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Previous Advanced Seminars met on the following dates:

December 1 - 3, 2017 Dr. Cris Simmons presented Temporomandibular Disorders – Mythology or Science?

2 day Course – Friday & Saturday, Saturday PM Lecture – 8:00-10:00
Sunday Lecturer – Dr. Gary Nelson – see below

Cris Simmons, DDS
graduated from University of Tennessee CHS in 1977. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, Master of Excellence in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, AGD Fellowship and Mastership in the International Congress for Craniomandibular Orthopedics. Dr. Simmons is currently President of the American Board of Craniofacial pain. For the last 22 years his practice has been limited to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD-CFP. Dr. Simmons maintains practices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

Current diagnostic and treatment protocols for TMD-CFP offer significant relief for many patients. However, too often care is denied our clients due to professional misconceptions and confusion regarding current concepts in etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Through lecture and workshop presentations focusing on Temporomandibular Disorders most commonly encountered in the dental practice, participants were provided a solid basis for beginning or improving care for TMD-CFP patients.

Following this presentation each attendee could:

    Understand current concepts of TMD-CFP etiology
    Understand anatomy relevant to TMD
    Be able to perform a comprehensive clinical examination with systematic protocol which can be immediately utilized
    Have a broad introduction to current diagnostic and treatment modalities
    Improve discrimination, Treat, Not treat, Refer?


Topics covered included:
    Strategies for treating muscle disorders vs. joint disorders.
    Appliance design & treatment strategies for case types for muscle dysfunction vs. joint dysfunction.
    Craniofacial pain as a separate entity was discussed and how to avoid this pitfall.
    Case studies and examples.
    Optimal protocol for dental sleep appliances.
    Increase your competence & comfort in treating problems you see in patients on a daily basis.
    The hands on portion was introduction of a copyrighted, innovative Zero Base TMD exam developed by Dr. Simmons based on the concepts of internationally renowned orthodontist, Dr. Carl Gugino.

Sunday AM 3.5 hr lecture included - Dr. Gary Nelson - presented on “30 Years of Mixed and Sundried Orthodontics: What I have learned over my career of treating cases”


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands-on exercises with Dr. Simmons.     4 Participation credits


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSantoRose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attend each night and signed in.


September 8 - 10, 2017 Dr. Rob Bond presented Early Treatment/Orthopedics & Improving your Orthodontic Efficiency

Upon graduating from the University of Toronto, Rob Bond settled in Shelburne, Ontario near Toronto. Dr. Bond has included orthodontics as part of his general practice for the past 25 years. For over fifteen years Dr. Rob Bond's "Comprehensive Straight Wire Course" has been helping to direct contemporary Dentists to include orthodontics in their treatment regime.

He has studied under such functional authorities as Dr. Bob Moyers, Dr. James MacNamara, Dr. John Witzig, Dr. Robert Shaye, Dr. Alex Petrovic, Dr. Tony Ricci, Dr. Don Woodside, Dr. G. Altuna, Dr. Eugene Williamson and Dr. "Tripp" Owens, Dr. Tony Gianelly, Dr. Rob Ricketts, Dr. Thomas Graber, Dr. Henri Petit, Dr. L. Wieslander, Dr. N. Diers, Dr. Tom Mulligan and others. He has consolidated the thoughts, research and treatment methods of many hours of postgraduate education in Functional Appliance therapy. Dr. Rob Bond is also a keen student of occlusion, the "key to orthodontic stability" and has studied intensively under Dr. Peter Dawson, Dr. Niles Guichet, Dr. Don Moore, Dr. Emmanuel Rajczak, Dr. Rudolph Slavicek, Dr. Ron Roth and many others.

Topics included:

    A simple approach to maximize Growth potential & Airway
    Preventing Impacted Cuspids
    Eat well, Live well, Breathe well…”Early Interceptive Orthodontics”
    The truth about sugar &the Ketogenic diet
    The Microbiome…”A Gut Reaction”
    Class II & Class III treatment:
          - Is the Frankel Appliance the best possible appliance?
          - Is Class III treatment predictable ???...
          - What about “Late Class II treatment with questionable Growth potential or No growth” ?
          - Starting with a “Proper Diagnosis”
    Orthodontic Efficiency
          - What is all the hype about “The Damon Philosophy and Self Ligating Biopassive Brackets”
          - When to consider this alternative without the cost and hassle of Damon Brackets
          - ACCELERATED ORTHODONTICS…. Is it For Real???
    “A POTPOURRI” OF GOOD STUFF (I have learned after 45 years in the business”).
          - “The Business of Orthodontics”…Business Management
          - Black Separators
          - TURBOS… Your Brackets’ Best Friend… When, How, Where??
          - Is your case “Really Finished”?... 11 /10th’s Orthodontics
          - Retention & great gums at the end


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands-on exercises with Dr. Bond.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought announced supplies   


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. DiSantoRose and Moren was be held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.


March 31 - April 2, 2017 Dr. Chris Baker presented Pearls from the Persian Gulf: Orthodontics at the Crossroads of the World
      - What Three Years and 1000 New Ortho Cases Have Taught Me.


Dr. Baker
is a pediatric dentist, orthodontics teacher, author, and dental practice consultant. She has been a faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. Dr. Baker is the author of five books and has established orthodontics practices in Kentucky, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates. Her career in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics followed her 10 years as a critical care nurse. Dr Baker practices and blogs in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and East Texas, USA.

Dr. Baker demonstrated how correcting Class II malocclusions at the beginning of treatment, before bracketing and when patient compliance levels are at their highest, provides unique efficiencies and results in less need for extractions. A Class I platform is achieved in an average of 3-4 months, while molar derotation and uprighting is also achieved. Discussion included occlusal and soft tissue harmony, long-term stability and esthetics. Hands-on exercises provided experience and kinesthetic comfort with the techniques.

Some of the ‘evidence’ of popular orthodontic treatments was discussed and participants asked to evaluate and consider the evidence base, experiential as well as pertinent recent literature. Participants were challenged to think critically about current conventional wisdom and how to treat patients in light of, and possibly in spite of, the evidence base.

Topics included:

    Treat Class II malocclusions to Class I before braces, Patient selection, Compliance - is it better or worse than traditional elastics? Why?
          - What is good about Motion Appliances? What are the challenges I may encounter?
          - How to design and treat in early mixed, late mixed, and permanent dentitions
    Bonded Retainers - Have we had a good beta test yet? What have we learned? How should we proceed?
    Considerations to address seemingly Minor issues that are major challenges -Why we want categorically to fix the problem, -Why we can’t, - Carney-Baker splint, Inman Aligner, Essix and Hilliard pliers
    How to use the final touch to WOW your patients
    How and why a healthier microbiome can improve a common oral symptom
    A new use for the chin sling in adult patients
    A new favorite orthodontic retractor
    Treating dark triangular spaces where the gingival papilla should be
    An orthodontic archwire turned “inside out”
    Evaluation of your patients’ progress with nothing but cell phones
    How can we re-ignite the fire/ recapture the passion?
          -Keeping a practice vibrant, growing and fun,
          -Response to the realities of dental and orthodontic
    How I enjoy to the fullest, my Abu Dhabi orthodontics office as well as time at home in Texas.


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands-on exercises on the Motion Appliances with Dr. Baker.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought Laptops, empty 32 GB Thumb drive, mm rulers, bracket tweezer, non-locking cotton plier, #6 explorer or other straight explorer, rope wax, digital caliper (can be shared), Upper & Lower models of a Class II case - ideally mount case on a hinge articulator for the exercise, all other materials were be supplied.   


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSantoRose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attended each night and signed in.


December 2 - 4, 2016 Dr. Bill Hang presented on Orthodontic Success in the Coming Post-Retraction World
Entire 2 day Course – Friday & Saturday
Sunday Lecturer – Dr. Gary DiSanto-Rose – see below

Dr. Hang
graduated in 1970 with a BS and a DDS with honors from the University of Illinois and his MSD in orthodontics from the University of Minnesota in 1974. He served as Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota before establishing orthodontic practices in Vermont and then California. He is a leading speaker on topics including the Orthotropics® technique, orthodontics and the Posterior Airway Space, guidance of tooth eruption and prevention of tooth impaction, facial esthetics, obstructive sleep apnea’s relationship to facial development, and the reversal of previous orthodontic retraction often involving re-opening of extraction spaces.

Dr. Hang is a pioneer in bringing orthodontics into the Post-Retraction Era. His Face Focused® treatment techniques are designed to: develop the jaws forward, never backward; work toward proper facial balance; create pleasing facial appearance; protect and/or expand the airway; and produce broad smiles that are complete to the corners of the mouth.

Participants learned the following:

    Re-opening Extraction Spaces
    How to look at faces and predict airway adequacy/inadequacy with a high degree of success
    A common sense approach to TMJ health which makes sense
    What to do when the ENTIRE MANDIBLE IS BACK because the patient has been retracted, has no chin and either has confirmed or suspected sleep apnea
    Why ADVANCING TEETH on the jaws even minutely may solve your problem and why big advancements will not cause the sky to fall in as you were taught it would
    Why a sleep study without an OSA diagnosis is not necessarily a sign of good airway health
    Why UARS can be every bit as bad for a patient as OSA
    The intimate relationship of tongue tie and clenching....and how the clenching machine can be turned off
    Why many four bicuspid extraction treatments can ENTRAP THE MANDIBLE
    How to create “smiles complete to the corners of the mouth” without expanders
    How to treat a woman who records “talking books” for a living and not have her miss a day at work as you re-open her spaces
    How to treat non-extraction the patient who has been told that extractions are absolutely necessary and have a parent thrilled with the result in the short and long term without fattening the checkbook of your periodontist to fix the recession you were warned you would create (but won’t)
    How to reduce some Class II overjets non-surgically without retraction and INCREASE the airway in the process

Sunday AM 3.5 hr lecture included - Dr. Gary DiSanto-Rose presented on “Trophies, Skeletons, and Lessons Learned”: Treatment pearls, crossbite correction, root resorption, impacted cuspids, decalcification problems, scissor bite cases, and traumatic injuries.

Treatment choices we make for our orthodontic patients can have a significant positive or negative effect on their lives. This course focused on these various treatments. Orthodontic cases of varying degrees of difficulty were presented. I shared treatment pearls that I have learned over the years that helped me recover from some potential treatment problems. In so doing, I hope I can help to make your orthodontic journey a little easier. Participants learned solutions the following orthodontic issues as well gained knowledge:

    Simple solutions to crossbite correction
    Root resorption
    Impacted cuspids
    Oral hygiene and decalcification problems
    Deep bite cases
    Scissor bite cases
    Traumatic injuries
    Treatment pearls learned over the years
    How to recover from treatment problems
    Make your orthodontic cases easier to treat


Participation Segment
Participants brought Laptops, Empty 32 GB Thumb drive, all other materials were supplied.   

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSantoRose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attend each night and signed in.


September 9-11, 2016 Dr. Skipp Truitt presented on Light Wire Appliances, Skeletal Class III Patients, Practical TMD Therapy, Nasal Breathing & Airway Obstruction.

Dr. Skipp Truitt
received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University. Dr. Truitt is a member of the: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontics Society, American Association of Functional Orthopedics, American Society of Dentistry for Children, Australian Association of Orthopedics and Orthodontics. Dr. Truitt has authored four text books on the subjects of maxillofacial orthopedics, orthodontics, cephalometrics, and Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction. In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature on those subjects both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Truitt conducts seminars throughout the world on the above mentioned subjects and acts as a consultant in clinics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, and Asia.

The A.L.F. appliances can be used on their own for upper and lower arch development, or they can be used in conjunction with fixed appliance therapy. The upper RN-Sagittal is a light-wire appliance that incorporates acrylic in the anterior and two posterior force planes. It can be used to develop the maxilla in both a sagittal and transverse direction. It can also support the force of a R.P.H.G.(Maxillary Protraction Appliance). The RN-Sagittal appliance can be modified to open a deep bite, to close an open bite, to correct an anterior tongue thrust, and to distract a skeletal Class II mandible into a balanced skeletal Class I relationship.

Participants learned the following:

    Case selection for the ALF and RN-Sagittal appliances.
    Using the ALF appliance in conjunction with fixed appliances.
    Extraction cases using the ALF for development and anchorage.
    Accurate diagnosis of a Class III child.
    Non surgical correction of the skeletal Class III using orthopedic appliances.
    Using intra oral and extra oral Class III elastics.
    Retaining the skeletal Class III at night until growth is complete.
    The orthodontic finish for the Class III patient.
    Diagnosing and classifying internal derangements.
    Selecting the appropriate TMJ splint.
    Placement and adjustment of the various splints.
    Prolo therapy for the TMD.
    Case finishing with TMJ orthodontics, full mouth reconstruction, & removable prosthesis.
    Why is nasal breathing critical? The five places an airway can be obstructed.
    How to correct the obstruction.


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on TMJ Exam & Diagnosis. with Dr. Truitt.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought Laptops, Empty 32 GB Thumb drive, all other materials were supplied.   

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. Moren & DiSantoRose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.


March 11 - 13 , 2016 Dr. Todd Rowe presented on Pre-Prosthetic and Adult Orthodontics.

Todd Rowe DMD, MS
, is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics practicing in Leominster, Ma. He received his DMD and MPH from Harvard School of Dental Medicine (where he is currently a clinical instructor), and his MS in Ortho from Univ. of Michigan. Dr. Rowe will focus on the benefits of orthodontic treatment as a pre-prosthetic adjunct to restorative care. Specifically, he will discuss the role of anterior and posterior vertical bite control, as well as horizontal space creation and maintenance.

It can be challenging to get adults to go for an orthodontic evaluation, let alone active orthodontic treatment. However, tooth drifting, physiologic bite deepening and underlying dento-skeletal malocclusion can have a significant impact on our ability to restore decayed, worn or fractured teeth. Moreover, these same factors that make restorations more challenging to place, can also affect the longevity of our restorations and prosthetics.

He will address advantages and challenges of braces vs. Invisalign® for specific corrections, with an in depth look at the ClinCheck® set ups needed to accomplish predictable tooth movements when using Invisalign. Clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate the discussed orthodontic movement and mechanics. Appointment by appointment photographs will be used, rather than simply “before and after” pictures. The intent will be to show more than just a clinical result. We will discuss realistic, step by step clinical expectations, and evaluate challenges that orthodontists routinely encounter during active patient tooth movements. Dr. Rowe will show a simple technique to create space in the early mixed dentition, which everyone can use back in their office on Monday morning.

Participants learned the following:

    Deep bite opening
    Open bite closure
    Balancing interferences and the influence of molar torque
    Buccal corridors
    Impacted teeth
    Tooth substitutions
    Crossbites
    Smile arc
    Extrusion for bone leveling
    Gingival margin heights and leveling
    Bolton Discrepancy management
    Passive self ligation
    Invisalign® vs. Braces with ClinCheck® mechanics


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Invisalign® ClinCheck®, wire bending with expansion appliance with Dr. Rowe.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought Laptops with ClinCheck®, Empty 32 GB Thumb drive, all other materials will be supplied.   

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. Denis Moren was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.




December 4 - 6 , 2015 Dr Rohan Wijey will presented on Myofunctional orthodontics.

Dr. Rohan Wijey
is the Clinical Director and Senior Lecturer of Myofunctional Research Co (MRC) and CEO of the Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Centers. His myofunctional orthodontics journey began with MRC in 2007, and he has since lectured across 5 continents and has had numerous articles published in orthodontic and pediatric journals around the world. As well as practicing in orthodontics, Dr Wijey has trained as a myofunctional therapist with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) in Colorado, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Despite his heavy lecturing schedule, he remains very much involved in clinical practice, dividing his time between the four Myobrace Centers owned and operated by MRC in Australia.

Apart from the clinical aspects of Myofunctional Orthodontics treatment, a significant focus of Dr. Wijey’s lecture will be how to implement a practical system into your existing practices.

The bent wire appliance is used to develop the size of the upper or lower arch while at the same time allowing room for the tongue to rest & function in the palate. Dr. Rohan Wijey uses it in mixed & permanent dentition to develop the arches used in combination with a Myobrace to correct moderate malocclusions. During the hands on portion of the class you will learn to bend the wire for the models that are either provided or your own case models that you bring to the class. You will also learn WHEN to use the BWS in conjunction with Myobrace to maximize the treatment provided.

Participants learned the following:

    History of myofunctional and functional orthodontics
    Diagnosis and evaluation of soft tissue dysfunction
    Treatment planning with myofunctional, functional and fixed appliance systems
    How to implement myofunctional therapy in your practice
    Myofunctional therapy and its relationship to TMD and OSA treatment
    Hands-on expansion appliance component

This meeting was supported by a partial grant from Myofunctional Research Co. for expenses only.

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Bent Wire Appliance on typodonts. with Dr. Wijey.     4 Participation credits
Download Manual for details:
http://myoresearch.com/images/uploads/resources/bws_manual.pdf
Participants brought pliers to bend Leone Biosteel .028” wire including: hard wire cutter, bird beak , loop forming, three prong, Schwartz plier - P 5 of manual, hollow jaw plier - P 4 … some pliers & typodonts was supplied.   

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. Moren(Friday Only) & DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.




Sept. 18-20, 2015 Dr. Terrance J. Spahl presented on Modern Maxillofacial Orthopedics/Orthodontics and the Ortho/TMD/Migraine Connection.

Dr. Spahl
attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota completing his dental education in 1969. After serving as a dentist for 2 years in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Arizona he settled in to private practice in St. Paul, MN where he as devoted special interests to Functional Orthodontics and TMD therapeutics. He is the principal author of a trilogy of textbooks on orthodontics, maxillofacial orthopedics and TMJ therapeutics. In the course of his career, Dr. Spahl has been the recipient of over 50 awards, plaques, and certificates from various local, national and international professional dental organizations and societies. Dr. Spahl has also lectured extensively for over 30 years at dental meetings and seminars throughout the United States and 11 foreign countries.

Participants learned the following:

    How Functional Orthodontics is used to treat TMD
    The Ortho/TMD/Migraine Continuum: The Neuro Science
    The FACT Appliance: TMD “Supersplint”
    The Bionator Retainer: TMD Success through Sleep
    The SSV: The Final Powerized Vertical
    The Temporal Shift: The Single Most Important Key Between Total Success or Complete Failure
    Multiple detailed case presentations step by step
    Your questions will be answered!


During the 2 ½ days, Dr. Spahl presented his simple, easy to use appliances and treatment techniques that will change your Ortho/TMJD treatment forever. He made Orthodontics and TMD treatment more understandable and more profitable, Dr. Spahl showed a variety of functional appliances he uses; their construction, adjustment and management [including hands on with some of the appliances]. Which appliance to use, when and how for easier success. And he explained the real truth about the Ortho/TMJD/Migraine connection.

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Proper wax construction bite registration, proper adjustments of the FACT Appliance, construction and adjustment of the Bionator Retainer for perfect fit with Dr. Spahl.     4 Participation credits


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. Moren & DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attended each night and signed in.





April 17-19, 2015 Dr. Ben Miraglia presented on Advanced Invisalign®, Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics Airway & Early Orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Ben Miraglia
graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is a proud member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Miraglia completed a general practice residency program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He has 21 years private practice experience in Mt. Kisco, New York, where his focus has been on early childhood growth and development. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on childhood sleep disorder breathing and its impact on the development of the maxilla, mandible and airway. Dr. Miraglia holds faculty positions with Align Technology and the United States Dental Institute and is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics.

Dr. Miraglia was recently honored with a position on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York. Dr. Miraglia and his wife Lisa enjoy three beautiful children, Madison, Max and Molly.

Participants learned the following:

Advanced Invisalign

    Set up and treatment of severe spacing cases
    Set up and treatment of severe crowding spaces with little to no IPR
    Incorporate Invisalign® into moderate to severe perio cases
    Invisalign® for complex restorative cases
    Invisalign® for extensive amounts of molar expansion and rotation
    Invisalign® to move all 28 teeth into a perfectly healthy and stable occlusion
PROPEL® Accelerated Orthodontic Technique
    How to incorporate the PROPEL® micro-osteoperforation technique into any orthodontic technique
    See case studies demonstrating 50% reduction in treatment time
    How to discuss PROPEL® with patients
    Hands on Propel® Microperforation on typodonts
Interceptive Orthodontic Techniques for Airway and Facial Development
    The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and early childhood development
    Myofunctional guidance appliances which work to fully develop facial features and an appropriate airway will be demonstrated and then adjusted by participants in hands on
    Nasal breathing vs. mouth breathing and its consequences
    The relationship of sleep disordered breathing to ADHD and how removable Myofunctional appliances can help as early as age 3

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Propel Microperforation on typodonts & Myofunctional guidance appliance adjustment with Dr. Ben Miraglia.     4 Participation credits


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.





December 5-7 , 2014 Dr. Larry W. White will presented on Orthodontic Pearls, Hands on Indirect Bonding on typodonts.

Larry W. White, DDS, MSD
graduated from Baylor Dental College. Dr. White then served two years in the United States Air Force Dental Corps before moving to Hobbs where he practiced general dentistry for five years. He returned to Baylor Dental College and received a graduate degree in orthodontics. He practiced orthodontics in Hobbs for 31 years and then began an academic career by starting the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio’s first graduate orthodontic program. Dr. White has published over 100 professional articles, authored several books about orthodontics and edited numerous professional publications. Dr. White continues to practice orthodontics and teach in the Orthodontic Department at Baylor Dental College.

In 2012 Orthodontic Pearls: A Clinician’s Guide was published. The 200-page book is a collection of clinical and management tips written by 122 authors from around the world. The book satisfies a longtime professional goal of collecting and publishing some of the best and most useful “little ideas” that orthodontic clinicians use to simplify and improve the therapies they deliver to their patients. Some of these "pearls” have become an important part of doctors’ therapeutic routines.

Participants learned the following:

    Tips on patient management, diagnosis and treatment planning, compliance issues, personnel solutions, and office management in addition to orthodontic therapies.
    The most eclectic array of orthodontic nuggets ever accumulated in one presentation.
    Some of the most useful “little ideas” that orthodontic clinicians use to simplify and improve the therapies they deliver to their patients.
    All of us are a lot smarter than any single one of us, and all technology, no matter how minor, increases exponentially when shared.
    Hands on Indirect Bonding on typodonts or models of your next patient.


Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Indirect Bonding on typodonts. with Dr. Larry W. White.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought models of a patient for indirect bracketing and the brackets to be used. For those not bringing brackets & models, typodonts & brackets were supplied.   

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was be held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attend each night and signed in.





September 5-7 , 2014 Dr. Skipp Truitt presented on ALF, Williams, RN-Sagital Appliances, Orthopedics.

Dr. Skipp Truitt
received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University.
Dr. Truitt is a member of:

    The American Dental Association
    The Texas Dental Association
    The Academy of General Dentistry
    The International Association of Orthodontics
    The American Orthodontics Society
    The American Association of Functional Orthopedics
    The American Society of Dentistry for Children
    The Australian Association of Orthopedics and Orthodontics
Dr. Truitt has authored four text books on the subjects of maxillofacial orthopedics, orthodontics, cephalometrics, and Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction. In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature on those subjects both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Truitt conducts seminars throughout the world on the above mentioned subjects and acts as a consultant in clinics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, and Asia.

Dr. Truitt’s presentation included the placement and adjustment of the upper and lower Williams appliances. These fixed orthopedic appliances are ideal for treating patients in the mixed dentition. The upper Williams appliance can be used to develop the maxilla both a sagittal and transverse dimension. It can also be used to open a deep bite, and to distract the mandible from a skeletal Class II position into a Skeletal Class I relationship.

The lower Williams is the ideal appliance for developing the transverse width of the mandibular dental alveolar base, and to recover lost lower arch length.

The A.L.F. (Alternative Light-wire Functional) appliances are best used in the permanent dentition. The A.L.F. appliances can be used on their own for upper and lower arch development, or they can be used in conjunction with fixed appliance therapy.

The upper RN-Sagittal is a light-wire appliance that incorporates acrylic in the anterior and two posterior force planes. It can be used to develop the maxilla in both a sagittal and transverse direction. It can also support the force of a R.P.H.G.(Maxillary Protraction Appliance)

The RN-Sagittal appliance can be modified to open a deep bite, to close an open bite, to correct an anterior tongue thrust, and to distract a skeletal Class II mandible into a balanced skeletal Class I relationship.

The final portion of Dr. Truitt’s presentation covered the use of the new Smile Tru translucent orthodontic appliance. The Smile Tru system is the ideal solution for patients who require orthodontic treatment, but refuse to wear anything that can be seen or that interferes with their speech. Each doctor attending the meeting will receive a complimentary Smile Tru starter kit, and will also be accredited as a certified Smile Tru provider.

Doctors are encouraged to bring their staff to this meeting. There was be a secession devoted to “hands on” appliance adjustment and cranial suture releases. In addition there was a discussion on marketing and fee structure as well as dental and medical insurance coverage.

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on TBA with Dr. Skipp Truitt.     4 Participation credits
CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. Dennis Moren & DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits given to those that attended each night and signed in.





March 21-23, 2014 Dr Duane Keller presented on Orthodontic treatment for the TMD patient.

Dr Duane Keller
graduated from the University of Missouri in 1969 and from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He practices general dentistry in St. Louis, MO, where his practice focuses on acute and chronic pain patients and the treatment of periodontal disease.

Dr. Keller has published over 35 articles in refereed dental journals, has lectured nationally and internationally on TMJ, TMJ Orthodontics and the Perio Protect Method of treating periodontal disease. He has over 15 United States patents and multiple foreign patents on TMJ methods and apparatuses and periodontal treatment methods and apparatuses.

There is a relationship between orthodontics and TMJ issues. Denial of this relationship is both unprofessional and constitutes placing patients in unwarranted precarious relationships. It is essential to understand the anatomy and physiology of function of the upper quadrant to best appreciate the importance of dental treatments to stable relationships. Orthodontic treatments to habitual bite relationships may prove detrimental to the welfare of the patient if there are structural and functional compromises to the stomatognathic system related to a dysfunctional malocclusion. TMJ Orthodontic treatments first stabilize the upper quadrant and then enable an approximation of the dentition to support and maintain the structural and functional relationships established prior to irreversible orthodontic corrections.

Participants learned the following:
Steps in TMJ Orthodontics

    Establishing the functional mandibular / maxillary relationship.
          Reversible diagnostic orthotics (hands-on)
                Muscle deprogrammer
                Disc appliance
                Non-recapturable decompression appliances
    Evaluating the form and function at the functional bite position
    Developing the arch form
          Non-extraction versus extraction mechanics
          Anchorage mechanics
    Tripod orthodontics to the stable mandibular / maxillary relationship.
    Transfer mechanics for orthotic removal
    Dental approximation
          Utility and segmental mechanics
          Step up and step down mechanics
    Straight wire mechanics to stable relationships
    Overcorrection considerations
    Retention and airway stability
          Augmenting stability and bone regeneration mechanics
Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on orthotic adjustments with Dr. Duane Keller.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought:  
Mandibular orthotic (Gelb appliance), portable lab engine and acrylic bur, monomer and polymer splint acrylic, dappen dish, spatula, Vaseline, articulating paper, gloves, and paper towel.

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.






December 6-8, 2013 Dr. Mark Paschen & Dr. Michael Wilkerson presented on Promoting Orthodontics in your Practice, Lingual Orthodontics, Early treatment, Class III TX, Pedodontics .

Dr. Mark Paschen (Friday)
graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1983. After practicing both general dentistry and orthodontics for over 20 years, he decided, in 2005, to limit his practice to orthodontics and the treatment of TMJ disorders.

Presently, he is a Senior Certified Orthodontic Instructor for the IAO. He has spoken both nationally and abroad on Orthodontic Practice Management and has authored several articles on that subject. He has also spoken at the annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD) and at the summer meeting of the IAO on dental sleep appliances. He is currently working toward his Diplomate in the ACSDD and is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

By practicing for over 30 years, Dr. Paschen has seen many changes and advancements in the field of orthodontics, not only in the technology of the wires and brackets, but in patient care and interactions in the office. He shared what has worked in his practice and some things that have not worked very well. His presentation consisted of practical information that you can take back to your office and incorporate on Monday morning. You were guaranteed to add some “pearls” to your necklace.

    Lingual Braces – “The Esthetic Fixed Alternative”. Limitations, indications, and proper case selection.
    Nickel Titanium or Stainless Steel – “Unraveling the Mystery of Wire Selection”. Too much pressure, too little pressure, why aren’t the teeth moving the way they are supposed to?
    White Spots – “Avoidable or Inevitable”. Tired of hearing, “Doctor, the teeth are nice and straight, but what are those white lines from”?
    Leadership – “Improve Relationships With Your Team”. Decrease conflicts, have more fun, and look forward to going to work EVERY day.
    Orthodontic Practice Management Pearls – “From Scheduling to the Consult”. Learn Dr. Paschen’s secrets to grow your orthodontic practice, even during difficult financial times.

Dr. Michael Wilkerson (Sat & Sun) attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and received his dental degree in 1990. He completed both a residency in pediatric dentistry and a Master’s of Science degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1994. He has been board certified by the ABPD since 2000.

Dr. Wilkerson has been using the Tip-Edge differential orthodontic technique since his 1994 graduation from the Academy’s Hands-On-Course. He is an active member of the IAO, the AOS, and AGpO. Early orthodontic/orthopedic and interceptive treatment is his major focus, with an emphasis on correct facial growth and oral posture, minimal extractions, healthy TMJ’s, and proper nasal breathing.

Dr. Wilkerson has perfected an early treatment approach using fixed appliances that he termed ‘Dual Arch Orthopedics’. He has written multiple articles, is an international lecturer, and instructor.

    Multiple clinical cases start to finish with an emphasis on early treatment strategies.
    Phase I treatment for Class I, Class II, and Class III cases, review diagnosis, treatment protocols, appliance design, case selection, indications, and retention after phase I.
    The best time to treat.
    Dual Arch Orthopedic treatment technique that Dr. Wilkerson has perfected in detail.

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on wire bending on typodonts; Class III Facemask hands on with Dr. Michael Wilkerson.     4 Participation credits
Participants brought:  
typodonts with brackets on, ortho instruments, especially bird beak, offset, tweed pliers, tweed loop pliers, light wire pliers, distal end cutter, ligatures, O’s, and a marker or white pencil to mark wires.

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attend each night and signed in.






September 20-22, 2013 Dr. Adrian J. Palencar presented on Case Finishing and Temporary Anchorage Devices. Dr. Palencar graduated from Komensky University in Slovakia with the degree Doctor of Universal Medicine, specialty Stomatology (Dentistry). He immigrated to Canada in 1968 and became a licensed Dental Surgeon in Canada in 1970. Dr. Palencar was awarded a Master of Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) in 1997 and received a Pinsker Award from the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) in 2003. He is an IBO Board Diplomate and a IAO Master Senior Instructor. Dr. Palencar is a past President of the IAO Ontario Section, Treasurer of the Regional Niagara AGD, a peer reviewer for the IJO and an Examiner for the IBO. He has received sixteen awards at the IAO national meeting for Table Clinics and Case of the Year including six first place awards within the past ten years. He has 3 publications in the IJO Journal and one currently in print.

Dr. Palencar shared his knowledge and experience in compiling excellent records, and in diagnosing and treatment planning cases. He demonstrated the utilization of numerous functional appliances, TADs, and the Straight Wire Appliance. Dr. Palencar reviewed his retention protocol and showed a plethora of orthodontic cases. The treatment is pre-planned and rendered in the same descending order: airway, habits, TMJ, skeletal issues, dental issues and esthetics. The skeletal issues are subdivided as follows:
      1. Transverse development
      2. Development of the pre-maxilla
      3. Advancement of the Retrognathic maxilla
      4. Advancement of the Retrognathic mandible
      5. Vertical development


The participant learned the following:

    Rationale for early orthodontic treatment
    Air-Rotor Slenderizing, (article published in the IJO Fall 2004)
    Distalization of maxillary molars with modified Greenfield appliance, (article published in the IJO Fall 2006)
    Practical application of Temporary Anchorage Devices
    Intrusion and up-righting teeth for fixed prosthesis with TADs, (article published in the IJO Fall 2012)
    Fifth alternative for replacement of maxillary first molar (peer reviewed and approved for publication in the IJO in 2013)
    Case finishing, hands-on
    Two cases, I should not have treated
    Early treatment, Stage I cases
    Stage I and II cases
    Class I permanent dentition cases
    Class II, Division 1 permanent dentition cases
    Class II, Division 2 permanent dentition cases
    Class III permanent dentition cases
    Cases with impacted teeth
    TAD cases


March 15-17, 2013 Dr. Raphael L.Greenfield presented on Non-Extraction Orthodontics. Dr. Greenfield received his D.D.S. degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1971. His MS in Dentistry is from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, where he was appointed as Clinical Instructor in Orthodontics from 1973-1976. Dr.Greenfield became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1984 and was invited to exhibit his cases to the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Greenfield has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on his unique non-extraction approach to orthodontics. He has given 3 scientific presentations and numerous table clinics on "Coordinated Arch Development™" at the AAO annual meetings. He successfully represented his nonextraction approach at an extraction/nonextraction debate held at the College of Diplomates of the ABO. His article in the August 1993 JCO on "Simultaneous Torquing and Intrusion" aroused great interest in his methods for intruding maxillary incisors and eliminating "gummy smiles." His March 1995 and September 2005 articles that also appeared in the JCO on his "Fixed Piston Appliance," accelerates the creation of space for tooth alignment and overbite correction for non-compliant patients. In 1999, Dr. Greenfield authored the first text book on "Non-Extraction Treatment." In 2010, an 1100 page extensively revised 2nd edition was published.

In addition to serving as a referee for the AJODO, Dr. Greenfield is a member of the AAO, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Florida Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Greenfield is the originator of four scientific patents. He has treated more than 10,000 non-extraction patients while developing his unique "Coordinated Arch Development™" technique and philosophy to create radiant smiles and greatly enhance orthodontic stability. He is a consultant to orthodontists throughout the world.

In Dr. Greenfield's presentation, he will reveal the principles and methoids necessary to diagnose and treat the most diffficult non-extraction cases with the utmost of confidence. After this weekend, clinicians will posess the knowledge to treat 90% of their cases with a time-tested non-extraxtion approach. Dr. Greenfield has combined his clinical expertise obtained from treating more than 10,000 non-extraction cases in over 30 years of private practice using his "Coordinated Arch Development" philosophy and techniques with his extensive research and exposure to hundreds of Dr. Norman Cetlyn's successfully treated non extraction cases more than 25 years out of retention.

Participation Segment
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on wire bending with Dr. Raphael L.Greenfield.     Participants brought typodonts with brackets, molar bands with Mx headgear & Md lip bumper tubes, 0.045 SS wires & instruments: bird beak, hollow chop, 3 prong pliers, and heavy wire cutters for placing Lip Bumpers, etc.       4 Participation credits

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held

    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits was given to those that attended each night and signed in.





Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2012 Dr. Thomas Mulligan presented on mulligan mechanics. His unique approach to tooth movements simplified your daily routines. And in our intimate and informal setting, you had the opportunity to pick up Dr. Mulligan's techniques and pearls and go back into your practices and get the results you desired. You learned why teeth move the way they do, how to achieve the movements you desire and avoid any unwanted movements. You will gained a genuine grasp of sound orthodontic principles that will allow you to remain with the appliance of your choice, while resolving the tremendous variations of orthodontic tooth-moving problems through application of knowledge in place of unnecessary effort. Emphasis was on the simplicity produced by maximum understanding combined with minimum effort. Desirable and undesirable tooth movements often result by “accident.” You were presented the cause and effect factors that produce these movements. As a result, you became accomplished at your ability to predict response and take the necessary action to avoid and eliminate the undesirable responses in an uncomplicated manner. You discovered an approach that not only offers control of molar position, but eliminates the need for lingual arches, transpalatal arches, and second molar banding (when no second molar movement is required). Treatment of Class II Malocclusions was discussed in a manner which offered the opportunity for correction without headgear or elastics. You were exposed to a “force-driven” concept that produces direct and predictable movement, but is totally unlike the “shape-driven” concept that results in so many unpredictable movements and undesirable side-effects. You also discovered that the multitude of lab appliances in use today can be avoided, thus further reducing office overhead significantly. A thorough discussion of occlusal planes took place, showing their relationship to the smile curve. An understanding of mechanics, unlike what you may have learned at other courses, provided you with the opportunity to discover individualized solutions to patient problems without looking to the laboratory for the various “devices” so heavily advertised in today’s market place.

Here is what Dr. Alex Jacobson, associate editor of AJO-DO states about Dr. Mulligan... Nothing disturbs orthodontists more than unexpected consequences during treatment, and Dr. Mulligan teaches how to anticipate the effect of any wire used in treatment and how to avoid undesirable results. The movement of teeth does not rely on capricious events, which orthodontists simply observe and try to manage; rather, teeth move in predictable ways, depending upon how and where orthodontists apply the various forces. He explains the principles underlying those movements clearly and precisely.

About Dr. Mulligan After graduating from Indiana University with an M.S.D. degree in 1962, Dr. Tom Mulligan has been in the private practice of orthodontics since that time, having also been on the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Phoenix, for almost twenty-five years. His life has consisted of an orthodontic practice, authoring several books, and lecturing worldwide. Dr. Mulligan has lectured throughout the world, bringing his “Common Sense Mechanics” philosophy with him, wherever he goes. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a past president of the Southwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Mulligan recently published his third book, "Common Sense Mechanics in Everyday Orthodontics II."

Participation Segment

Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Wire Bending on typodonts
with Dr. Thomas Mulligan.    
Participants brought typodonts with brackets on, round & rectangular SS wires of assorted sizes & instruments, especially bird beak & tweed, offset, pliers for placing an archwire, light wire pliers, distal end cutter, ligatures, O’s, etc.       4 Participation credits


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held

    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits given to those that attended each night and signed in.





September 7-9, 2012 Dr. John Droter, maintains a private practice diagnosing facial pain in the Washington DC, Baltimore and Annapolis area. When TMJ damage is suspected in causing a patient's problem, he utilizes state of the art imaging (CT and MRI scans) along with computerized measurement and analysis of joint and muscle function. He provides non-surgical TMJ rehabilitation for those patients with damaged joints. An accurate diagnosis is the key and first step to any effective therapy.

WHAT YOU LEARNED THIS WEEKEND:

    Understanding Temporomandibular Disorders
    Understanding Occlusal Muscle Disorders
    Understanding the TMJ
    Orthopedic medicine: Understanding all joints of the human body
    In depth analysis of MRI, CT scans- how to order, how to interpret
    Determining case difficulty before you start
    Diagnosing facial pain. How to be a medical detective. Specific diagnosis leading to specific treatments.
    TMJ damage in children-Ortho/TMJ connection
    Orthodontics to correct malocclusions after TMD therapy

Participation Segment

Saturday 1:00 – 5:00       Hands on Diagnosing TMD cases
using patient history, study models, CT and MRI scans, and photos with Dr. John Droter.    
      4 Participation credits


CASE DIAGNOSIS with Drs. Moren & DiSanto-Rose was be held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits given to those that attended each night and signed in.




March 16-18, 2012 Dr. Ron Bell presented his strategies for “Age-Appropriate” Orthodontic Treatment in growing patients. Dr. Bell is Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his D.D.S. (1973) and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry (1978) from Louisiana State University and certificate in orthodontics from the Medical College of Georgia (1987). A Diplomate and past Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Bell currently serves as the program director of the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics at MUSC. He previously served as Chair of the combined Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Department at MUSC (1990-2004) and program director of the Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry (1990 – 2006). In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Bell maintains a private practice in orthodontics with an emphasis toward children and adolescents. He is also the orthodontic consultant / provider to the Craniofacial Anomalies Team of MUSC Children’s Hospital.

The objective of orthodontic management of the developing occlusion is a stable facial, skeletal, and dental balance consistent with functional and esthetic harmony. Dr. Bell allows for “age-appropriate” consideration of the following treatment strategies to best achieve overall orthodontic treatment objectives:

    Control arch length adjustments through supervision of E-space using guidance of eruption and space supervision concepts
    Space gaining through arch development and transverse expansion procedures
    Vertical control of eruption patterns for adjustments in overbite, openbite, and occlusal planes
    Growth modification using dentofacial orthopedic techniques when skeletal Class II and Class III discrepancies are identified
    Control of deleterious habits and function to enhance neuromuscular balance

The strategies for arch development and dentofacial orthopedics are accomplished through coordinated use of priority appliances (i.e. common or more routine usage) with supplemental techniques (i.e. special or less common usage). A multifaceted armamentarium provides the clinician with varied design features and treatment protocols that are necessary to meet the demands presented by different malocclusion and patient factors, including cooperation.

Participation Segment
CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attended and signed in.





December 2-4, 2011 Dr. Theodore R. Belfor graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1966 and has been in private practice for 40 years. Dr Belfor has been lecturing, teaching and training the Homeoblock™ protocol since 2005 in the US and internationally. Additionally, he has lectured on the Homeoblock™ at many professional organizations' meetings. Dr. Belfor is Chairman and President of OrthoSmile, Inc. and the inventor of the patented Homeoblock™ orthopedic/orthodontic appliance. He is an IAO certified senior instructor.

Overview:

    Introduction to the Homeoblock™ orthopedic/orthodontic appliance
    Diagnostic and treatment protocol
    Jaw development and tooth movement
    Application for facial development, treatment for the airway, TMJ, and anti-aging
    Designing cases and adjusting the appliance
    Facial development and anti-aging techniques

Course Highlights:
    Airway treatment and gene environmental interaction, theory and practice.
    What is the science of Epigenetics?
    A protocol for possible exit strategy for sleep apnea patients that wear a CPAP device.
    Clinical examples illustrating face, airway and TMJ treatment through craniofacial development.
    State of the art 3D technology for diagnosis of patients before and after developmental procedures.
    A non-surgical facial anti-aging protocol.
    The Homeoblock™ appliance and why it is different from all other functional appliances.
Participation Segment
3 D Maxillary Sinus Imaging Field Trip to Dr. Michael Ungerleider’s office     Saturday at 8:00 PM.
Dr. Gerry Graham
– Techniques for imaging the sinus in relation to Homeoblock treatment were demonstrated on a sinus symptomatic patient with anterior maxillary constriction secondary to orthodontics which included extraction of maxillary peg laterals.
2 Participation credits as a part of case diagosis. For details call lecturer 860-559-9517.

CASE DIAGNOSIS with Dr. DiSanto-Rose was held
    FRIDAY       7:00 -   9:00 PM
    SATURDAY 8:00 – 10:00 PM
2 Participation CE credits were given to those that attended and signed in.




September 9-11, 2011 Dr. Martin Epstein presented on two separate topics: 1. Case Finishing and 2. Self-ligating Brackets. Dr. Martin Epstein is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics Post-Graduate Division at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr Epstein has presented courses and seminars extensively in Europe, Asia and South America and has written numerous articles in American and International Orthodontic publications. He received the Teacher of the Year Award from NYU College of Dentistry, Postgraduate Orthodontics department. In addition, Dr. Epstein has been in private practice of Orthodontics for 25 years.

Topics to covered included:

    FINISHING TREATMENT PROTOCOL: [It ain't over until it's over !!!!!!!]
    How to prepare a Pre-Finishing Checklist
    How to make the proper choice of finishing archwires
    How to finalize vertical corrections
    How to finalize midline correction
    Clinical situations for finishing

    SELF-LIGATION: [A new In-Ovation in Orthodontic Technology]
    Self-Ligation leads to less total treatment time [ONE SURVEY: traditional brackets 476 minutes of total treatment chair time versus 302 minutes with self-ligation]
    Self-Ligation results in less archwire change time
      [ONE SURVEY:131 consecutively treated cases were timed AND results found it was twice as fast with self-ligation..saving as much as 3 seconds per bracket]
    Self-Ligation creates longer appointment intervals
    Self-Ligation creates instant improved oral hygiene
    Self-Ligation lead to increased staff efficiency


March 18-20, 2011 Dr. Dennis Bailey continued his presentation about The Orofacial Complex and the Dentist Role in Sleep Disordered Breathing, Orofacial Pain and TMD Disorders. Dr. Bailey is a general dentist with a practice limited to the management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Snoring and Sleep Apnea) utilizing oral appliances. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is a past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, is the founder and past-chair of the Oral Appliance Section and served on the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He frequently lectures and has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine and on the use of Oral Appliances by the dentist for the management of snoring and sleep apnea. He reviewed and expanded on his previous lecture, with emphasis on orthodontic considerations regarding pediatric and adolescent patients.

Topics to be covered include:

    Health Related Consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing
    Oral Appliance Options
    Growth and Development as related to SDB and ortho considerations
    State of the Art Imaging
    Orofacial Pain, with emphasis on Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
    Hands on session of Appliance Delivery and Adjustments
    Sleep Studies
    Medications for Orofacial Pain and Sleep





Dec 3-5, 2010 Dr. Duane Grummons is board certified orthodontist. He is recognized internationally for his innovative approaches to facial orthopedic, TMD and orthodontic treatments, has lectured for orthodontic societies, departments and meetings in 44 U.S. states and many foreign countries and has authored a textbook, chapters and articles regarding non-extraction innovations, frontal analysis for crooked faces and smiles and facial esthetics.

Topics covered included:

    TMD and Orthodontics ~ Sense and Nonsense: 1. Ortho causes TMD? Ortho cures TMD? Neither? 2. Subgroups of dysfunction patients must be distinguished 3. Evaluation, imaging and splint considerations 4. What matters when in ortho treatment?
    Facial Asymmetries…The Essentials from the Front: Patients view themselves from the frontal perspective, so this carries priority in assessing problems and determining 3-D treatment approaches. Great smiles have harmony, symmetry, and maxillary width consistent with individualized facial morphology and balance. Utilizing frontal information, therapeutic approaches are individualized, while directed toward specific causes and etiology. Occlusal plane, midlines, chin location, and smile esthetics are optimized. Asymmetry of the facial parts is the rule, rather than the exception.
    Mid-facial Class III Treatments…Facemask Therapy and Beyond
    Class II Mandibular Herbst Therapy…Treatment Particulars
    Early Treatment…The Right Treatment at the Right Time: Early orthopedic intervention and nonextraction approaches provide for best functional occlusion, proportional structural components, with an esthetic smile and optimized TMJ support.
    G’s Secret Ortho Sauce…Ideas that Sizzle: Dr. G’s Ortho Secret Sauce sizzles with substance, key changes and innovative strategies for a thriving practice. This lecture is a practical guide for converting your challenges into a fun, synchronized team which dazzles! He will share proven ideas and motivational keys which become yours.
    Following conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to manage: 1. Cranio-mandibular (TMD) co-management during orthodontics 2.Smile esthetics regarding occlusal plane, midlines, and chin location 3. Frontal asymmetry analysis and clinical applications 4. Class III treatment with palatal expansion protraction and facemask therapy.




September 24-26, 2010 Dr. Chris Baker spoke on Early Treatment / Pedodontics. Dr. Baker was a critical care Registered Nurse for 10 years, before earning her DMD from University of Kentucky and her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Connecticut. She also spent a year fellowship in Orthodontics at UConn, and served on faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for seven years. She then joined Dr. Walter Doyle in practice and teaching seminars. Today, after 25 years in dentistry, Dr. Chris’ approach to pediatric dentistry and orthodontics is based in prevention, with emphasis on orthodontic treatment procedures for the preschool and school-age child to improve the growth of the entire face, while guiding growth into an attractive, stable, functional occlusion. She currently practices in Lexington, Kentucky as a pediatric dentist performing orthodontics. Among her achievements, she is on the faculty of the Univ of Lousiville Dental School and lectures worldwide for AOS.

Topics covered included:

    Airway - its impact on growth and orthopedic / orthodontic development.
    Expansion for the child patient: when, what appliances, and goals of treatment
    Extractions of primary teeth: when and why? What are the advantages and disadvantages to growth and development?
    Early treatment of the Class III patient: from 12 months of age and up - when and what treatment? What are the goals? What canI expect?
    Treatment of the Class II patient - where are we today? bite correctors vs. elastics, distalizing appliances vs. TAD's, Utility arches vs. CT intrusion arches.
    Special problems in orthodontics: ectopic teeth, missing teeth-especially missing Mx laterals, non-compliance.
    Retention of early treatment vs. retention of full permanent dentition treatment.
    Phase I and done can we get there?
    Early development of joints and occlusion.
    Deep bites & bite plates vs. primary molar buildups.

Participation Segment
Dr. Gerry Graham
– Case presentations for all members involved in tip edge cases (PowerPoint is preferred ); share tip-edge cases and get feedback.
Saturday at 7:00 PM. 2 Participation credits as a part of case diagosis. For details call lecturer 860-559-9517.

CASE DIAGNOSIS WAS HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS 7:00 – 9:00 pm
2 Participation CE credits given to those that attend and sign in


Dr

March 19-21, 2010 Dr. Steve Galella spoke on ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS - Part 2, in which he continued to impart his wisdom, techniques, and philosophies for effective and simplified ortho treatment.  Dr. Gallela is an internationally known speaker whose skills, knowledge, commitment, and real love of learning and teaching is an innovative source of discovery and improvement in your orthodontic practice. He is known for his vast awareness of the professional literature, which he shared during his presentation.  His creativity and his focus on practical and direct solutions, enhanced your understanding of orthodontics and expanded your ability to treat patients.

 

Topics covered included:

¨       An enhanced background in the Bio-Mechanics of orthodontic forces and how they affect and remodel the jaw and facial tissues

¨       The new self-ligating and variable force orthodontic systems.

¨       Definitive methods to sharpen skills in child and adult psychology

¨       Functional Orthopedic Appliance therapy

¨       Fixed Straightwire Appliance treatment

¨       TMD diagnosis and treatment

¨       A study of new advances in our understanding of growth and development of the face and skull

 

Sections on anatomy and physiology of the craniomandibular and facial complexes were taught. Selected topics included growth & development, early treatment, airway, soft tissue/periodontal factors, retention, TMD and sleep apnea. 

 

Participation Segment  

Dr. Gerry Graham – Case presentations for all members involved in tip edge cases (PowerPoint is preferred ); share tip-edge cases and get feedback.

Saturday at 7:00 PM.  2 Participation credits as a part of case diagosis.  For details call lecturer 860-559-9517.  

 

CASE DIAGNOSIS WAS HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS 7:00 – 9:00 pm

           2 Participation CE credits given to those that attend and sign in

 



December 4-6, 2009 Dr. Dennis Bailey spoke on the Functional Airway. Dr. Bailey is a general dentist with a practice limited to the management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Snoring and Sleep Apnea) utilizing oral appliances as well as TMJ Disorders, Orofacial Pain and related headaches. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is a past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, is the founder and past-chair of the Oral Appliance Section and served on the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He frequently lectures and has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine and on the use of Oral Appliances by the dentist for the management of snoring and sleep apnea.

Topics covered include:

¨       The importance of airway in relation to Sleep, Ortho Tx, TMD and Bruxism  

¨       How to evaluate the airway, orally as well as nasally

¨       What is Sleep Bruxism?

¨       The role of the Dentist in the management of Sleep Breathing Disorders (snoring and sleep apnea)

¨       Why Orthodontics must evaluate and manage the airway first in the total treatment scheme

¨       How to recognize and manage sleep apnea and snoring

¨       What every dentist should know and understand about TMD, Orofacial pain and Headaches

¨       The role of Myofunctional Therapy (Orofacial Myology) in relation to patient care and the airway

¨       The tongue and tongue thrusting related to airway management

¨       Important facts to know and understand about sleep studies

¨       The health related consequences of sleep disorders

¨       The impact of the airway on growth and development


18 lecture credits; Fri, Sat, 8:30 – 5:00; Sun 8:30 – 12:00
 

Participation Segment  

Dr. Gerry Graham – Case presentations for all members involved in tip edge cases (PowerPoint is preferred ); share tip-edge cases and get feedback.

Saturday at 7:00 PM.  2 Participation credits as a part of case diagosis.  For details call lecturer 860-559-9517.  

 

CASE DIAGNOSIS WAS HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS 7:00 – 9:00 pm

           2 Participation CE credits given to those that attend and sign in

 


September 11-13, 2009 Dr. Dave Singh spoke on Facial Growth, Genetics and Functional Appliances. Dr. Singh was born, educated and trained in England. He has been a professor for at several Universities and has published numerous dental and orthodontic articles including some with Dr. McNamara at U. of Michigan. He has expanded upon the "Functional Matrix Theory" of Moss and created his own "Spatial Matrix Theory". Additionally he has obtained First Prize at the IAO meeting in 2005. Dr. Singh has co-authored a new book with orthodontist Jim Krumholtz, which is to be published soon. Dr. Singh has also created and patented several functional appliances which he will share with us.

Advances in technology and molecular genetics have provided new approaches to orthodontic care in the 21st century. The aim of this course is to provide new perspectives on the provision of orthodontic care for both adults and children. Specific topics will be discussed including the embryology, growth and development of the face and jaws. One of the most important aspects of orthodontic treatment is diagnosis. Thus, diagnostic clinical facial features will be highlighted with a view to midfacial development. Therefore, this course will help improve your (non-cephalometric) diagnostic skills to help identify and expand your practice of orthodontics. These principles will be tied together under the new concept of “Foundational correction” which takes facial growth and genetics into account for stable functional corrections associated with craniofacial homeostasis. Course Materials

18 lecture credits; Fri, Sat, 8:30 – 5:00; Sun 8:30 – 12:00
 

Participation Segment  

Dr. Gerry Graham – Case presentations for all members involved in tip edge cases (PowerPoint is preferred ); share tip-edge cases and get feedback.

Saturday at 7:00 PM.  2 Participation credits as a part of case diagosis.  For details call lecturer 860-559-9517.  

 

CASE DIAGNOSIS WAS HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS 7:00 – 9:00 pm

           2 Participation CE credits given to those that attend and sign in

 




September 13, 2009, Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Digital Dental Photography Camera Selection, Operation, Retractors, Mirrors, Lighting, Composition, and Photographic documentation for various accreditation groups.
This was a nuts and bolts digital camera how to. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras and laptops. Photographic requirements for orthodontic documentation, IBO Board certification, New England Mastertrack, American Board of General Dentistry, and cosmetic dental academies will be introduced. Photographic techniques to get the appropriate case documentation for cosmetic, orthodontic, and general dental purposes will be discussed. Photography for marketing, case discussion, or lecturing will be emphasized. Both staff friendly consumer cameras and digital SLR cameras will be demonstrated.

Taught by H. Michael Sefranek DMD, MAGD. The presenter has lectured on digital orthodontic photography and digital photo editing at the IAO national meeting, IAO New England, and NYU. He is president of the Rhode Island AGD as well as the IAO New England. View case samples
Cost $ 99     4 Participation Credits





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March 20-22, 2009 Dr. Steve Galella Spoke on ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS - Part 1, in which he continued to impart his wisdom, techniques, and philosophies for effective and simplified ortho treatment.  Dr. Gallela is an internationally known speaker whose skills, knowledge, commitment, and real love of learning and teaching made for an innovative source of discovery and improvement in your orthodontic practice. He is known for his vast awareness of the professional literature, which he will share during his presentation.  His creativity and his focus on practical and direct solutions, will enhance your understanding of orthodontics and expand your ability to treat patients.

 

Topics covered include:

¨       An enhanced background in the Bio-Mechanics of orthodontic forces and how they affect and remodel the jaw and facial tissues

¨       The new self-ligating and variable force orthodontic systems.

¨       Definitive methods to sharpen skills in child and adult psychology

¨       Functional Orthopedic Appliance therapy

¨       Fixed Straightwire Appliance treatment

¨       TMD diagnosis and treatment

¨       A study of new advances in our understanding of growth and development of the face and skull

 

Sections on anatomy and physiology of the craniomandibular and facial complexes were also be taught. Selected topics included growth & development, early treatment, airway, soft tissue/periodontal factors, retention, TMD and sleep apnea.  Overall, it should prove to be a most informative and practical seminar.

18 lecture credits (or 14 lecture, 6 participation for those also attending case diagnosis)

Fri, Sat, 8:30 – 5:00;  Sun 8:30 – 12:00

 

Participation Segment  

Dr. Jim Capurso - Hands on Lingual Arch wire bending, bring models of a patient,   pliers: 139, 410, 203 or similar arch bending, heavy cutters. 

Saturday at 7:00 PM. 1 participation credit   

Dr. Gerry Graham – Case presentations for all members involved in tip edge cases (PowerPoint is preferred ); share tip-edge cases and get feedback.

Saturday at 8:00 PM.  1 participation credit   

 

Dcember, 5-7, 2008 Dr. Timothy Cronin spoke to us about Tip-Edge® orthodontic treatment and how it will enable us to finish cases more quickly and with fewer complications.
The lecturer is a 1976 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and has been actively practicing orthodontics for approximately 20 years. He graduated from the IAO Millennium Institute in 2000. Although he attained his Senior Instructor status in 2002, he remains a true student of the art, science and mechanics of orthodontic treatment. He has studied Tip-Edge with Drs. Yates, Kesling and Morein, Controlled Arch and straight wire finishing under Drs. Sim and Galella and continues to enhance his education with multiple other straight wire educators. Over the years, he has developed a unique orthodontic technique which combines the light forces of Tip Edge brackets with the mechanics of Controlled Arch; a technique he has coined TECA. He lectures nationally, is currently the only writer with a standing column in the IAO International Journal of Orthodontics and consistently is blessed with over 150 cases of orthodontic treatment at any given time.

This course is designed for both the beginning and advanced practitioner who is a student of the art of orthodontics. The education will initiate with an explanation of the vision needed to create beautiful faces and perfect smiles as well as guidelines as set forth in the literature. Each practitioner should receive the complete knowledge needed for the ability to create exceptional orthodontic results simply, successfully and profitably.

However, vision without the mechanical ability to consistently achieve exceptional results is useless. Thus, this course will centered on a new system of orthodontic mechanics which combines the Kesling Tip-Edge bracket system and Begg light force mechanics to consistently correct skeletal/dental malocclusions with Controlled Arch straight wire mechanics to exactly place anterior teeth in the proper position in the face for dento/facial goals. The Tip-Edge ability to have a power assisted 3rd stage finish is unparalleled. No other mechanical system is so simple, so consistent and so accurate. This course will include a hands-on wire bending portion as well as a “starter” kit. The ultimate goal is for each practitioner to walk into his/her office Monday morning and get started on a fully successful case with confidence.


September, 12-14, 2008 Dr. Brendan Stack Dr. Brendan Stack, a university trained orthodontist (Georgetown University) who, since 1965, has limited his practice to the clinical treatment of patients with cranio-facial pain, headache and TMJ dysfunction. He is strictly a "results oriented" clinician who cuts through the extraneous issues to diagnose and treat the precise problems with a minimum of time and a maximum of efficiency. He has lectured extensively in the US, Canada and most recently in Europe. In addition, on Sunday, Dr. Capurso gave a training session on bending lingual arches [Sims/Gallela Style], Dr. Harrison discussed the Ritto appliance and his experience with it, and Drs. Sefranek and Ungerleider showed cases and gave treatment pearls.
ADVANCED SEMINAR

WHAT WAS COVERED THIS WEEKEND

¨       Different types of intraoral orthotics (splints).

¨       Indications & contraindications for various types of splints.

¨       Facial distortions & compensations due to chronic disc dislocations.

¨       The ALF treatment appliance for craniofacial & cranial base distortions

¨       Eliminating severe cranial distortions

¨       Multiple case presentations of unilateral & bilateral clicking, intermittent locking & locked TMJ’s

¨       Stage II orthodontic case finishing

¨       Stage II restorative crown & bridge case finishing

¨       Stage II full denture finishing

¨       TMJ surgical procedures when all else fails

¨       Multiple case presentations from start to finish

¨       Treatment of patients with movement disorders

 

September 14, 2008, Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Digital Dental Photography Camera Selection, Operation, Retractors, Mirrors, Lighting, Composition, and Photographic documentation for various accreditation groups.
This is a nuts and bolts digital camera how to. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras and laptops (call presenter for details 401-247-1777). Photographic requirements for orthodontic documentation, IBO Board certification, New England Mastertrack, American Board of General Dentistry, and cosmetic dental academies will be introduced. Photographic techniques to get the appropriate case documentation for cosmetic, orthodontic, and general dental purposes will be discussed. Photography for marketing, case discussion, or lecturing will be emphasized. Both staff friendly consumer cameras and digital SLR cameras will be demonstrated. This course is co-sponsored with the Rhode Island Academy of General dentistry.

Taught by H. Michael Sefranek DMD, MAGD. The presenter has lectured on digital orthodontic photography and digital photo editing at the IAO national meeting, IAO New England, and NYU. He is president of the Rhode Island AGD as well as the IAO New England. View case samples
Cost $ 99







March 28-30, 2008 Dr. Steve Galella spoke on CASE FINISHING. Dr. Gallela is an internationally known speaker whose skills, knowledge, commitment and real love of learning and teaching will make for an innovative source of discovery and improvement in your orthodontic practice. He is known for his vast awareness of the professional literature, which he will share during his presentation. His creativity and focus on practical and direct solutions will enhance your ability to treat all patients.

CASE FINISHING with Dr

WHAT WAS COVERD THIS WEEKEND

¨       How to develop the perfect treatment design which is the beginning of case finishing.

¨       Variable treatment design and making changes “on the fly”.

¨       The difference between cookbook orthodontics and innovative logical thought process.

¨       How to create a win-win opportunity in your treatment design.

¨       Why bad things happen to great treatment plans.

¨       Steps to sound clinical decision making; making it second nature and fun.

¨       Problems: how they happen, why they happen and how to prevent them.

¨       What to look for before a problem becomes obvious.

¨       Five major reasons why cases do not finish well.

¨       Developing an “eye” for trouble with patients and progress.

¨       How to use advanced mechanics to streamline and simplify your cases.

¨       How to easily and predictably control your mechanics.

¨       When to change mechanics and sequence your case based on your patient’s progress.

¨       Learn solutions to every conceivable case-finishing problem.

 


Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2007 A. Korrodi Ritto DDS, PhD spoke on Non - surgical treament of surgical cases, microimplants, and the Ritto appliannce. The English translation of his book on microimplants was published June 2007. Be sure to read his article on molar intrusion with microimplants (see links below). He states that the earliest he's used microimplants is at age 8. To view Dr. Ritto's articles visit
Micro Implant Articles
Ritto Appiance
Dr. Ritto's Office

Dr. Jack Salius should be familiar to everyone, as he is our past president and cofounder. He spoke on V-Bend Mechanics. Applications include: the closure of central diastemas in a manner that will prevent relapse without retention; eliminating the need for extractions; correcting molar rotations, deep bites, and overjets He will include the irrefutable laws of physics as they apply to wire bending as well as the science of static equilibrium.








PhotoShop Seminar Series

Session 1                   Sat      Nov3, 2007        9:00 - 2:00
Session 1  Makeup  Sun    Dec, 2 2007       1:00 - 6:00
Session 2                   Sat     Feb 23, 2008      9:00 - 2:00
Session 2  Makeup  Sat     March 30 2008  1:00 - 6:00
Session 3                   Sat     May 17, 2008     1:00 - 6:00

PhotoShop Express, Photo editing, Photo montage, Putting cases on the web, Cepahlometric superimposition of tracings via computer. This is truly the poor man's Dolphin imaging. This software sells for $99 and is available for free 30 day trial download. These skills are a must for anyone doing digital photography. Computer and web page basics will also be covered. This is a wonderful method to get progress feedback on your cases by multiple instructors, between our meetings, without having to travel. Enhance your ability to present cases to patients and/or collegues. The course has been completely redone in a powerpoint format. It is broken up into 3 segments to allow the student time to practice the material at home; extra mentorship is included in the cost of registration.

Taught by H. Michael Sefranek DMD, MAGD . The presenter maintains 5 websites currently, including one devoted to his orthodontic cases. He is president of the Rhode Island AGD as well as the IAO New England. He has lectured on photography and digital photo editing at IAONE and NYU. View case samples .
Call Dr. Sefranek for more information at 401-247-1777.
Cost $450

Sep 7-9, 2007 Dr. Ralph Garcia, Jr. spoke on TMD treatment, splint fabrication, and orthodontic finishing of the TMD patient.

Dr. Garcia is the founder and director of Bay Area Center for Craniomandibular Disorders. He lectures worldwide and is the senior lecturer on TMD for the USDI. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and a pioneer in the field of Electrodiagnostics. He was named Clinician of the Year by the American Association for Functional Orthopedics. Dr. Garcia’s presentation covered the importance of a thorough head, neck and TMJ evaluation. He also covered the construction of both his daytime and nighttime appliances for correcting TMJ and cranio facial muscle problems and he will present Phase II cases finished in the therapeutic position utilizing orthopedic/orthodontic appliances.

Dr. Garcia is an IAO member and several of our members have attended his seminar with very positive results.








Mar 9-11, 2007 Dr. Arnold Malerman spoke on early treatment. His second topic was pre-prosthetic orthodontics and adult cases. Dr. Malerman has a private orthodontic practice in the Greater Philadelphia area and was named "Orthodontist of the Year" by his local newspaper reader's poll four years in a row. He was director of an early treatment program for orthodontic residents and was recently featured in a Clinical Journal of Orthodontics Roundtable on early treatment. He was highly recommended at the IAO national executive board meeting this year and has held a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania Orthodontic Department for 30 years. For more information go to Dr. Malerman's website





Dec. 1-3, 2006 Dr. Peter Currie returned to speak to us about orthodontic treatment for TMD: diagnosis, treatment and finishing AND efficient and profitable straight wire treatment.

Many of you are quite familiar with Peter, and his credentials are extensive. Peter had been very active in our group and taught many of us in our school for many years. He has been described by his students as an exemplary instructor as well as the "go to guy" for difficult cases. Peter in 2004, received his M.Sc at Donau University in Vienna, Austria, under the direction of Dr. Slavicek, which is a research degree in orthodontics. He is presently doing further studies in Vienna with Dr. Sato on the MEAW appliance. Peter is also presently studying at Tufts for an M.S. and Craniofacial Pain Certificate; his thesis is on Maxillary molar distalization and its effects. Peter has a very large orthodontic practice in his general practice and delegates all of his orthodontics to two full time orthdontic assistants. He will cover how to efficiently delegate orthodontics including the 3E’s of orthodontics, Effective, Efficient and Everyday, [which you can incorporate into your practices right away]; how to handle the cases that have trouble, TMD, difficult cases and advanced topics of ortho treatment [to challenge your knowledge and help you avoid unwanted disasters]. Attendance was exceptional for this reunion event.

There was a group dinner with Peter Currie Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Peter participated in case diagnosis Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM.





Sept. 15-17, 2006 Dr. Leon Klempner spoke about early Cl II treatment, utilizing non-extraction philosophy with expansion and Twin Block therapy and Cl III tx, utilizing modified Tandem appliance.

  • Curriculum Vitae



  • April 28-30, 2006 Dr. Martin Epstein spoke about: Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implants and Prosthetics
    Topics: the use of fixed appliances, Invisalign and removable appliances to achieve proper spacing and occlusion for multi-disciplinary cases. Molar uprighting, adjunctive orthodontics, developing alveolar ridges and interim retention will be covered in detail.
    This is one seminar not to miss. All new material not covered in the Portugal course. Marty is a phenomenal presenter and a great teacher as well. Last time Marty spoke to us, 5 of us, signed up for his Portugal course. Click on the Portugal link below for photos of Marty and who's in the course.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Portugal












  • Feb. 4, 2006, Saturday 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
    Dr. H. Michael Sefranek
    spoke about PhotoShop Express, Photo editing, Photo montage, Putting cases on the web, and Cepahlometric superimposition of tracings via computer. This is truly the poor man's Dolphin imaging. This software sells for $99 and is available for free 30 day trial download. These skills are a must for anyone doing digital photography. Computer and web page basics will also be covered. This is a wonderful method to get progress feedback on your cases by multiple instructors, between our meetings, without having to travel. Very time effective. The presenter maintains 5 websites currently, including one devoted to his orthodontic cases.




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