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Maxillary Anterior Protraction using 3D Printed Titanium Mini-plate

Maxillary Anterior Protraction using 3D Printed Titanium Mini-plate

May 7, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 7, 2018 1:45pm

In order to obtain more skeletal orthopedic effects during maxillary anterior protraction treatment for growing skeletal Class III patients, customized titanium mini-plates by 3D printing are used clinically with such advantages as better fitting to the contour of the bone surface, stronger stability for protraction forces, safer selection of locations to insert titanium screws for mini-plates, et al. Cases would be displayed and discussed in this lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the disadvantages of conventional maxillary anterior protraction methods.
  • Evaluate and analyze treatment results.
  • Comprehend the philosophy and advantages of this treatment strategy.

Will 3D Photogrammetry replace Cephalometrics in the 21st Century?

Will 3D Photogrammetry replace Cephalometrics in the 21st Century?

May 7, 2018 1:45pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:15pm

As we enter an age of radiation hygiene restricting routine radiographic exposures that do not have a direct diagnostic benefit to the patient, many countries have already made it illegal to take final cephalometric radiographs at the end of the orthodontic treatment. Advances in 3D dentofacial photogrammetry is now a viable alternative for orthodontists to diagnose dentofacial discrepancies and quantify changes due to growth and/or treatment. Studies confirm that the eyes can be used as an alternative to the cranial base. This allows the practitioner to limit the radiographic exposure to the teeth and the surrounding structures eliminating the need to expose the upper half of the face to ionizing radiation. This lecture covers evidence that supports using 3D dentofacial photogrammetry for orthodontic diagnosis as well as the equipment and software that would be needed to use it in every day orthodontic practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the ethical issues that relate to routine radiographic exposure of the cranial base.
  • Familiarize themselves with research related to using 3D photogrammetry for orthodontic diagnosis and the eyes as references instead of the cranial base.
  • Evaluate the set up that would be needed to use the method in their offices.

SARPE & Mandibular Symphyseal Distraction Osteogenesis

SARPE & Mandibular Symphyseal Distraction Osteogenesis

May 7, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:50pm

Transverse skeletal deficiency is a common clinical problem associated with narrow basal and dentoalveolar bone. Bimaxillary transverse distraction osteogenesis for correction of OSA was first reported by Conley & Legan (2006). Mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis (MSDO) evolve form tooth anchor device to bone anchor device for a better control of the distraction segment in the 3 planes of space. Its success depends on good collaboration between the orthodontist and the surgeon, and on strict patient selection. Throughout case reports, we will review the diagnosis, orthodontic and surgical treatment planning considerations to achieve clinical success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose patient with transverse mandibular deficiency.
  • Comprehend the distraction protocol.
  • Manage the postdistraction orthodontic movement.

Retention with Thermoplastic Retainers: What you Need to Know

Retention with Thermoplastic Retainers: What you Need to Know

May 7, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:50pm

Retention is perhaps the most important part of any orthodontic plan. In many parts of the world there is an increase in the use of thermoplastic retainers, but what sort of material should we use, what design should we use, how often should patients wear them and how do we improve compliance? Dr. Littlewood will provide an entertaining overview of the best current evidence of the use of thermoplastic retainers, including how they compare to bonded retainers and useful clinical tips to take back to the office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the best evidence about thermoplastic retainers.
  • Recognize appropriate designs and modifications to thermoplastic retainers.
  • Propose methods of improving compliance with thermoplastic retainers in your office.

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations

May 7, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:50pm

Evaluation of the dentoalveolar periodontal supporting structures in 3D prior to initiating orthodontic treatment is critical for the identification of underlying risk factors that may predispose patients to attachment loss during or after treatment. Critical parameters include evaluation of the biotype, the quantity and quality of the supporting structures as well as the direction of tooth movement. Prophylactic intervention utilizing soft and hard tissue augmentation techniques to minimize the risks of an unfavorable outcome will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate periodontal supporting structures in 3D and identify parameters that may need to be evaluated prior to initiating Orthodontic treatment.
  • Identify risk factors that may contribute to mucogingival problems during or after Orthodontic treatment.
  • Recognize and understand the various modalities of prophylactic intervention that may be required to minimize risk factors.

A Guide to People Management: Understanding Your Patients’ and Staffs’ Personality Types

A Guide to People Management: Understanding Your Patients’ and Staffs’ Personality Types

May 7, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:50pm

The DiSC theory is popular classification system originating in the 1920’s that categorizes all individuals into four primary behavior types: D-Dominant; I-Influential; S-Steady; and C-Conscientious. The aim of the DiSC theory was to categorize people by their temperaments in order to improve interpersonal relationships. In other words, if we know how people behave, we will know how to treat them. For the orthodontist, understanding DiSC will increase case closure, highlight which patients are challenging to treat, and aid in hiring the appropriate staff. Teaching DiSC is my absolute favorite subject, and I promise this will be one of the most important lectures you will hear all weekend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate DiSC Theory. 
  • Modify your consult based on the patient’s behavior type.
  • Apply DiSC to your staff to hire a dream team.  

Establishing Consonant Smile Arcs with Clear Aligner Therapy

Establishing Consonant Smile Arcs with Clear Aligner Therapy

May 7, 2018 2:20pm ‐ May 7, 2018 2:50pm

For the past 20 years, clear aligner therapy has become more popular in orthodontics. However, extrusion of anterior teeth to establish a consonant smile arc has been unpredictable at best. During this presentation, the force vectors associated with anterior extrusive movements will be resolved and a dependable, predictable extrusion attachment and staging protocol with clinical examples will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the force vectors on anterior teeth when using clear aligner therapy.
  • Discern the need for reciprocal attachments when attempting extrusion of anterior teeth.
  • Demonstrate clinical examples of attachment and staging protocols for predictable success.

Aesthetic Oriented Interdisciplinary Approach Lead by Orthodontic Treatment

Aesthetic Oriented Interdisciplinary Approach Lead by Orthodontic Treatment

May 7, 2018 2:50pm ‐ May 7, 2018 3:20pm

Patients care about both oral health and aesthetics. To achieve the goal of macro-aesthetics, mini-aesthetics and micro-aesthetics based on the maximum patient’s oral function and health, interdisciplinary treatment with explicit, sequential plan well-organized approaches are prerequisite for patients. This lecture will introduce the principles and planning, implement of interdisciplinary treatment, for the best of patient’s aesthetics, function and health.

Learning Ojectives:

  • Comprehend the concepts of facial and oral aesthetics.
  • Identify principles of interdisciplinary treatment.
  • Assess general oral health.

Correction of Maxillary Transverse Problems with Mini-Screw Assisted RPE

Correction of Maxillary Transverse Problems with Mini-Screw Assisted RPE

May 7, 2018 2:55pm ‐ May 7, 2018 3:40pm

Attendees of this lecture will be able to manage the transverse problems with MARPE (Mini screw assisted rapid palatal expansion). Clinical application and changes after MARPE will be demonstrated with the treated cases. Additionally, rationale and clinical perspective of transverse correction in adult patients will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize biologic and biomechanical background of MARPE.
  • Recognize clinical application and changes after MARPE.
  • Implement rationale and clinical perspective of transverse correction in adult patients.

Becoming a Digital Orthodontist: Top 10 Social Media and Digital Marketing Tips

Becoming a Digital Orthodontist: Top 10 Social Media and Digital Marketing Tips

May 7, 2018 2:55pm ‐ May 7, 2018 3:40pm

Learn how to grow your orthodontic practice by engaging your audience on social media and attracting new patients to your website. In this lecture, Dr. Kyle Fagala shares his Top 10 digital marketing secrets for social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. He discusses best practices for SEO, Web Design, Blogging, and Google Ads, plus he recommends how to stop wasting time on Facebook by delegating social media management. Lastly, Dr. Kyle recommends 5 digital tools to optimize one’s time, leaving room for the things that are most important in our lives and practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Engage your audience on social media and attract new patients to your website.
  • Recognize best practices for social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
  • Recognize best practices for SEO, Web Design, Blogging, and Google Ads.