by-step chair-side procedures required to incorporate the MCPP in orthodontic practices.
  • Recognize the pros and cons of the MCPP and manage maxillary distalization aided by the MCPP with clinical excellence.

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Treatment Planning of Asymmetries

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Treatment Planning of Asymmetries

Apr 22, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm

A classification of asymmetries will be presented. Three main categories will be considered which are dentoalveolar, functional and structural/skeletal. Under dentoalveolar asymmetries, anterior, posterior and a combination of the two will be discussed. Under functional asymmetries, cases will be reviewed with functional side shifts from centric relation to centric occlusion. And lastly, structural/skeletal asymmetries in the mandible and the maxilla will be presented. A variety of cases will be diagnosed, treatment planned and a summary of their treatment will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Classify asymmetry cases as they present to their office.
  • Diagnosis a variety of asymmetry cases.
  • Treatment plan asymmetry cases.

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Preadolescent Orthodontics: When, Why and How

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Preadolescent Orthodontics: When, Why and How

Apr 22, 2017 2:15pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm

The timing of treatment for different malocclusions remains a controversial clinical issue despite the considerable volume of literature on this topic over the past years. Clinical decisions such as the optimal time to start treatment are inevitably difficult, especially in preadolescents, because of the variability between patients, the uncertainty about growth, risk of trauma, psychological needs and treatment response. The purpose of my presentation will be to show when, why and how preadolescence orthodontics should be performed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify orthodontic problems that can and should be treated prematurely.
  • Evaluate how these malocclusions can affect a child’s quality of life.
  • Recognize the possible effective and efficient orthodontic solutions in preadolescent orthodontics.

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Goal Oriented Treatment Planning with Corticotomy Facilitated Orthodontics

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Goal Oriented Treatment Planning with Corticotomy Facilitated Orthodontics

Apr 22, 2017 2:15pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm

Conventional orthodontic tooth movement is restrained by the presence or absence of the surrounding alveolar bone. Combining orthodontics with selective alveolar decortication and bone augmentation increases the thickness of the alveolar trough, allowing for a wider range of tooth movements. Indications for applying this combined technique are derived from goal-oriented treatment planning, specific orthodontic biomechanics and sequencing. Case selection, proposed direction and amount of tooth movement, and treatment timing must be considered in order to achieve the most favorable outcomes with this combined surgical-orthodontic technique.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how alveolar decortication and bone grafting combined with orthodontics allows for a wider range of tooth movements.
  • Illustrate creative ways to design orthodontic biomechanics.
  • Coordinate treatment timing and sequencing when utilizing this interdisciplinary treatment plan.

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Gimcracks, Geegaws and Gimmicks: Distinctions in Search of a Difference

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Gimcracks, Geegaws and Gimmicks: Distinctions in Search of a Difference

Apr 22, 2017 2:15pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm

In today’s orthodontic marketplace, a wide variety of Class II treatments jostle for attention, each promising new, improved, and more salable techniques. A pledge to “work with growth” is a common, assuasive rationale. Unfortunately, both for the clinician and the patient, our attempts to grow bone have come to naught and now boil down to making use of whatever the individual pattern of mandibular growth has in store. To this end, all treatments must in some way control the movement of teeth. Therein lies the rub. The canard that people like faces that are stuffed full of teeth commonly leads to an over-reliance on non-extraction treatments and the various “advances” that have served to ratchet the dentition ever more forward. Just as all roads are said to lead to Rome; all roads that lead to well treated Class II malocclusions (that is, results achieved without “blowing” mandibular anchorage) must take a variety of routes to and through the upper dentition. Fixed or functional, early or late, the details are surprisingly similar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the similarity among the various contemporary Class II treatments.
  • Identify treatments whose advertised mode of action is at odds with common sense and contemporary concepts of craniofacial biology.
  • Distinguish between practice management decisions and biological imperatives encountered in planning the treatment of Class II malocclusions.

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The Mechanics of a Top-notch Clinical Team

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The Mechanics of a Top-notch Clinical Team

Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:45pm

The principles of successful orthodontic treatment and the operation of a well-run clinical area are strikingly similar. Comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and effective mechanics set the stage for quality results. Applying the same proven principals on a day-to-day basis can provide the same high quality outcomes in clinical management. Understanding and implementing the appropriate systems, strategies, communication and the actions necessary are keys to an effective running clinic. Join in as we share tips to create an enlightened, highly efficient and happy clinical team!

Learning Objectives:

  • Define key principles for effective management of the orthodontic clinic.
  • Discuss strategies to maximize the talents of the clinical team.
  • Propose keys to create an enjoyable and top-notch clinical experience for patients, parents and the entire team.

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Finding New Patients Online in 2017: A Three-Pronged Approach

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Finding New Patients Online in 2017: A Three-Pronged Approach

Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:45pm

There are thousands of social media services on the Internet. Which ones are actually important for today's orthodontic practice? How do you go about getting your practice "online" with regards to social media? How do you keep your campaigns going after you're all set up?

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the status of their current practice website.
  • Interpret the basics of online advertising.
  • Define the role that social media and reviews play in new patient acquisition.

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Risk Management for Orthodontic Staff

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Risk Management for Orthodontic Staff

Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:45pm

This program, sponsored by the AAO Insurance Company (RRG), will discuss the development of malpractice claims from the activity performed by the orthodontic staff. From communication, to patient records, to performing clinical procedures, staff is involved with patients and treatment. Staff can cause and/or prevent malpractice claims against the orthodontist. Attend this program to learn about current claims and how to prevent them. Elizabeth Franklin, claims manager for AAOIC, will summarize real malpractice claims that have been impacted by orthodontic staff. She will discuss staff behavior and practice activity that can minimize or preclude the development of a claim. There will be a Q&A session to discuss questions about the program material or any office problems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which staff practice activities frequently result in or complicate the defense of malpractice claims.
  • Develop effective administrative and communication techniques to facilitate patient satisfaction, and prevent claims.
  • Recognize signs of potentially difficult patients or parents early to consider declining their treatment.

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Leveling the Occlusal Plane to Solve Vertical Problems

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Leveling the Occlusal Plane to Solve Vertical Problems

Apr 22, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:35pm

Vertical problems such as anterior open bites and or deep overbites can become some of the most difficult cases to treat. Most of the biomechanics in these cases have focused on the wrong movements, either molar intrusion for open bite or incisor intrusion for deep over bite cases, many times using a variety of complicated and invasive auxiliaries. This lecture will demonstrate through clinical cases a simple biomechanics to solve these vertical problems focused on leveling the occlusal plane.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the occlusal plane in the vertical plane.
  • Compare different types of biomechanics to solve vertical problems.
  • Manage the most common open bite and deep over bite cases through out leveling the occlusal plane.

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