2019 AAO Annual Session Conference - Combo

May 3, 2019 ‐ May 7, 2019



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

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Teamwork, Technology and Culture: Creating a Truly Efficient Office

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Teamwork, Technology and Culture: Creating a Truly Efficient Office

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:00pm

In this fast paced and engaging presentation, Dr. Kozlowski will share with doctors and their teams five key areas of focus in creating a truly efficient office. While clinical efficiency is the cornerstone of office efficiency, it takes an entire team approach to have the office firing on all cylinders. With culture and teamwork as the foundation, teams will learn how to leverage technology, systems and each other's expertise to create a winning environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Eliminate wasted employee time through effective communication and amazing teamwork.
  • Create a badass culture where everyone is pulling in the same direction.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your practice through two key metrics - number of visits to complete treatment and starts per day.

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Connect from Birth to Braces: Use Technology to Upgrade Your Observation Program to Start More, Happier Patients!

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Connect from Birth to Braces: Use Technology to Upgrade Your Observation Program to Start More, Happier Patients!

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:00pm

An efficient and effective observation program is the lifeblood of any successful orthodontic office. New orthodontic technologies are emerging daily to help doctors and team members with just about every area of practice. This lecture will explore an often-overlooked yet extremely important use of these remarkable innovations – tracking, engaging and (eventually) starting observation patients! Practice management programs come equipped with user-friendly ways to begin tracking potential patients from birth. With a little creativity, there is no reason to not be aware of all potential patients in your practice in order to maximize the chances that they are seen for a consult at the appropriate age. In addition, emerging technologies and social media tools are now available to help orthodontists and team members connect with potential patients on all levels in order to get them excited about visiting us when the time is right! Like it or not, the rules to running a successful “Kids Club” have changed. You simply can’t afford to miss this!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the traditional model of observation programs (“Kids Clubs”) in orthodontics and the way that technology has changed the rules on how to make these successful.
  • Explore how modern practice management systems and in-office technology can be utilized to efficiently track future patients from birth.
  • Explain how to connect with the modern orthodontic patient (present and future) to create a successful observation patient in today’s digital world.

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The Changing Profit Model and Current Trends for Solo and Small Group Practices

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The Changing Profit Model and Current Trends for Solo and Small Group Practices

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:00pm

There is so much changing in dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics. Shifting practice structures, practice modalities, and consumer demographics are revolutionizing the way orthodontic treatment is delivered and marketed. Many new models and digital technologies have emerged and several new companies have recently entered into the orthodontic industry. The way orthodontists are doing business is changing in many ways and one must understand these shifts to adapt. In this lecture, Chris will discuss the new orthodontic profit model, consumer demographics, and explore today's rapidly changing market trends effecting orthodontic practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Stay competitive in today’s orthodontic marketplace.
  • Consider how digital orthodontics, and consumer demographics changes have already affected your practice.
  • Make educated decisions about your future business model.

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Class II Correction and its Impact on Facial Esthetics

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Class II Correction and its Impact on Facial Esthetics

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:00pm

Class II correction is not only about achieving a Class I dental relationship. It is about determining where the dentition needs to be positioned to achieve optimal facial esthetics. The orthodontic staff plays an important role in helping their patients achieve this goal. A successful outcome includes not only the clinical treatment but patient motivation and compliance as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate how treatment decisions based on facial aesthetics are made.
  • Explore the orthodontic teams role in successful Class II treatment.
  • Learn treatment techniques associated with Forsus™ Class II Correctors.

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Non-Surgical Mid-Facial Expansion with Micro-Implant Assisted Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE)

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Non-Surgical Mid-Facial Expansion with Micro-Implant Assisted Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE)

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 1:30pm

The MSE (a particular type of MARPE) has evolved since 2004, and its application has been steadily growing globally. With a proliferation of MSE related publications by multiple authors, there is clear evidence to support its impact. This presentation will cover a brief overview of design protocol and current usage of MSE, and will also provide more thought-provoking possibilities for those who are seeking more advanced applications of MSE. Clinical cases involving non-surgical midfacial expansion in both adolescent and adult patients will be examined in detail. Secondly, other advantages of utilizing MSE for patients with nasal airway obstruction and Class III skeletal relationship, will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the differences in appliance design protocols related to MSE and their skeletal impacts.
  • Understand that non-surgical skeletal expansion in mature patients is possible.
  • Appreciate other advantages of using MSE, particularly for patients with high angle, nasal airway obstruction, and/or Class III skeletal relationship.

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Factors of Long-term Efficacy of Early Class III Treatment

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Factors of Long-term Efficacy of Early Class III Treatment

May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 1:30pm

Treatment of Class III malocclusion is one of the greatest challenges for the practicing orthodontist. This lecture will focus on those factors that can help the clinician to improve the long-term efficacy of early Class III treatment with rapid maxillary expansion and facemask (RME/FM). In particular, the role of treatment timing (very early versus early treatment) and of individual patient responsiveness on the long-term outcomes of RME/FM will be discussed. The results of a recent study on the identification of pre-treatment prognostic craniofacial features for the prediction of successful or unsuccessful long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy also will be illustrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of those factors that can help the clinician to improve the long-term efficacy of early Class III treatment.
  • Evaluate the role of treatment timing on the long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy.
  • Recognize the pre-treatment prognostic craniofacial features for the prediction of successful or unsuccessful long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy.

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Sutural Loading In Bone- vs. Tooth-borne Maxillary Expanders: An Ex-vivo Study

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Sutural Loading In Bone- vs. Tooth-borne Maxillary Expanders: An Ex-vivo Study

May 4, 2019 1:35pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:05pm

Bone-borne maxillary expansion is an emerging treatment modality. It is believed that bypassing teeth and applying the expansion load directly to the maxillary bone results in more efficient force delivery and separation of heavily interdigitated sutures that cannot be separated using tooth-borne expanders. Loading of circumaxillary sutures during bone-borne expansion is still largely unknown. In this study we discuss loading of the alveolar bone and circumaxillary sutures in bone- versus tooth-borne expanders using an ex-vivo animal model.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the difference in pattern of maxillary expansion between bone- and tooth-borne expanders.
  • Identify the difference in loading of the circumaxillary sutures between bone- and tooth-borne expanders.
  • Identify the difference in alveolar bone bending between bone-and tooth-borne expanders.

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Three-dimensional Evaluation of Facial Asymmetry in Growing Patients

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Three-dimensional Evaluation of Facial Asymmetry in Growing Patients

May 4, 2019 1:35pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:05pm

Diagnosis of facial asymmetry is routinely based on the analysis of patient' s facial photography by determining a symmetry plane and measuring linear and planar differences between the two hemifaces. As it is very difficult to evaluate facial asymmetry in small growing children from facial photography, constructing two mirror facial halves is one possibility of the assessment. However, the main drawback of this method is that facial photographs show a 3D structure in two dimensional perspective, the landmarks used to define the facial midline and to construct the symmetry plane can not be exactly defined, and thus, the precision of the method is highly questionable. PA involves irradiation risk and is therefore not appropriate to be used in small growing children. The use of three-dimensional method will be described to evaluate facial asymmetry in growing children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose three-dimensional facial asymmetry in growing patients.
  • Define characteristics of facial asymmetry three-dimensionally.
  • Propose contemporary diagnostics of facial asymmetry in growing patients based on non-invasive stereophotogrammetry methodology.

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John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture: Results from the National Dental PBRN Adult Anterior Openbite Study

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John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture: Results from the National Dental PBRN Adult Anterior Openbite Study

May 4, 2019 2:10pm ‐ May 4, 2019 3:10pm

More than 300 patients have been recruited for the national adult anterior openbite study. In this prospective study, patients have been treated with various techniques, including aligners, TADs, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Huang will describe the pre-treatment characteristics of patients in each of these treatment groups, as well as their end of treatment outcomes. He will also discuss parameters related to patient satisfaction. Finally, preliminary results on stability of treatment will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define anterior openbite using the openbite severity index.
  • Better evaluate treatment options for adult openbite patients.
  • Recognize the dental and skeletal changes that occur as a result of various openbite treatments.

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Simplify Your Mechanics with Miniscrews

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Simplify Your Mechanics with Miniscrews

May 4, 2019 2:10pm ‐ May 4, 2019 2:40pm

This lecture features a wide range of challenging cases treated with simplified mechanics using miniscrews. The supporting biomechanical principles will also be illustrated. The goal is to convince you how you CAN treat these difficult cases with efficient and simplified mechanics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the biomechanics of orthodontic impaction treatment.
  • Demonstrate how to apply miniscrews for gummy smile correction.
  • Explain the biomchanical considerations for whole arch distalization with miniscrews.

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