Register now for the 2019 Annual Session and look forward to an intensive learning experience with renowned lecturers addressing traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics. *

Other half-day lecture series will cover newer and diverse topics such as 3D printing/in-house aligners, finishing, sleep apnea, retention/lingual orthodontics and impacted canines/missing teeth. Two half-day lecture series will focus on pre-adolescent treatment.

Highlights of the Doctors Scientific Program will include the 2019 Salzmann, Angle and Mershon lectures:

Jacob A. Salzmann Lecture

Dr. Hugo De Clerck will present the 2019 Salzmann Lecture, “Miniplate Skeletal Anchorage: An Update and New Perspectives.” A frequent lecturer at orthodontic meetings worldwide, Dr. De Clerck was formerly a professor and Chairperson at the Department of Orthodontics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. He is now an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and maintains a private practice in Brussels, Belgium. His research interests include skeletal anchorage, biomechanics and orthopedics, with his most recent publications in the AJO-DO having addressed bone-anchored maxillary protraction.

Edward H. Angle Lecture

Dr. Peter Buschang will present the 2019 Angle Lecture, “30 Years of Achievements – Our Proudest Moments.” An anthropologist with a PhD degree, Dr. Buschang is Regents Professor and director of orthodontic research at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, where he has taught since 1988. He has published over 260 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and several books, with his achievements having garnered honorary memberships in both the AAO and the Edward H. Angle Society. Dr. Buschang has also given past Annual Session lectures and presented an AAO webinar (view his archived lectures).

John Valentine Mershon Lecture

The 2019 Mershon lecture will be given by Dr. Greg Huang, who is a professor and Chair of the Orthodontic Department at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Huang will present, “Results from the National Dental PBRN Adult Anterior Openbite Study.”

Dr. Huang led the AAO Practice Based Research Network Committee (AAO-PBRN), formed in 2013 to encourage orthodontic research in network settings, especially in the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN). The adult anterior openbite study was the first project to be approved and the AAO began recruiting member participants in 2015. At the 2018 Annual Session, Dr. Huang presented information about orthodontists and patients participating in the openbite study, as described in a current article in The Angle Orthodontist. His 2019 Annual Session lecture will include results of the study.

* Click here for schedule information for the Doctors Scientific Program as well as the Collaborative Concepts for Doctors and Team and Orthodontic Team programs.