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NESO 2023 Speakers & Sessions

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Dr. Glenn D. Krieger

You Should Have Listened To Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, October 20, 2023
8:30 am – 9:30 am

All orthodontists applied to dental school with a few similar thoughts and goals. But, as we all learned upon graduation, clinical skill is only one small factor that plays some, if any, role in our future practice success. Why do some practices succeed and others are stuck in a confusing labyrinth of failed policies, staff turnover and stress that affects everyone in the practice well after the day ends? We work too hard to be under rewarded and overstressed. And even if we aren’t overstressed, are we really living our best lives? The goal of this presentation is to help orthodontists understand how they are the most important tool for growth, productivity and happiness in the practice and to give them ideas to take their practice-and lives- to the next level.


  1. How to develop a winning culture that pays HUGE dividends
  2. How to discover a better way of evaluating and helping team members
  3. Understand your REAL role in the practice


What You Don’t Know About Practice

Friday, October 20, 2023
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Being an ortho resident is arguably one of the easiest times in one’s orthodontic career.  Simply show up, do what you’re told and all will be well.  Then comes practice, and that’s an entirely :different world.  From managing team members to having to worry about production, marketing and office management, there are some things you can learn to help make your path easier, no matter what route of practice one chooses.


  1. What strategies can help you make the most money, reduce your stress and still perform amazing orthodontics?
  2. What are the things one can do to be viewed as the best associate and “partner material”
  3. The pros and cons of OSO’s and how you should consider them on your professional journey


Mr. Steve McEvoy

Hackers are after YOU – Protecting Yourself from the Evils of the Internet

Friday, October 20, 2023
9:30 am – 10:15 am

Hackers and Scammers are constantly trying to fool you. The new is full of data breaches and stories of peoples data being held for Ransom. Rather than sticking you head in the sand and just hoping it doesn’t happen to you, please come to my presentations and I will share a handful of simple steps you can take to improve your Cybersecurity. This is my new and updated for 2023 material. I promise to limit the ‘Geek Speak’ and talk in terms we can all understand. Please bring your questions along to share with the group.


  1. Understand the ways that social engineering is mining you for personal data they can use against you in a hack.
  2. Understanding that Cyber Security is no single thing and is rather a collection of defenses and behaviors
  3. Understand that the most important tool in your Cyber defense is you and your behavior


Dr. Paul Gange Jr.

Chairside Direction for Digitally Guided Bonding

Friday, October 20, 2023
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indirect bonding is arguably the most effective way to reduce chair time; throw in the most recent technology of digitally guided IDB and now we’re talking EFFICIENCY. Printed metal appliances? No separators? Not just magic in production, but magic in reducing labor and chairtime. How far are you willing to commit to the digital revolution? With most recent concerns about labor shortages in the Ortho office, reducing chairtime is of paramount concern. Achievable in both digitally guided and “old school” in-house IDB – this lecture will serve as an all encompassing review of both custom and clean base indirect bonding protocols. Combining his clinical chairside experience and extensive knowledge of proper tooth preparation – Paul has organized a thorough road map to navigate the world of IDB!


  1. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of the pros/cons of clean vs. custom base IDB
  2. Attendees will gain insight as to the most popular techniques in IDB from lab work to the digitally guided revolution
  3. Attendees will achieve a better understanding of the workflows in IDB when presented with bonding to non-enamel substrates


Mr. David Harris

How to Outsmart the Thief in Your Ortho Practice

Friday, October 20, 2023
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Private investigator and Dental CPA David Harris, who has investigated financial crimes in dentistry for over three decades, will make liberal use of case studies involving embezzlement in orthodontic practices as teaching tools in this doctors-only session.


  1. How likely is it that I will be embezzled and how much money do embezzlers typically steal?
  2. What are the warning signs that embezzlement is taking place?
  3. 10 things I can change in my practice to drastically reduce my risk


Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy

The Tipping Point: When Hard Work Negatively Impacts Success

Friday, October 20, 2023
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

As high achieving, success-driven orthodontists we are no strangers to hard work. It is, in fact, what got us to where we are and to the excellence we promise to our patients. Hard work and perseverance does have a deleterious impact, however, when chronic sympathetic nervous system stimulation erodes our ability to access our prefontal cortex. We lose our ability to make educated, ingenuitive, and compassionate decisions from an empowered perspective. Your overwhelm and stress is a siren from your nervous system that you are living in a sympathetic nervous system storm. You have stepped over the Tipping Point. At this point simply “pushing through” is the worst thing you can do. In this presentation, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy will introduce the critical importance of Conscious Awareness and of strengthening your Vagal Tone to recover from stress both in and out of the office. You will be introduced to The Empowered Mind Model, an in-the-moment practice to reclaim your power over your own reactivity. Learn from Dr. MacCarthy’s expertise in positive psychology, neurolinguistic programming, hypnotherapeutic technique and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and from her unique perspective after 20 years as an Orthodontist and Business Owner.


  1. The negative impact of chronic sympathetic nervous system storm
  2. The difference between a reaction and a response
  3. How to choose how you respond to ANY event, comment, patient reaction, team member, circumstance, or stimulus
  4. How to never let anyone or anything MAKE YOU feel anything ever again


Dr. Glenn T. Sameshima

Orthodontic Root Resorption: An Update for the Clinician

Friday, October 20, 2023
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

This lecture will present the latest findings and information about external apical root resorption (EARR) caused uniquely by orthodontic tooth movement. Despite years of research and clinical experience, EARR remains an enigma but our current state of knowledge positions us to better manage EARR in our practices. Key questions that will be answered in this presentation: What is our present understanding of the etiology of EARR? Who are the patients most at risk? Should you start treatment for a patient who already has short roots? How does the clinician manage EARR found at progress? How does the clinician manage EARR found at the end of treatment? What is the long-term prognosis for teeth with short roots? The content of this lecture should be of interest to clinicians, academics, and students.


  1. Identify patients and risk for severe orthodontic root resorption
  2. Manage patients with short roots or have root resorption mid treatment
  3. Understand long term consequences of short roots


Dr. Chris Jackson

Digital Treatment Planning Considerations for Personalized, 3D Printed Braces

Friday, October 20, 2023
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Digital orthodontics has transformed how orthodontists diagnose and treatment plan. With the advent of LightForce’s fully personalized 3D-printed braces system, digital orthodontics is no longer limited to aligner treatment. Dr. Jackson will review the technology behind LightForce, and take a deep dive into treatment planning considerations for various case types to maximize treatment efficiencies and improve patient outcomes with personalized braces.


  1. The importance of personalization in bracket prescriptions
  2. Digital treatment planning considerations for anterior crossbites, Class II div II, and surgical cases
  3. The benefits of personalized braces for scheduling and practice efficiency


Dr. Neal Kravitz

Hybrid Invisalign Mechanics

Saturday, October 21, 2023
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Hybrid aligner treatment (HAT) is the combination of clear aligners and fixed appliances. At any point during HAT, one or more types of fixed appliances can be used, such as braces, expanders or MARAs, and auxiliaries. Ultimately, the rationale for HAT is to utilize the advantages of aligners, but account for their limitations in tooth movement. The purpose of this clinical lecture is to define the variations of HAT and quash the misconception that incorporating fixed appliances is an indictment of clear aligner treatment.


  1. Understand the most common variations of HAT.
  2. Learn Dr. Kravitz’s protocol for using a MARA with Invisalign.
  3. Discover HAT clinical pearls that you can apply right away!



Dr. Brent Larson

Create Happiness – Create Success!

Saturday, October 21, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sustainable practice success can be achieved more easily by creating happiness. As an orthodontist, you have the ability to create happiness for your staff, your patients, your family, and yourself. There are a few important keys to happiness that can help you create a positive and rewarding environment for everyone.


  1. Learn the 3 keys to happiness that apply to everyone
  2. Understand the relationship between money and happiness
  3. Understand how to use simple techniques to create happiness in yourself and the people around you


Drs. Killian & Tarryn MacCarthy

Does Your MARPE Patient Need Surgery?

Saturday, October 21, 2023
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Mini-Implant Rapid Palatal Expander has been well accepted in the orthodontic world with great success but also with many pitfalls. This collaborative presentation between Orthodontist and Oral Surgeon Dr.’s Tarryn and Killian MacCarthy will identify the diagnostic indicators for using this appliance with and without surgery. Reviewing current literature, discover why your patient’s treatment outcome may have stalled, relapsed or failed and how to confidently know when MARPE in conjunction with SARPE is indicated to correct transverse discrepancies.


  1. Learn the diagnostic criteria for the ideal MARPE patient
  2. Gain confidence in your ability to incorporate MARPE treatment in your private practice
  3. Understand when to combine your TAD-Borne expansion treatment with a surgical solution



Anthony Mair

Dr. Anthony Mair

Complex Cases, Should We Do This or That?

Friday, October 20, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Missing teeth, messed up molars and perio problems, how do we approach our most complex cases? In a fast paced presentation suitable for the whole team, Dr Mair will be examining some of the more challenging clinical problems that we face and putting forward a philosophy for targeted, practical, but sometimes unusual, solutions. The ultimate goal of which is to treat the whole human with our orthodontic therapy.


  1. Appreciate the importance of root apical positions in orthodontic treatment planning
  2. Discern why teeth sometimes move much slower than 1 mm a month, but also sometimes much faster
  3. Understand situations where “ideal treatment” is inappropriate for a patient’s needs


Won Moon

Dr. Won Moon

Extreme Orthodontics: How Far Could We Push the Boundary?

Friday, October 20, 2023
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

As we march through the new frontiers, the common question we often face is “What is the limit?” or “How far could we push the boundary?”. After two decades of micro-implant orthodontics, the upper limits of what we can achieve are not well understood. In this presentation, various extreme cases treated with micro-implant orthodontics will be explored, and the attempts will be made to explore the factors involved in determining the magnitude of possible corrections and subsequent stability.


  1. Creative use of micro-implants in challenging cases
  2. Exploring the boundaries of implant orthodontics
  3. Importance of individualized assessments in extreme cases


Lauren Pass

Dr. Lauren Pass

How I Became an AAO Trustee at Age 36

Friday, October 20, 2023
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Pass as she shares her inspirational AAO leadership journey through a unique perspective on passion and purpose. In the end, you will leave with how you can align your passion and purpose to leadership opportunities within the AAO for the betterment of our beloved profession.


  1. To inspire members to get involved within the AAO
  2. To identify leadership opportunities within the AAO
  3. To provide strategies for leadership pathways within the AAO


Dr. Kathy Russell

Orthodontics and Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting – Timing, Benefits, Growth

Saturday, October 21, 2023
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

The benefits and risks associated with secondary alveolar bone grafting and various time protocols for patients with alveolar clefts will be discussed and include association with orthodontic dental-arch preparation, expansion, periodontal health, Phase 1 orthodontic treatment , and growth implications. 


  1. understand the benefits with early secondary alveolar bone grafting
  2. understand the development and evidence to support secondary alveolar bone grafting
  3. understand the sequence of treatment options for patients with clefts from the late primary dentition to the permanent dentition


Mr. Gary Salman

IS YOUR ORTHO PRACTICE AT RISK? Critical Steps to Take NOW to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim of a Ransomware Attack

Friday, October 20, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As the Owner of your Orthodontic Practice, YOU are Responsible for Cybersecurity. Ransomware attacks are continuing at an alarming rate and have been more sophisticated, invasive, and financially crippling to orthodontic practices.  Hackers are now stealing your practice data before encrypting it which gives hackers the ability to publish and sell your data. Whether you utilize Cloud or in-office software, implementing advanced cybersecurity solutions is no longer optional.  If a breach occurs, ultimately YOU are responsible . . . not your IT company. 


  1. Learn how to protect yourself from a cyberattack by implementing technologies that your IT company is not providing
  2. Understand why small and medium-size ortho practices are constantly falling victim to ransomware attacks
  3. Distinguish why hackers are stealing ALL patient data and determine why backups won’t prevent you from having to pay the ransom demand



Mr. Brian Wright

Work Smarter NOT Harder – Reinventing the New Patient Onboarding Experience to Thrive in the New Economy

Saturday, October 21, 2023
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

People are calling upwards of five practices before deciding which to schedule with and visiting upwards of three before making a buying decision. In this presentation you will learn innovative ways to increase new patients, starts and revenue, while reducing no shows, ad costs, and other headaches associated with owning your own business. 


  1. Your Receptionist is your New Treatment Coordinator
  2. Learn how to get people to buy treatment before arriving at your practice.
  3. Learn how to use the power of video to increase starts and reduce no shows.
  4. Learn how to reduce chaos with improved efficiencies.
  5. Learn advanced sales, psychology and hospitality skill-sets to wow your prospective patients.


Ms. Wendy Somerville and Dr. Chantal Aubry

Mise à jour de vos connaissances en contrôle des infections

Friday, October 20, 2023
9:15 am – 11:15 am
(This session will be presented in French only.)
(Cette séance sera présentée en français.)

Ce cours s’adresse aux orthodontistes et à leur personnel qui souhaitent parfaire leurs connaissances de base du contrôle des infections et de ses applications quotidiennes au traitement des patients et au retraitement des instruments dans leurs cliniques.


À la fin de ce cours, les participants comprendront:

  1. Les pratiques de base en contrôle des infections dentaires.
  2. Comment appliquer les pratiques de base et établir des protocoles et des procédures cliniques pour le traitement quotidien des patients: du début de la journée, entre les patients et jusqu’à la fermeture de la clinique.
  3. Comment appliquer les bonnes pratiques lors du retraitement des instruments: de la réception d’instruments souillés à l’URDM à leurs entreposage, de l’assurance de la stérilité et le maintien de registres.