2018 Annual Sessions Conference - Web Access Only

May 4, 2018 ‐ May 8, 2018


A Capital Destination, A Monumental Experience

Click here to view a list of the Annual Sessions lectures that will be published.

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Managing the Posterior Vertical Dimension with Aligners in Anterior Open Bite and High Mandibular Plane Angle Case Types

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Managing the Posterior Vertical Dimension with Aligners in Anterior Open Bite and High Mandibular Plane Angle Case Types

May 5, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 5, 2018 9:35am

No anterior open bite or high angle case has gotten worse when treated with aligner therapy. The advent of aligner therapy in orthodontics has allowed cases once thought of as challenging to manage now be looked upon as easy as a simple class 1 mild crowding case. Traditional cases once reserved for surgery and/or TADs are now more efficiently managed with aligners only while effectively managing the posterior vertical dimension without the routine side effects and concerns of traditional fixed appliances. Shift your mindset from a traditional analogue mode of thinking and delivery care to the newer digital approach of CAD-CAM-odontics with customized plastic aligners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify proper design of digital tooth movement and attachments to impart the necessary forces based on a proper differential diagnosis.
  • Recognize the ease of delivery of such care without surgery or TADS.
  • Apply these principals in Phase 1 and growing teens as well as non growing adults.

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

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

May 5, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 5, 2018 9:35am

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.

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Early Treatment for Class II Malocclusions

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Early Treatment for Class II Malocclusions

May 5, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 5, 2018 9:35am

A comprehensive and effective method of Class II malocclusions in the early mixed dentition will be discussed based on a recent publication in the Angle Orthodontist. The presentation will demonstrate the method for Class II correction and how to maintain stability of the correction. The presenter will show how approximately 40% of Class II malocclusions treated early can avoid later Phase II full bonded therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify concepts of comprehensive early orthodontic treatment.
  • Preform effective correction of Class II malocclusions with Phase I therapy.
  • Handle arch length deficiencies in the early mixed dentition.

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How Cloud Computing Can Impact Practice Production and Stress Reduction

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How Cloud Computing Can Impact Practice Production and Stress Reduction

May 5, 2018 9:10am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:10am

Cloud computing has evolved significantly over the last several years to offer the orthodontic practice new levels of sophisticated access to data, mobility and scalability. These systems can also have a positive impact on the office culture by increasing efficiencies, while reducing costs and stress levels. Dr. Craig Scholz, who is the Vice President of Emerging Technology at Ortho2 and also a practicing clinical psychologist, will highlight cloud based practice management solutions and their relationship to an improved overall office culture. Exploring the latest systems and technology from his 30 years in the orthodontic industry and psychological research on corporate culture, this lecture will focus on solutions that can lead to great improvements in office productivity and staff well-being.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the primary causes of stress in the orthodontic office.
  • Describe the essential components of cloud computing solutions.
  • Evaluate potential cloud computing solutions for their practices.

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An Update on All Bonding Procedures

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An Update on All Bonding Procedures

May 5, 2018 9:10am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:10am

Bond failures are a costly and time consuming problem in an orthodontic office. Current treatment plans require the clinician to successfully bond all types of appliances and attachments to porcelain, amalgam, zirconia, acrylic as well as normal and atypical enamel. This mini course will provide you with a simple formula to bond to all surfaces with a minimal amount of steps. Spend 60 minutes with me, streamline your bonding techniques and reduce failures. As always bring your questions!


Learning Objectives:

  • Bond with maximum strength to porcelain, zirconia, amalgam and acrylic.
  • Successfully bond long term passive lingual retainers.
  • Reduce inventory while reducing bond failures.

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Class III Malocclusion: An Evaluation of Early Treatment

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Class III Malocclusion: An Evaluation of Early Treatment

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

In Class III malocclusions there are beside the characteristic shape and form of the dental arches present also functional problems of incorrect tongue posture on the mouth floor. Three-dimensional diagnostics will be presented to assess facial, jaw’s morphology and tongue posture in children with Class III malocclusion before, during and after orthopedic treatment. Contemporary diagnostics enables noninvasive, valid and objective morphological and functional diagnostics in the assessment of early orthopedic treatment in Class III dentofacial deformities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify that tongue posture in majority of children with Class III malocclusion is on the mouth floor.
  • Recognize that early treatment in Class III involves rapid palatal expansion, face mask.
  • Evaluate the characteristic morphology of the upper jaw in Class III patients is lower values of palatal volume and smaller values of gingival surface area.

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Facial Asymmetry: What are the Limits?

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Facial Asymmetry: What are the Limits?

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

Facial asymmetry can be caused by various factors, and according to its etiology, severity may vary, and therefore treatment can be orthodontic only, or evolve to a surgical treatment. Investigators have tried to classify, characterize and measure asymmetry, but subjective aspects of its perception render the assessment more difficult. The relationship between facial attractiveness and slight facial asymmetries seems relevant for clinicians dealing with dental-facial problems. Nonetheless, the point where facial asymmetry becomes more clearly noticeable is not well defined, proving to be difficult to tell when an asymmetry really starts to become socially apparent. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how facial asymmetry can be currently treated, and to discuss the current knowledge on perception of facial asymmetry and how this should be approached in daily practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the psychological importance of facial symmetry.
  • Recognize different modalities of treatments for facial asymmetries according to its etiology.
  • Discuss patients perception of minor facial asymmetry and its impact on daily practice.

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Invisalign Treatment for Skeletal Malocclusion

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Invisalign Treatment for Skeletal Malocclusion

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

Skeletal malocclusion is the most difficult case in Orthodontics. Traditionally, those cases are referred to oral surgeons to do Orthognathic surgery. In those cases, most difficult procedure would be the torque control, especially when we use invisalign to treat those cases. The miniscrew could be used combined with the invisalign to treat the skeletal malocclusion. The great result is achieved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify difficulties when treating skeletal malocclusion.
  • Treat skeletal malocclusion combining invisalign and miniscrew.
  • Perform the torque control.

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Incorporating the Treatment of Sleep Apnea into an Orthodontic Practice

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Incorporating the Treatment of Sleep Apnea into an Orthodontic Practice

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

Sleep disordered breathing is primarily an anatomic phenomenon of the relation of mandible to maxilla and anatomy of the pharynx. Dentists and orthodontists are more familiar with this area than most physicians. Dental devices for mild to moderate apnea are just as effective in the treatment of OSA with better compliance than CPAP in the adult population. All of these devices are variations of appliances used already by the orthodontist for orthopedic corrections of malocclusion. The practice management of sleep apnea patients is virtual the same as regular orthodontic patients with the exception of the medical component.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate potential sleep apnea patients by short questionnaires, facial /dental characteristics and routine cephalograms that are part of your practice now.
  • Internally and externally market this part of your practice in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Benefit by adding sleep apnea recognition and treatment to your practice.

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New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

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New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

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.

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