UBC Orthodontic Symposium 2018

March 26-30, 2018

Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawaii
Join us for this exciting, unique learning opportunity… not to be missed!

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Clear Aligners: The Evolution of Future Orthodontics


Interdisciplinary Treatment, Orthognathic Surgery and the Role of TADs in Clear Aligner Therapy

Dr. Sandra Tai

Sandra Tai BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FCDS (BC), FRCD (C), was born in Aldershot, England. She received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and graduated with a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in 1990. Dr Sandra Tai is currently a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Top 1% Provider who has treated over 1,200 cases. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia since 1996, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate orthodontic programs. She is also the Coordinator of the Invisalign University Program. Dr. Tai has taught Invisalign at various universities internationally.

Rationale for 3D imaging in Our Practices: how can it improve patient care?

Dr. Lucia Cevidanes

Lucia Cevidanes DDS, MS, PhD has been a faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, since July 2011. She was previously a faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Cevidanes completed specialty training in 1994 and received PhD in 2003. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Her research interests include 3D imaging to solve difficult clinical problems in orthodontics, with particular interest in health and disease of the Temporomandibular Joints. She currently studies 3D outcomes of treatment approaches, including treatment for craniofacial anomalies and dentofacial deformities. She has both predoctoral and graduate clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities, serving as course director for six Orthodontic courses. She is the Predoctoral Orthodontic Clinic Director and see sees her own patients in the faculty associates practice. Dr. Cevidanes has published over 100 scientific papers on 3D imaging since 2003. Her work has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics Graber Award in 2005, the B F Dewel Award in 2006 for the best clinical papers in the AJODO, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Wuhermann Award in 2011, and the 2014 American Association of Orthodontics Millo Helman Research Award.

Bruised, Broken and Bedeviled Teeth: Managing the Unexpected Dental Injury (Part 1 and 2)

Dr. Anthony DiAngelis

Anthony DiAngelis DMD, MPH is currently a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and chief emeritus of dentistry at Hennepin County Medical Center. He is a 1969 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received an MPH from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Throughout his academic career, Dr. DiAngelis maintained a private practice in Minneapolis. He is a frequent guest lecturer both nationally and internationally. In 2006, he and his colleagues had the distinction of having their clinical research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, considered the leading medical journal world-wide, not typically known for publishing dental research. In 2007, the American Academy of Periodontology awarded him and his colleagues with The Clinical Research Award for the outstanding published manuscript of the year with direct clinical relevance and application to the practice of periodontics. In 2013, to mark its 100th anniversary, the Journal of the American Dental Association celebrated this milestone by spotlighting twelve articles that had had a significant impact on dental care and the dental profession over the preceding 100 years.

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