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About The Program
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Dr. Neal Kravitz on “Surgical Pearls”
10:30 – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dr. Neal Kravitz on “Professional Growth and Accountability”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dr. Jose Bosio on "The reason we struggle to keep open bite cases closed."
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Jose Bosio on “Interproximal Enamel Reduction – When the ‘Saw’ Meets the Crystal”
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dr. Grant Coleman on “Efficient Management of Impactions with the Isoglide Eruption Spring”
“Surgical Pearls,” Dr. Neal D. Kravitz
Surgical orthodontic cases can be our most stressful, in part, because they are the least frequent. This fun and fast-past clinical presentation will review patients with three types of surgical needs: orthognathic surgery, mandibular second molar deimpaction surgery, and maxillary and mandibular canine exposure surgery. Dr. Kravitz will review his favorite clinical pearls for presurgical preparation and post-surgical care. Let’s take the stress out of surgery!
- Develop techniques for preparing the patient for surgery during the detailing phase
- Learn about surgical uprighting of impacted mandibular second molars
- Review the different surgical procedures for palatal and labial canine impactions
“Professional Growth and Accountability,” Dr. Neal D. Kravitz
Bill Proffit playfully said, that “No one knows more than a second‑year orthodontic resident.” He was alluding to the overconfidence of a new orthodontist who has yet to experience the real‑word tribulations of private practice. Often, I wish that I could go back in time and speak to my younger self so that I could share the valuable experiences I eventually learned through trial and error. If only I knew then what I know now. Today, let's commit ourselves to be better!
- Discuss the importance of humility with regard to developing clinical excellence
- Review common clinical mistakes that we make
- Learn from my experiences with so they may help during your professional journey
"The reason we struggle to keep open bite cases closed." Dr. Jose Bosio
Michelangelo (1475-1564), an Italian Renaissance polymath wrote “If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius”. In 2023, we professionals work hard to perfect ideal occlusions, but we still struggle to manage long term open bite malocclusions. The lecture goal is to show clinical and scientific reasons for why open bite malocclusions insist in relapsing. After the presentation, participants will hopefully know how to control variables and enhance their long-term results.
- Show treatment options for open bite treatment
- Present reasons for relapse;
- Demonstrate means to correct and control variables leading to open bite treatment relapse.
“Interproximal Enamel Reduction – When the ‘Saw’ Meets the Crystal,” Dr. Jose Bosio
Voltaire (1694-1778), a French enlightenment thinker, writer, historian and philosopher wrote “Common sense is not so common”. In 2022, professionals may not be using common sense and might be lacking “a vision” of the future trends regarding space gaining from Interproximal enamel reduction (IPR). This lecture will focus on discussing the literature findings for enamel thickness and potential for enamel reduction and/or extractions, methods, risks and benefits for the procedure. The lecture goal is to create awareness, to inspire curiosity, and to improve knowledge on this daily orthodontic treatment tool. After the presentation, participants hopefully will develop a “new vision” thru their sight as general practitioner or specialist.
After this course, the attending doctor should be able to:
Understand the custom bracket options on the market today
Learn the clinical benefits of customized, patient-specific bracket systems
Gain a better understanding of how easy it is to incorporate a digital custom bracket workflow into your office
“Efficient Management of Impactions with the Isoglide Eruption Spring,” Dr. Grant Coleman
Impactions, especially those of maxillary canines, are a common occurrence in orthodontics. Orthodontists have historically relied on inefficient and time-consuming methods for the treatment of such impactions. These methods usually require frequent reactivation, resulting in inconvenience and extended treatment times for patients, as well as reduced clinical efficiency and increased overhead for orthodontists. The Isoglide Eruption Spring has been developed as an alternative method of eruption, utilizing a nickel-titanium coil spring to apply light, constant force to the impacted tooth. Isoglide typically requires no reactivation appointments and offers a faster, more efficient method of bringing impactions into the dental arch. Isoglide offers more convenience and shorter treatment times for patients as well as improved clinical efficiency and reduced overhead for orthodontists.
After this course, the attending doctor should be able to:
Review the biology of tooth movement, discuss the types/levels of forces that can be applied to teeth, and review what forces provide the most efficient tooth movement
Discuss the traditional methods used to treat impactions and the limitations of such methods
Introduce the Isoglide Eruption Spring and show how it differs from traditional traction methods used to treat impactions
Show how Isoglide can erupt impacted teeth more quickly, increase treatment efficiency, and improve the treatment experience for both patients and orthodontists
Neal D. Kravitz, DMD, MS
Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS
Grant Coleman, DMD, MS
Pricing & Registration
Your registration includes: All-day lectures, Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet, & All day beverage station.
|Early Bird Rate||Regular Rate||Onsite|
|After Feb 20||After Feb 24||AAO Member|
|Non-AAO Member Doctor||$425||$450||$450|
|Full Time Faculty Member||$255||$280||$280|
|Retired MASO Member||$200||$150||$150|
The Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO) is an ADA CERP recognized provider approved by the American Association of Orthodontists. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MASO designates this activity for up to 6 hours of continuing education (CE) credits.
It is the responsibility of individual attendees to submit any necessary continuing education credit documentation to their individual states for verification. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
CE MANAGEMENT THROUGH AAO MEMBER WEBSITE – Sign in on the AAO member website at https://www2.aaoinfo.org/login/ then navigate to the CE Manager by clicking Education > Practitioners > CE Manager. Next, click ‘Add a Credit’ then select the ‘MASO Spring CE 2023’ and individually select the session(s) to add.
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