2024 Annual Session innovation-themed events offered attendees in-depth insight into some of today’s most noteworthy products.

The OrthoTank Pitch Event featured companies pitching for a chance at an AAO Innovation & Transformation Fund investment. Dr. Trista Felty hosted the event, with judges including three orthodontic entrepreneurs, Dr. Chris Bonebreak Jackson, Dr. Brandon Owen and Dr. Bobbi Peterson, and two dental business and technology entrepreneurs, Dr. Jeremy Krell and Mr. Ying Tam (pictured above with event participants).

The judges chose RETAIN as the winning OrthoTank presentation. This subscription program provides patients with retainers when and where they want, while doctors earn retainer-based income from their patients, forever. Retain will now advance to vetting by the AAO Business Development Committee.

The judges also gave positive reviews to the other OrthoTank presenters:

● Details
With over 200 offices using the platform, and partnerships with suppliers like 3M Oral Care, G&H Orthodontics, and Reliance, Details aves practices time and money on supplies.

The platform is a resource for orthodontists to find the right information quickly using generative AI trained by “gold standard” orthodontic textbooks and literature.

● Titan Dental Design
This tooth movement software solution covering all treatment phases incorporates AI for analysis and a Mobile Face Scanner, X-Rays, Finding Forms and Measurements to enable informed treatment decisions.

Synapse Dental and Dental Monitoring Took New Product Showcase Awards
Attendees voted for their favorite products from 33 competitors in the 2024 New Product Showcase Award program throughout the meeting. Results included:

2024 New Products Showcase – Practice Product Award Winner
The Dental Pain Eraser Business Card by Synapse Dental features practice branding for the portable electronic dental anesthesia solution and winner of the 2023 AAO Ortho Innovator Award. Bring in new business with your own practice-branded Dental Pain Eraser. It supports internal and external marketing for increased patient referrals and impactful practice growth.

2024 New Products Showcase – Treatment Product Award Winner
ScanAssist by DentalMonitoring, the only AI-guided system in remote monitoring, delivers upgraded photo quality to drive clinical analysis and makes scanning fun for patients.