2017 Spring CE EVENT


Friday, March 10, 2017  

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard  McLean, VA 22102

6 Credits Available

Pre-Registration Closed



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8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:20am 


10:20am - 10:35am 

Coffee break

10:35am - 12:00pm 


12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Lunch break

1:00pm - 2:20pm 


2:20pm - 2:35pm 

Coffee break

2:35pm - 4:00pm






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The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Blvd
Mclean, Virginia 22102
(Meeting Room – Salon II)
Phone: 703-506-4300



Book your room accommodations

Group Code (when booking online):  MASMASA
Reservation Phone #:  1-800-241-3333

Cut-off Date:  February 7, 2017
Group:  Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists Room Block
Rate:  Deluxe Room $189 single or double plus taxes


Please call the concierge desk for transportation services: (703) 506-4300 ext. 7406
Washington Dulles International (14 miles); National Airport (14 miles)  

Hotel Parking
Overnight Valet:$40 per day
Day Valet: $20 per day
Self-Parking: $12 per exit Monday-Friday
Complimentary (with validation) on Weekends after 5:30 pm

Extras:  Adjoining the hotel is the upscale Tysons Galleria with over 50 shops; Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is 5 miles away; Washington, DC is 12 miles away! 

SPEAKER: Joseph G. Ghafari, DMD


Dr. Ghafari earned dental degrees from the Université Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and orthodontic education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Forsyth Dental Center.  He rose to the rank of Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the American University of Beirut, Professor of Orthodontics at the Lebanese University, where he also founded the postgraduate orthodontic program, Adjunct Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at New York University.

Dr. Ghafari is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of many national and international associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists (Eastern Component), The European Orthodontic Society, and fellowship in the American and International Colleges of Dentists.  He served as President of the Craniofacial Biology Group of the International Association for Dental Research, President of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists, President of the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, and he is the founding President of the Lebanon Association for Dentofacial Research. Dr. Ghafari is the proponent and former Editor of Short Communications of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Editorial Director of this journal’s Middle East Edition, and on the Editorial Board of Seminars in Orthodontics.

Among a rich array of research projects, Dr. Ghafari was the Principal Investigator of a prospective clinical trial supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, in which alternative approaches are compared in the early treatment of Class II, Division 1 malocclusion. This field remains a centerpiece of his research activities. Author of numerous publications in American and international journals and books, he is also the co-author of the book Orthodontics at Crossroads.  He received academic and professional recognitions from various organizations and institutions, including an honorary MA degree and the Earl Banks Hoyt Award from the University of Pennsylvania, the Vincent De Angelis Award from the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, and the Brainerd F. Swain Award of Excellence from the Edward Angle Society, Eastern Component.

PRESENTATION: Revisiting Classes and Treatment of Malocclusions

Has evidence been amassed to support or break through traditional knowledge on various malocclusions?

In this series of lectures, a scientific and clinical tour of malocclusions will reveal potential and limitations of treatment of sagittal Class II (Divisions 1 and 2) and Class III, and vertical hypo and hyperdivergence. Clinical research yields central tendencies, but often we deal with “outliers.” Let’s explore “generic” versus “personalized” treatment. All types of malocclusion will be illustrated through treatment outcome. Variables in facial esthetics, compatible or conflicting with the underlying hard tissues will be emphasized. Treatment modalities will be approached from various clinical and research perspectives.

Three basic messages will be relayed:

1. Because of inherently different phenotypes related to Class II and Class III malocclusions, their correction to Class I phenotype encounters various limitations.

2. Genetic and environmental components of individual malocclusion related to dentoskeletal and/or soft tissue profile invite for deviation from treating to the Class I norms.

3. The clinician should not indict the process of building and weighing the evidence for more “effective, efficient, stable and predictable treatment”, because of the way the evidence is interpreted, particularly in the individual patient.


Attendees will be able to:

Define the components of various malocclusions that are indicative of treatment outcome

Recognize the components mostly involved in defining severity of malocclusion and potential of treatment

Recognize the Class II phenotypes that may not be transferred through growth modification and orthodontic treatment to a Class I phenotype.

Recognize variation in Class III phenotypes that may not evolve to orthognathic treatment.

Recognize the limitation of treatment in specific malocclusions.

Identify through cephalometric analysis the components that contribute to treatment outcome.

Determine how change in various components, rather than in one, affects treatment outcome.

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Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
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