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.

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Should We Use External Aids to Accelerate Orthodontic Tooth Movement?

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Should We Use External Aids to Accelerate Orthodontic Tooth Movement?

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

The only way to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement is to accelerate bone resorption via biological response from the periodontal ligament in response to mechanical loading. In fact the question to be asked is, “Can we accelerate bone resorption?” Multiple methods, including drugs and external stimuli were tested over the years. Some methods were promoted by companies usually with little or no evidence. The lecture will address all available methods utilized to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, discussing results of experimental studies, their clinical significance and whether these methods can cause any harm to dental structures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decide if you should use external aids to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.
  • Identify whether or not the external aids are harmful to dental structures.
  • Evaluate whether the external aids make clinically significant difference in moving teeth.

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TechSelect LIVE! Selecting Products for Your In-House Aligner Lab

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TechSelect LIVE! Selecting Products for Your In-House Aligner Lab

May 21, 2022 11:30am ‐ May 21, 2022 12:50pm

Selecting Products For Your In-House Aligner Lab; Hosted By: Dr. Matt Larson (Chair, CTECH) and featuring presentations from 3 TechSelect Partners:

Intraoral Scanner: Medit (Voxel Dental)
Tooth Movement Software: ArchForm and uLab
3D Printers: EnvisionTec (365 Printing), formlabs, Sprintray (Voxel Dental)

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Tags: AAO LIVE

Predictors of Success for Early Mixed Dentition Treatment

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Predictors of Success for Early Mixed Dentition Treatment

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:30pm

This presentation will describe the clinical outcomes of orthodontic intervention using the comprehensive mixed dentition treatment modality. Comparing successful and unsuccessful cases may elucidate predictors that facilitate or impede outcome and offer suggestions for clinical practice and future research. Other benefits and limitations of early treatment will be discussed, as well as the long-term stability of Class II correction in patients who received early treatment in the mixed dentition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the effectiveness and benefits of early treatment in correcting developing moderate-severe Class II malocclusions during the mixed dentition stage.
  • Establish some common characteristics of patients who represented successful and unsuccessful early treatment outcomes.
  • Identify morphological characteristics of the maxilla and mandible in different facial types using longitudinal growth studies.

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Class III Treatment in Facial Asymmetry: Surgery First for Adult Patients

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Class III Treatment in Facial Asymmetry: Surgery First for Adult Patients

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:30pm

The classic approaches for surgery first in Class III adult patients had been well established, however, the surgery first approach for Class III adult patients with facial asymmetry has not been well addressed. The aim of this presentation is first to introduce the Class III cases with facial asymmetry indicated for surgery first approach through analyzing the the anterior/posterior and maxillary/mandibular occlusal cant, second to describe the principles in surgical planning, and third to suggest the techniques for solving the postoperative relapse orthodontically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the cases fit for surgery first approach in Class III adult patients with facial asymmetry, through analyzing the the anterior/posterior and maxillary/mandibular occlusal cant.
  • Perform the surgical planning and postoperative orthodontic planning for Class III adult patients with facial asymmetry through surgery first approach.
  • Solve the postoperative skeletal relapse without going for 2nd jaw surgery.

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Game Changers in Open Bite Treatment

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Game Changers in Open Bite Treatment

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:30pm

Open bite treatments are challenging due to its high rate of relapse. Function has a primary role in open bite stability, but other factors are of utmost importance to achieve an adequate and esthetic occlusion. With this in mind, the purpose of this lecture is to discuss how dental, skeletal and functional aspects should be considered in treatment planning, as well as the impact of different types of orthodontic appliances on clinical results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of oral function in open bite stability.
  • Outline the criteria to define on incisor extrusion or molar intrusion to correct anterior open bites.
  • Critically analyze the effects of different appliances on open bite treatments.

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Continuous positive airway pressure, mandibular advancement splints or both: a randomized controlled trial

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Continuous positive airway pressure, mandibular advancement splints or both: a randomized controlled trial

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:20pm

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition, and management requires life-long adherence to therapy. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) are disease-specific therapies for OSA, with CPAP being the first-line treatment. The current literature lacks information regarding their comparative effectiveness based on an objective assessment of adherence. Additionally, the effect of combining the two therapies has not been previously investigated. This presentation will answer the following questions: How does the effectiveness of MAS compare to that of CPAP? How does the combination of both therapies compare to having only one therapy in terms of adherence, quality of life and overall effectiveness?

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the effect of adherence on long term effectiveness.
  • Recognize treatment usage patterns when patients have access to both therapies.
  • Assess the effect of CPAP, MAS and the combination of both therapies on multiple treatment outcomes.

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Creating Value

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Creating Value

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 2:00pm

In today's ever-changing orthodontic environment, the office that has the ability to create value in all aspects of practice operations will continue to be successful. This lecture will outline the key areas practice owners should focus to ensure value is created for the customer, the team, and the enterprise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key factors in customer satisfaction.
  • Identify three components of team member satisfaction.
  • Identify two key business factors in the creation of enterprise value.

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Effective Marketing Solutions for Self Printed Aligners

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Effective Marketing Solutions for Self Printed Aligners

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:30pm

Many orthodontic practices have invested in self printed aligners but are missing the opportunity to effectively market this product. Today’s consumer has more options than ever for tooth movement, creating a greater need for orthodontic practices to communicate their products and services through effective marketing. We will discuss product packaging options, ideas for what to include at the start of clear aligner treatment as well as critical messaging and brand considerations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Confidently select the type of clear aligner package needed for your practice.
  • Outline a clear road map for the message needed to communicate through this product.
  • Implement ideas to elevate your clear aligner marketing strategies.

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Tags: marketing

AAOIC Risk Management for the Orthodontic Team

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AAOIC Risk Management for the Orthodontic Team

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 2:00pm

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 malpractice claims or complicate the defense of claims.
  • Learn how to effectively and thoroughly document orthodontic records for maximum defense of claims.
  • Learn to recognize and deal with difficult patients or parents.

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MythBusters: Myths Orthodontists Believe Regarding Taxes, Lawsuits, and Estate Planning that Put Your Life & Practice at Risk

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MythBusters: Myths Orthodontists Believe Regarding Taxes, Lawsuits, and Estate Planning that Put Your Life & Practice at Risk

May 21, 2022 1:00pm ‐ May 21, 2022 1:20pm

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Tags: FRED Talks