2022 AAO Annual Session - Combo

May 21, 2022 ‐ May 24, 2022


Please note, non-registrants of this meeting will not gain online access to this content until June 24, 2022, after the complimentary 30-Day Replay for meeting registrants concludes. USB orders are expected to ship 6-8 weeks post-meeting.

Standard: $245.00

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Why I Partnered with a DSO at the Age of 36

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Why I Partnered with a DSO at the Age of 36

May 21, 2022 10:30am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:30am

Fishbein Orthodontics grew from 7 to more than 100 team members in just 7 years. Following their growth, they joined Smile Doctors, the largest Orthodontic Support Organization (OSO). In this lecture, Dr. Ben Fishbein will talk about the growth of Fishbein Orthodontics, and why he chose to join Smile Doctors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement strategies go grow and scale practice.
  • Evaluate the benefits of joining a DSO at any age.
  • Learn about affiliating with a DSO.

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Fueling the Future of Your Practice: Marketing to Millennials

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Fueling the Future of Your Practice: Marketing to Millennials

May 21, 2022 10:30am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:00am

Growing a loyal Millennial patient base is integral to the future of any modern orthodontic practice. With the Millennial generation now being the largest consumer group with full purchasing power in the U.S., practices should understand the dollar potential in capitalizing on this valuable, untapped market. In this course, attendees will uncover powerful marketing strategies to connect with and convert today's modern Millennial patient in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, plus uncover the top drivers that influence their buying decisions to set your practice up for success in 2022 and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what influences Millennial consumer buying decisions in this industry, including what they value and how they research orthodontic providers online.
  • Develop your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and build an effective marketing and social media strategy to drive Millennial patient opportunities into the practice.
  • Uncover the importance of staff training, tracking leads, KPI's (Key Performance Indicators), and developing talk tracks to increase prospect-to-patient conversion rates.


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Tags: marketing

Emerging Cyber & Data Security Threats to the Office

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Emerging Cyber & Data Security Threats to the Office

May 21, 2022 10:30am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:00am

This lecture outlines the latest data and cyber security threats to the office based on trends and recent developments affecting the industry. The lecture will discuss different types of cyber threats such as Business Email Compromises and ransomware attacks and their disruptive effects on operations followed by regulatory and legal concerns. The lecture outlines basic incident response procedures and how to effectively react to a cyber or data incident. The lecture will also outline how these common threats can be avoided or mitigated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common and prevalent current cyber and data security threats.
  • Increase resilience against identified prevalent data and cyber security threats.
  • Understand the basics of incident response procedures and the effects on operations overall.

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Is Success Predictable When Expanding with TADs?

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Is Success Predictable When Expanding with TADs?

May 21, 2022 10:35am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:05am

With increasing skeletal maturity and resistance from anatomic structures, heavy interdigitation of the intermaxillary suture makes rapid palatal expansion (RPE) unfeasible when using conventional appliances. Therefore, mini-screw supported RME appliances were originally developed for patients whom conventional RME may not be indicated. The rationale is to provide a safer seperation for the intermaxillary suture without any significant side effects. However, intermaxillary suture separation may not readily occur in every patient that a mini-screw supported RME appliance is used. This lecture aims to present how mini-screw supported expansion may and may not work for your practice setting with case demonstrations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between conventional and mini-screw supported RME.
  • Design and utilize mini-screw supported expansion appliances based on right indication.
  • Analyze what outcomes could reasonably be expected after RME based on age, function and proper diagnosis.

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Tags: Expansion

More is Better: A Revisionist Story of Accelerated Tooth Movements

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More is Better: A Revisionist Story of Accelerated Tooth Movements

May 21, 2022 10:35am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:05am

Orthodontists have been trying to surgically accelerate tooth movements for over 100 years. Over the past 20 years, less and less invasive procedures have been introduced, and rates of tooth movement have decelerated. The only way to increase rates of tooth movement through intact bone is by decreasing the amount and density of bone through which the teeth have to be moved. The greater the reductions, the greater the rates of tooth movement. This can be accomplished by increasing the extent of the injury produced. A better approach – one that has the potential for the fastest movements – is to remove the bone impeding tooth movements, closing the space created surgically before healing occurs. This requires dentoalveolar or periodontal distraction osteogenesis – procedures that allow uni- and multi-radicular teeth to be moved up to 1 mm/day while remaining vital and healthy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why rates of tooth movements decrease when less invasive procedures are used.
  • Recognize the importance of the amount and density of bone in determining rates of tooth movement.
  • Be made aware of the potential of periodontal and dentoalvolar distraction osteogenesis for producing the fastest tooth movements possible.

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How to Convert New Patient Opportunities in the 21st Century

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How to Convert New Patient Opportunities in the 21st Century

May 21, 2022 11:00am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:20am

HIP Creative specializes in helping orthodontic practices scale their new patient volume faster and easier through strategic marketing, innovative software, and hands-on training with your team. Harrison Bagdan, the Senior Practice Advisor at HIP, will be walking through how they have helped practices grow 300-500% in a single year, and also how you can fix the "leaky bucket" of new patients in your practice that could be costing you $1,000,000 per year, without needing to spend a single extra dollar on marketing efforts.

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Tags: FRED Talks

Dental Marketing Today: The Devil in the Data, The Solution in the People You Serve

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Dental Marketing Today: The Devil in the Data, The Solution in the People You Serve

May 21, 2022 11:05am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:35am

Too often dentists are lured into thinking digital marketing alone is the panacea for low production dollars. Not so! In this quick lecture, learn three ways to engage your dental patients and team in the right communications to reach the practice's long-term vision and production goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inspire the dental team to set and reach the practice's long-term marketing objectives.
  • Survey patients to create a lasting and differentiating message and marketing look.
  • Implement quick tips on how to invest in lasting marketing solutions rather than passing trends.

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Tags: marketing

Surviving Medical Emergencies in the Orthodontic Office by Being Prepared

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Surviving Medical Emergencies in the Orthodontic Office by Being Prepared

May 21, 2022 11:05am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:35am

Are you and your office team prepared to respond and handle a patient having a sudden medical emergency? A medical emergency is not only limited to a patient but could happen to a parent, grandparent or other visitor to your office. In addition to the more common disorders and conditions that may arise and how they may be managed, this course will provide the orthodontist and team members with an update on a variety of emergency medical situations and procedures in a fun and entertaining way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare the office and team to handle medical emergencies.
  • Prevent many medical emergencies from occurring in the office and systematically assess acute medical problems when they arise.
  • Be familiar with current techniques used to handle the initial management of common medical emergencies.

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Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did: MARPE Complication

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Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did: MARPE Complication

May 21, 2022 11:10am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:40am

Despite the attention that mini-screw assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) technique has garnered since its development, there exists little data regarding the complications that arise with the use of MARPE. In this lecture, our retrospective analysis of the complications associated with mini-screw assisted rapid palatal expansion will be reviewed. Also, the advantages/disadvantages of each MARPE design and technique will be discussed, and how to troubleshoot and manage each complication will be suggested. The goals of this presentation would be to guide the orthodontist in selecting the best MARPE option for individual cases and proper treatment plan to avoid clinical complications. Armed with this knowledge, clinicians can better advise their patients regarding the risks and benefits of this treatment modality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the risks and complications of MARPE.
  • Use critical thinking to anticipate complications and troubleshoot.
  • Prevent and minimize the complication and come up with alternative treatment plans.

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Tags: Expansion

Exploring Genetic Factors in Class II div 2 Malocclusion

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Exploring Genetic Factors in Class II div 2 Malocclusion

May 21, 2022 11:10am ‐ May 21, 2022 11:40am

Eighteen families having at least one member with a Class II div 2 malocclusion were evaluated to determine the relative risk of Class II Division 2 in first-degree relatives of probands with Class II Division 2 malocclusion. Selected members based on pedigree structure and affected relatedness of two of the families had their genomic DNA undergo whole exome sequencing. Data from the calculation of the relative risks and data filtering of whole exome sequencing will be presented and discussed in terms of the possible mode of inheritance and genetic factors in this type of malocclusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the pleotropic phenotype of Class II div 2 malocclusion.
  • Recognize the process by which genes that may be related to a phenotype may be selected out of our approximately 21,000 genes.
  • Discuss the mode of inheritance and possible genetic factors involved in Class II div 2 malocclusion.

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