Understanding and adhering to sound fundamentals is key to success in any discipline. In this optional one-day seminar, Drs. Bovenizer and Bogdan will lead participants from the fundamentals of the Damon philosophy to a deeper knowledge of how to employ simplified passive self-ligating treatment mechanics. Complete case presentations of early treatment, Class II, Class III, adult, and pre-prosthetic cases will be presented to provide a full appreciation of passive self-ligation orthodontics.

Frank Bogdan, DDS

Bayonne, NJ, USA

Dr. Bogdan received his doctoral degree in dental medicine and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and has guest-lectured at the university since 2001, joining the faculty on a part-time basis in 2003. He is president of the UMDNJ Orthodontic Alumni Society, a post at which he has been serving since 1997. Now in private practice with his son, Dr. Mark Bogdan, he has conducted lectures to orthodontic societies, study groups and universities around the globe on passive mechanics and advancements in jaw orthopedics. He also manages the regional Damon study club in his area.

Todd Bovenizer, DDS

Cary, North Carolina, USA

A recertified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Bovenizer earned his DDS and certificate in orthodontics from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. In private practice, he is past president of the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the Summit 360 Study Club. He has lectured nationally on the Damon System, is a Damon Mentor, has been published in the JCO and other orthodontic journals. Dr. Bo's office is a popular site for professionals in the field to study the Damon system and his dynamic culture.

*Additional fee applies to the optional Pre-Forum Damon Essentials Seminar.


Integrating today's digital tools with your treatment methods can reduce clinical inefficiencies and introduce a new level of differentiation in today's competitive environment. This one-day seminar provides you and your team a comprehensive Insignia integration strategy that ensures success at each step of the onboarding experience. Leveraging the shared knowledge of the Ormco Digital Team, this immersive learning experience provides participants with the skills and confidence to begin efficiently and effectively treating cases with Insignia.

The course will focus on five main areas:

  1. Introduction to Insignia and a behind the scenes look at each step in the creation of customized appliances.
  2. Comprehensive review of Insignia's Approver software—from building personalized preferences to the submission of clinically optimized cases.
  3. Records taking & case submission—including scanner integration, uploading, and tips and tricks.
  4. In-office implementation & techniques for diagnostic pictures.
  5. Why digital orthodontics provides clinical excellence.
**Pre-Forum Insignia Academy is a limited participation seminar. Early registration is suggested to secure your spot.


6:30 am – 7:45 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Pre-Forum Seminars

Damon Essentials Seminar — $199
Insignia Academy — Free

CE Credits:
Damon Essentials Seminar — 6 Credits
Insignia Academy — Does not qualify for continuing education credits