2022 AAO Annual Session - Combo

May 21, 2022 ‐ May 24, 2022


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Old's Cool but Not Old School

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Old's Cool but Not Old School

May 24, 2022 9:10am ‐ May 24, 2022 9:40am

The lecture will point out the differences between fundamentals and modern advanced technologies in term of anchorage in orthodontics. Biomechanics is always the same, the tools can change. Clinical cases along with the results of a new FEM study will confirm the point of view of the author.

Learning Objectives:

  • Set the indications for TADs use in clinical practice.
  • Avoid overtreatment with TADs.
  • Evaluate the behavior of the mandibular arch with class II elastics.

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Deproteinization of Tooth Enamel Surfaces to Prevent White Spot Lesions & Bracket Bond Failure: A Revolution in Orthodontic Bonding

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Deproteinization of Tooth Enamel Surfaces to Prevent White Spot Lesions & Bracket Bond Failure: A Revolution in Orthodontic Bonding

May 24, 2022 9:45am ‐ May 24, 2022 10:15am

Orthodontic treatment success is jeopardized by the risk of development of white spot lesions (WSLs) around orthodontic brackets. Unfortunately, the formation of WSLs still remains a common complication during treatment in patients with poor oral hygiene. Nearly 75% of orthodontic patients are reported to develop enamel decalcification because of prolonged plaque retention around brackets. It is the orthodontist’s responsibility to minimize the risk of patients having enamel decalcifications as a consequence of orthodontic treatment. This can be achieved by using hybrid, fluoride-releasing, glass ionomer cement to bond brackets, with deproteinization of the enamel surface prior to phosphoric acid etching.

Learning Objectives:

  • De-proteinize the enamel surface.
  • Bond brackets with hybrid glass ionomer cement.
  • Protect tooth enamel against white spot lesions when brackets are bonded with hybrid, fluoride-releasing, glass ionomer cement.

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Now is the Time for Lower Overhead & Higher Production

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Now is the Time for Lower Overhead & Higher Production

May 24, 2022 9:45am ‐ May 24, 2022 10:15am

In these times we need to be diligent in how we spend and manage money in the orthodontic practice. We will discuss a budget that will outline what percentages should be spent on overhead as well as here to find and save money in the orthodontic practice. The ability to increase production is endless! How do we find it? We will discuss ways to help every team member and doctor redefine value in the office, boost production, and promote success for the whole team!

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a budget and understand how to allocate funds to the overhead key indicators.
  • Set up an efficient inventory and ordering system.
  • Be motivated to look for new ways to increase production in the practice.

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Integrating Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery for Facially Driven Treatment Goals

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Integrating Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery for Facially Driven Treatment Goals

May 24, 2022 10:20am ‐ May 24, 2022 10:50am

Facial esthetics is a factor in the decision of combining Orthodontics and Orthognatic Surgery. Proper diagnosis and treatment mechanics for these cases will be presented. In today’s setting many of these patients get plastic surgery adjunct procedures. Treatment protocol and timing will be presented in different settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make facial esthetics a priority in treatment planning both borderline and straight forward surgical cases.
  • Understand how orthodontics combines with the complete landscape of orthofacial surgery that is a combination of orthognathic surgery, plastic surgery, lipo transference and other adjunct procedures.
  • Evaluate current orthodontic biomechanics in pre- and post-surgical care.

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To MARPE, or Not to MARPE, That is the Question

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To MARPE, or Not to MARPE, That is the Question

May 24, 2022 10:20am ‐ May 24, 2022 10:50am

In recent years, mini-implant assisted rapid palatal expansions (MARPE) in children have been identified as a treatment alternative to traditional RME. However, not all patients need MARPE, and among those who possibly do, not all accept the placement of mini-implants. This lecture shows some relevant misinterpretation of results of studies on the subject, which lead to the over-prescription of MARPE. We will contrast MARPE with the solid alternative of traditional RME. We will present a treatment algorithm to help pediatric patients to breathe better which includes the two techniques of maxillary expansion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the differences between MARPE and traditional RPE.
  • Identify the obstacles to prescribe MARPE as a treatment option.
  • Understand the role of maxillary expansion in the treatment of breathing disorders.

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Distraction Osteogenesis in Patients with Craniofacial Deformities

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Distraction Osteogenesis in Patients with Craniofacial Deformities

May 24, 2022 10:55am ‐ May 24, 2022 11:25am

Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is frequently used in mainstream orthodontics as one of the treatment approaches to achieve true maxillary bone expansion. This lecture will present some examples of DO applications and the role of the orthodontist in (more) complex cases e.g. in craniofacial deformities. Even though DO is a well understood and predictable procedure, the distraction vector is sometimes difficult to control and often results in poor occlusion. However, orthodontists have the tools and knowledge to manage and dentally correct these undesirable results and re-establish a functional occlusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the limitations of osteotomies and advantage of distraction osteogenesis.
  • Understand the biology of distraction osteogenesis.
  • Understand the role of the orthodontist in craniofacial distraction patients.

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Noncompliance & Predictable Class II Correction with Micro-Implant Anchorage

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Noncompliance & Predictable Class II Correction with Micro-Implant Anchorage

May 24, 2022 10:55am ‐ May 24, 2022 11:25am

Distalization of maxillary molars is a viable option for the correction of class II malocclusion. However, anchorage loss and patient compliance are the major problems when using conventional molar-distalizing appliances like pendulum and distal jet, where the main source of anchorage is tooth and tissue-borne or when extra-oral appliances are used to distalize the maxillary molars. The advent of temporary anchorage devices has revitalized orthodontic biomechanics and made it possible to achieve predicable results without any side effects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement non-compliance maxillary molar distalization techniques including buccal and palatal micro-implants, using the concept of absolute anchorage.
  • Identify insertion sites, placement technique and anchorage/force application of micro-implants for upper molar distalization, retraction of pre-molars, canines and incisors.
  • Implement strategies to combat side effects, post-distalization mechanics and finishing the occlusion after molar distalization.

Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Ramesh Sabhlok, BDS (Hons.), MDS, Certificate in Orthodontics (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M Orth. RCS (Edinburgh) FACD, FICD Diplomate, Indian Board of Orthodontics

Scrutinizing Sales Statistics

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Scrutinizing Sales Statistics

May 24, 2022 10:55am ‐ May 24, 2022 11:25am

Historically, a Treatment Coordinator’s performance has been measured by one number – case acceptance. However, there is a lot that goes into that percentage beyond just starts compared to exams. Let’s dig deeper into the steps along the way, where starts could be lost or gained, and how to measure TC performance with a more fine-toothed comb. While you don’t have to be a mathematician, as the salesperson of the practice, the ability for a TC to analyze their areas of responsibility can make a major impact on their results!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify marketing elements vs. sales elements that go into your calculations.
  • Analyze the effect of certain practice policies and different types of patients to see their impact on case acceptance.
  • Review real-life statistics and their implications for the practice.

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