2020 Winter Conference to Address Treatment of Openbite Cases

Plan to join your colleagues for an in-depth examination of the challenges of treating openbite cases during the 2020 Winter Conference, February 7 – 9 at the J.W. Marriott – Austin in Austin, Texas. Registration will open August 5 at aaoinfo.org.

Expert speakers will present lectures covering anterior open bite in mixed dentition, adolescence and adulthood. Topics will include functional and fixed appliances; myofunctional therapy; aligners; temporary anchorage devices (TADs); and surgery. Additionally, related topics like vertical growth in children and sleep apnea will be reviewed. Presentations will also examine the progression, impact and treatment of condylar changes as well as the evidence on long-term stability.

The Winter Conference program will include eight lectures by presenters from outside the United States:

● Dr. Tae-Woo Kim (Korea)
● Dr. Yi-lin Jia (China)
● Dr. Takashi Ono (Japan)
● Dr. Chris Chang (Taiwan)
● Dr. Flavia Artese (Brazil)
● Dr. Guilherme Janson (Brazil);
● Dr. Lorenzo Franchi (Italy)
● Dr. Stavros Kiliaridis (Switzerland)

Dr. Greg Huang will present, “Results from the National Dental PBRN Adult Anterior Openbite Study.” Dr. Huang led the first AAO Practice Based Research Network Committee (AAO-PBRN), formed in 2013 to encourage orthodontic research in network settings, especially in the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN). The adult anterior openbite study was approved for funding by the NDPBRN and the AAO recruited members to participate in the study.

In addition to Dr. Huang, U.S.-based lecturers will include:
● Dr. Dale Bloomquist
● Dr. David Covell
● Dr. Jack Fisher
● Dr. Bella Garnett
● Dr. Geoff Greenlee
● Dr. Jim Hartsfield
● Dr. David Hatcher
● Dr. Maz Moshiri
● Dr. J. Martin Palomo
● Dr. Jae Park
● Dr. Tim Turvey

About Austin
The Live Music Capital of the World” (Austin’s official slogan) offers more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city,* many of which are concentrated in downtown neighborhoods within easy access of the Winter Conference hotel. The longest-running concert music program on U.S. television, Austin City Limits, is recorded at ACL Live at The Moody Theater at the W Hotel, also located downtown.

Winter Conference attendees seeking outdoor activity before or after the meeting may enjoy the boardwalk or the Hike and Bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake, a river-like reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin.

Families visiting Austin enjoy the Austin Zoo, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, or nearby Texas Hill Country towns and attractions such as the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in New Braunfels. In nearby San Marcos, the San Marcos River Walkway, the six-acre wooden playground at the Children’s Park and year-round kayaking and tubing on the river are among popular attractions. And most visitors find something to love about Austin cuisine, whether it’s Texas barbeque, Tex-Mex or crawfish and oyster specialties.

* Wikipedia