Meeting Schedule & Speakers

NESO Boston 2021 Schedule

Friday, November 12
7:30 am - 5:00 pmBoard Meetings
3:30 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration Open


Saturday, November 13
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am - 6:00 pmExhibit Tables Open
7:45 am - 8:45 amBusiness Meeting (NESO Members invited)
9:00 am - 10:00 amThe Peniche building a successful practice.
Ms. LeeAnn Peniche
10:00 am - 11:00 amDental Monitoring Presents Dr. Lou Chmura
11:00 am - 12:00 amLightForce Presents Dr. Geoff Sudit
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 1:10 pmNESO Officer Installation and Recognition
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm56 Years In Orthodontics: Lessons Learned
Dr. James McNamara
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmA Third Way of Moving Teeth (hosted by Brius)
Dr. Mehdi Peikar
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmIt's All About The Flow...The Workflow
Dr. Jason Cope
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmCelebration Reception with Exhibitors


NESO Boston 2021 Speakers

James McNamaraDr. James A. McNamara

Dr. James A. McNamara, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, received his dental and orthodontic education at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Michigan.  He serves as the Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor Emeritus in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, and Research Professor Emeritus at the Center for Human Growth and Development.  He is the author (with artist William L. Brudon) of the text Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 

The speaker was the recipient of the 2008 Albert H. Ketcham Award, considered by many the highest award in orthodontics worldwide.  Most recently, the AAO honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Orthodontic Research in 2021.  He also was the recipient of the Milo Hellman Research Award given by the American Association of Orthodontists in 1973 and was the E. Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer of the European Orthodontic Society in 1979.  Dr. McNamara also received the Research Recognition Award of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1983.  Dr. McNamara has delivered the three named lectures at the annual session of the AAO, including the Salzmann Lecture in 1994, the Mershon Lecture in 2002, and the Edward H. Angle Memorial Lecture in 2014.

Dr. Jim practices in Ann Arbor with his daughter Laurie in a beautiful 1889 Victorian.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 56 volume Craniofacial Growth Monograph Series published through the University of Michigan.  Dr. McNamara has published over 330 scientific articles in refereed journals, has written, edited or contributed to 80 books, and has presented nearly 450 courses and lectures in 45 countries. 

Jason Cope

Dr. Jason Cope

Jason B. Cope received his DDS, Orthodontic Certificate, and PhD from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has published 32 journal articles, 36 book chapters, and two orthodontic textbooks. In addition, he has given over 320 presentations around the world. Dr. Cope’s private practice is located in Dallas, Texas, where he treats patients 3 days a week. Dr. Cope was a pioneer in the development of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs). In 2003, he partnered with IMTEC Corp to develop the Ortho Implant, the first US manufactured orthodontic MiniScrew Implant (MSI). He coined the term Temporary Anchorage Devices and the nomenclature system used to describe the various TAD systems. He also developed the Cope Placement ProtocolTM, the first minimally invasive protocol utilizing drill-free MSI placement with topical anesthetic only.

Other MSI protocols and products he developed include the biomechanically-oriented palatal approach to openbite closure, a patented openbite-closing transplatal arch, biomechanically-oriented molar protraction, the temporary replacement of missing lateral incisors in adolescents, a patented locking closed coil spring, as well as Class II and Class III distalization protocols. Most recently, Dr. Cope’s activities have been focused on the integration of digital 3D data into orthodontic workflows. A specific focus is merging the intraoral scan with CBCT data to create a functional working model for digital treatment planning and tooth movement in preparation for customized in-office aligner delivery and digitally guided bonding (DGBTM) with the fabrication of directly printed bonding, thereby avoiding the traditional laboratory process.

Dr. Lou Chmura

Dr. Chmura lectures nationally and internationally to encourage orthodontists to use technology to do more than just straighten teeth. Dr. Chmura is a sought-after advisor to Suresmile, Henry Schein Orthodontics, ICAT, and numerous other companies. Plus, he’s also an Invisalign Premier Provider! Dr. Louis Chmura is an international Educator on various topics – including Sleep Apnea & Orthodontics, Carriere SLX Treatment and Invisalign, and SureSmile. Dr. Chmura is a pioneer in the orthodontic treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and a ground-breaking doctor in accelerated orthodontics.

Dr. Chmura is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Chmura also has written over 20 professional publications and has given over 100 professional lectures on various topics involving using technology to achieve more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans. Dr. Chmura has written several textbook chapters on the innovative uses of a Diode laser in an orthodontic office.

LeeAnn Peniche

Ms. LeeAnn Peniche

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 IntensiveTM Workshop, Office Management AcademyTM, YES AcademyTM and Millennial Marketing AcademyTM.


Dr Peikar

Dr. Mehdi Peikar

Dr. Mehdi Peikar is the inventor of BRIUS and the founder of BRIUS Technologies, Inc. Dr. Peikar is a practicing orthodontist from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Prior to practicing orthodontics, he received a master’s degree in Quantum Mechanics and Condensed Matter from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D in Biomechanics from Johns Hopkins University. His unique background in academia has been instrumental in the design of BRIUS and continues to drive success in achieving superior biomechanical results. The first BRIUS was tested on a wax model and has since received FDA approval with numerous successful treatments.