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2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment Timing and Retention Considerations for Openbite Patients

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment Timing and Retention Considerations for Openbite Patients


Credits: None available.

Skeletal openbite represents a serious challenge in dentofacial orthopedics. This lecture will discuss when is the best timing to start treatment of an openbite growing patient with or without sucking habits. The effects produced by rapid maxillary expansion in prepubertal openbite patients will be also illustrated. The long-term stability of openbite treatment will be analyzed by reporting the results of 2 recent studies on the effects of quad-helix/crib therapy and rapid maxillary expansion in association with posterior bite blocks in openbite growing patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Define the best timing to start treatment of openbite growing patients.
  • Demonstrate that an increased mandibular plane angle is not a contraindication for rapid maxillary expansion.
  • Recognize factors that can affect can affect long-term stability of treatment outcomes in openbite patients.

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Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment of Skeletal Class III in Adult Orthodontic Patients: Camouflage vs Orthognathic Surgery. Is There Another Alternative?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Treatment of Skeletal Class III in Adult Orthodontic Patients: Camouflage vs Orthognathic Surgery. Is There Another Alternative?


Credits: None available.

50% of my patients are adults with around 20% of whom are Skeletal Class III. In this conference, I will like to answer 3 questions: 1. Should they be treated with orthognathic surgery? 2. Which cases can be treated only with orthodontics? 3. Is there any other alternative?

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III Adult patient to compensate only with orthodontics.
  • Identify which is the ideal Skeletal Class III patient for orthognatic surgery.
  • Familiarize themselves with a new protocol to treat Skeletal Class III adult patients with local anesthesia and sedation.

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Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Tooth Impaction and the Hooked Root Apex: Cause or Effect?

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Tooth Impaction and the Hooked Root Apex: Cause or Effect?


Credits: None available.

The roots of many impacted incisors and first molars have a hooked apex, which is usually blamed as the cause of the impaction. But is it really the cause? Perhaps the tooth is prevented from eruption by a different cause and the apical area then becomes hooked due to an anatomic barrier, such as the maxillary sinus, the lower border of the mandible, the floor of the nose, the infra-alveolar nerve bundle, or due to pathologic barrier, such as invasive cervical root resorption and pre-eruption intra-coronal resorption. Appropriate treatment of the cause may permit spontaneous or orthodontic-driven eruption to occur, regardless of a hooked root apex.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose potentially eruption-threatening pathologic entities. 
  • Discuss the role of trauma on tooth impaction.
  • Recognize the potential for accelerated root growth in teeth impacted due to early trauma.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Supercharged Technology Update

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Supercharged Technology Update


Credits: None available.

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming. New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes. Dr. Molen will update you on some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession. He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner. In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies. 
  •  Expand the pragmatic use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
  • Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Visual Enhancement; Financial Interest (Consultant: Ormco, Planmeca, Dolphin; Stock Shareholder: OrthoScience, Invisalign, Smylhub)

Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Root Resorption: Prediction and Prevention

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Root Resorption: Prediction and Prevention


Credits: None available.

This lecture will summarize our current knowledge of this perpetual problem by asking and answering a list of the ten most frequently asked questions about external apical root resorption caused by orthodontic tooth movement. Supporting evidence from research, literature, and clinical experience will be presented with a focus on clinical management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diagnostic and treatment risk factors of external apical root resorption.
  • Relate the risk of root resorption to new techniques and technologies. 
  •  Manage root resorption at all stages of orthodontic treatment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Finishing: Ten Steps to Success

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Orthodontic Finishing: Ten Steps to Success


Credits: None available.

To achieve excellent orthodontic results is a must and involves a series of procedures from the treatment beginning as well as during treatment. But the most critical phase corresponds to finish properly or closely to the appliance removal. For this phase it is important to have clear goals, a checklist and perform the items considered inadequate such as brackets reposition and adjustments in the archwires. We intend with this lecture to reveal, discuss and propose procedures considered essential for the excellence of the orthodontic finish procedure and to achieve results with excellent oral health, facial, dental and smile harmony, functional occlusion and especially long-term stability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the logical sequence of steps to achieve excellent orthodontic finishing.
  • Recognize the problems that interfere with an excellent finish. 
  •  Propose and perform clinical procedures to improve orthodontic finishing.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

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2018 AAO Annual Session - New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs


Credits: None available.

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.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Visual Enhancement

Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Missing Maxillary Incisors: Predictable Space Closure in All Malocclusions

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Missing Maxillary Incisors: Predictable Space Closure in All Malocclusions


Credits: None available.

The lecture will outline and discuss the rationale and priorities for long term success in patients with missing maxillary incisors treated by space closure. Detailed clinical procedures supported by scientific evidence will be outlined, with special emphasis on periodontal health and function.

Learning Objective:

  • Implement how to close the spaces in all malocclusions.
  • Evaluate updated scientific evidence on treatment of maxillary missing lateral incisors.
  • Manage the periodontal tissue in both growing patients and in cases of severe periodontal breakdown.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Retention: A Clinical Guide to Keep Your Patient’s Smile Perfect

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Retention: A Clinical Guide to Keep Your Patient’s Smile Perfect


Credits: None available.

There is an old saying about the challenge of retention: “I’ll treat ‘em, if you hold ‘em!” Simply put, keeping the teeth where we want may be harder than getting them there in the first place. This lecture aims at mastering the basics of retention to improve the quality of our finishes. Learn variations in retention design, including removable and fixed retainers. Both Phase I and Phase II retention will be reviewed, including Dr. Kravitz’s “Phase 1.5” retention protocol. Don’t miss this fun and highly energetic presentation full of clinical pearls for both doctors and their team. To master retention, we must have a firm understanding of the basics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate variations of removable retainers to accommodate your patient’s needs.
  • Improve your success with bonded lingual retainers.
  • Discover strategies of Phase I retention: “Phase 1.5”.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2018 AAO Annual Session - Long-lasting Orthopedic Correction of Patients with Vertical Skeletal Discrepancies

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2018 AAO Annual Session - Long-lasting Orthopedic Correction of Patients with Vertical Skeletal Discrepancies


Credits: None available.

When treating patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, orthodontists have had to be satisfied with occlusal corrections, hoping that the skeletal relationships do not worsen. For the longest time, surgery was the only way to correct vertical skeletal discrepancies. Based on our renewed understanding of growth, non-surgical orthopedic correction of growing patients with severe skeletal problems is now possible. This approach addresses both the AP and vertical skeletal discrepancies that affict many patients, producing positive changes in chin projection, mandibular plane orientation, gonial angulation, condylar growth direction, and lower facial height. To fully understand why this approach works, orthodontists must change the way they think about mandibular growth. Only by doing so will be able to truly grasp why it is possible to obtain substantial orthopedic changes in growing patients with vertical skeletal discrepancies, and why such corrections remain stable over the long-term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why they have to change the way they think about growth of patients with vertical problems.
  • Identify how to orthopedically correct patients with vertical skeletal problems.
  • Explain why it is better to treat patients with vertical skeletal problems while they are still growing.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
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