Join world-renowned orthodontists and leading industry consultants in dynamic, informative sessions certain to identify unrealized clinical and practice enhancement opportunities. Return to the practice with new insights, re-energized, re-focused, and ready to take it to the next level!

Featured Speakers


Dr. Matias Anghileri

Dr. Matias Anghileri

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Anghileri graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a Specialist in Orthodontics and Functional Orthopedics. A former professor of orthodontics at the Universidad de Morón, Argentina, he is president of the Academia Internacional de Odontología Integral (B.B. AIOI), a lecturer for the Sociedad Argentina de Ortodoncia and guest lecturer for the Universidad Católica Argentina. He is also a Damon System Certified Educator, speaking at courses throughout Argentina and internationally throughout Latin America.

Lecture Topic

Knocking Down 10 Myths About The Damon System

In this lecture, Dr. Matias Anghileri will discuss and dismantle the myths derived to discredit the Damon System. Presenting solid clinical and scientific evidence, he will challenge the doubters’ stories and provide invaluable information that any Damon System user, or non-user, should see and hear.


Dr. Alan Bagden

Dr. Alan Bagden

Springfield, VA, USA

A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Bagden is also a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Dental Society and the American College of Dentists in recognition of his contribution to the orthodontic profession. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Maryland. He has lectured extensively, including for the European Orthodontic Society, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, numerous international and domestic Damon System conferences, and for the AAO. A frequent lecturer at the University of Maryland and the Children's National Medical Center, he has also published numerous articles in professional publications and contributed chapters in published textbooks.

Master of Ceremonies


Dr. Nasib Balut

Dr. Nasib Balut

Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Balut received his dental degree from Universidad Tecnologica de México in México City, Mexico, where he served as chairman of the orthodontic program from 1994 to 2000. He earned his postgraduate degree in orthodontics and master's degree in oral biology from Loyola University. He served as president of the Mexican Board of Orthodontics from 2009-2012 and is author of Mini-Implants as Anchorage in Orthodontics.

Lecture Topic

Surgery First: How and When

In recent years, a trend toward implementing treatment plans that achieve immediate facial change has arisen. In “Surgery First” treatment plans, the presurgical orthodontic treatment phase is eliminated or greatly reduced, the jaws are surgically repositioned into the desired locations, and orthodontic tooth movement follows. Patients appreciate the immediate improvement in facial appearance while the orthodontist can utilize the increased bone turnover to achieve accelerated tooth movement.


Dr. Tim Bandeen

Dr. Tim Bandeen

Battle Creek, MI, USA

Dr. Bandeen graduated with honors from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society. He received his MS and orthodontic specialty training from the University of Tennessee where his thesis was honored with the James Powell Research Award. Dr. Bandeen has served on the faculty of the orthodontics department at the University of Tennessee as a clinical instructor and as director of the graduate course in cephalometrics and radiology. He shares a private practice with his wife and dentist, Dr. Emily Bandeen, and lectures nationally on clinical efficiency and tracking practice metrics.

Lecture Topic

Airway and Sleep Apnea Changes with Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Bandeen has dedicated the past several years to improving his patients airway and sleep apnea through a replicable orthodontic treatment approach. This lecture will focus on his treatment philosophy evidenced by improvements he has seen in his patients.


Dr. Tom Barron

Dr. Tom Barron

Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Barron earned his doctoral degree in dental medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received his post-doctoral degree in orthodontics, and MS in oral biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He has been treating patients exclusively with Low Friction/Low Force PSL in his private practice for 14 years. He is an original member of the Damon Champion Group and Key Opinion Leader and member of the Ormco Speakers Bureau. He is co-author of the Damon PSL University Teaching Modules and is a member of the Dean's Faculty and part time Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Maryland. He has recently co-authored a paper titled: A Practical Treatment Objective: Alveolar Bone Modeling with a Fixed Continuous-Arch Appliance and is a regular presenter at Ormco's Forum.

Lecture Topic

Alveolar Bone Modeling with PSL—Save the Specialty and Enable Your Practice to Thrive

Consumers have many choices and a growing number of them are choosing aligner therapy provided by non-specialists. The case mix for orthodontists will increasingly trend toward more complex malocclusions as a result. Alveolar bone modeling with low friction/low force PSL mechanics will facilitate the treatment of many of these cases with less invasive protocols and present providers using this approach with a competitive edge in the shifting marketplace. Dr. Barron will discuss the evolving landscape of orthodontics today while presenting current clinical and scientific evidence supporting the ability to change the size and shape of the alveolar bone in patients of all ages with fixed PSL Therapy. Practical diagnostic and treatment protocols will be illustrated in a series of case studies, along with a look at the future of the PSL appliance.


Dr. Mike Bicknell

Dr. Mike Bicknell

Elmhurst, IL, USA

A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Bicknell earned his DDS and completed a residency in orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also received a MS in oral biology. Now in private practice, he is a former clinical instructor at the university and continues his involvement there by lecturing to dental students and orthodontic residents throughout the year. He is active in his local community where he supports many organizations.

Lecture Topic

Clinically Driven Excellence by Design—A Step-Wise Process to Treat a Variety of Cases

We live in a dynamic world and our profession is not immune. Regardless of the current landscape, the idea of positioning ourselves as “experts in our field” and “elite providers” of orthodontic care will preserve our role within this amazing profession for years to come. Treating cases better, faster, and with a greater value to our patients is the best way to remain competitive. Unfortunately, even as technology provides us superior tools, there are so many steps along the way in this journey that can lead to an undesirable outcome. The goal of this session is to use an interactive case presentation format to clearly demonstrate easy to implement steps: esthetic driven treatment planning, case set-up and bracket positioning, early elastics, arch-wire sequencing, and finishing with an emphasis on micro esthetics.


Dr. Frank Bogdan

Dr. Frank Bogdan

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.

Combined Full Day Lecture

Pre-Forum: Damon Essentials

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.


Dr. Todd Bovenizer

Dr. Todd Bovenizer

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, and 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.

Combined Full Day Lecture

Pre-Forum: Damon Essentials

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.


Dr. Mary Burns

Dr. Mary Burns

New Hope, PA, USA

Dr. Burns earned her degree in Dental Medicine with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and her Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Education and Science from the Ohio State University. She received her certificate from the Roth Institute of TMJ centered orthodontic treatment and serves on the faculty of the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. In orthodontic practice for over 27 years, Dr. Burns lectures internationally on the topics of Biologic Orthodontics and the role of the orthodontist in the treatment of patients with sleep disordered breathing. She also serves as a research mentor for orthodontic residents at West Virginia University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Pennsylvania.

Lecture Topic

Airway Diagnostics and Considerations


Dr. Chris Chang

Dr. Chris Chang

Hsinchu, Taiwan

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.

Lecture Topic 1

Hot Tips for the Damon System

Dr. Chang will provide a wide range of practical tips for Damon users in this session including fundamental mechanics design, correction of open bite, deep bite, impaction, and Class III considerations. Common clinical errors and solutions will be proposed. This is lecture is guaranteed to transform your experience with the Damon system.

Lecture Topic 2

Digital Orthodontics

The latest trend in digital orthodontics is the adoption of customized, fixed or removable appliances. This lecture will focus on the fixed appliance—Insignia System and argue that its customized torque design, precise bonding position and fitted shape of arch wire can significantly reduce treatment time and enhance treatment quality. Dr. Chang will share his journey of why and how he has embraced Insignia the digital version of Damon Q. “All things digital” is not in the future but a reality that any clinician who wishes to stay current has to embrace. Be a part of it.


Andrea Cook

Andrea Cook

Lake Tapps, WA, USA

Founder and principal of Andrea Cook Consulting, Mrs. Cook is a veteran in orthodontic clinical procedures and has served as a clinical consultant and trainer for premier practices throughout the US. She trains teams not only in clinical procedures, but in improving efficiency, productivity and profitability while enhancing communication and guiding teams to a new level of excellence. Her services also cover patient education and inventory control. With over 20 years of chairside experience working in single-, double- and multi-doctor practices, she has an extensive background as a clinical coordinator who saw more than 120 patients per day.

Lecture Topic

Proper documentation is not just important, it is essential!

With the increasing awareness among the general public of legal issues surrounding healthcare, and with the worrying rise in malpractice cases, a thorough knowledge of orthodontic record issues is essential for any orthodontist as well as their team members. The ability to produce and maintain accurate orthodontic records is essential for good quality patient care as well as it being a legal obligation. We will discuss the need for the importance of accurate, complete, consistent documentation in your orthodontic office.


Dr. Dwight Damon

Dr. Dwight Damon

Spokane, WA, USA

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.

Lecture Topic 1

Clinical Excellence With 3-Dimensional Control—The First Cases of A Revolution


Dr. Bill Dischinger

Dr. Bill Dischinger

Lake Oswego, OR, USA

Dr. Dischinger received his dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and his certificate in orthodontics from Tufts University. In private practice, he also serves as adjunct professor in orthodontics at the University of The Pacific. Having employed the Damon System for 17 years, he is a Damon System Certified Educator, and lectures around the world on subjects including PSL mechanics, functional jaw orthopedics, indirect bonding, and practice management from a team approach.

Lecture Topic

Class II Treatment Protocols for a Variety of Cases

Dr. Dischinger will present a variety of Class II cases and demonstrate various methods of treatment that enhance not just the dental occlusion, but the overall facial esthetics.


Dr. Skander Ellouze

Dr. Skander Ellouze

Tunis, Tunisia

Dr. Ellouze received his DDS from the Faculty of Monastir (Tunisia), post-graduate certificate in orthodontics from the University of Bordeaux (France), and post-graduate certificate in lingual orthodontics from University of Paris (France). In private practice, he has conducted courses in Europe since 2007 and is an internationally renowned lecturer and a leader in the field of lingual orthodontics, PSL and skeletal anchorage, even having designed TAD appliances. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and recently published a book, Mini-Implants, Orthodontics for the Future. He is an associate professor in the department of orthodontics at the University of Bordeaux (France) and a past chairman of the European Orthodontic College.

Lecture Topic

When Optimal Esthetics can only be Achieved with TADs… And When Not


Dr. Stuart Frost

Dr. Stuart Frost

Mesa, AZ, USA

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.

Lecture Topic 1

Creating an Airway Aware Practice & Three Keys to Finishing Your Cases More Beautifully

More than ever before we should be the authority on both screening and enhancing airway for both our child and adult patients. In this lecture, Dr. Frost will share a protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with deficient airways, defining what it means to create an airway aware practice. He will then reveal the three critical keys in finishing that will immediately improve your finishes with minimal effort and maximum results.


Dr. Jeff Kozlowski

Dr. Jeff Kozlowski

New London, CT, USA

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.

Combined Full Day Lecture

Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Your Business

Achieving success in the shifting landscape of orthodontics means balancing clinical excellence and managing practice enhancement and financial objectives. In this full day workshop session, Drs. Kozlowski and Reynolds will share the data they have passionately collected and mined to identify metrics on the most impactful opportunities that drive efficiency and profitability in their practices. They will dive deep into these metrics and explores unique and universal actions that can be taken today to set the course for your practice. If you want to start more patients, work fewer days and be more profitable then this is the session is designed for you.


Dr. John Lin

Dr. John Lin

Taipei, Taiwan

Dr. Lin is a clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Taipei Medical University. He is a past president of the Taiwan Association of Orthodontists, a current senior consultant of the Taiwan Orthodontics Society and the Taiwan Association of Orthodontics, and maintains a private orthodontic practice in Taipei. He has published Creative Orthodontics, Blending the Damon System and TADs to Manage Difficult Malocclusions, 1st edition 2007, 2nd edition 2010, and Class III Correction Orthodontics, 1st edition 2013.

Lecture Topic

Differential Diagnosis and Simple Management of Class III Malocclusion with the Damon System and TADs


Dr. Mike Mayhew

Dr. Mike Mayhew

Boone, NC, USA

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.

Lecture Topic

Daily Damon

This session will focus on diagnosis and treatment planning on day-to-day cases including those that can be challenging. Dr. Mayhew will focus on key aspects such as torque selection and what to look for on early elastics, wire selections, and beyond that will lead to successful treatment results.


Mr. Ian McNickle

Mr. Ian McNickle

Portland, OR, USA

Ian McNickle is a nationally recognized marketer, writer, and speaker. He has developed significant expertise in online marketing, website optimization & conversion, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click marketing (PPC), social media, video marketing, referral marketing, online reputation management, marketing strategy, and related topics. His teaching style breaks down the complexities of dental marketing in an easy to understand approach that the non-marketer can comprehend and implement. Ian has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and a MBA from the University of Washington.

Lecture Topic

New Patient Growth: Best Practices for Website Optimization, SEO, and PPC

In this course, we will review best practices for generating new patients from SEO and PPC, and converting those leads with proper website design elements and layout.


Dr. Sonia Palleck

Dr. Sonia Palleck

London, ON, Canada

Dr. Palleck is a two-time graduate of the University of Western Ontario (UWO), having completed her dental program then receiving her masters in orthodontics there. In private practice for 17 years, she is also a clinical instructor at UWO and has served four terms as president of the Oxford County Dental Society. With special interest in office systems and digital orthodontics, specifically Insignia™, she has lectured in the U.S., Canada and Europe. She is working with micro-pulse technology to study its effect on custom appliance treatment.

Lecture Topic

Wielding the Double-Edged Sword of Leadership

If mishandled, qualities that can lift us up and propel us to success can also bring us down and offend those around us. Communication, attitude, commitment and confidence are all aspects of being a good leader if used appropriately. If not, suffer the consequences. In this talk, Dr. Palleck will empower you to effectively unleash your inner Wonder Woman.


Ms. Brooke Pantano

Ms. Brooke Pantano

Laguna Niguel, CA

Brooke Pantano has been in the orthodontic profession since 2001 and has worked exclusively in Damon System Practices since 2005. Deeply familiar with Damon System techniques and protocols, she has conducted numerous clinical demonstrations for doctors and staff attending in-office courses. Having held every position in an orthodontic practice, Brooke found her passion as a clinical assistant and strives to ensure the success of her mentees and peers as they work daily to master the Damon System.

Lecture Topic

Getting It Done The Damon™ Way: A Clinical Assistant’s Guide to Excellence and Efficiency

As a veteran clinical assistant with over a decade of Damon experience, Brooke Pantano will offer valuable tips to increase your success and clinical efficiency with the Damon System, making it work for you. She will specifically cover routine and emergency appointment protocols (with checklists), patient education that helps prevent those emergencies, doctor time scheduling (with templates) and wire sequences. She will also focus on the “intangibles” of practice life, including setting the right tone for the practice, getting team members excited about treatment and patient results and hiring people for their like-minded values and personality fit with the doctor and staff. In terms of education, she will present an effective training process for new and current assistants, stressing the importance of continuing education (including huddles, team meetings and conferences.)


Dr. LeeAnn Peniche

Mrs. LeeAnn Peniche

Portland, OR, USA

Through innovative, proven and proprietary Systems, LeeAnn Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 30 years. As the founder and President of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier orthodontic consultants who specialize in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 3,000 practices have experienced first-hand her creative outlook, years of expertise and proven track record of success. LeeAnn’s life has been committed to providing Orthodontists and their practices with the tools and Systems for their continued success through lectures, in office training as well as her trademarked Treatment Coordinator Intensive™ Workshop and the exclusive Office Management Academy.

Lecture Topic

Maximum Success: Efficient Systems, Clear Communication & Staying Relevant

Whether you are just starting out, or a well-established practice, the keys to successful longevity are the same: efficient systems, clear communication and staying relevant.

Discover how to put in place the practice standards that support your short and long-term goals. Learn the proven tools to build team unity and to parlay that teamwork mindset into creating maximum success.


Dr. Jamie Reynolds

Dr. Jamie Reynolds

Novi, MI, USA

Dr. Reynolds earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan and his master's degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and the first orthodontist to include an Insignia case in his ABO recertification examination. In private practice, he lectures nationally and internationally on the Damon System, advanced orthodontic technologies, soft-tissue lasers and aligners. His passion to make high-quality orthodontic treatment accessible to as many people as possible led him to co-found OrthoFi for which he now serves as board chairman. OrthoFi offers comprehensive third-party financing solutions also designed to streamline onboarding and handle insurance and collections.

Combined Full Day Lecture

Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Your Business

Achieving success in the shifting landscape of orthodontics means balancing clinical excellence and managing practice enhancement and financial objectives. In this full day workshop session, Drs. Kozlowski and Reynolds will share the data they have passionately collected and mined to identify metrics on the most impactful opportunities that drive efficiency and profitability in their practices. They will dive deep into these metrics and explores unique and universal actions that can be taken today to set the course for your practice. If you want to start more patients, work fewer days and be more profitable then this is the session is designed for you.


Dr. Pascal Schumacher

Dr. Pascal Schumacher

Cologne, Germany

Dr. Schumacher received his dental degree from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2009. After graduation he worked in two private orthodontic practices for 3 years. Dr. Schumacher then completed a 3-year residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of Aachen, Germany. Dr. Schumacher received his DDS from the University of Cologne in 2010 and his orthodontic specialty certificate from State University of Düsseldorf, Germany in 2014. In 2016 he opened his private practice in Cologne, Germany (www.cologne-smiles.de). Dr. Schumacher is a speaker for companies like CA-Digital GmbH and Scheu Dental GmbH and lectures on various topics regarding digital orthodontics. He is the inventor of Memotain® and author of several publications regarding CAD/CAM fixed bonded retainers.

Lecture Topic

A Revolution in CAD/CAM Lingual Retainer Technology

How would you like to deliver to your patients the ultimate experience for fixed retention? There is an improved process and material that will drive success for your retention program. In this lecture, Dr. Schumacher will provide an overview of this new technique, offer clinical tips for inserting lingual retainers, and review clinical cases. Join this session to discover the difference.