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2018 AAO Winter Conf - Dental Transplants: What We Know

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2018 AAO Winter Conf - Dental Transplants: What We Know

Credits: None available.

Autotransplantation of developing teeth can be applied to replace congenitally missing or traumatically lost teeth. Surgical uprighting (trans-alveolar transplantation) of is also an attractive option to treat severely impacted developing teeth. The key issues for successful implementation of tooth transplantation into clinical dentistry include proper donor selection and careful post-surgical management. The current state of knowldege and the perspectives for implementation of tooth transplantation into clinical dentistry will be presented during the lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Select patients in whom tooth transplantation can be applied.
  • Select teeth, which can serve as the best donors for tooth transplantation.
  • Evaluate post-surgical healing of transplanted teeth and position them for optimal reshaping when replacing maxillary incisors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Winter Conf - Current Concepts in Orthodontics to Manage Dental Trauma

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2018 AAO Winter Conf - Current Concepts in Orthodontics to Manage Dental Trauma

Credits: None available.

This lecture will review management of immediate trauma with orthodontics. In many trauma cases, teeth have been violently displaced and are difficult to reposition to their original location. This lecture will also discuss the implications of dental trauma for patients scheduled to begin orthodontic treatment and patients currently in treatment. Last, the lecture will touch on the long term implications of trauma and factors the clinician should consider during treatment planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement orthodontic tooth movement concepts to move displaced teeth into proper position with minimal strain on the tooth and supporting structures.
  • Determine when is the best time to start orthodontic treatment after a traumatic dental injury.
  • Discuss the different treatment options available to a patient who has suffered a traumatic dental injury.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Winter Conf - Balancing Parental Expectations

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2018 AAO Winter Conf - Balancing Parental Expectations

Credits: None available.

This presentation will first briefly review literature on stages of life adjustment by parents of children with special needs and then cover their expectations related to health care services. Strategies for clinicians in engagement, communication, education, and building a therapeutic relationship will be offered. This presentation will offer clinicians information proven successful in establishing an effective treatment approach beyond the technical aspects of care. Potential scenarios and methods to address them will be a pragmatic part of the session as will a brief review of challenges the speaker has experienced in 40 years of patient care, with both successful and unsuccessful outcomes!

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop relationships with parents of special needs children and better understand their challenges and dreams for their child.
  • Implement strategies to establish a therapeutic relationship that leads to successful and fulfilling outcomes for patient, family and provider.
  • Appreciate the realities of both doing what seems impossible and knowing when not to try.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - What's Missing on Early Treatment?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - What's Missing on Early Treatment?

Credits: None available.

The controversies on early treatment seem to be coming to an end. The pendulum that regulates the initiation of orthodontic treatment and that has been swaying in different directions for many years seems to have been shifting towards an earlier start preferably in the late mixed dentition. Undoubtedly, there is much agreement as well as disagreement on what to treat or not to treat. What’s missing on timely Class I, Class II and Class Ill interceptive treatment? This program compiles new evidence on early-treatment that may be helpful in the decision-making process. We hope to be able to stir even more curiosity within each one and revisit ideas and concepts we execute as clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and select ways to approach a developing malocclusion.
  • Discuss the do’s and dont’s of early Class II interventions.
  • Review a special protocol for early Class Ill treatment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment Timing and Retention Considerations for Openbite Patients

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment Timing and Retention Considerations for Openbite Patients

Credits: None available.

Skeletal openbite represents a serious challenge in dentofacial orthopedics. This lecture will discuss when is the best timing to start treatment of an openbite growing patient with or without sucking habits. The effects produced by rapid maxillary expansion in prepubertal openbite patients will be also illustrated. The long-term stability of openbite treatment will be analyzed by reporting the results of 2 recent studies on the effects of quad-helix/crib therapy and rapid maxillary expansion in association with posterior bite blocks in openbite growing patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Define the best timing to start treatment of openbite growing patients.
  • Demonstrate that an increased mandibular plane angle is not a contraindication for rapid maxillary expansion.
  • Recognize factors that can affect can affect long-term stability of treatment outcomes in openbite patients.

Speaker(s):
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00
Standard: $75.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment of Skeletal Class III in Adult Orthodontic Patients: Camouflage vs Orthognathic Surgery. Is There Another Alternative?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment of Skeletal Class III in Adult Orthodontic Patients: Camouflage vs Orthognathic Surgery. Is There Another Alternative?

Credits: None available.

50% of my patients are adults with around 20% of whom are Skeletal Class III. In this conference, I will like to answer 3 questions: 1. Should they be treated with orthognathic surgery? 2. Which cases can be treated only with orthodontics? 3. Is there any other alternative?

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III Adult patient to compensate only with orthodontics.
  • Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III patient for orthognatic surgery.
  • Familiarize themselves with a new protocol to treat Skeletal Class III adult patients with local anesthesia and sedation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Tooth Impaction and the Hooked Root Apex: Cause or Effect?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Tooth Impaction and the Hooked Root Apex: Cause or Effect?

Credits: None available.

The roots of many impacted incisors and first molars have a hooked apex, which is usually blamed as the cause of the impaction. But is it really the cause? Perhaps the tooth is prevented from eruption by a different cause and the apical area then becomes hooked due to an anatomic barrier, such as the maxillary sinus, the lower border of the mandible, the floor of the nose, the infra-alveolar nerve bundle, or due to pathologic barrier, such as invasive cervical root resorption and pre-eruption intra-coronal resorption. Appropriate treatment of the cause may permit spontaneous or orthodontic-driven eruption to occur, regardless of a hooked root apex.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose potentially eruption-threatening pathologic entities. 
  • Discuss the role of trauma on tooth impaction.
  • Recognize the potential for accelerated root growth in teeth impacted due to early trauma.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Supercharged Technology Update

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Supercharged Technology Update

Credits: None available.

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming. New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes. Dr. Molen will update you on some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession. He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner. In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies. 
  •  Expand the pragmatic use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
  • Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Visual Enhancement; Financial Interest (Consultant: Ormco, Planmeca, Dolphin; Stock Shareholder: OrthoScience, Invisalign, Smylhub)
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00
Standard: $75.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Root Resorption: Prediction and Prevention

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Root Resorption: Prediction and Prevention

Credits: None available.

This lecture will summarize our current knowledge of this perpetual problem by asking and answering a list of the ten most frequently asked questions about external apical root resorption caused by orthodontic tooth movement. Supporting evidence from research, literature, and clinical experience will be presented with a focus on clinical management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diagnostic and treatment risk factors of external apical root resorption.
  • Relate the risk of root resorption to new techniques and technologies. 
  •  Manage root resorption at all stages of orthodontic treatment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Finishing: Ten Steps to Success

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Finishing: Ten Steps to Success

Credits: None available.

To achieve excellent orthodontic results is a must and involves a series of procedures from the treatment beginning as well as during treatment. But the most critical phase corresponds to finish properly or closely to the appliance removal. For this phase it is important to have clear goals, a checklist and perform the items considered inadequate such as brackets reposition and adjustments in the archwires. We intend with this lecture to reveal, discuss and propose procedures considered essential for the excellence of the orthodontic finish procedure and to achieve results with excellent oral health, facial, dental and smile harmony, functional occlusion and especially long-term stability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the logical sequence of steps to achieve excellent orthodontic finishing.
  • Recognize the problems that interfere with an excellent finish. 
  •  Propose and perform clinical procedures to improve orthodontic finishing.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $75.00
Members: $30.00
Residents: $0.00
Staff Club: $0.00
CE Passport: $0.00
Distance Learning: $0.00