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2018 AAO Annual Session - New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

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2018 AAO Annual Session - New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a system for individual assessment of midpalatal suture maturation using panoramic radiographs. The new grading system may enhance clinician’s ability to predict if rapid maxillary expansion is possible for late adolescent and young adult patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fairly predict palatal expansion by using panoramic radiograph features.
  • Recognize the reliability of the new grading system.
  • Immediately apply the new grading system in your private practice.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Visual Enhancement
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 - Missing Maxillary Incisors: Predictable Space Closure in All Malocclusions

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Missing Maxillary Incisors: Predictable Space Closure in All Malocclusions

Credits: None available.

The lecture will outline and discuss the rationale and priorities for long term success in patients with missing maxillary incisors treated by space closure. Detailed clinical procedures supported by scientific evidence will be outlined, with special emphasis on periodontal health and function.

Learning Objective:

  • Implement how to close the spaces in all malocclusions.
  • Evaluate updated scientific evidence on treatment of maxillary missing lateral incisors.
  • Manage the periodontal tissue in both growing patients and in cases of severe periodontal breakdown.

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 - Mastering Retention: A Clinical Guide to Keep Your Patient’s Smile Perfect

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Retention: A Clinical Guide to Keep Your Patient’s Smile Perfect

Credits: None available.

There is an old saying about the challenge of retention: “I’ll treat ‘em, if you hold ‘em!” Simply put, keeping the teeth where we want may be harder than getting them there in the first place. This lecture aims at mastering the basics of retention to improve the quality of our finishes. Learn variations in retention design, including removable and fixed retainers. Both Phase I and Phase II retention will be reviewed, including Dr. Kravitz’s “Phase 1.5” retention protocol. Don’t miss this fun and highly energetic presentation full of clinical pearls for both doctors and their team. To master retention, we must have a firm understanding of the basics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate variations of removable retainers to accommodate your patient’s needs.
  • Improve your success with bonded lingual retainers.
  • Discover strategies of Phase I retention: “Phase 1.5”.

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 - Long-lasting Orthopedic Correction of Patients with Vertical Skeletal Discrepancies

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Long-lasting Orthopedic Correction of Patients with Vertical Skeletal Discrepancies

Credits: None available.

When treating patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, orthodontists have had to be satisfied with occlusal corrections, hoping that the skeletal relationships do not worsen. For the longest time, surgery was the only way to correct vertical skeletal discrepancies. Based on our renewed understanding of growth, non-surgical orthopedic correction of growing patients with severe skeletal problems is now possible. This approach addresses both the AP and vertical skeletal discrepancies that affict many patients, producing positive changes in chin projection, mandibular plane orientation, gonial angulation, condylar growth direction, and lower facial height. To fully understand why this approach works, orthodontists must change the way they think about mandibular growth. Only by doing so will be able to truly grasp why it is possible to obtain substantial orthopedic changes in growing patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, and why such corrections remain stable over the long-term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why they have to change the way they think about growth of patients with vertical problems.
  • Identify how to orthopedically correct patients with vertical skeletal problems.
  • Explain why it is better to treat patients with vertical skeletal problems while they are still growing.

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 - Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My? Orthodontists Serve on Sleep Teams?!

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My? Orthodontists Serve on Sleep Teams?!

Credits: None available.

Sleep related breathing disorders in both; the adult and pediatric population have been discussed for several years. There are a myriad of medical diagnoses as well as a broad range of treatment approaches. With medical, dental, surgical, behavioral, pharmacological, and other treatment options available, how does the provider know what form of care will work best? Is each discipline wearing a blindfold, palpating part of an elephant and prescribing treatment accordingly? Comprehensive sleep teams comprised of medical, dental, and allied health professionals may offer the best opportunity for every aspect of the sleep related breathing disorder to be treated. Inter-professional teams sit at the table to discuss the risks/benefits of the currently available treatment options to develop individualized, evidence based treatment options for each patient. Diligent follow up will enable each team to use their outcomes to enhance not only current but also future patient treatment options. The presentation will highlight the influential role an orthodontist can play on comprehensive sleep teams. With training and experience in sleep medicine orthodontists can truly provide life-altering care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate and understand characteristics of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Comprehend the importance of an interdisciplinary and inter-professional team based approach to obstructive sleep apnea care.
  • Comprehend the range of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea treatment options and the benefits of team based treatment.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Airway Doctors
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 - Leaving the Stone Age: Applying 2D and 3D Tools in Surgical Orthodontic Cases

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Leaving the Stone Age: Applying 2D and 3D Tools in Surgical Orthodontic Cases

Credits: None available.

Successful outcomes in the treatment of surgical orthodontic cases rely upon proper diagnosis and suitable treatment planning. While traditional approaches have applied 2D tools for diagnosis and treatment planning, emerging 3D technologies provide powerful new tools to advance patient care, especially in cases involving asymmetry. This talk will provide a brief overview of surgical orthodontic cases while highlighting examples of cases in which 3D technologies present unique advantages.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose surgical orthodontic cases and recognize the limitations of 2D diagnostic approaches.
  • Recognize the advantages of 3D diagnostic tools in surgical cases involving asymmetry.
  • Discuss examples of the roles 3D technologies can play in surgical orthodontic cases.

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 - John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture - Challenges ARE Opportunities

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2018 AAO Annual Session - John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture - Challenges ARE Opportunities

Credits: None available.

Our specialty, like our society, is experiencing rapid and drastic change. The specialty of orthodontics is being challenged by many issues over which it has little or no control. But every challenge faced by our specialty is an opportunity – an opportunity for our specialty and us, its individual members, to prove our collective and individual worth to society. We have the resources at hand that can be used to optimize quality of care for our patients. Our future is bright! This talk will describe ways that we can take advantage of our opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize our many challenges and issues.
  • Evaluate the opportunities to use current and existing resources that will, hopefully, make our specialty stronger.
  • Propose ways to take advantage of our many opportunities that will optimize quality of care for our patients.

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 - Is Accelerated Tooth Movement Real or Just a Placebo Effect?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Is Accelerated Tooth Movement Real or Just a Placebo Effect?

Credits: None available.

It has been reported that vibration, lasers and modifying the alveolar bone can expedite orthodontic tooth movement. However, it remains debatable whether these methods affect the long-term rate of orthodontic tooth movement and whether these methods produce a greater rate of tooth movement than placebo. In this lecture, we will review the current evidence, proposed biological mechanisms and potential side effects of accelerated tooth movement procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the efficacy of accelerated orthodontic tooth movement methods.
  • Recognize the biological mechanism behind accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.
  • Identify potential side effects of Accelerated tooth movement procedures.

Speaker(s):
  • Sunil Wadhwa, DDS, CertOrtho, PhD, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Disclosures
  • Financial Interest (Grants/Research Support: Align Technology; Other: Educational Grant Review)
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 - Invisible Orthodontic Appliances: Clear Aligner vs. Individual Lingual System

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Invisible Orthodontic Appliances: Clear Aligner vs. Individual Lingual System

Credits: None available.

Invisible orthodontic appliances are the hotspot of orthodontic clinic and basic research at present. The clear aligner and individual lingual system are mainly two types of invisible orthodontic appliances. This lecture is to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two types by case presentation and discuss. The clear aligner is good at molar distalization, anterior teeth intrusion and periodontitis orthodontic treatment etc. the individual lingual system is adept at arch expansion, deep overbite correction, anterior teeth en mass retraction and complex orthodontic case. The purpose of this lecture is to guide the selection of invisible orthodontic appliances for doctors and patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of clear aligner.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of individual lingual system.
  • Identify the most appropriate invisible orthodontic appliances.

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 - Interdisciplinary Treatment of Adult Class II Malocclusions

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Interdisciplinary Treatment of Adult Class II Malocclusions

Credits: None available.

In the last years, there has been an increasing request of orthodontic treatment from adult subjects who want to improve their smile. Between 12% and 49% of adults present a Class II division 1 malocclusion that, associated with patient's dental health, often dictates new challenges to both the general dental practitioner and the orthodontist. The aim of this presentation is to clarify how today a practitioner can improve the aesthetic, the smile and the occlusion of adult subjects by providing a correct interdisciplinary treatment plan with the aim of maintaining a good periodontal health and at the same time improve the smile with a good restorative intervention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define a proper interdisciplinary treatment plan with your colleagues. 
  • Identify the proper time to start an orthodontic treatment after periodontal one.
  • Evaluate how can a dentoalveolar class II malocclusion be corrected in adult subjects without surgery.

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