2018 Annual Session Doctors Program Schedule: Updates and Highlights
♦ Dr. Olivier Albert Sorel of Rennes, France, speaking on, “Diagnosis, Prognosis and Control of Adult Orthodontic Treatments Focused on Taking into Account the Shape of the Teeth” and
♦ Dr. Daniel Rinchuse of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, speaking on, “Learning from Success and Failure of Orthodontic Cases.”
Drs. Sorel and Rinchuse will be speaking on Tuesday, May 8.
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“The best way to describe the specialty of orthodontics right now is that it is energized,” says Dr. Larry Wang, serving as 2018 Doctors Scientific Program co-chair along with Dr. Chun-Hsi Chung. “We wanted to tap into this energy and bring it to our nation's capital.
“Doctors Program lecturers will address everything from sleep apnea to customized appliances to accelerated orthodontics,” Dr. Wang continues. “We wanted our attendees to receive valuable pearls on the day-to-day challenges we face in our practices all across the globe. We selected speakers who could present the very latest techniques and clinical protocols on the correction of Class II and III malocclusions, open bites and asymmetries, impacted teeth and TMD therapy, and much more. There is even a discussion on craniofacial patient discoveries on the International Space Station!" *
Lectures in the Doctors Scientific Program will include:
• Dr. James McNamara on early treatment of transverse problems;
• Dr. Terry Sellke on the future of remote monitoring of orthodontic treatment;
• Dr. Jeffrey Okeson on how orthodontists can help the TMD patient;
• Dr. David Sarver on esthetic smile design and case presentations;
• Dr. William Wilcko on long-term results of periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontic procedures;
• Dr. Chris Chang on gummy smile correction;
• Dr. Steven Jay Bowman on improving the predictability of clear aligners.
* In cooperation with the UCLA School of Dentistry and Dr. Kang Ting, an AAO member, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) advanced a study of osteoporosis and bone growth by taking 40 rodents to the International Space Station in June, to live in a microgravity environment. At Annual Session, Dr. Ting and Dr. Jin Hee Kwak will present, “Taking Craniofacial Patient Discoveries to the International Space Station.”