2017 Annual Session Conference - Combo

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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Standard: $240.00

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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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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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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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