Toronto Orthodontic Club

Fall Session, November 19th, 2010

 

   Dr. Robert L. Vanarsdall, Jr.


Dr. Robert L. Vanarsdall, Jr. is Professor of Orthodontics and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
  • He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and has served as President of the Eastern Component of the E.H. Angle Society of Orthodontics
  • He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia and is board certified in both Orthodontics and Periodontics
  • Dr. Vanarsdall served as Chairman of the Department of Periodontics, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and has directed Orthodontics at Penn since 1981
  • In addition to his teaching commitment, he has maintained a private practice for over 30 years.
  • He has over 80 publications and contributed to over 11 textbooks, most recently “Applications of Orthodontic Mini-Implants” with Lee, Kim, and Parks, which was published in 2007 and the 5th Edition, “Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques,” Edited by L Graber, RL Vanarsdall, K Vig, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. (In Progress 2009)
  • Dr. Vanarsdall has served as President of the Philadelphia Society of orthodontics and the Eastern Component of the EH Angle Society.
  • He Chaired the Council on Scientific Affairs of the AAO and was Program Chairman of the ‘94 and ‘02 national meetings.

 AM Session: Evolution of Multidisciplinary Treatment over the past 50 years

This presentation will highlight the origins of multidisciplinary treatment that began at the University of Pennsylvania; in 1955. Ninety-five percent of all patients requiring advanced tooth replacement have posterior bite collapse and lost of posterior support. Multidisciplinary treatment/coordination is needed to bring together the latest knowledge, skills and experience of all clinical specialties and disciplines in dentistry to solve these complex problems. Today, with the many improved dental materials and techniques, greater emphasis has been placed on aesthetics and anterior implant placement. With increased longevity of the patient population interdisciplinary treatment is critical to provide highest quality of care for individual patient needs.

PM Session: Update on Ectopically Positioned Teeth and Ankylosis

This session will be a comprehensive overview of ectopically positioned teeth in both arches and the surgical/periodontal/orthodontic considerations for successful management. Highlighting the decision-making with impacted teeth and familiarizing the clinician with indications for treatment of labial or lingual impactions. Procedures to uncover unerupted teeth and orthodontic principles to position them effectively will be illustrated. Discussions will also focus on conflicting clinical research regarding problems. Treatment of ankylosed teeth will be examined with assessment of several new approaches.

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Spring Session, April 8th 2011 

  James A. McNamara DDS MS PhD
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
Phone 734-761-4543 Fax 734-761-4759
Email: mcnamara@umich.edu 
 

Dr. James A. McNamara, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, received his dental and orthodontic education at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Michigan. He serves as the Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the University of Michigan Medical School and Research Professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development. He is the author (with artist William L. Brudon) of the text, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He also maintains a private practice in Ann Arbor.

Dr. McNamara was named the 2008 recipient of the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, considered by many the highest award in orthodontics worldwide. The speaker also was the recipient of the Milo Hellman Research Award given by the American Association of Orthodontists in 1973 and was the E. Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer of the European Orthodontic Society in 1979. He received the Jacob A. Salzmann Award at the 1994 meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists. He also is the 1997 recipient of the BF Dewel Biomedical Research Award of the American A ssociation of Orthodontists Foundation. He is the 2001 recipient of the James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the American Association of Orthodontists. In addition, he delivered the John Valentine Mershon Memorial Lecture during the 2002 annual session of the AAO. He was the recipient of the 7th Biennial Outstanding Research Award given by the EH Angle Education and Research Foundation and the Edward Angle Research Prize in 2009.

Dr. McNamara was named the 2008 recipient of the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, considered by many the highest award in orthodontics worldwide. The speaker also was the recipient of the Milo Hellman Research Award given by the American Association of Orthodontists in 1973 and was the E. Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer of the European Orthodontic Society in 1979. He received the Jacob A. Salzmann Award at the 1994 meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists. He also is the 1997 recipient of the BF Dewel Biomedical Research Award of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. He is the 2001 recipient of the James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the American Association of Orthodontists. In addition, he delivered the John Valentine Mershon Memorial Lecture during the 2002 annual session of the AAO. He was the recipient of the 7th Biennial Outstanding Research Award given by the EH Angle Education and Research Foundation and the Edward Angle Research Prize in 2009.
odontists from 1993-1996 and is Editor-in-Chief of the 47 volume Craniofacial Growth Monograph Series published through the University of Michigan. Dr. McNamara has published over 250 scientific articles in refereed journals, has written, edited or contributed to 67 books, and has presented courses and lectured in 36 countries.

This presentation will synthesize an approach to juvenile and adolescent treatment, incorporating many of the current orthodontic and orthopedic technologies that have emerged during the last two decades. The material presented is based largely on Dr. McNamara’s 35+ years of experience as a practitioner in Ann Arbor, on his knowledge of craniofacial growth and development, and on the outcomes of experimental and clinical studies conducted at the University of Michigan.


PRESENTATION
This course will consider the appropriate timing of orthodontic and orthopedic intervention. Treatment strategies in three specific types of mixed dentition patients will be presented, with separate timings for interarch and intraarch problems. The clinical management of the appliances used will be described in detail. He also will discuss the Cervical Vertebral Maturation system used for the determination of treatment timing. His presentation will be “evidence-based” in that he and his colleagues have carried out prospective and retrospective clinical studies concerning most of the treatment techniques to be discussed.

This course will consider the appropriate timing of orthodontic and orthopedic intervention. Treatment strategies in three specific types of mixed dentition patients will be presented, with separate timings for interarch and intraarch problems. The clinical management of the appliances used will be described in detail. He also will discuss the Cervical Vertebral Maturation system used for the determination of treatment timing. His presentation will be “evidence-based” in that he and his colleagues have carried out prospective and retrospective clinical studies concerning most of the treatment techniques to be discussed.

Treatment of tooth size/arch length problems

  • Orthopedic expansion with the bonded acrylic splint expander for patients with narrow dental arches
  • Dentoalveolar expansion with the Schwarz appliance
  • Serial extraction for patients with large teeth
  • Space management with the routine use of the transpalatal arch and lower lingual arch

Treatment of Class II malocclusion

  • Creating spontaneous improvement of Class II malocclusion by way of RME alone
  • Molar distalizing modalities for dental Class II problems (Pendulum/ Pendex)
  • Functional jaw orthopedic therapy, with emphasis on the Herbst appliance in adolescents and the twin block in juveniles
  • Use of extraoral traction in patients with maxillary skeletal and dentoalveolar protrusion

Treatment of Class III malocclusion

  • The orthopedic facial mask of Petit (combined with a bonded acrylic splint expander)
  • The FR-3 appliance of Fränkel
  • Occipital-pull and vertical-pull chin cups
  • Bone anchor approach of DeClerck
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Fall Session, Friday, November 4, 2011         

         David S Precious CM DDS MSc FRCDC FRCS(England) DHC

Current strategies and techniques in orthognathic surgery and management of cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Davis S. Precious, a DDS and MSc (OMFS) graduate of Dalhousie University, is a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry. He has held professorships at the University de Laval, University of Hong Kong, and CHU University of Nantes, France, and has completed fellowships under Professors Norman Rowe, Huge Obwegeser and Jean Delaire. Dr. Precious has served on the editorial boards of six international Oral and Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Journals and has lectured to over two hundred national and international organizations. Dr. Precious has authored over one hundred and eighty publications, fourteen book chapters and seven books. He is past chief examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and has served as an External Examiner at seven universities world wide. He is also past president of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Scientific Chair, ACOMS,2000; General Chair, 3rd Biennial World Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate ICPF 2004; and General Chair ACOMS-CAOMS, 2005.

Dr. Precious has served as a McIntyre Memorial Lecturer, William Ware Lecturer, Peter Connole Memorial Lecturer, Kitty Robinson Lecturer and the Convocation Lecturer, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. His many awards include the Albert Antoni Award (CAOMS), Faculty of Graduate Studies Distinguished Service Award for Teaching (Dalhousie), the Harry Arch Award (American Colege of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons), and the Willam F. Harrigan Award (Bellevue Hospital). He received the CDA Medal of Honour in 2011. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr. Precious also serves as a board member, chair or president of nine separate notable community organizations in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Precious was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition for his contributions world wide to the advancement of oral and maxillofacial and cleft lip and plate surgery.
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THE PRESENTATION

This presentation will be structured so that there will be ample opportunity for discussion. The emphasis will be on those elements that can improve outcomes for the well-being of the patient.

Among (but not limited to) the topics at issue, Dr Precious will discuss diagnostic challenges in orthognathic surgery including some orthodontic pitfalls.

A review of technical refinements of surgical techniques for correction of jaw deformity will be presented so that both the oral surgeon and the orthodontist can appreciate the rationale for such refinements.
Part of the day will be devoted to both orthodontic and surgical complications of orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Precious will present a review of functional primary surgery for cleft lip and palate which will include a step by step orthodontic/surgical approach to easy reliable alveolar bone grafts at about 6 years of age.

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Spring Session,  Friday, April 20, 2012

 

 Jeffrey P. Okeson

 DMD Chair, Department of Oral Health Science
Director, Orofacial Pain Program
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Lexington, KY 40536-0297

 

 Maintaining a Healthy Functioning Masticatory System
Through Orthodontic Therapy

Dr Okeson is a 1972 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After graduation he completed two years with the Public Health Service in a rotating dental internship and directed an outpatient clinic. He joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 1974. Presently he is Professor, Chair of the Department of Oral Health Science and Director of the College's Orofacial Pain Center which he established in 1977.

The Center represents a mutidisciplinary effort in the management of chronic orofacial pain problems. Dr Okeson has developed several post-graduate training programs in the Center, including a Master of Science Degree in Orofacial Pain. He is currently working with the Commission on Dental Accreditation establishing curriculum guidelines for gaduate training programs in orofacial pain.

Dr. Okeson has more that 220 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. Dr. Okeson's textbook "Management of Temporomandbular Disorder and Occlusion" (published by C.V. Mosby) is in its sixth edition . The text is used in most of the United States dental schools as well as in many other countries. It has been translated into eleven different foreign languages. In addition to this text, Dr. Okeson has authored the sixth edition of Bell's "Orofacial Pain" (Quintessence Publishing Company). This text is also translated into six different foreign languages and widely used in orofacial pain programs troughout the world.

Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving in numerous committees and boards. He is past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and former editor of the Academy's Guidelines. He is a founding Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacal pain and has presented in 49 different states and in 48 different countries. He has received the campus wide University of Kentucky "Great Teacher Award", the Provost's Distinguished Service Professorship, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain's Service Award and the first ever "Distiguished Alumni Award" from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has also received "The International Dentist of the Year Award" fom the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition for his world wide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibuar disorders and orofacial pain.
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THE PRESENTATION

Orthodontic therapies routinely change the patient's occlusal condition and this can significantly modify masticatory function. It is important that the goals of these therapies include the development of a sound relationship between the new occlusal positon and the functional positon of the temporomandibular joints.
This presentation will discuss important functional features of the temporomandibular joints and their relationship to the occlusal position. Treatment goals for the development of orthopedic stability will be presented so as to minimize masticatory dysfunctions, such as temporomandibular disorders. The relationship between occlusion and TMD will be discussed in detail based on the known scientific literature a well as the role of orthodontic therapy in managing TMD. This course will also provide an update on current thoughts regarding the etiology and management of many common TM Disorders, and insight into current and future research in the genetics of pain.

You will learn:

· Which TMD patients benefit from orthodontic therapy and which do not?

  • When should orthodontic therapy be initiated for TMD?
  • What are the functional orthopedic treatment goals for orthodontic therapy?
  • How should you screen your patients for TMD before beginning therapy?
  • How may genetic testing be used in the future to screen patients for increased likelihood to develop TMD?
  • If TMD symptoms begin during middle of your treatment, what should you do?

Outline of Scheduled Topics

Functional Treatment Goals for the Orthodontic Patient: Establishing orthopedic stability for your patient.
What is the most stable joint position for the TMJ?
The Etiology of TMD: Does Orthodontic Therapy have a role in managing TMD?
What the Orthodontists should know about clicking joints? 
What the Orthodontists should know about clicking joints? 
Considerations in managing masticatory muscle pain disorders.
Occlusal appliance therapy: Selection, fabrication and use.
Will Orthodontic therapy help the patient?
Considerations in managing intracapsular pain disorders.
Occlusal appliance therapy and long-term management considerations
What do you do if TMD symptoms begin during your orthodontic therapy?
                                     
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th 2012

   

Steven R. Olmos, D.D.S. 

D.A.B.C.P., D.A.B.D.S.M., D.A.A.P.M., D.A.C.S.D.D., F.A.A.O.P., F.A.A.C.P., F.I.C.C.M.O., F.A.D.I., F.I.A.O.

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research
7879 El Cajon Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91942
877.TMJ.HEAL / 877.865.4325 / 619.462.0676

Steven@TMJTherapyCentre.com / www.TMJTherapyCentre.com

 

 

 CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Steven Olmos has been in private practice for over 30 years with the last 20 years devoted to research and treatment of Craniofacial Pain, TMD and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He obtained his DDS from USC School of Dentistry and has continued his education with over 4,000 hours dedicated to research and treatment in the fields of mandibular orthopedic dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Olmos is the founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International with 12 licensed Centre’s worldwide dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Dr. Olmos is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and has been honored for his contributions to dentistry with Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International and the 2008 AACP Haden-Stack Award for his contributions to education in the field of Craniofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders.

EDUCATION:

1976 Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
1981 Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor

POST-DOCTORAL CERTIFICATIONS:

Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomate, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry
Fellow, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Fellow, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Fellow, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
Fellow, Academy of Dentistry International
Fellow, International Association of Orthodontics

Lecture topics have included:

 

Stable TM Joints and Patent Airways Through Orthodontics
The Most Important Aspect of Appliance Therapy; TM JointMyth Busting with Technology
Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing
Practical Pain Medicine for the Dentist: The Broader Scope of TMD
Electrodiagnostics – Joint Vibration Analysis: Indications, Methods and
Importance in Treatment Planning.
Chronic Head & Neck Pain and its Relationship to Sleep Disordered Breathing,
Identifying TMD
TMD: Anatomy, TM Pathology and Sleep Disorders
Interdisciplinary Treatment for Orofacial Pain/TMD
Comprehensive TMD & Sleep Studies Management
Sleep Disordered Breathing – Apnea in Your Dental Practice
Fundamentals of TMD
Motor Reflex Testing in the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD
Sleep Disorders & Chronic Pain in the Dental Practice
Quantifying Your Therapy Through Electrodiagnostics
A System for the Treatment of TMD/Craniomandibular Pain & OSA
Phase II Orthodontics
A Profitable System for Treating TMD and Sleep
How to Find CR

 

      

 

Myth Busting with Technology

Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing
Practical Pain Medicine for the Dentist: The Broader Scope of TMD
Electrodiagnostics – Joint Vibration Analysis: Indications, Methods and
Importance in Treatment Planning.
Chronic Head & Neck Pain and its Relationship to Sleep Disordered Breathing,
Identifying TM
TMD: Anatomy, TM Pathology and Sleep Disorders
Interdisciplinary Treatment for Orofacial Pain/TMD
Comprehensive TMD & Sleep Studies Management
Sleep Disordered Breathing – Apnea in Your Dental Practice
Fundamentals of TMD
Motor Reflex Testing in the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD
Sleep Disorders & Chronic Pain in the Dental Practice
Quantifying Your Therapy Through Electrodiagnostics
A System for the Treatment of TMD/Craniomandibular Pain & OSA
Phase II Orthodontics
A Profitable System for Treating TMD and Sleep
How to Find CR

    LECTURE TITLE: 

SLEEP & TMJ DISORDERS "What the Orthodontic Practitioner Should Know"  

 

  • Defining Sleep Disordered Breathing / Relationship with TMD - Understanding sleep disordered breathing (SDB), identifying TMD and the relationship with apnea, discuss prevalence, overlapping symptoms of SDB and TMD, and triage. 
  • Identifying Sleep Patients in Your Practice - Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Plan - How the dentist should perform screening, diagnosis, and produce a treatment plan.  Monitoring efficacy with an ambulatory device and follow-up requirements.
  • Bite Positioning for Oral Appliance Therapy - Silibant Phenome bite registration for optimum starting position.  Literature review for collapse and predictability for OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy) efficacy.      
  • Case Presentations  (Phase II Orthodontics) - Dr. Olmos will describe how to hold the mandible in space while you move everything around it, or “How to manage vertical”, while maintaining a patent airway.
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 April 12, 2013

Surgical -Orthodontic Treatment


FEATURING

DR. RICHARD McLAUGHLIN and DR. WILLIAM ARNETT

Program Highlights

Dr. McLaughlin will discuss the pre-surgical set-up and post-surgical management of surgical orthodontic treatment.  The following categories of cases will be reviewed:

  1.  Class II mandibular surgery
  2.  Class II maxillary surgery
  3.  Class II two jaw surgery
  4.  Class III mandibular surgery
  5.  Class III maxillary surgery
  6.  Class III two jaw surgery
  7.  Asymmetrical surgery

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 Dr. Arnett will discuss the following topics:

 1. Criteria for successful occlusal treatment
           a) Functional occlusion
  
           b) Facial balance
  
           c) Periodontal health
  
           d) TMJ health

 2. Inadequate occlusal-facial results
           a) Lack of goal-directed treatment planning
           b) Cephalometric based diagnosis
           c) Model based diagnosis
           d) Early treatment

3. Quality occlusal-facial results
           a) Goal-directed treatment
           b) Patient motivation survey
           c) Facial analysis
           d) Soft tissue cephalometric analysis

4. Orthodontic and surgical tips and tricks
           a) Mandibular incisor inclination
           b) Maxillary incisor inclination
           c) Maxillary incisor positioning
           d) Auto incisor positioning
           e) Maxillary occlusal plane
           f) Ideal Pog position

5. Orthodontic and surgical tips and tricks
            a) Orthodontic appliances
            b) Surgical accuracy
            c) Condylar seating
              d) Post-operative follow-up

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DR. WILLIAM ARNETT
CURRICULUM VITAE
http://www.arnettgunson.com/about-doctors/g-william-arnett

Dr. Arnett

 

Dr. G. William Arnett graduated with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) Dental School and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His practice focuses on facial reconstruction, including surgery and research. He is a prominent international speaker and has authored numerous papers on all aspects of Orthognathic surgery. He co-authored Facial and Dental Planning for Orthodontists and Oral Surgeons with Dr. Richard McLaughlin.

Dr. Arnett is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University; a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC; a Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA; a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; and a visiting professor at the Universidad del Desarrollo School of Dentistry in Santiago, Chile.


 

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RICHARD P. McLAUGHLIN, D.D.S.

CURRICULUM VITAE
http://www.mclaughlince.com/dr-richard-p-mclaughlin/

  

Dr. Richard McLaughlin completed his orthodontic training at the University of Southern California in 1976.  Since then he has been in the full time practice of orthodontics in San Diego, California.  He has lectured extensively in the United States as well as internationally.  He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is the Component Director of the Southern California Component of the Edward H. Angle Society.  He is the recipient of the 2009 American Board of Orthodontics Dale Wade Award as well as the 2010 Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Award of Merit.  In addition, Dr. McLaughlin is a clinical professor at the University of Southern California, Department of Orthodontics in Los Angeles, California, and an associate professor at Saint Louis University, Department of Orthodontics.

 

 

 

 

 


April 1, 2016


Dr. S. Jay Bowman 
D.M.D, M.S.D

Michigan
USA





Dr. S. Jay Bowman has a somewhat unique background in orthodontics. Not only does he have over 25 years experience as a clinician, he is also an inventor who has created dozens of devices and concepts to enhance orthodontics. He is an award-winning researcher and was selected as only one of four orthodontists in the U.S. for the Invisalign Teen Research Investigative Team. He has authored numerous scientific publications, textbook chapters, and co-wrote and edited the book, Mini-Implants in Orthodontics: Innovative Anchorage Concepts. In addition, he is an orthodontic educator, a professor at three universities, one of the most sought after opinion leaders, and he has been invited to lecture around the world. Dr. Bowman has tied all these intriguing aspects together with the goal of providing the highest quality of individualized, caring, innovative, and evidence-based orthodontics for patients of all ages. Dr. Bowman practices at Kalamazoo Orthodontics with three convenient locations in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Paw Paw, Michigan.

Dr. Bowman was invited to join the honorary Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and he also received the prestigious Edward H. Angle Research Award from The Angle Orthodontist journal for Best Research. One of Dr. Bowman's papers, "More Than Lip Service: Facial Esthetics in Orthodontics," was featured as the Cover Story for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He has also been inducted into both the International and American College of Dentists, as well as the Pierre Fauchard Academy dental honorary organizations. Dr. Bowman has served as President of the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society and received the organization's Daniel J. Ganz Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and also the President's Award on four occasions. He has served as board member of the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation and is also a Past President of Portage Kiwanis. He is a charter member of the World Federation of Orthodontists and a Regent of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.

Friday November 18, 2016

Dr. Chung H. Kau

Dr. Chung H. Kau is Chairman and Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and enjoys practicing clinical orthodontics. He is a researcher with a keen interest in three-dimensional and translational research. At present he is Principal Investigator on a number of grants and has a research involvement in excess of US$3.2 million dollars. He actively contributes and publishes in the orthodontic literature and has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, conference papers and lectures. He was also made the King James IV Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2011.

Planning your clinical success and goals: does it matter whether you are the the tortoise or the hare?

This full day course will discuss the use of modern technology to diagnose and plan treatment. It will describe workflows in the digital office with a focus on customized appliances and techniques. There will also be an emphasis on using technology to plan surgical interventions and the execution of the orthodontic plan. In addition, a session will focus on the use of biotechnology and whether it has a role in accelerating orthodontic treatment.  

Participants will:

1. Learn the “tools" and “toys" of the modern orthodontic office
2. Have a working knowledge of customized orthodontic appliance systems
3. Understand medical modeling in surgical planning and orthodontic planning
4. Have a careful discussion of the biology of tooth movement and accelerated tooth movement

SPRING SESSION : Friday Mar 31, 2017

Dr. Raffaele Spena

Can we still be " Conventional " in clinical orthodontics?

We are constantly improving our diagnostic skills, biomechanical tricks, and treatment protocols. The presentation, absolutely clinical, will cover several aspects of why, when and how today we need to be “unconventional” to go further.

  • Certificate in Orthodontics at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1988.
  • Specialty Degree in Orthodontics at Università di Ferrara in 2003.
  • Speaker at several national and international courses and meetings
  • Author of several publications on national and international scientific journals
  • Reviewer of national and international scientific journals
  • CCO System Leader in Italy and in Europe
  • Chapter “Nonextraction Treatment” with R.L.Vanarsdall e N.M. Cetlin in “Orthodontics – Current principles and techniques” di T.M.Graber e R.M.Vanarsdall in 2000
  • Updated chapters in the 2005, 2011 and 2016 editions of the same book by T.M.Graber, R.M.Vanarsdall and K.W.L.Vig.
  • Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor in Orthodontic Department of the University of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2000.
  • Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Università di Parma from 1996 to 2000
  • Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Università di Ferrara since 2003.
  • Member of Accademia Italiana di Ortodonzia, American Association of Orthodontists, Società Italiana di Ortodonzia, World Federation of Orthodontists and European Orthodontic Society.
  • Scientific Secretary of Accademia Italiana di Ortodonzia in 2008-2009
  • President of Accademia Italiana di Ortodonzia in 2010
  • Active Member of the Angle Society of Europe since 2005.
  • Italian Board Certified in 2001 and European Board Certified in 2008
  • Private Clinical Practice in Napoli, Italy since 1989
·         Atlas book “Il trattamento senza estrazioni” published in 1998

·         Book “Nonextraction Treatment” published by Fenske Media Corporation in 2002.





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