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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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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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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