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!


Highlighted Topics

  • New Ormco Product Innovations
  • Detailed Mechanics—Start to Finish
  • Torque Applications & Selection
  • Airway Improvement & CBCT
  • Correction of Class II, Crossbite, &
    Vertical Issues
  • Challenging Class III Cases—Surgical & Nonsurgical
  • Facially-Driven Orthodontics
  • Extraction Indications & Space Consolidation Mechanics
  • Simple and Efficient TAD Utilization
  • Treatment Planning for Precision & Consistency
  • Simplified Phase I Treatment Protocols
  • Tissue Management & Laser Techniques
  • Achieving Ultimate Stabilization & Retention
  • A-Z Skills for the Entire Orthodontic Team

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dr. LeeAnn Peniche

Mrs. LeeAnn Peniche

Portland, OR, USA

Through innovative, proven and proprietary systems, Ms. Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 25 years. As the founder and president of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one the country's premier orthodontic consultants, specializing in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 2,500 practices have worked with the Peniche Team and have experienced first-hand its creative outlook and proven track record of 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.


Dr. Jeff Summers

Dr. Jeff Summers

Greenville, SC, USA

Dr. Summers earned his DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina and his specialty certificate in orthodontics from the Medical College of Georgia. In private practice, he lectures nationally on Passive Self-Ligation (PSL), cutting-edge digital technologies and improved staff utilization. He has been instrumental in the development of advanced orthodontic therapies and has been voted the "Most Trusted Orthodontist" in upstate South Carolina for several consecutive years. He is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and a charter member of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation.