2023 Spring CE Program

March 3, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

6 CE Credits Available!

About The Program

Program Schedule

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  Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Dr. Neal Kravitz on “Professional Growth and Accountability”

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Dr. Tom Shannon on “Why you need 3D printed, custom brackets in your life”

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”

Overnight Accommodations

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront – Book now!

700 Aliceanna Street • Baltimore, MD – 21202

$189/night + tax – Reference MASO Room Block for discounted rate, call 410-385-3000

A 7-minute walk from the National Aquarium, this upscale hotel is also 1.3 miles from Baltimore Orioles baseball games at Camden Yards.

Modern rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have access to a lounge with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites offer separate living areas with pull-out sofas; some add floor-to-ceiling windows with river views.

Perks include an American restaurant using locally sourced ingredients, plus a sauna and a 24/7 fitness center. There are also 41 meeting rooms, along with a business center and laundry service.

Room Block cut-off date February 2, 2023

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“Why you need 3D printed, custom brackets in your life,” Dr. Tom Shannon

This course will cover how patient-specific custom brackets, utilizing the latest 3D printing technology, will transform your treatment outcomes and office efficiency. Dr. Shannon will start with an overview of the various custom bracket options currently on the market. He will then discuss the clinical advantages of fully custom brackets. Finally, he will focus on how to seamlessly integrate a customized bracket workflow into your office to improve both doctor and staff efficiencies.
Course Objectives:
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

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“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.
Course Objectives:
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

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“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 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.
Course Objectives:
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

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    “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!

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    “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, lets commit ourselves to being better!

The Speakers

Neal D. Kravitz, DMD, MS

Dr. Kravitz is the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Associate Editor for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Editorial Board member for The Angle Orthodontist. He is a recertified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, member of the Edward Angle Honor Society, and serves on the AAO Council for Technology (CTech) and Council for Conferences (CCon). Dr. Kravitz is a graduate of Columbia University and received his D.M.D. and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kravitz lectures throughout the country and internationally on treatment planning, practice management, and ethics.

Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS

Jose A. Bosio is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and serves as Alumni and Friends of Orthodontics Endowed Clinical Associate Professor, Division Chief of Orthodontics and Postgraduate Program Director at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry since 2017. He received his BDS dental training in Brazil in 1987, and his certificate in TMD from Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, in 1993, and his MS and certificate in orthodontics from OSU in 1996. He received the 2011 AAO Thomas M. Graber Award, and Teaching Fellowship Awards from AAO in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and from AAOF in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Bosio serves as Examiner and consultant for the American Board of Orthodontics since 2010 and as reviewer for 10 different orthodontic journals and MASO representative for the AAO Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA). He also served as President for the Society of Orthodontic Educators (SOE) in 2018, Secretary-Treasurer for the Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Tom Shannon

Dr. Tom Shannon is a board certified orthodontist and graduate of the University of Michigan (DDS), the University of North Carolina (AEGD), as well the University of Tennessee (MDS, Orthodontics). As a leader in orthodontic simulation design, Dr. Shannon has been at the forefront of in-office aligner production, 3D printed fixed appliances, and hybrid treatment options. Currently in private practice in Southwest Michigan, Dr. Shannon is also a co-founder of Braces On Demand and holds multiple patents in the 3D printing space.

Grant Coleman, DMD, MS

Dr. Grant Coleman has been in the private practice of orthodontics since 2003. Dr. Coleman grew up in the small town of Elba, Alabama, and married his wife, Katie, in 2001. They have two sons, Thomas and James, and one daughter, Caroline.

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate education from the University of Alabama.  He then received a degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and completed his orthodontic residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics. In 2003 he received the Earl E. & Wilma S. Shepard Award for receiving the highest score in the nation on the American Board of Orthodontics written exam.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Dental Society, and the Charlotte Dental Society. He has been board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics since 2009.

Dr. Coleman is an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, snow skiing, traveling and cooking.

Pricing &  Registration

Your registration includes: All-day lectures, Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet, & All day beverage station.

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate

Onsite

Before Feb 20 After Feb 20 After Feb 24
AAO Member $320 $345 $345
Non-AAO Member Doctor $425 $450 $450
Full Time Faculty Member $255 $280 $280
Retired MASO Member $200 $200 $230
MASO Resident $150 $150 $150
Guest/ Staff $220 $245 $245

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 5.5 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 2022’ and individually select the session(s) to add. Your sessions will be recorded and you can print a CE certificate for the meeting at your convenience during or after the meeting. CE credits can also be added after the meeting. For assistance with the AAO CE Manager, please contact AAO at 800-424-2841 or .

MASO does not review or approve of or necessarily agree with the topics, speakers and presentations set forth in this program. As such, by virtue of your attendance at this program, you acknowledge that any and all actions taken by you based upon such topics, speakers and presentations are undertaken at your own risk, and you further agree to hold MASO harmless from any and all liability in relation to the same. MASO encourages you to make your own independent judgment as to the topics, speakers and presentations and to rely on the advice of professionals, as appropriate, in making decisions in relations thereto. 

Register Here

Early bird pricing ends February 20! Online registration closes February 24.  Onsite registration will be available at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.