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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

2018 AAO Annual Session - Innovative Impaction Treatment

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Innovative Impaction Treatment

Credits: None available.

Tooth impaction is a common problem in our clinical practice. Eruption and management of impacted teeth require carefully designed surgical procedures and orthodontic biomechanics. Inspired by the periodontal surgical technique, vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access(VISTA), this adapted surgery allows for minimally invasive access to the impacted tooth. Together with simplified mechanics, consisted of TADs and a 3D lever arm, an independent force system from the main archwire, has proven to be an efficient and effective protocol to uncover and upright impactions in challenging scenarios, such as deep horizontal maxillary impaction and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key steps of VISTA in impaction treatment.
  • Evaluate the force system of a 3-D lever arm inserted through a screw head for impaction treatment.
  • Differentiate various screw placement locations recommended for impactions in different positions.

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 - Edward H. Angle Award Lecture - Science, Practice and Ethics in Finishing Adult and Elderly Patients

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Edward H. Angle Award Lecture - Science, Practice and Ethics in Finishing Adult and Elderly Patients

Credits: None available.

This lecture presents a message to young orthodontists on the desirable future direction of our profession, based on my own experiences and what has been handed down. The following topics will be covered: The esthetic challenges related to incisor display; Reshaping teeth with deviating forms to create beautiful teeth, full interdental papillae and optimal connector areas; How-to resolve crowding and narrow smiles without lateral expansion; Handling severe periodontal destruction in adults and elderly; Limitation of failures with multistranded wire bonded retainers.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Reshape incisors to beautiful form and proper display related to patient age. 
  • Handle severe periodontal tissue break-down in adults and elderly.
  • Reduce bond failures for lingual retainers.

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 - Digital Workflow in the Orthodontic Practice

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Digital Workflow in the Orthodontic Practice

Credits: None available.

The advent of technologies such as practice management software, 2D and 3D imaging, the internet and Cloud based computing, intraoral scanning, digital orthodontics (both aligner therapy and robotically bent archwires), 3D printing, and HIPPA regulations has transformed the conventional orthodontic practice from 25 years ago into a technology driven business. As a result, the foundation for creating an efficient digital workflow is critical in ensuring the success of the 21st century digital orthodontic practice. In his lecture Dr. Lin will discuss the digital workflow systems which have been established in his 3 practices for a truly paperless, impression free, and plasterless practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give a brief overview of digital technologies.
  • Discuss the impact these digital technologies make in management and tracking of patients as well as their impact on patient care.
  • Review digital workflow systems for efficient management of these digital technologies.

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 - Challenging Interdisciplinary Cases Treated with Clear Aligners

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Challenging Interdisciplinary Cases Treated with Clear Aligners

Credits: None available.

Orthodontic treatment is about much more than just " straight teeth", and this is most evident in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases. The goal in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases is to create a foundation where the restorative dentist can then build a beautiful and functional smile without compromise. Aligner orthodontics, when understood and planned appropriately can be a more effective and more efficient mode of treatment for selected cases, and thus become the preferred means of treatment for the orthodontist and patient. Learn to move roots apart to prepare for implants, intrude over-erupted anterior and posterior teeth, level the occlusal plane and many more specialized movements with Aligner Orthodontics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize those cases that are better served by Aligner Orthodontics.
  • Plan proper bio-mechanical principals in Aligner Orthodontics to support challenging tooth movements.
  • Accurately plan final implant positions and sometimes place them prior to orthodontic treatment to aid in orthodontic anchorage.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Financial Interest (Consultant/Owner: yourorthocoach.com/Orthodontic Clinical Education Corp; Honorarium: Align Technology Inc/Invisalign)
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 - Accelerated Tooth Movement: What Really Works in Today’s Practice?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Accelerated Tooth Movement: What Really Works in Today’s Practice?

Credits: None available.

The goal of this lecture is to review and discuss the new technologies available to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and examine the scientific evidence available to support their clinical application in everyday practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the fundamental mechanisms of accelerated tooth movement.
  • Evaluate and choose the techniques that can optimize treatment length in your practice.
  • Evaluate the quality of the scientific evidence to support the use of such techniques in current practice.

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