Biologic control of orthodontic treatment outcomes: Is it possible and if so, how?

Dr. Nan Hatch


Orthodontists and their patients desire orthodontic treatment efficiency. One way to enhance treatment efficiency is to speed up tooth movement and/or improve orthodontic anchorage. Many adjunctive treatment options are in development and/or currently available which can potentially enhance or control tooth movement. Do these treatments work? Do they work in all patients? Are there negative side effects? Do physiologic limits exist? These questions and more will be addressed in this lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees of this lecture will be able to describe how and if biologic mediators (drugs) can be used to increase the rate of tooth movement.
  • Attendees of this lecture will be able to describe how and if vibration appliances can be used to increase the rate of tooth movement.
  • Attendees of this lecture will be able to describe how and if biologic mediators (drugs) can be used to increase orthodontic anchorage.
  • Attendees of this lecture will be able to identify potential limitations of these adjunctive orthodontic treatments.
  • Attendees of this lecture will learn the potential impact of bisphosphonates on orthodontic treatment outcomes.
Profile Treatment Planning - Live

Dr. William Arnett


To demonstrate how to correct the bite within the context of the face and airway

Cone Beam TMJ Analysis of 13 Cases

Dr. William Arnett


To present methods which diagnose temporomandibular joint pathology with cone beam CT scans

Orthodontic implications in the diagnosis and management of TMJ involvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Dr. Sunjay Suri

Temporomandibular joint involvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis results in functional limitations, asymmetry, mandibular hypoplasia and skeletodental malocclusions. Multidisciplinary collaboration between several specialists in medicine, dentistry and surgery is required for diagnosing and treating patients optimally. The focus of this presentation is to provide an overview of diagnostic features, signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint involvement, effects of the disease and therapeutic management that orthodontists should know while evaluating and treating children with JIA. Findings of recent clinical investigations focused on orthodontic diagnosis will be discussed. Implications of orthodontic appliances on magnetic resonance imaging will also be covered. Orthodontic treatment interventions and surgical orthodontic treatment that can be employed in the effective management of affected children will be included in a case based presentation format.

Learning objectives:

Attendees of this lecture will be able to:

  • Identify diagnostic features of temporomandibular joint involvement in JIA
    • Understand implications of the disease and medical treatment as they relate to orthodontic treatment
  • Distinguish orthodontic treatment interventions and surgical orthodontic treatment that can be used successfully in JIA
  • Understand the effect of commonly used fixed orthodontic appliances on MR images of the region.
Skeletal Anchorage for the Correction of Class II´s and Open Bites

Dr. Domingo Martin

In many Class II´s we see posterior vertical maxillary excess which in turn produces post rotation of the mandible and a tendency for open bites.In these cases the treatment options are surgical or intrusion of the upper molars.In my presentation I will explain the differential diagnosis of these class II´s and in what cases we can use skeletal anchorage to correct class II´s and open bites.

TMD and Degenerative Joint Disease - The Occlusal Connection

Dr. Domingo Martin

The philosopher Karl Popper wrote ” Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve”. I feel this applies perfectly to the topic of TMD and occlusion. To say that the teeth play a minor role in the pathogenesis of TMD makes hardly any sense if you look at the interelationship of all the structures of the stomatognathic system. I am aware that the literature supports these findings concerning occlusion and TMD. However the vast majority of the studies report on the static relationship of the teeth which in no way reflects the true nature of how the system functions. In this presentation I will explain not the static but the dynamics of the stomatognathic system,degenrative joint disease and how this relates to the TMJs and in some instances can be a key factor in the development of TMD. Finally I will justify how orthodontics can prevent TMD by establishing a condyle position in harmony with the teeth.


It’s ALL in the Presentation!

Sponsored by: Invisalign iTero

Ms. Laura Cafik- Martin

Course Objectives

  1. How to motivate your patients: make them want what it is we know they need.
  2. Preparation techniques for better results.
  3. The importance of customizing your consultations.


Laura Cafik-Martin is all about creating WOW! She has a talent to motivate staff to excel beyond their potential and to motivate initial exam patients to starts. Laura will enjoy sharing her techniques with you. Walk away inspired by some of Laura’s favorite “LCM Lessons.”

Ready, Set, Action!

Sponsored by: Impact360

Ms. Sue Hanen

Are your business systems in place to take your practice to the next level?
Without sustainable operational systems, in today’s fast-paced orthodontic
practice, it could be hit or miss. Systems support your smiles and practice vision.
This lecture will outline orthodontic Key Practice Metrics by job description for the
roles of the:

  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Financial/Insurance Coordinator
  • Treatment Coordinator
  • Clinical Coordinator

“Call it a wrap,” and walk away with a step-by-step guide on how to calculate
the metrics reviewed and understand the impact each metric has on your
practice. Be ready for “Action” with ideas on how to improve practice metrics,
efficiency, and accountability.

Managing Emotions Under Pressure" - Part I, II, III

Mr. Stephen Wood – Fred Pryor Seminar

Improve your relationships — at work and at home
All business is people business. Like it or not, your career depends on how people feel about you — and whether or not they support you.

Yet relationships are fragile. One cross word, bad mood or mishandled conflict can damage a relationship deeply.
Here’s your chance to develop the steady self-control people respond to and respect. The system taught in this seminar is simple — and proven. It can help you live a happier and less stressful life, starting the very next day.

As a result of this training …
• You’ll have fewer conflicts in your life. People won’t be able to “push your buttons” anymore. You’ll feel strong, confident and positive.
• You’ll have higher self-esteem. Self-esteem has more to do with who you are than what you achieve. You’ll discover the crucial difference at this seminar.
• You’ll get more done, with less effort. You’ll approach projects with more motivation and mental clarity.
• You’ll enjoy life more. If you believe life is better when you’re in control, then this seminar is for you.

Key learning points …
• Respond with a level head, even when you’re ready to “blow a fuse”
• Adapt to workplace changes — even those that are hard to swallow
• Stick with tough challenges when solutions don’t come easily
• Follow through on plans … turn “good intentions” into reality … and meet more goals
• Develop the steady self-control it takes to stand up for yourself and deal with conflicts positively
• Break on-the-job habits that hurt you, such as procrastination and disorganization
• Bring more discipline into your personal life — creating healthier routines and relationships


Dealing with Difficult Patients and Health Care Personnel Part I, II

Mr. Stephen Wood – Fred Pryor Seminar

The skills you need for the challenges you face
The healthcare environment will always be extremely challenging, but you can change the way you approach it. Learn the skills that will allow you to go back to work with a fresh outlook and make it possible for you to experience a return to the sense of
fulfillment, satisfaction and empathy that brought you into the healthcare field in the first place. This
seminar equips you with the strategies and communication skills you need to survive and thrive in your demanding, high-stress healthcare position.

Benefits of this program
In one day, you and your staff will learn to …
• Be sensitive to the reasons difficult people act the way they do
• Gain the trust of patients — even those who initially don’t want to put their faith in you
• Set limits without creating barriers for patients, managers and staff members
• Say and do the right thing to smooth out a rocky situation and set the relationship back on course
• Bring out the best in even the most trying personalities
• Maintain your composure and control — even when someone gets “in your face”
• Cool down heated situations and put patients and families at ease
• Win people over with your newly acquired nonverbal skills

Key learning points
• Understand what makes difficult people tick. Build a plan for getting in sync with difficult personalities so you can easily and effectively communicate and get results.
• Bring out the best in all kinds of people. Learn how to reinforce positive behavior so it occurs more frequently.
• Improve your listening and nonverbal skills. Gain techniques for projecting concern, calming the most difficult and unreasonable people and convincing them you’re on their side.
• Exude poise and confidence, regardless of how you feel inside. Feel confident that you can handle anything and anyone, because you’ll have a reservoir of interpersonal skills to draw upon.
• Communicate more effectively, credibly and assertively. Elevate your “word power” to a more professional level that gets results with any type of personality.
• Negotiate better agreements and resolve conflicts easily. Sharpen your diplomacy skills so you can consistently be the voice of reason in difficult situations.