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AAO 2022

May 21, 2022 - May 24, 2022

The World’s Most Amazing Orthodontic Celebration ​

The American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session will be held in Miami Beach, Florida from May 21 to 24, 2022, for the first time in almost fifty years. The AAO is looking forward to bringing the orthodontic community together again, both in person and digitally, after holding the annual session remotely for the last two years.

Attendees will benefit from three and a half days of the top orthodontic education available. Attendees will also get the opportunity to experience the conference in a unique way!


May 21, 2022
May 24, 2022


Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Bech, FL 33139 United States
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Michelle Gielan, BS
Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement
Steven McEvoy, BS, MSc
Hackers are Attacking Orthodontic Practices: Are Your Defenses in Place?
Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, MS, RYT
#Top Trending Topics in Orthodontics
Anil Idiculla, DMD
Leading the Life You Want
Robert E. Varner, DMD
AAOIC Risk Management for Orthodontists (Course #1): Reduce the Chances of Being Sued for Malpractice
Elizabeth Franklin, BA, MA
AAOIC Risk Management for Orthodontists (Course #1): Reduce the Chances of Being Sued for Malpractice AAOIC Risk Management for the Orthodontic Team
Gary Salman, BA
New Trends in Ransomware Attacks Continue to Decimate the Healthcare Industry
Chung How Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, MOrthEdin, FAMS(Ortho), FDSGlas, FFDIre(Ortho), FDSEdin, FICD, FACD
Craniofacial & Dentofacial Anomalies: An Orthodontic Perspective
Kee-Joon Lee, DDS, PhD
Facts about Maxillary Expansion in Adults: Fracture or Remodeling?
Roberto Hernandez-Orsini, DMD, MPH, MS
Non-Surgical Approach to Skeletal Discrepancies
Simone McCormick, MA, JD, CIPP/US/E
Emerging Cyber & Data Security Threats to the Office
Audrey Neff, BS
Fueling the Future of Your Practice: Marketing to Millennials
Ben Fishbein, DDS, CAGS
Why I Partnered with a DSO at the Age of 36
Sercan Akyalcin, DDS, MS, PhD
Is Success Predictable When Expanding with TADs?
Peter Buschang, PhD
More is Better: A Revisionist Story of Accelerated Tooth Movements
Michelle Scott, DDS, MBA
Utilization of Cone Beam CT to Assess Secondary Autologous Alveolar Bone Graft Integration in 3 Dimensions in the Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
Wendy O’Donovan Phillips
Dental Marketing Today: The Devil in the Data, The Solution in the People You Serve
Robert Elliott, DMD, MS
Surviving Medical Emergencies in the Orthodontic Office by Being Prepared
Audrey Yoon, DDS, MS
Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did: MARPE Complication
James Hartsfield, DMD, MS, MSc, PhD, FACMG
Exploring Genetic Factors in Class II div 2 Malocclusion
M. Ali Darendeliler, BDS, PhD, Dip. Orth., Certif. Orth., Priv. Doc., MRACDS (Ortho), FICD
Should We Use External Aids to Accelerate Orthodontic Tooth Movement?
Mona Hamoda, BDS, MSc, MHSC
Continuous positive airway pressure, mandibular advancement splints or both: a randomized controlled trial
Eric Liou, DDS, MS
Class III Treatment in Facial Asymmetry: Surgery First for Adult Patients
Jaclyn Whiddon, BS
Effective Marketing Solutions for Self Printed Aligners
Flavia Artese, DDS, MSc, PhD
Game Changers in Open Bite Treatment
Heesoo Oh, DDS, MSD, PhD
Predictors of Success for Early Mixed Dentition Treatment
Jamie B. Reynolds, DDS, MS
Creating Value
Rosemary Bray
Sharon Hunt Memorial Lecture; What We Need You To Know Before We Go Some THINGS Never Change
Joan Garbo, Med
Sharon Hunt Memorial Lecture; What We Need You To Know Before We Go The Essence of Orthodontics
Char Eash, BA
Sharon Hunt Memorial Lecture; What We Need You To Know Before We Go
Carol Eaton, RDA
Sharon Hunt Memorial Lecture; What We Need You To Know Before We Go
Amanda Gross, DDS, MS
Short-term effects of mechanical loading on the transdifferentiation of condylar chondrocytes
Greg J. Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH
Correction of Anterior Open Bite with Aligners Using Planned Posterior Intrusion
Peter Ngan, DMD
Early Treatment of Maxillary Transverse Deficiency with TADs
Patrick Turley, DDS, MSD, Med
Management of Class III Malocclusion with Facemask & Palatal Expansion: The Importance of Mandibular Rotation
Gabriel Peralta, BA
The Transformation of Digital Marketing Post Pandemic
Po-Jung Chen, DDS, MDS, MDentSc
Investigating PRG4 re-expression as a treatment for TMJ degenerative diseases
Steven LeRoy, DDS, MS
Treatment of white spot lesions with MI paste plus, with and without microabrasion: a split-mouth, randomized clinical trial
Hong He, BDS, MDS, PhD
Airway-centered Orthodontic Diagnosis & Treatment for Pediatric Patients
Fabio Marques
Developing a Customer Centric Culture that Drives Solid Results
Chooryung (Judi) Chung, DDS, PhD
Improving the Reverse Smile for Adult Skeletal Class III with Camouflage Treatment
Landy Chase, MBA, CSP
Optimizing the Virtual NP Consultation
Tae-Woo Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD
Orthodontic Treatment of Skeletal Class II Open Bite Using TADs
Mary Kay Miller
Google My Business: An Untapped Wealth of Opportunity in a Post-Covid Digital World
Ali Ghowsi, DDS, MSD
Accuracy and reliability of a fully automated landmark identification system on cone beam computed tomography
Shivam Mehta, BDS, MDS, MDentSc
How does Alendronate affect orthodontic tooth movement in osteogenesis imperfecta: an in-vivo study on a mice model
Ravindra Nanda, BDS, MDS, PhD
Biomechanics & Esthetics Based Management of Open Bite Correction
Eustaquio Araujo, DDS, MS
Dental Trauma: Revisiting Protocols & Long-term Follow-ups
Jeremiah Sturgill, DMD, MPH, DHEd
How to Deliver the “Wow Factor”
Tung Nguyen, DMD, MS
Long-term Evaluation of Class III Orthopedics Using Skeletal Anchorage
Kira Woods, MBA, GRI
The Art of Saying “Yes…And…!”: How to Improvise & Motivate to Get Better Results!
Mazyar Moshiri, DMD, MS
Clear Aligner Therapy: 20 Pearls to Improve Your Clear Aligner Outcomes & Efficiency
Will A. Andrews, DDS
Incisor Positions that Complement Health, Function & Appearance
Alex Bagden, BS, MBA
Learn to Optimize Your Appointment Reminders, VOIP & Online Scheduling Best Practices to Make Your Practice Run More Efficiently
Katherine W. L Vig, BDS, MS, D.Orth., FDS.RCS.
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture; The Role of Mentors in our Lifetime Achievements
Jill Gainer
AAO COC Consumer Awareness Program Lecture
Daniel Bills, DMD, MS
Virtual Orthodontic Visits are Here to Stay!
Debbie Best
Guidelines for a Focused Schedule in a Distracted World
Michael Gunson, DDS, MD
Orthodontic & Surgical Contributions to Orthognathic Surgery Inaccuracy & Complications
Sandra Tai, BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FRCD
Surgery First with Clear Aligner Technique
Hugo De Clerck, DDS, PhD
2022 John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture; More Chin
Terry Pracht, DDS, MS
AAOIC Risk Management for Orthodontists (Course #2): Doctor, You are About to be Sued and You Could Have Avoided It
William Dayan, DDS, Dip Ortho
Customizing Orthodontic Plans in Challenging Cases with Skeletal Dysplasia, Missing Teeth, & Periodontal Issues… all with Aligners
Ryan Alexander, BS
How to Create the Ideal Schedule
Ambra Michelotti, BSc, DDS, Orthod
Occlusion & Temporomandibular Disorders: A Paradigm Shift
Lisa A. Alvetro, DDS, MSD
Implementing Digital Workflow: A Team Approach to Incorporating 3D Printing into Clinical Practice
Dr. Kyle Fagala
Jackpot!! 3 Bets Every Orthodontist Should Double Down On The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Orthodontists
Steven Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD
2022 Jacob A. Salzmann Award Lecture; Weird Tales About Teeth or Orthodontics in Daily Practice
Sylvain Chamberland, DDS, MSc
Assessment of Soft Tissue Changes Versus Hard Tissue Following a Functional Genioplasty as an Isolated Procedure
Yanheng Zhou, DDS, PhD, Adv Dip Orth HKU, M Orth RCS Edin
Invisible Aligners for Skeletal Problems
Andrea L. Cook
It’s All About Timing: How to Keep Your Clinic on Time
Jaime Gateno, DDS, MD
A New Approach to Orthognathic Surgery Planning, Using the Anatomic Aligner Software
Jackie Shoemaker, BS
Making Sand Dollars & Cents of Practice Cash Flow
Jonathan L. Nicozisis, DMD, MS
You Gotta Teen It To Believe It!
Roger Levin, DDS
Orthodontic Referral Marketing Success: Powerful Strategies to Increase Referrals & Referral Sources
David Paquette, DDS, MS, MSD
Utilizing 3D Printers to Improve Practice Efficiency & the Patient Experience
Sunil Kapila, DDS, MS, PhD
2022 Edward H. Angle Award Lecture; Evolution of Orthodontics: From Angle to Artificial Intelligence and Beyond
Bella Shen Garnett, DMD, MMSc
Clear Aligners to Close Skeletal Open Bites & its Stability 1-5 Years Post-Treatment
Ken Alexander, BA, M. Div.
Leadership for Success: The Coordinator System
Katherine P. Klein, DMD, MS
Surgery and Orthodontics: in adequate planning leading to complications
Rita Bauer
30 Top Tips for Superb Dental Photography
Nikhilesh R. Vaid, BDS, MDS, PhD, FDT RCs(Edin)
Artificial Intelligence Driven Orthodontic Solutions: A flight to Utopia?
William E. Harrell, Jr, DMD, C.DSM
In Search of Anatomic Truth: 3D/4D Imaging in Orthodontics with a Focus on Airway & Sleep Disordered Breathing
Nathalie Rumiz, MA
Interpersonal Communication & Neuroergonomics to Increase Happiness & Performance
Stella Chaushu, DMD, MS, PhD
Climbing the Mountains of Severe Impaction
Neal Kravitz, DMD, MS
Esthetic Guide for Canine-lateral Substitutions
Danielle M. Fry, DMD, MS
How the Tongue Makes or Breaks Your Best Laid Plans
Rooz Khosravi, DMD, PhD
How to Utilize 3D Printing Technology to Improve Patient Experience in Your Practice
Scott Lesnick, CSP
Next Generation Orthodontic Practice Leaders: How to Attract, Engage & Retain a 5-Generation Workforce
Onur Kadioglu, DDS, MS
Practical Applications of CBCT for Clinical Orthodontics
Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD
Tales From The Bony Crypt: The Practical Lessons Learned from the Science of Tooth Eruption
Dino Watt
Secrets to Being an Ideal Team Player… and Avoid Becoming a “Staff” Infection
Shaza Mardini, DDS, MS
Why Cone Beam CT for Orthodontics? The Myths & the Facts
Christian Groth, DDS, MS
In-Office or Outsourced Aligners: Is There Only One Answer?
Jason B. Cope, DDS, PhD
In-Office or Outsourced Aligners: Is There Only One Answer?
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, CSP
Top 10 Tips for OSHA
Barry Glaser, DMD
Treating Complex Teen Cases with the Invisalign System
Ute Schneider-Moser, DDS, MS
Common & Uncommon Solutions for Missing Teeth in the Anterior & Posterior Zone
J. Don Spillers, Jr, DMD, MS
Five Important Decisions I Made that Lead to Long Term Success Aligner Digital Workflow
Veerasathpurush Allareddy, BDS, MBA, MHA, MMSc, CAGE, PhD
Use of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Analytics to Examine Patient Centered Outcomes
Alex Rasmussen, BA
Alexa, Find Me an Orthodontist
Stephen K. McCullough, DDS, MS
Class II Correction in the Growing Patient
Roberto Carrillo, DDS, MS, PhD
Key Factors for Vertical Control with Clear Aligners
Liwia Minch, DDS, PhD, Msc in Orthodontics, MSc in Lingual Orthodontics
Striving for Ideal White & Pink Esthetics
Leon Klempner, DDS
How to Convert Leads into New Patients BEFORE the Consultation
Amy Epstein, MBA
How to Convert Leads into New Patients BEFORE the Consultation
Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS
Infection Control & OSHA Pandemic Changes
Beth Leach, BS
10 Secrets to Taking & Enhancing the Best Social Media Photos & Videos
Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD
Class II Correction with Maxillary Distalization & TADs
Frank Celenza, DDS
Ortho/Perio in the Aligner Age
Weiran Li, DDS, PhD
Orthodontic Treatment in Patients with Periodontal Defects
Ivo Marek, PhD
Central Incisor Ankylosis in Children & Adolescents: Extraction, Distraction or Autotransplantation?
James A. McNamara, DDS, PhD
The “Little Things” in Successful Class II Treatment
Birte Melsen, DDS, MS, CertOrtho, Dr.Odont.
The Future of Orthodontics
LeeAnn Peniche
Fun Facts & Figures for Meaningful Change
Maria Bailey, MBA
Marketing to a New Generation of Moms in a Post Pandemic World
Christopher A. Teeters, DMD, MS
The 20 Most Revered Clinical Pearls from the Orthodontic Pearls Facebook Study Group
Takashi Yamashiro, DDS, PhD
3D Cephalometry: Its Development & Application
Joseph Ghafari, DMD
Overjet: The Subtitle of the Orthodontic Book
Nipul Tanna, DMD, MS
Periodontal Augmentation Procedures for the Orthodontic Patient
Flavio Uribe, DDS, MDentSc
Applied Biomechanics to Multidisciplinary Care
Richard D. Roblee, DDS, MS
The Orthodontist’s Role in Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic and Restorative Dilemmas
Jeff Behan, BA
The Personality Driven Practice
Benedict Wilmes, DDS, DMD, PhD
Upper Molar Distalization using TADs: Pros & Cons of Different Mechanics
Lori Parker, BS, MAOM
Verbal Volleyball: Skills to Win at the Patient Cooperation & Motivation Game
Nancy Hyman, BA
Team Up! The Doctor’s & Team’s Role in Practice Success
Desirée Walker, DDS, FICD
Getting Fit During the Dental Workday: Tips & Tricks from the Ninja Dentist
Carlos Flores-Mir, DDS, DSc, FRCD(C)
Most Men Would Rather Deny a Hard Truth Than Face It
Jose Bosio, BDS, MS
Navigating into the Dental Ankylosis World
Sebastian Baumgaertel, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)
TAD Use in Three Dimensions: Successfully Correct Orthodontic Problems in the Transverse, Vertical & Sagittal Dimensions using Orthodontic Mini-implants
James Kerr, BS
Want $600K in Sales Next Month?
Adriana C. Da Silveira, DDS, MS, PhD
Clear Aligners for Phase I: A Treatment Choice for Your Practice
Laura Iwasaki, DDS, MSc, PhD
Mechanobehavior & Ontogeny of the Temporomandibular Joint
J. Martin Palomo, DDS, MSD
Using Technology for Risk Assessment, Imaging & Management of OSA
Chris Bentson, BS
Orthodontic Industry Trends; Sponsored in part by AAOF
David M. Sarver, DMD, MS
Treat Your Patients as You Would Your Own Family Dentofacial Esthetics: When your patients enter, see how to have their faces fill up the room!
Laura Cafik-Martin, CDAII
Level Up with Laura!
Sarandeep S. Huja, DDS, PhD
Need for Speed: An Orthodontic Imperative?
Takashi Ono, DDS, PhD
The Nose is for Breathing: What’s Wrong with Mouth Breathing?
Paul Gange, Jr, BA
Bye Bye Bond Failure
Vincent O. Kokich, Jr, DMD, MSD
Managing the Challenging Ortho-Restorative Patient: Proper Diagnosis is the Key to Esthetic & Functional Success
Karen Moawad, BA
Capacity Building the Hummingbird Way: Reaching for the Stars!
Matthew Bidwell, PhD
Interviewing, Onboarding, Training & Performance Management; Sponsored in part by AAOF
Ki Beom Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD
Direct Print Aligners: Disruptive Technology
Mark Alan Lowe, DDS, CertOrtho
Remote Orthodontics in 2022 & Beyond using Innovative Technology & Aligner Therapy
Douglas Depew, DMD, MS
Teamwork: The Key to Exceptional Customer Service
Juan Carlos Pérez Varela, MD, DDS, MS, PHD
3D Treatment of Transversal & Sagittal Maxillary Hypoplasia in Adults & Young Adult Patients: Is There Only One way?
Tina Byrne
Insurance – YOUR Plan is Key
Chris H. Chang, DDS, PhD
Simplified Class II Mechanics for Aligners in Reducing Excessive Overjet
Hyeon-Shik Hwang, DDS, MSD, PhD
How Can We Manage Unstable Occlusion in Surgery-first Orthodontic Patients?
Hee-Moon Kyung, DDS, MS, PhD
Orthodontic Microimplant: The Last Two Decades of Evolution in How & What Happened
Natalie Beaton, BA
Setting Your Orthodontic Stage for Same Day Treatment Decisions
Jose Nelson Mucha, DDS, MSD, PhD
How to Achieve Excellence in Finishing
Elie Amm, DDS, DES Ortho, PhD
Old’s Cool but Not Old School
Manon Newell, JD
The Science Behind High Performing Teams
Bing Fang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Clinical Factors of TADs in Bimaxillary Protrusion
Roberto Justus, DDS, MSD
Deproteinization of Tooth Enamel Surfaces to Prevent White Spot Lesions & Bracket Bond Failure: A Revolution in Orthodontic Bonding
Edwina Wood, AA, RDA
Now is the Time for Lower Overhead & Higher Production
Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Integrating Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery for Facially Driven Treatment Goals
Barbara Herzog-Blaine, BA, CDPMA
Prioritizing your “P’s” for Practice Prosperity
Jorge Faber, DDS, MS, PhD
To MARPE, or Not to MARPE, That is the Question
Stephen Tjoa, DDS, MS, MSc
Distraction Osteogenesis in Patients with Craniofacial Deformities
Ramesh Sabhlok, BDS (Hons.), MDS, Certificate in Orthodontics (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M Orth. RCS (Edinburgh) FACD, FICD Diplomate, Indian Board of Orthodontics
Noncompliance & Predictable Class II Correction with Micro-Implant Anchorage
Kayla Hoorelbeke, MBA
Scrutinizing Sales Statistics
Dan Marino
Discussion with Former NFL Quarterback & CBS Sports Analyst
Phyllis Brock
Harness Your Power as a Female Leader
Tanya Monsef
Harness Your Power as a Female Leader