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Opening Ceremonies

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Certificate of Attendance

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Exhibit Guide

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Onsite Program

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Excellence in Orthodontics Award

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The AAO leadership looks forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Annual Session, May 4-8. Join your friends and colleagues for an outstanding learning experience combined with opportunities to enjoy the beautiful and vibrant U.S. capital city.

Don’t miss the many expert presenters addressing the latest research and clinical experience and insight into topics like facial esthetics, TADs/anchorage, biomaterials, Class II and Class III correction, retention, aligner therapy and many others of strong interest to today’s orthodontist.

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Orthodontic Staff Program Information

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Doctors Scientific Program Information

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Special Events Program Information


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Continuing Education Disclaimer

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest. Please be advised that courses, speakers or scheduling may change without notice.

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Total Credits


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Featured Speakers

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Brad Montgomery, CSP

Brad graduated from Brown University, and has earned his Certified Speaking Professional designation, which is the highest earned award from the National Speakers Association (Fewer than 7% of speakers worldwide have earned the CSP). Brad was inducted to the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, which is a big deal. Like an Oscar, but without the movie stars. The National Speakers Association picks the best keynote speakers for their Hall Of Fame. Brad is a blogger, author and business owner. Brad joined John Gray (of Mars/Venus fame) and Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup renown) to write Mission Possible. He has also produced and published Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter, as well as Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Featured Speaker

Saturday, May 5
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Ballroom C – Level 3

Don’t Just Survive Change. Thrive with Change!

Lecture Description:
What would it mean to your organization if your people stopped fighting change and instead craved it? Yeah. We know. It would be huge. Motivational speaker Brad Montgomery is a very funny fellow with some very deep thoughts about change management. Like you, he understands that the real problems behind change are fear and uncertainty. Your people don’t like change because “Doing things the way we used to do them” is more comfortable than learning the new systems, processes and thought-patterns necessary for success and long-term sustainability. Brad lets them know he understands that their difficulties are real. Yes! Change is hard! Yes! It’s annoying and difficult. Yes! Change is stressful. In this very funny motivational keynote, Brad uses humor, audience participation, stories, the craziest use of PowerPoint you’ve ever seen, and even confetti to create a very solid business message (that doesn’t look, sound for feel like your typical — and dare we say boring? — business presentation.)

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Louis Costa, DMD, MD

Dr. Costa graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in 1974. He received his D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina as first honor graduate and recipient of the “Golden Hands Award” in 1979. He went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial surgery training at the Medical University of Alabama, College of Dental Medicine. He attended medical school and received his M.D. degree from the Medical University of Alabama and was the recipient of The Special Award for Academic Scholarship graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He subsequently performed his internship in general surgery and his head and neck surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Costa completed his academic training with a fellowship in Plastic Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Costa is a clinical professor of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Medical University of Alabama and a clinical professor in Plastic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. In private practice, he is the Director and Chief Surgeon of the Southeastern Facial Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Costa lectures extensively across the nation on the interdisciplinary treatment of facial aesthetics. His practice is limited to facial plastic surgery and he performs over 700 procedures annually. He is the intermediate and past president of South Carolina Board of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Featured Speaker

Saturday, May 6
8:00am – 8:45am
Ballroom A – Level 3

The Aging Face: A “Refreshing” Perspective

Lecture Description:
“I am convinced that nothing has such a decisive influence of one’s life as his or her appearance, and not so much the appearance itself as the conviction of its attractiveness or unattractiveness” (Leo Tolstoy). Admittedly, there are very few, if any, age related changes in the face that make us look more attractive. Orthodontists are treating more “mature” patients who expect a treatment plan sensitive to their overall aesthetic goals. The outcome mandates not only our understanding of these age-related distractions but the means and methods to address them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the critical role of the perioral structures in orofacial aesthetics.
  • Emphasize the imperative role that orthodontists play in meeting the maturing patient’s aesthetic expectations.
  • Evaluate the rejuvenating procedures available for optimal, perioral enhancement.

This session will be included within our Conference Lecture Recordings content (audio only)

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R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD

Dr. Turner is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. Before his recruitment to Georgetown in 2008, he was Chief of the Neurology Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Neurology, University of Michigan. He was awarded MD and PhD degrees from Emory University, Atlanta, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Turner has received numerous prestigious awards, including a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Paul Beeson Scholarship. He lectures widely, serves as a reviewer for granting agencies and biomedical journals, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, editorials, and book chapters. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. The mission of the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program is to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by conducting innovative research, educating and training healthcare professionals and the public on research advances, and offering state-of-the-art clinical care. In order to advance the field, he seeks research volunteers who are cognitively normal, at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, or have mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. To learn more about research opportunities, see memory.georgetown.edu.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Featured Speakers’ Symposium on Aging

Saturday, May 6
8:50am – 9:35am
Ballroom A – Level 3

The Aging Brain

Lecture Description:
Aging is the primary risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD – the most common cause of dementia in the developed world). Certain genetic factors increase risk, while environmental factors (lifestyle) decrease risk. Strategies to delay or prevent dementia and AD will be discussed (i.e., how to avoid the dementia clinic). Recognition of cognitive decline with aging, and diagnostic criteria for the more common dementias will be reviewed. Current treatment options for AD will be reviewed, as well as innovative strategies now in the pipeline (phase 2 and 3 clinical trials). Novel biomarkers (amyloid PET, spinal fluid proteins, genetic testing) enable identification of high-risk cognitively normal individuals for prevention trials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the genetic and environmental risk factors for cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • Define the diagnostic criteria for prodromal AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and AD, including novel biomarkers.
  • Review current treatment options for AD – and novel treatments in the research and development pipeline.

This session will be included within our Conference Lecture Recordings content

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Anthony Jimenez, PhD, PLLC

Dr. Jimenez received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University. He has worked in Mental Health Hospitals, Community Mental Health Centers, Federal Prisons, in a Primary Care Medical Practice, and currently has a Private Psychology Practice. He was formally president of the District of Columbia Psychological Association and serves presently on the Board of Directors. He also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Psychology for the District of Columbia. He lives in DC with his wife and has a special interest in Geropsychology.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Featured Speakers’ Symposium on Aging

Saturday, May 6
9:40am – 10:25am
Ballroom A – Level 3

Psychological Aspects of Aging

Lecture Description:
This talk will primarily focus on the psychological factors associated with the normal aging process. Specifically, how personality, cognition, emotion, social support and gender play out in normal aging will be reviewed. What we know about positive and successful aging, and, sexual well-being will also be addressed. Other factors such as depression, late life anxiety, substance abuse, suicide and bereavement will be touched upon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss one gender based aging difference.
  • Recognize factors associated with positive aging.
  • Discuss protective factors from suicide in older adults.

This session will be included within our Conference Lecture Recordings content

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