2024


 

2024 WSSO Doctor and Team Meeting

Friday, February 23, 2024

Meydenbauer Center

11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA  98004  

Meydenbauer Center Phone: (425) 637-10206 CE Hours Possible

  
SCHEDULE

 

7:30am - 8:30am        Breakfast, Check-In, Photobooth and Exhibits


8:30am - 11:30am      Morning session for doctors - Main Level, Center Hall A:

Complex Case Review with Invisalign: Open Bites, TMD, and Orthognathic Surgery with Mazyar "Maz" Moshiri, DDS, MS

8:30am - 11:30am      Morning Session for Team Members - Upstairs, Level 4, Rooms 404-406:

Elite Synergy: Elevation of a High-Performance Team with Michelle Shimmin

 

11:30am - 1:00pm      Luncheon - WSSO General Meeting during lunch for doctors

Team members have the option to participate in table topic discussions, or freestyle with no set table topic discussions.  Please note your preference when you register.

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm        Afternoon session for doctors - Main Level, Center A:

Changing the Paradigm of Early Interceptive, Extraction, and Complex Cases with Aligner Treatment with Sandra Tai, BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FCDS (BC), FRCD (C)

1:00pm - 3:30pm        Afternoon session for Team Members - Upstairs, Level 4, Rooms 404-406:

Leadership, Your Professional Growth and Mastering Your Emotional Intelligence with Michelle Shimmin

 

1:00pm - 3:30pm        Workshop for Clinical Team Members - Upstairs, Level 4, Rooms 407-408:

Debond!  How to safely remove brackets, bands, and bonding resin from tooth surfaces with Geoff Greenlee, DDS, MSD, MPH

 

 

Doctors’ Morning Session

Complex Case Review with Invisalign: Open Bites, TMD, and Orthognathic Surgery
with Mazyar "Maz" Moshiri, DDS, MS

In this presentation, Dr. Maz Moshiri will review suggestions for designing and delivering the proper force systems necessary with Invisalign to predictably address complex open bite malocclusions nonsurgically. However, at times, patients may elect for ideal treatment... allowing for orthognathic surgery to be offered as modality of care. Increasingly, more patients are electing to use Invisalign as the orthodontic medium of choice for their orthognathic surgical treatment. The nuances of proper digital planning and overall workflow for orthognathic surgical cases with Invisalign will also be discussed. Lastly, considerations and a possible solution for therapeutic management of TMD patients will be reviewed when using clear aligners.

 

Dr. Maz Moshiri has been a faculty member for Align Technology since 2013. He is the co-founder of the Aligner Intensive Fellowship, an online residency that has educated nearly five thousand orthodontists worldwide on the proper treatment planning and use of clear aligners. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the orthodontic residency program at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University, with a focus on clear aligners. He serves on the clinical advisory boards of Orthodontic Partners, and LightForce Orthodontics. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Voice of an Expert column for the AJODO Clinical Companion. Dr. Moshiri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

 

 

Doctors’ Afternoon Session

Changing the Paradigm of Early Interceptive, Extraction, and Complex Cases with Aligner Treatment with Sandra Tai, BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FCDS (BC), FRCD (C)

In this presentation, Dr. Sandra Tai will discuss the rationale for early interceptive treatment. This will be demonstrated with mixed dentition treatment with Invisalign First aligners for deep bite, crowding and potential serial extraction cases.  Premolar extraction cases are the ultimate test of an orthodontic appliance, as well as the clinician’s skill. A protocol for premolar extraction cases with aligners will be discussed including tips for designing the digital treatment plan and staging extraction site closure. Finally, a few complex cases will be reviewed including impacted canines.

 

Dr. Sandra Khong Tai is Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as well as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco, USA.  Dr Sandra Tai is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. She has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider who has treated 4,300+ cases with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr Tai is the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique”. (Quintessence Publishing 2018) which has been translated into 12 languages around the world. She is a reviewer for several orthodontic journals and lectures globally on clear aligner technique. Dr Tai frequently tests new innovations in aligners and she is a member of the North American Advisory Board, as well as Align Tech Global faculty.

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical and Administrative Team Members’ Morning Session

Elite Synergy: Elevation of a High-Performance Team with Michelle Shimmin

 

Today, practices struggle more than ever regarding staffing issues, team commitment, elevated leadership and true buy-in to new technologies and changes that serve our patients. We will dive deep into the needed tools for each team member that create the elite synergy present in the most successful of practices worldwide.

Administrative Team Members’ Afternoon Session

Leadership, Your Professional Growth and Mastering Your Emotional Intelligence

with Michelle Shimmin

 

This interactive workshop will challenge you to understand how to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses, professionally and personally, providing the training and knowledge that will set you up to be the most valuable team member to your practice, allowing you to THRIVE! This ultimately translates to the care and experience your practice offers and provides your patients. It’s time for YOU! 

Michelle Shimmin is an international lecturer, trainer and consultant who has been in the field of orthodontics since 1990, working as a Registered Dental Assistant, teaching orthodontic assisting,marketing, financials, treatment coordinating and practice management. Michelle travels the country and helps transform orthodontic offices on their systems to promote training, growth, and success through a comprehensive practice approach. Michelle is one of the most sought-after trainers withmany lecture events every year, both domestic and international.

 

Clinical Team Members’ Afternoon Workshop

Debond!  How to safely remove brackets, bands, and bonding resin from tooth surfaces

with Geoff Greenlee, DDS, MSD, MPH

This session is designed to provide the necessary background information to prepare orthodontic dental assistants to:

      Safely remove fixed orthodontic appliances

      Understand the evidence about patient comfort and enamel safety during bracket removal

      Safely remove bonding composite resin and polish enamel

      Understand and use a dental handpiece and rotary instruments

      Recognize risks and pitfalls during appliance removal

Part of this session will be dedicated to hands-on training in safe appliance debonding and composite resin removal with a dental handpiece. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills preparing them to progress on to supervised training on patients with a licensed orthodontist at their office.

The hands-on section of this class is currently limited to 50 participants. 

Geoff Greenlee completed his undergraduate and dental training at the University of Michigan, and then completed a Masters degree and clinical residency in orthodontics at the University of Washington.  An interest in cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies led Dr. Greenlee to do a fellowship in this subspecialty at Seattle Children's Hospital where he remains on faculty and provides clinical care.  Geoff finished a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology in 2009 and remains very interested in public health services and policy as well as study design and data analysis.  Currently, Dr. Greenlee is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle where he teaches, practices, and does research.  His research interests include evidence-based care, CLP and craniofacial anomalies, access to care for underserved populations, and quality of life. 

Dr. Greenlee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

 


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