Annual Session and Business Meeting 2018

TopGolf Scottsdale

9500 E. Talking Stick Way

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

(480) 240-2402



December 3, 2018


7:00-7:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30-11:30 AM Session

(Mid-morning Coffee Break)


11:30-1:00 Lunch and Business Meeting

1:00-2:00 PM Session

2:00-4:00 ASOA Top Golf – Pro on site


AM Session

Biomechanics for the 21st Century: Do we really still need to understand biomechanics with all the new developments in orthodontics?

Recent changes in the way orthodontics is practiced have opened up the scope of what can be achieved for our patients. TADs, clear aligners, acceleratory mechanisms, and compliance-free appliances have contributed to changes in the magnitude, direction, and speed with which orthodontic goals can be met. The application of several of these new developments, as well as basic fixed appliance mechanics, will be presented, analyzed and compared using case presentations that show successes and failures that may have been more predictable had proper planning been undertaken from the start.

The role of the orthodontist in diagnosing, preventing and treating obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea has come to the medical forefront as a life-threatening condition that requires attention. CPAP, mandibular repositioning appliances and jaw surgery are potential avenues of treatment. The role of the orthodontist in identifying and diagnosing patients at risk will be discussed, with an emphasis on the pediatric population.

PM Session

The future of the orthodontic specialty

Orthodontics is evolving rapidly. Technological advancement, economic pressure, increased competition, & shifts in marketing make it difficult to predict where we are going. Let’s examine some steps to make the future brighter.

Steven J Lindauer, DMD, MDentSc

                                     Dr. Steven J. Lindauer graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in 1982. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, earning a DMD in 1986 and a Masters of Science in Dentistry degree and Certificate in the specialty of orthodontics in 1989. Dr. Lindauer joined the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Orthodontics, where he is currently Professor and Department Chair. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the International College and American College of Dentists. He is a past-President of the North Atlantic Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and is Executive Secretary of the Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation. He served as scientific co-chair of the doctor’s program for the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists held in Orlando in 2016. Dr. Lindauer is the Editor of The Angle Orthodontist and also serves on the Editorial Board of Seminars in Orthodontics. He has published more than 80 scientific research articles and book chapters and has made numerous presentations worldwide.

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Registration Closed

Monday, December 3, 2018
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM Mountain

TopGolf Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ

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