2020 Annual Session Conference - Combo

May 2, 2020 ‐ May 3, 2020


Standard: $120.00

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Effective Patient and Team Communication During and After COVID-19

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Effective Patient and Team Communication During and After COVID-19

May 2, 2020 10:55am ‐ May 2, 2020 11:25am

Join Dr. Keith Dressler, founder + CEO of Rhinogram and practicing orthodontist of more than 34 years as he explains what your practice should be doing now and after COVID-19. Learn how to continue delivering high-quality care through virtual visits and check-ins. Plus, internal communication tools to keep your team connected and informed.

Sponsored by: Rhinogram

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Latest AI Advancements in Digital Orthodontics: One Digital Solution for Both Braces and Aligners

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Latest AI Advancements in Digital Orthodontics: One Digital Solution for Both Braces and Aligners

May 2, 2020 11:25am ‐ May 2, 2020 11:40am

OrthoSelect is pleased to announce its new DIBS AI™ orthodontic platform. DIBS AI is an integrated software and hardware solution for both fixed braces and removable aligners. By developing artificial intelligence exclusively for orthodontics, customized treatment plans are available in minutes with unprecedented accuracy. In addition, bracket transfer trays (and models for aligners) can be 3D printed in-office for same-day starts. Be sure to attend and learn more about this new technology and how it will benefit your practice.

Sponsored by: OrthoSelect

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5 Important Considerations to Achieve Predictable Outcomes with Clear Aligner Therapy

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5 Important Considerations to Achieve Predictable Outcomes with Clear Aligner Therapy

May 2, 2020 11:40am ‐ May 2, 2020 12:45pm

Plastic pushes, braces pull… it's that easy! Right? Not really. While this basic tenet holds true, there is a lot more to consider in order to achieve comparable outcomes to fixed when using clear aligners. Join us as we focus on 5 important areas of focus that are required for more consistent and predictable outcomes with clear aligners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain more confidence in your clear aligner outcomes.
  • Predictably address the vertical dimension with aligners.
  • Avoid and address posterior open bites with aligners.

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Modern Customer Service: What Do Patients Really Want?

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Modern Customer Service: What Do Patients Really Want?

May 2, 2020 11:40am ‐ May 2, 2020 12:45pm

Do you find yourself confused about today’s consumer needs and desires? Are you struggling to understand Gen Z patients and their Gen X or their Millennial parents? In this presentation Dr. Galante will share what she has discovered and ultimately implemented to provide extraordinary experiences for her patients and their parents. The good news, is that most of what you need to do to succeed in this new world of customer service is easy to implement and won’t break your marketing budget!

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate your current new patient process and learn new ways to guarantee an exceptional experience.
  • Define several ways to improve your ongoing patient care protocols to create raving fans.
  • Discover new ways to gain more new patients excited to start treatment in your office.

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Let’s Get Started: Building Efficiency into Resuming New Patient Treatment

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Let’s Get Started: Building Efficiency into Resuming New Patient Treatment

May 2, 2020 11:40am ‐ May 2, 2020 12:45pm

When the time comes for practices to welcome patients to begin treatment, a reliable process of positioning and placing brackets will be critical. Processes that rely on fewer resources and fewer technique-sensitive steps will be important to ensure a predictable workday that can achieve more in shorter appointments. 3M, an orthodontic practice partner for over 70 years, offers new solutions in the important step of starting treatment well. You will experience 3 vignette learning sessions presented by three doctors across the US that speak to how these solutions will help in their return to providing treatment in their communities.

Sponsored by: 3M

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AAO CEO Remarks & Mid-day Keynote: 2020 Vision

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AAO CEO Remarks & Mid-day Keynote: 2020 Vision

May 2, 2020 12:45pm ‐ May 2, 2020 1:15pm

Join us as AAO CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon shares some good news about several of the programs we are implementing here at our Headquarters in St. Louis. Following her remarks, our Saturday mid-day keynote speaker, Dr. Anil Idiculla will present, 2020 Vision. This year will go down in the history books. Even though our offices might be closed, join Dr. Idiculla for a special "i-Exam" to discover how you can have 20/20 Vision in 2020 and beyond. Life is the lens you see it through, and we will work together to make sure that your path is crystal clear.

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Expanding the Lower Arch: Is it Really a Forbidden Frontier?

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Expanding the Lower Arch: Is it Really a Forbidden Frontier?

May 2, 2020 1:15pm ‐ May 2, 2020 2:15pm

The position of the lower incisors at the center of the mandibular symphysis has been proposed for decades as ideal in orthodontic treatments, supposedly providing adequate periodontal support and stability. Nevertheless, there are many clinical conditions in which lower incisor proclination, as well as the expansion of the lower arch in the canine and premolar region are necessary. Understanding the limits for proclination and expansion of these teeth, with the purpose of protecting the supporting tissues, is critical for orthodontic treatment planning. With CBCTs, the alveolar bone can be analyzed in three dimensions, bringing a whole new diagnostic perspective to this subject instead of only relying on radiographic or clinical judgement of periodontal biotype, which may be misleading. Thus the main purpose of this presentation is to discuss the possibilities, consequences and stability of lower incisor proclination and canine and premolar expansion based on modern diagnostic tools and how current scientific evidence has contributed to change the areas of concern regarding expansion of the lower arch.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define cases where expansion in the lower arch is necessary.
  • Apply current diagnostic tools to determine lower arch expansion.
  • Recognize how 3D imaging broadened anatomic concerns regarding expansion of the lower arch.

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Setting the Scene for Successful New Patient Exams

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Setting the Scene for Successful New Patient Exams

May 2, 2020 1:15pm ‐ May 2, 2020 2:15pm

Telling a great story is both an art and a science; you have to master the emotional element to attract an audience and make a connection, but you also must carefully develop your plot to keep them interested up until the very end. Every New Patient Exam is a chance for the Treatment Coordinator and the staff to tell the story of how your practice can help the potential patient sitting in front of you! Using a methodical approach combined with the right mix of personal connection, you can make the most of those sixty minutes to lead a patient towards starting a new chapter by saying yes to treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the steps needed to strategically plan the timing of the New Patient Exam for optimal effectiveness.
  • Examine the parallels between storytelling and the New Patient Exam.
  • Demonstrate the best ways to build rapport, earn trust, and obtain commitment to reach a positive outcome in your New Patient Exams.

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Beyond the Crisis: Invest in Sustainable Solutions

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Beyond the Crisis: Invest in Sustainable Solutions

May 2, 2020 1:15pm ‐ May 2, 2020 2:15pm

The COVID-19 crisis will have lasting social and economic impact, therefore, you need to find today the silver lining to keep your clinic active. Discover the 3 levels of reaction and planning that will help you thrive in the Next Era of Orthodontics.

Sponsored by: Dental Monitoring

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Resident Q&A Session

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Resident Q&A Session

May 2, 2020 2:15pm ‐ May 2, 2020 3:20pm

An interactive session where Orthodontic Residents are free to interact with Shannon Patterson of Bentson Copple & Associates and ask questions on their mind.

Sponsored by: American Orthodontics

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