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Attendees head through the halls of a past AAO Annual Session. This year’s event goes until Monday. (Photo: Dental Tribune USA)
Aaron Rothkopf, Dental Tribune USA

Aaron Rothkopf, Dental Tribune USA

Sun. 23 April 2023


Springtime in Chicago is underway and so is the American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session. Taking place at the McCormick Place West Building, more than 350 orthodontic companies are showcasing their latest technology and equipment in the exhibit hall.

The 123rd annual event began Saturday with keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha, who focused on the “relationship between happiness and leadership in business”.

But there are still two days' worth of sessions, seminars and activities for you and your team.

Attendees looking for specialized approaches to orthodontics have five different paths to choose from. As part of this year’s event, you can “Create Your Experience” and learn new approaches, freshen your skills and be the first to know about advances in clinical subject matters.

For those interested in discoveries and breakthroughs in orthodontics, the Scientific Advance path will show you how to bring the latest science into your practice as well as offer sessions where you can learn about 3-D printing research and craniofacial imaging.

Attendees heading to the Clinical Techniques path can learn about promoting patient care as well as how to implement new and existing techniques to boost your office.

A happy office has benefits for both patients and staff. Learn how to tap into those benefits as part of the Inspiration and Wellbeing path. Attendees will see techniques to help better manage office culture and deal with emotional wellness. Also learn how to motivate your team and attract top talent for your practice.

The Business Success path will give you the insights you need to keep your practice running smoothly and financially sound. Presenters will show you how to ensure long-term success and a stable practice by offering presentations on accounting, managing inventory and human resources.

The fifth path you can chose from is the Innovation and Tech Talk path. This networking opportunity will show you the best, new technology for your patients. You can learn about artificial intelligence and new appliances that can transform your orthodontic practice.

For those looking for continuing education, you can earn 15.5 C.E. credits at this year’s meeting.

Of course, it’s not all seminars and sessions at this year’s annual session. On Sunday, grab a drink at the open bar and enjoy an evening of celebration and music from the band RELAPSE. The Mardi Gras theme event is a great way to connect with friends and colleagues. The event runs from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Don’t forget to download the live exhibit hall map and learn about the latest technology changes in the field of orthodontics directly from the companies.

The exhibit hall is open until 4:30 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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