SPEAKERS & SESSIONS

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In recognition of participant’s diverse roles, The Forum 2017 program offers general session tracks for Doctors and Staff—providing engaging and impactful material relevant to all who contribute to the success of your practice. Join some of the most prominent orthodontists and industry experts as they share their views on the benefits of the Damon™ System and more.

GENERAL SESSION | 8:00am - 5:00pm


Dr. Dwight Damon

Dr. Dwight Damon

Spokane, WA

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A pioneer and leader in the orthodontic profession, Dr. Damon is widely known for development of the Damon System and its philosophy of use and has lectured worldwide on advanced treatment protocols. He earned his DDS and MSD from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and was awarded its Distinguished Alumnus Award, one of only 23 alumni to have received it. In private practice for more than 40 years, Dr. Damon has written numerous professional articles and has been featured in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the JCO and the AJO-DO. A chapter he wrote was accepted for inclusion in the text Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, edited by T.M. Graber.

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Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Jeff Kozlowski | New London, CT

Biography


Dr. Kozlowski received his DDS and orthodontic specialty certificate from State University of New York at Buffalo. In private practice, he has lectured all over the world, including for the AAO and its constituent societies, for universities, study clubs, the European Damon Symposium and annually for The Forum. His topics include digital orthodontics, efficient early treatment and facial esthetics. He has been published in several orthodontic journals, including Seminars in Orthodontics and the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. A fitness advocate, he has completed five Ironman Triathlons, 12 Half-Ironman Triathlons and numerous marathons and endurance cycling events, including the grueling Mt. Washington Bicycle Hill Climb seven times.


Effective Tips to Enhance Your Treatment Protocols

Dr. Chris Chang | Hsinchu, Taiwan

Biography


A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Chang received his PhD in bone physiology and certificate in orthodontics from Indiana University. He is publisher of the International Journal of Orthodontics and Implantology (iJoI), author of the workbook for the International Association of Orthodontists and Implantologists and co-author of Orthodontics, Volumes I, II & III. In private practice, Dr. Chang also lectures worldwide on a wide range of topics, including impaction therapy, PSL mechanics, gummy smiles, TADs, and Steve Jobs’s effective presentations. As a private instructor, he has taught 2,000+ doctors from 21 countries and is actively involved in the design of TADs and their application in impaction treatment.


Five Key Considerations to Achieve Beautiful Results

Dr. Stuart Frost | Mesa, AZ

Biography


Dr. Frost received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and practiced general dentistry for 5 years—two with his father and three in his own office. Following a one-year fellowship in temporomandibular joint dysfunction, he completed a two-year residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of Rochester. In private practice, he is currently a part-time associate clinical professor at the University of the Pacific orthodontic program and has lectured on the Damon system globally. Dr. Frost has been named one of the Phoenix area’s top orthodontists by a group of his peers from 2004-2015.


So Your Patient Has a Developing Malocclusion—Now What?

Dr. Mike Mayhew | Boone, NC

Biography


Mike Mayhew, DDS, MS, received his dental education at the University of North Carolina with specialty degrees in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He is board certified in both specialties and operates a dual-specialty practice in Boone and North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Dr. Mayhew has lectured nationally and internationally on the Damon™ System, CAD-CAM digital orthodontics, indirect bonding, and office utilization of CBCT. He is on the Sports Medicine Team at Appalachian State University, is an adjunctive clinical professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, has held leadership positions in organized dentistry, and serves as the director of the North Carolina/South Carolina Damon Study Club. He was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2010 and the International College of Dentists in 2013.


Damon System for TMJ:
Screening, Planning and Treatment

Dr. Elizabeth Menzel | Herrsching, Germany

Orthodontics is increasingly confronted with ancillary health issues such as TMJ disease. For most orthodontists, TMJ disorders seem like insurmountable hurdles. In her presentation, Dr. Menzel will demonstrate simple techniques to screen patients during initial consultations—either by the doctor or a staff member—to evaluate whether there is definitive evidence of TMJ disease present or whether there are underlying diagnostic indicators that can lead you to a treatment alternative which can help the patient circumvent the need for more aggressive treatment in the future. She will also offer treatment protocols different from conventional methods, briefly demonstrating such protocols with various cases.

Biography


Dr. Menzel earned her degree in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), did postgraduate training as an orthodontist in the practice of Dr. Brigitte König-Toll (Kronberg, Germany) and in the department of orthodontics, University of Kiel (Germany), undergoing her examination for specialization in orthodontics from Dr. Wolfgang Schopf, University of Frankfurt (Germany). In private practice, she has lectured throughout the world with her primary focus today on interdisciplinary biodynamic orthodontics and orthodontic treatment of the temporomandibular joint from diagnosis to pathology-free centric relation treatment results.

GENERAL SESSION (STAFF) | 1:15pm - 5:00pm


Capture the Perfect Smile for Effective Clinical and Marketing Purposes

Mrs. Rita Bauer | Toronto, Canada

Don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity to help your patients understand why your practice is the perfect choice for their orthodontic treatment. Clinically correct photographs are some of the most powerful tools to show off your great finishes in patient galleries and fun pictures for social media can generate buzz for your practice. In her presentation, Mrs. Bauer will share her pearls for consistent, top-quality patients and great ideas to make your Website and social media posts a hit. You will discover which digital camera is best suited for your office, which retractors, mirrors, backgrounds and gadgets make clinical photography easy and learn the best techniques for getting clinically correct views. In demonstrating how to document patient makeovers and take professional looking portraits, Mrs. Bauer will convey what photographic content enhances your Website and social media posts that can set you apart from other clinicians.

Biography


Rita Bauer is a leading authority on patient photography in the orthodontic practice. During her 30+ years as medical photographer and digital media specialist for the University of Toronto (UT), she has trained thousands of dental professionals, presenting over 900 lecture/workshops throughout the world. She now divides her time between UT and training on dental photography through Bauer Seminars, Inc. Ms. Bauer transforms inexperienced photographers into competent ones and gives experienced photographers plenty of tips to make a difference in their daily routines. She has received honorary fellowships from the International College of Dental Surgeons and the OKU Honor Dental Society and is a recipient of the UT Award of Distinction.


Collaborative Communication that Drives Practice Growth

Mrs. Anne Solomons | Pompano Beach, FL

Every day orthodontists and their staff focus on enhancing people’s lives and self-images through the personal connections they establish with their patients. When patients feel the practice is delivering its best, they develop a strong emotional attachment to it. The relationship that’s formed becomes a powerful practice development tool. In her presentation, Mrs. Solomons will expand your view of service and discuss the importance of aligning your individual values with those of the orthodontist and the practice to further enrich people’s lives. You will discover how to adapt to different behavioral and communication styles and learn what questions to ask to help patients discover for themselves the best treatment options to meet their needs and wants. Her program will also address effective practice communication, providing insight about what makes up other colleague’s perspectives.

Biography


A seasoned consultant and training professional with over 25 years of experience, Mrs. Solomons is an engaging and dynamic facilitator, partnering with organizations to inspire people to grow their businesses. She has designed and facilitated customized workshops for a variety of professions and industries, including healthcare, retailing, hospitality and financial services. Clients value her ability to connect with people, engaging hearts and minds to drive commitment to specific actions and delivering long-term, sustainable results. She serves on the board of the South Florida chapter of the Association for Talent Development and the Career Placement Advisory Board at Atlantic Technical.