Dr. TROY CHRISTENSEN
"Self-Litigation: Truths, Myths, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Profitability"
Platinum Sponsor: American Orthodontics
Dr. Christensen graduated from UNLV in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biomechanical Kinesiology. During his time in undergraduate study, he also took a two year hiatus from his studies to serve a service mission in the Dominican Republic. He attended dental school at Creighton University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000. While at Creighton he received numerous academic awards and distinctions, including memberships into the prestigious Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and Omricon Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, as well as membership into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He received his MS degree and certificate in Orthodontics from Baylor
College of Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Christensen owns and operates two private practices in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Dr. C and his wife, Melissa, have four children: twins, Adrie and Andie, and two boys, Chase and Cash. He enjoys traveling, exercise and fitness and target shooting.
In his engaging and informative presentation, you’ll learn why Dr. Christensen switched to using the Dual Activation system, and how the increased efficiency and exceptional value of self-ligation and Dual Activation can be used in your practice.
- How to run an efficient, effective practice using self ligation
- Learn how the benefits of self-ligation can save your practice time and money
- Get treatment tips and tricks for successful utilization of the Dual Activation system
Dr. Antonino Secchi
"Complete Clinical Orthodontic Systems"
Gold Sponsor: Dentsply/GAC
Dr. Secchi is Former Clinical Director of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, the same school where he received his DMD, Certificate in Orthodontics, and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Secchi's research interests include, primarily, the relationship between self-ligating appliances, friction and treatment mechanics as well as orthodontics and functional occlusion. He has published in various dental and orthodontic peer review journals. Dr. Secchi wrote the chapter "Contemporary Mechanics Using The Straight Wire Appliance" for the latest edition of the Graber/Vanarsdall/Vig orthodontic textbook. He received the 2005 David C. Hamilton Orthodontic Research Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists (PAO) and the 2010 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Secchi is the founder of the "Complete Clinical Orthodontics System" (CCO System™), which he teaches to orthodontists not only in USA but throughout the world. His passion for clinical orthodontics and commitment to education has made him a solicited lecturer at a National and International level. In addition, he maintains an active orthodontic practice in Philadelphia and Devon, PA.
Over the last decade, our profession has seen an interesting integration between the Straight Wire Appliance, active self-ligating brackets (SLB) and a number of new archwires. In order to make this integration efficient and practical for the orthodontist as well as to facilitate the delivery of excellent results, specific modification of the brackets prescription (CCO Rx) as well as a rigorous but simple sequence of treatment mechanics has been developed. This 60 minute presentation will introduce participants to these modifications and the core principles of the three stages of treatment mechanics. Clinical cases will be used throughout the presentation to better illustrate the concepts.
- To understand how active SLBs work.
- To understand the clinical implications of SLB/archwires interaction.
- To understand the clinical implication of tubes/archwires interaction.
- To understand the rationale behind the CCO Rx.
- To understand the basic concepts of ideal bracket placement.
- To understand the basics concepts within the three stages of treatment mechanics.
"Creating and Dynamic & Efficient Team"
Charlene's passion is helping her clients and team members succeed. Her goal is to facilitate them creating what she calls a "Peak Performance Practice". In order to achieve that level of performance, Charlene believes you must have talented leaders who know how to hire the right people who have the talents and desire to perform at a high level. Training and accountability are key factors. Telling is not training and a once a year peek at the numbers is not enough. Charlene also serves as an "Off-Site Office Manager" to several practices across the country. After consulting with over 700 practices and interviewing thousands of team members, Charlene understands what works and what fails. She helps her clients speed up the process by coaching them to reach their goals quickly and efficiently. Charlene spends 40 weeks a year traveling across the country. She has consulted in 48 states and 5 providences in Canada. Charlene has presented 132 practice management presentations, written 28 published professional articles and created 17 training products in her rewarding career as a management consultant. She graduated Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Charlene serves on the Smiles for a Life Time Board. She resides in Va. Beach VA with her husband Dennis.
TOSC "CLINICAL PEARLS"
DR. PHIL CORBIN
"Unusual and Difficult Cases"
Dr. Corbin received his Master of Science and 24 month certificate in orthodontics from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He holds fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is an active member of the Southwest Component of the Angle Society. Dr. Corbin was past president of the TOSC in 2005 - 2006.
DR. Mike Chaffee
"Skeletal Anchorage to Aid in Positioning Anterior Teeth Ideally in the Face"
Dr. Michael Chaffee is in private practice in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He received an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. His dental degree, Orthodontic Certificate, and Master’s degree were from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chaffee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of the both the Texas Orthodontic Study Club and the Northwest Component of the Edward. H. Angle Society.
DR. DAVID ADAME
"Orthodontist’s Role in Sleep Apnea"
Dr. Adame received his DDS from UT San Antonio Health Science Center and Orthodontic Degree from UT Houston. He is a past president of the Texas Assn. of Orthodontists, UT Orthodontic Alumni Assn and Texas Orthodontic Study Club. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. His special orthodontic interests are in Multi-Disciplinary Treatment and Dentist’s role in Sleep Apnea.