AES Leaders in Occlusion, TMD, Comprehensive Oral Care

The Superb Clinician Redefined: Incredible Successes & Incredible Failures
68th Annual Scientific Meeting – February 22nd – 24th, 2023

Downtown Marriott Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

8:00 am -12:00 pm      Committee Meetings
1:00 pm -6:00 pm        Executive Council Meeting
4:00 pm -7:00 pm        Registration

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am

How to Lead from the Future as it Emerges: Otto Scharmer, PhD

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and introduced the concept of “presencing”—learning from the emerging future—in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with Peter Senge and others). He is co-author of Leading from the Emerging Future, which outlines eight acupuncture points for transforming capitalism. His most recent book, The Essentials of Theory U (2018), summarizes the core principles and applications of awareness-based systems change.

In 2015 he co-founded the MITx u.lab and in 2020 the GAIA journey (Global Activation of Intention and Action), which have activated a vibrant worldwide ecosystem of transformational change involving more than 200,000 users from 185 countries. Most recently, with his colleagues he co-created a global Action Learning Lab for hundreds of change makers across UN agencies, as well as a suite of SDG Leadership Labs that help UN Country Teams to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

Otto earned his diploma and PhD in economics from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. He is a member of the UN Learning Advisory Council for the 2030 Agenda, the World Future Council, and the Club of Rome’s High-Level 21st Century Transformational Economics Commission. He has won the Jamieson Prize for Teaching Excellence at MIT and the European Leonardo Corporate Learning Award. In 2021 he received the Elevating Humanity Award from the Organizational Development Network.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 9:30 am – 10:30 am

It will be OK – A Clinical and Radiographic Perspective to Recognize Successes and Failures: Francisco Eraso, DDS, MS

OBJECTIVES
To revisit traditional elements of diagnostic records an embrace new ones
To appreciate innovative technology impact in predictable treatment decisions
To learn how AI technology based on 3D imaging can improve and expand our daily practices

Dr. Eraso is an Orthodontist and Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist. He received his D.D.S. from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, his advanced standing dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry, his M.S. in Oral Biology from the University of Louisville, his certificate and M.S. in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Orthodontic Certificate and M.S.D from Indiana University.
Specialties: Orthodontics and Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Professional Associations:
Dr. Eraso is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology.
Professional Information:
Currently Dr. Eraso practices Orthodontics in Indianapolis, is one of the founder radiologists of Beamreaders, Diagnostic Services, Inc and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at Indiana University,
Dr. Eraso contributes as a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontics, the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Endodontics and the Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology.
He has published several papers in the field and lectured at various professional meetings and continued education courses nationally and internationally. Dr. Eraso’s areas of interest include community outreach, virtual and digital orthodontics, imaging and 3D reconstruction, teleradiology and advanced imaging for Orthodontics, TMJ and Airways.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 11:00 am -12:00 pm

What is Dead May Never Die: The Story of TMJ-based Orthodontic Relapse – Dr. Drew McDonald, DDS MS

Relapse. It pains us all to watch our work of correcting a patient’s malocclusion not last. It is especially frustrating when we struggle to explain the reason(s) our patient’s bite is relapsing, or even worse, why they are now having TMJ-related symptoms after correction of their bite. What if we could have foreseen these issues in our treatment planning? What if we could have created a plan that recognized the possible sources of relapse, especially related to the TMJ and airway, and incorporated them into our treatment? In this lecture, we will explore the necessity of CBCT and MRI imaging in orthodontic treatment and how using these images can shed light on the sources of malocclusion BEFORE we start treatment so that we may prevent future relapse. For what is dead may never die, but rises again stronger and harder…

Dr. Drew McDonald is a board-certified orthodontic specialist and private practice owner in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, NM. His orthodontic practice has a strong focus on temporomandibular joint and airway-focused treatment planning, surgically-facilitated orthodontic treatment, and providing complex interdisciplinary care for patients.

Dr. McDonald is a University of New Mexico alum and went on to attend Creighton University for his dental training where he graduated cum laude. Dr. McDonald completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Missouri-Kanas City, also receiving his master’s degree for his thesis on sport.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 1:30 pm -2:30 pm

The Internal Nasal Valve and It’s Impact on Bite, Breathing, and Beauty: Stanley Yung Chuan Liu DDS, MD, FACS

I was introduced to the world of sleep via Bill Dement’s Sleep and Dreams course as an undergraduate at Stanford. I would then meet my mentors Dr. Nelson Powell and Dr. Robert Riley whose training and expertise in both maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology laid the foundation to surgery for OSA. After dental school, medical school, and oral & maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, I completed a fellowship with Dr. Riley and Stanford Otolaryngology. During this journey I had pursued research as a Howard Hughes scholar, as well as a Stanford Biodesign faculty fellow. Today, as an associate professor of otolaryngology at Stanford, I direct the sleep surgery fellowship where I train the next generation of surgeons and innovators. I also carry out research in the realms of gender and ethnic inequality to OSA care, and novel airway assessment modalities including backscattered ultrasound imaging. I have given keynote talks in all major sleep medicine and surgical meetings, and it is with the most excitement that I look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Current Concepts in TMJoint Surgery: Steven B. Kupferman DMD, MD, FACS

Dr. Kupferman will discuss current concepts in TMJoint surgery. He will discuss the decision making process as it relates to surgical management of the TMJoint as well as share surgical cases spanning the scope of current TMJoint surgical options.

Dr. Steven Kupferman is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and founding partner at the Los Angeles Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Yeshiva University and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine and completed his general surgery internship and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA as well.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kupferman was an associate for two years in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group A1:AE18 a busy orthognathic surgery and facial trauma practice. In 2009, he started the Los Angeles Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which has since grown to six surgeons practicing full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery in one location.

Dr. Kupferman is a Fellow of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS).

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – 4 pm – 5:00 pm

Preventing a Pandemic: Analysis and prevention of implant failures in 2023: Kimberly Schlam DMD, MS

Do you see implant and prosthetic failures? I am likely to see at least one patient each week with some sort of treatment complication. How do we keep up with this rapidly evolving surgical and often digital world of dentistry today? Most importantly, how do we prepare our patients so that they can make educated decisions about their care today and take ownership of their rehabilitation throughout their lifetime? In this lecture we will evaluate the clinician and patient related factors that have led to implant and prosthetic failures at various stages of implant rehabilitation.

Dr. Kimberly Schlam is a private practice prosthodontist in Seattle Washington. Her practice focuses on patient centric, multi-specialty collaborative care. Her research has focused on patient reported quality of life outcomes of removable implant prosthetics and she is passionate about personalized patient centric dentistry. She focuses on using digital technology to impact patient experiences.

Dr. Schlam received her dental training from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her certificate of prosthodontics and master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill.  She has also served as an active duty US Army prosthodontist.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 8:00 am -9:00 am

Implant Supported Telescopic Hybrid Prosthesis: Indications, Contraindications and Challenges: Marco Brindis, DDS, MS

The screw retained hybrid prosthesis is one of the most popular and successful solutions for the treatment of the edentulous maxilla. Some of the limitations of this type of prosthesis are poor hygiene and expensive maintenance. A more recent alternative is the implant supported telescopic hybrid prosthesis. This prosthesis provides the benefits of the screw retained prosthesis yet allowing for better hygiene and less expensive maintenance, however, there are new challenges. This presentation will go over the rationale, indications, and contraindications of this prosthetic option. It will also cover the possible complications with their respective solutions.

Objectives:
1. Recognize the limitations of the screw retained hybrid prosthesis
2. Understand the benefits of having a “stable in function” prosthesis that can be removed by the patient
3. Have a clear understanding of the of limitations of the telescopic implant prosthesis

Dr. Marco Brindis is a former Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. He is the owner and founder of The Smile Effect were he currently maintains a Prosthodontics restorative practice devoted to full mouth rehabilitation, airway disorders, esthetics and implants with an interdisciplinary approach. He earned a D.D.S from the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City in 1998. He did a Preceptorship in Dental Implants at the Universidad Intercontinental in 1999 and a Preceptorship in Dental Implants at the Dental School at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2002. He completed a surgical Implant Fellowship at the Biotechnology Institute in Vitoria Spain in 2003. He got his Certificate in Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics in 2007. He then completed the Esthetic and Occlusion courses at the Pankey Institute in 2007. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontist and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 -9:00 am-10:00 am

Dental Decision Making for the Modern Dental Team: Charlie Ward, DDS and Josh Polansky, CDT

Communication between the dentist and technician is paramount to delivering predictable dentistry. The decision-making process for restorative treatment is best handled as a collaboration between dentist and technician. In this lecture, we will discuss the process by which we collaborate using photography, digital planning and a shared restorative philosophy to achieve consistent results.

Learning objectives:
1. Discuss a shared philosophy for esthetic and functional diagnosis and treatment planning between dentist and technician.
2. Review digital planning protocols and case set-up by the dental technician.
3. Introduce digital shade matching protocols currently in use.

graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He is a member of the visiting faculty of The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where he teaches in the Essentials and Mastering Aesthetics courses. He speaks nationally on dental photography and digital shade matching. He practices restorative dentistry in Baltimore, MD with his partner, Dr. Devon Conklin and his wife and periodontist, Dr. Melody Ward. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Joshua Polansky | Dental Technician | Photographer

Joshua Polansky earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Rutgers University in 2004. While working part- time at a dental laboratory, he took advantage of an opportunity to apprentice with distinguished master technician, Olivier Tric of Oral Design Chicago. Mr. Tric opened Joshua’s eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. He made the decision to become a master dental technician following the path that Tric had forged. He continued to acquire technical skills by studying in Europe with other mentors and experts in the field such as Klaus Mutertheis. Joshua earned his Masters degree in dental ceramics at the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry under Dr. Edward Mclaren. Joshua Continued his training under Jungo Endo and Hiroaki Okabe at UCLA’s advanced prosthodontics and maxillofacial program working on faculty and residents cases.

Joshua currently resides in Cherry Hill, NJ where he is the owner and operator of Niche Dental Studio

Joshua is a key opinion leader for major dental manufacturers such as GC America. Joshua sits on the advisory/editorial board for Inside Dental Technology (IDT), and Inside Dentistry.

Joshua has been published throughout the years in many publications such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s JCD, Quintessence’s QDT, and The Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry (JPD). Joshua holds a steady lecture schedule throughout the United States and abroad teaching others the skills he has acquired from the mentors he has been so fortunate to have had.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 10:30 am -11:20 am

Every-Day Digital Dentistry: Growing with Technology and Finding Better Life Balance: Naren Rajan, DDS

Dentistry has seen a rapid influx and maturation of multiple digital technologies in recent years. Technology that promises to increase predictability, efficiency, communication, case acceptance and ultimately profitability. But what are the strategies to implement these new tools into practice for maximum success while also maintaining work-life balance?

This program will outline a strategic plan of integration of digital technology for comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry. Follow a clinician’s journey from analog to digital dentistry through failure and success with intraoral scanning, digital CAD design, photogrammetry and 3D printing.

In addition to reviewing best practices, the program will guide dentists to understand scope and potential of digital workflow to maximize utilization and implementation of technology in practice. Participants will leave with a clear idea on how to begin leveraging technology to create a digitally driven practice.

Objectives:
• Discover the scope and potential of using technology in a comprehensive dental practice
• Understand Best Practices as well as limitations of current digital techniques
• Learn implementation pathways to create a digitally driven practice

Dr. Naren Rajan is a full-time clinician and part-time educator with a general practice in Mendham, NJ focused on restorative, implant and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Rajan has been involved with digital techniques in dentistry since 2007. His focus is optimizing intraoral scanning and digital workflow in restorative practice. He has lectured extensively on the topic as a key opinion leader for major dental technology companies as well as private dental study clubs, including the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Rajan has obtained Fellowship in the AGD and trained at both the LD Pankey Institute and Spear Education.

He is an active educator serving as Assistant Director of Digital Dentistry at the Touro College of Dental Medicine and a founding member at CADpro Academy, a digital dentistry education center in Woodbury NY.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Interdisciplinary Treatment for Optimum Function and Aesthetics- A Minimally Invasive Approach Team Europe: Dorota Stankowska DDS, Przemyslaw “Perry” Stankowski DDS, and Robert Bialach DDS

Patients come to the dental office for a beautiful smile. They often don’t realize that it takes a whole team and doctors of different specialties to achieve a natural result.

The team consisting of Dorota (prosthodontist), Przemyslaw (dental surgeon) and Robert (orthodontist) will present several cases, discussing the course of treatment and comparing the situation before and after full occlusal rehabilitation. Thanks to the interdisciplinary approach, it is possible to preserve as much tooth tissue as viable and be minimally invasive in the treatment process, while achieving the best aesthetic results.

The speakers will emphasize not only achieving a predictable aesthetic result, but more importantly good function that ensures long-term treatment success.

Lecture objectives:
– to show that cooperation between different specialists makes it possible to perform minimally invasive dental treatment and preserve as much of natural tooth tissue as viable
– to demonstrate how to communicate with other specialists
– to present how to use resin material in full occlusal rehabilitation
– to show how to position teeth to meet aesthetic and functional goals.

Robert Bialach graduated in medicine and dentistry from the Medical University in Poznań. He is the co-founder of the Stankowscy & Białach dental office, wher he specialises in orthodontics for both children and adults. The goal of such treatment is not only to provide beautiful straight teeth, but also to ensure a harmonious face profile, which remains stable during the treatment process without the need for retainers, healthy temporomandibular and periodontal joints, and a wide open airway. All this means that Dr. Białach is a doctor who, with the help of his team, provides his patients with comprehensive care. He is constantly striving to improve his skills and qualifications by attending numerous seminars and workshops, all with the aim of providing his patients with a beautiful, healthy smile. Every day in his work he applies the principles of the prestigious Dawson Academy, from which he graduated in Florida, as well as the philosophy of the two-year FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) orthodontic curriculum, which he completed in Istanbul. The latter is one of the best orthodontic schools in the world. To meet the expectations of his most demanding patients, he regularly uses Invisalign aligners – transparent aligners that straighten teeth – and has completed many courses in this area, including the Clear Ortho International Program. He provides training for dentists in Poland and abroad in the field of interdisciplinary treatment – orthodontics-prosthetist-periodontist, orthodontic prophylaxis and photography in dentistry. Privately, he is a happy husband and father. In his free time, he likes to travel with his family and spend his free time actively, e.g., swimming or cycling. He is also keen model maker.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 3:45 pm-5:00 pm

Composite Artistry: Simply the Complex: Amanda Seay, DDS and Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

Dentistry is both a science and art that when studied together creates impact and beautiful outcomes for our patients. As clinicians we must offer choices for our patients that takes into consideration their personal desires while ensuring responsible, conservative dentistry.

The art of creating beautiful composite restorations may seem daunting but with some key concepts the process can be broken down into simple, straightforward steps. The importance of natural morphology, color and light all affect the harmony of composite restorations. The finer details such as texture and luster are just some of the pieces that make recreating nature possible. Come explore the beauty and art of resin.

Objectives:
1. Understanding color, translucency, opacity and how to simplify hue, chroma and value.
2. Analyze tooth anatomy and contours and the role of transitional line angles and planes.
3. Learn the different ways we can offer composite to treat cases from the simple to the complex.

Dr. Amanda Seay maintains a full-time private practice in Charleston, South Carolina that focuses on comprehensive restorative dentistry. She holds a Clinical Instructor position at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Seay is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Society of Dental Aesthetics and a Fellow Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She serves as the restorative editor for Inside Dentistry. She was recently appointed as one of three directors for the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (2002), where he received honors in both removable and fixed prosthodontics.

Dr. Adamo was Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2011, and received his Fellowship in the AACD in 2018. He is also the current Vice President and Accreditation Chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Adamo is a graduate and mentor of the Kois Center, and has completed The Dawson Academy Core Curriculum. He has also received his fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has been published in multiple dental journals and lectures nationally and internationally on such topics as CAD/CAM dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, composite dentistry, rubber dam isolation and dental photography.

Dr Adamo is the co-founder, along with Dr Amanda Seay, of the imPRES Lecture series in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Adamo is an avid golfer and is also fluent in Italian.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Post Conference Workshops (Additional Registration Required)

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Post Conference 1: Posterior Direct Composites: From Frustration to Freedom: Mindaugas Kudelis, DDS

Course is designed to teach the participants simple techniques on how to restore posterior teeth with direct composite.

THEORY:
Lecture will cover the ideas on how to understand the reconstruction of the occlusal surface and core principals needed to be able to recreate it in a simple and controlled manner. Most of the information is practical and supported with a lot of clinical cases. Topics covered:

• Understanding the occlusal morphology
• Polishing

HANDS-ON:
Hands-on part is focused mainly on learning the techniques and workflows needed to recreate the occlusal surface of pos

STRUCTURE:
1-DAY event
During the practical exercises we would recreate the occlusal elements for class I preps os standartised models ( 2 x primary anatomy, 2 x secondary anatomy molars and primary anatomy premolars)

D. Mindaugas Kudelis graduated from the University of Health Sciences (Lithuania) in 2013. He is a general dentist with expressed interest in esthetic dentistry, direct posterior composites, digital dentistry and guided implant placement. With the rise of the social media dentistry era, he began an international teaching career – giving lectures and hands-on workshop

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 8:30 am -4:30 pm

Post Conference 2: Physiologic Occlusion and its Far Reaching Impact on the Body – Ben Sutter, DMD

Learning Objectives
– How T-Scan, by measuring occlusal contact forces and timing, has revolutionized day-to-day occlusal dentistry, offering both dentists and patients occlusal outcome predictability.
– Discover the real limitations of using articulating papers, and why intraoral scanner occlusion does not replace using T-Scan at prosthetic insertions.
– A review of important scientific studies and evidence to support the routine use of digital occlusion technology, and what the research means to your patients.
Common complications in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry – a review of clinical cases and how to digitally diagnose and treat common occlusal problems.
– Learn how T-Scan-guided “Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)” treatment helps patients with headaches and TMD problems.
Case Presentations illustrating occlusion’s role in Muscle Activity, Mandibular Trajectory, TMJ Piper Classification, Range of Motion, Mastication, TMD, Anxiety/Depression, Forward head posture, postural sway and facial asymmetry

Lecture Synopsis
Most of dentistry approaches occlusion from the conformative standpoint of “How do I make my restorations fit the patient’s existing bite.” In this presentation Dr Sutter will share benefits of 28 teeth working synergistically as one functional unit and the consequences when that does not occur. Through biometrics you will “see” how the surface morphology of the teeth change mandibular trajectory, muscle and joint physiology and mastication.

Dr. Ben A. Sutter, has been studying and treating TMJ dysfunction since graduating Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2005. He completed a General Practice Residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ in 2006 and currently practices general dentistry as a solo, private practice owner in Eugene, OR.

He has sought out advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues as well as occlusion. His studies have taken him to the Las Vegas Institute, the Piper Education and Research Center, Perfect Bite Doctor, TruDenta, and Equilibration Seminars. He has earned Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the Center for Neural Occlusion. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery and was awarded Mastership in the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.

Dr Sutter has been actively using T-Scan clinically in his office since 2009. He is the author and co-author of over 30 peer reviewed articles and abstracts on Digital Occlusion and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR). Most notable is a book chapter he published in the Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine titled “Complex Medical Diagnoses with An Underlying Dental Etiology.” He has clinical, research, and teaching experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to any discussion on Physiologic Occlusion.

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