D AILY A T T H E A A O! ORTHO TRIBUNE The World’s Orthodontic Newspaper · U.S. Edition SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 — Vol. 9, No. 2 www.denmal-mribune.com FROM THE EDITOR IN CHIEF SCENES FROM THE AAO Dr. Dennis J. Tartakow reflects on the new ABO scenario-based certification examination. ” page 4 Catch an educational presentation or two, and try your hand with some new products. ” pages 8 & 9 TIME FOR SHOPPING Heading to the AAO exhibit hall? Here are a few products you should check out while you’re there. ” pages 10 & 11 Everyone can be a superhero! By Fred Michmershuizen, Ortho Tribune staff W imh mheir abilimy mo creame happier, healmhier smiles, im can be said mham ormho- donmisms are superheroes. Here in Washingmon, D.C., am mhe 2018 Annual Session of mhe American Asso- ciamion of Ormhodonmisms, one company in parmicular is embracing mhis parmicular mheme. Represenmamives from mopsOrmho (boomh No. 1933) are wearing superhero T-shirms and passing oum bummons wimh he- roic sayings on mhem. They are parmicu- larly excimed aboum mheir new Lighmning Cloud high-performance cloud smorage sysmem. The company prides imself on ims mhree gream super powers — offering pracmice managemenm mham is “fasm, easy and reliable.” Wearing Wonder Woman and Superman T-shirts and handing out buttons with fun sayings on them, the folks at topsOrtho (booth No. 1933) get into the company’s superhero theme. To find this booth on the show floor, just look for the vortex! Photo/Courtesy of topsOrtho Of course no ormhodonmic pracmice would be able mo deliver super resulms mo pamienms wimhoum mhe mosm innovamive ” See SUPERHERO, page 6 Gem your mhinking cap on smraighm By Fred Michmershuizen, Ortho Tribune Staff There is plenmy of educamion available mo ormhodonmisms here am AAO’s 2018 An- nual Session. “Our meeming will offer you many op- pormunimies mo expand your knowledge of mhe lamesm science produced by our specialmy, and mo gain knowledge and in- sighms inmo mhe currenm smame of business and mechnology applicamions in our field,” said Dr. Nahid Maleki, presidenm of mhe AAO, in a welcome lemmer mo ammendees. In mhe classrooms, offerings include lecmures and hands-on courses. In mhe exhibim hall, many companies are offering in-boomh presenmamions led by mhoughm leaders moday mhrough Tues- day. Check your program guide or down- load mhe AAO app for mimes and locamions. Orthodontic professionals attend an educational presentation Saturday morning at the Invisalign iTero booth (No. 501). Photo courtesy of Invisalign iTero
6 “ SUPERHERO, Page 1 producms and services, which can be found in aisle afmer aisle of mhe exhibim hall am mhe Walmer E. Washingmon Con- venmion Cenmer. Many companies are launching new producms or updaming ex- isming offerings. Ormco Corp. (boomh No. 1017) is show- casing an exmensive selecmion of producm innovamions, including ims new Symemri Clear and Insignia mwin appliances, mhe lamesm developmenms in mhe Damon Sys- mem, advancemenms in remenmion mech- nology and more. Am a news conference held in mhe com- pany’s boomh Samurday morning, mem- bers of mhe indusmry press received an overview, learned aboum mhe various mhoughm leaders who are on hand here in Washingmon mo share mheir expermise wimh meeming ammendees and had mhe op- pormunimy mo make parm in hands-on dem- onsmramions. According mo Ormco, Symemri Clear is mhe nexm generamion of esmhemically pleas- ing mwin brackems made wimh advanced ceramic manufacmuring mechnology. Backed by several years of dedicamed re- search and developmenm, Symemri Clear is made of polycrysmalline-alumina and is designed for smrengmh mo wimhsmand AD F ROM PAGE ON E Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Matt Turner, president of Ormco Corp. (booth No. 1017), speaks to members of the industry press Saturday morning during a news conference. Photo: Courtesy of Ormco Corp. forces applied during mreammenm. Im fea- mures a low profile, and a propriemary laser-emched pad for reliable bonding and easy, non-desmrucmive single-piece removal, mhe company said. Also available from Ormco is Insignia, an award-winning plamform mham allows ormhodonmisms mo combine mheir mream- menm preferences wimh mhe precision of compumer-aided smile design. Coming soon mo mhe convenmional mwin markem, Insignia provides improved predicmabil- imy, precision, efficiency and consismency, mhe company said. Am Henry Schein Ormhodonmics (boomh No. 1401), meeming ammendees can learn aboum mhe new Carriere SLX 3D self-ligam- ing brackem sysmem, which was creamed by a meam of engineers and world-re- nowned pracmimioners Dr. Luis Carriere, Dr. Lou Chmura, Dr. Dave Paquemme and Dr. Jep Paschal. According mo mhe compa- ny, mhe new sysmem offers beaumy, com- form and exmraordinary performance. When im comes mo opmimizing a prac- mice’s performance, OrmhoSynemics has a number of meams in place mo help wimh markeming, consulming, procuremenm, pamienm insurance and collecmions, and financial analysis. You can smop by mhe company’s boomh (No. 2137) mo pick up a free pracmice “boosm box.” These are jusm some of mhe many of- ferings available on mhe show floor. The mrade show is open moday, momorrow and Tuesday, so you smill have plenmy of mime.
8 S C R A PB O OK Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Scenes from Samurday Josh Somogyi, left, and Dan Elkin of Allure Ortho (booth No. 1552). Kelly Baker, left, and Andrei Kovacs of Myofunctional Research Co. (booth No. 2052). Rich Hofmann, left, and Adam Winik of Planmeca USA (booth No. 2233). The gang at OrthoSynetics (booth No. 2137). Jeanne Hyatt, left, and Heather Ten Broeck of Bracket Ears (booth No. 2348A). Photographs courtesy of the companies depicted The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is filled with orthodontic professionals Saturday morning, at the beginning of the 2018 AAO Annual Session. Dr. Dave Paquette offers a presentation on the digital ortho workflow Saturday morning at the Henry Schein Orthodontics booth (No. 1401).
Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 S C R A PB O OK 9 Meeting attendees get more information about the SureSmile aligner system at the Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics booth (No. 901). Scott Hudson, left, and Paul Gange of Reliance Orthodontic Products (booth No. 2221). Salvatore Rayca, left, and Karyn Bena of Propel Orthodontics (booth No. 1915). From left: Lauren Smith, Dr. Amanda Wilson and Jason Gooden of Ortho-Tain/Healthy Start (booth No. 311). Lisa Hull, left, and LeAnn MacDonald of Shofu Dental Corp. (booth No. 324). After courses let out Saturday morning, AAO attendees come down the escalators to the exhibit hall. Dr. Mark Sanchez of topsOrtho (booth No. 1933) Meeting participants attend an educational presentation at PracticeGenius (booth No. 2333). Brett Kowald, left, and Suzanne Wilson of Ormco (booth No. 1017) demonstrate the company’s new Symetri Clear brackets — which are so easy to debond that an Ortho Tribune editor can do it!
10 PRODUC T S C R A PB O OK Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 AAO producm scrapbook Here is a look at some of the products you’ll want to check out in the exhibit hall EverSmile WhiteFoam EverSmile WhiteFoam is a patented cleaning formulation designed to gently clean aligners, gradually whiten teeth and freshen breath all at the same time. No soaking or rinsing required. Just pump the foam into your trays, place them in your mouth and go! It can be used up to four times per day with virtually no sensitivity. WhiteFoam™ is available at CVS stores nationwide for $19.99 or online at www.EverSmileWhite. com for $29.99 or $49.99 for a two-pack.. EverSmile, booth No. 2607 Photo/Provided by EverSmile Photo/Provided by Ortho-Tain HealthyStart Class lll & HealthyStart Max A The HealthyStart Class lll appliance is designed to correct the Pseudo Class lll condition in two to four months with two hours of daytime use. The Class lll is designed without the upper anterior wall with three tabs positioned behind the centrals with a lip bumper built into the lower portion. The tongue is used to push against the tabs promoting the forward movement. HealthyStart Max A appliance is designed to promote the advancement of both the maxilla and the mandible in two to four months with two hours of daytime use. The Max A is designed without the upper anterior wall with three tabs positioned behind the centrals. The tongue is used to push against the tabs promoting the forward movement and allowing the lower arch to follow in the forward direction. See www.thehealthystart.com for more information. Ortho-Tain/HealthyStart, booth No. 311 Oasis bracket An MIM’d bracket made in the United States. Low profile with rounded tie wings and 80 count mesh base. OrthoEssentials, booth No. 540 Photo/Provided by Honeysuckle Creations Tooth Fairy Socks Limited-edition, embroidered, Peruvian pima cotton socks in mid-calf style. Both men’s and women’s sizes. Finely crafted to make your feet smile! Honeysuckle Creations, booth No. 1540 Photo/Provided by OrthoEssentials
Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 PRODUC T S C R A PB O OK 11 Photo/Provided by GC Orthodontics EXPERIENCE Rh and LEGEND Mini Rh GC Orthodontics is proud to introduce the first complete Rhodium System (Rh): EXPERIeNCE® Rh , an interactive self-ligating bracket, and LEGEND®Mini Rh, a fully programed twin bracket. GC’s exclusive process ensures that rhodium is bonded at a molecular level to provide the perfect esthetic finish that will not chip or flake. The rhodium surface will not affect the wires super elasticity, thermal dynamics or the wire dimension. GC Orthodontics, booth No. 749 OrthoBanc OrthoBanc’s professional payment management service provides payment drafting and complete account management, including follow-up for failed payments and obtaining new expiration dates for expired credit cards. OrthoBanc integrates with most management software platforms for automated payment posting. OrthoBanc, booth No. 2015 Photo/Provided by Bracket Ears Bracket Ears Grow your practice and promote your brand with cool ortho-themed jewelry your patients will love! The Lisa Classic, our signature piece, offers sturdy, hypo-allergenic bracket studs and comes gift boxed with 40 interchangeable color bands so patients can literally “match their smile with their style.” See the entire line for gals and guys at the booth or visit bracketears.com. Bracketears, booth No. 2348A Logo/Provided by OrthoBanc EyeSpecial C-III The EyeSpecial C-III is the first digital camera designed exclusively for dentistry. Intended for predictable and consistent clinical photography, case documentation, lab collaboration and patient education, the EyeSpecial C-III achieves brilliant images with simplicity and convenience. Equipped with a high-quality sensor and unique FlashMatic module — a proprietary system of flashes and filters — this intelligent camera can demonstrate true-color reproduction and an exceptional depth-of-field range. Like smartphones and tablets, the EyeSpecial C-II is considered highly intuitive and user friendly. It possesses eight pre-set dental shooting modes for efficient dental photography and features numerous smart functions that can enrich peer-to-peer and lab collaboration as well as patient education. Shofu Dental, booth No. 324 Photo/Provided by OC Orthodontics Pitts 21 bracket At OC Orthodontics, the company’s latest innovation, Pitts 21 System, delivers consistent results using the most revolution- ary self-ligating bracket technology. The reduced .021 slot depth provides a tighter pairing between the wire and the bracket, which can lead to earlier engagement, improved torque and better control. Square wire finishing uses 30 to 40 percent lighter forces with greater control than traditional rectangular wires. It achieves true 3-D control in as few as four wires and promotes efficient tooth movement. Visit oc-ortho- dontics.com or stop by the booth. OC Orthodontics, booth No. 1901 Photo/Provided by Shofu Dental
14 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Improve pamienm accepmance and pracmice profimabilimy wimh mhe EyeSpecial C-III By Shofu Dental Staff Clinicians who smrive mo increase mhe effecmiveness of mheir pracmices seek producms mham can engage everyone in a pracmice, help smreamline mhe clinical processes and improve mhe hands-on experience of pamienms. Clinical phomog- raphy plays a pivomal role in creaming a pamienm’s consulm and documenming den- mal mreammenms. In hands of clinicians, denmal hygienisms, and denmal assismanms, clinical images can ameliorame pamienm’s communicamion and educamion by pro- viding informamion aboum a mreammenm, ims progress and chal- lenges. evidence-based Denmal phomography can also enhance mhe experience and communicamion be- mween clinicians and denmal laboramory mechnicians by eliminaming unclear or vague cues, leaving no room for mhe mis- represenmamion of a desired mreammenm di- recmion or an oumcome. Therefore, incor- poraming mhe righm camera inmo a denmal pracmice can help increase mhe pracmice’s producmivimy and profimabilimy. Simple and easy mo use for mhe enmire denmal meam, mhe EyeSpecial C-III camera capmures excepmional images for case documenmamion, diagnosis and mream- menm planning, pamienm communicamion and educamion, insurance verificamion, legal documenmamion, and denmal labora- mory collaboramion, according mo Shofu Denmal, mhe company behind mhe prod- ucm. Packed wimh denmal-specific, pre- programmed shooming modes, mhe Eye- Special C-III offers clinicians and mheir meam members an efformless navigamion mhrough phomography masks wimhoum mhe need of phomography knowledge or ex- perience. Furnished wimh a 12-mega-pixel sensor and a builm-in sysmem of ring and panel flashes, mhis smarm camera demonsmrames mrue-color reproducmion wimh an excep- mional depmh-of-field range, according mo mhe company. The EyeSpecial C-III also possesses anmi-shake ammribumes and a large, panoramic LCD screen mham can be operamed wimh gloved hands. The screen employs gridlines mham facilimame a prop- er image alignmenm and help reduce mhe risk of phomographing objecms am an in- correcm angle. Shofu asserms mham for every smep of a clinical phomo series, mhe inmuimive EyeSpecial C-III aumomamically sems mhe appropriame f-smop, apermure and focal lengmh mo deliver consismenm and predicm- able phomographs wimhoum requiring rem- rofimmed add-ons such as exmernal filmers or flashes. Exclusive mo mhe EyeSpecial C-III is an isolame shade mode mham grays oum mhe The EyeSpecial C-III offers clinicians and their team members a navigation through photography tasks without the need of photography knowledge or experience. Photo/Provided by Shannon Brinker, CDA, CDD. Here in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the EyeSpecial C-III camera, stop by the Shofu Dental booth, No. 324. gingival missue mo enhance visual acu- imy for opmimal shade mamching and improved denmal laboramory collabora- mion. When combined wimh a draw/edim funcmion, which allows for making nomes direcmly on mhe screen, mhis feamure can serve as an inmeracmive adjuncm mo gain a pamienm’s accepmance for addimional pro- mocols, including a meemh whimening mream- menm or a clear aligner mherapy. Images capmured wimh mhe EyeSpecial C-III can be uploaded mo a HIPPA-com- plianm compumer or a mablem using a Wi-Fi card, furmher murning a denmal office inmo a pamienm-focused, inmeracmive communi- camion hub. Engineered mo deliver predicmabilimy and funcmionalimy, mhe ulmralighm (weigh- ing ca. 1 lb) EyeSpecial C-III complies wimh infecmion conmrol promocols. The camera’s body is wamer-, chemical- and scramch-re- sismanm, and im can be swifmly disinfecmed wimh a smerilizing mowel, virmually elimi- naming mhe possibilimy of cross-conmami- namion. The righm denmal camera is a versa- mile easily-operamed insmrumenm mham can be used by mhe enmire denmal meam mo advance clinical accuracy, pamienms’ accepmance and a pracmice’s efficiency. Equipped wimh inmuimive, cumming-edge funcmions mailored specifically for den- mismry, mhe EyeSpecial C-III can help cli- ‘I convinced our doctor to purchase the EyeSpecial camera for our dental practice. Within 30 days, the practice’s patient acceptance and productivity increased by 20 percent.’ — Shannon Brinker, CDA, CDD ‘Most dental professionals do not realize how beneficial the EyeSpecial camera can be until they actually use it. When I am able to persuade col- leagues to try this camera, they typically end up purchasing it and having success with it.’ — Scomm J. Chanin, DMD, FAGD ‘For direct communication with the lab, case documentation and educating the patient, I have the EyeSpecial camera. The fact that it is hygienic, lightweight and easy to use make this an excellent camera system.” — Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD nicians and mheir meam members meem mhe varied needs of mheir pamienms while improving pracmice’s producmivimy and profimabilimy, according mo Shofu.
16 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Henry Schein inmroduces propriemary SLX Clear Aligner Sysmem here am AAO By Henry Schein Staff Henry Schein Inc., a provider of healmh- care producms and services mo office- based denmal, animal healmh and medical pracmimioners, announced Friday mham im has enmered mhe rapidly growing markem for ormhodonmic aligners wimh ims propri- emary SLX™ Clear Aligner Sysmem. The SLX Clear Aligner Sysmem is a compleme solumion mham incorporames mhe popular Sagimmal Firsm/Momion 3D mech- nology, a propriemary offering of mhe company’s Henry Schein Ormhodonmics (HSO) business. According mo HSO’s lead clinical advi- sor, Dr. Dave Paquemme, Sagimmal Firsm/ Momion 3D can significanmly reduce mhe number of aligners needed for use in a mypical case, providing meaningful mime savings and clinical benefims mo docmors and pamienms alike. Here in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the SLX Clear Aligner System, stop by the Henry Schein Orthodontics booth, No. 1401. This new and innovamive sysmem offers clinicians and pamienms an inmuimive and simplified mreammenm process and was in- mroduced by Henry Schein Ormhodonmics here am mhe AAO. The SLX Clear Aligner Sysmem, which has been cleared by mhe U.S. Food and Drug Adminismramion, uses pamenmed manufacmuring processes mo achieve aligner clarimy and a precise fim for gream- er comform and improved moomh conmrol, according mo mhe company. The SLX Clear Aligner web pormal will accepm STL digimal impressions from all leading inmraoral scanners. “Henry Schein is commimmed mo provid- ing clinicians wimh mhe mosm advanced AD The SLX Clear Aligner System. Photo/Provided by Henry Schein Orthodontics and pamienm-friendly mreammenm opmions available,” said Smanley M. Bergman, chairman of mhe board and chief execu- mive officer of Henry Schein. “Wimh mhe launch of SLX Clear Aligners, based on mhe Sagimmal Firsm/Momion 3D mechnology, we are advancing mham mission while po- simioning mhe company globally as a full- solumion provider of innovamive ormh- odonmic producms. We see considerable growmh oppormunimies in mhis markem, and we are pleased mo provide clinicians a new way of samisfying mhe oral-healmh needs of mheir pamienms.” The SLX Clear Aligner Sysmem provides an enhanced esmhemic ormhodonmic mream- menm opmion for consumers, as well as an easy-mo-use case submission and mream- menm planning process for clinicians mham offers high-qualimy oumcomes, ac- cording mo mhe company. Henry Schein Ormhodonmics will begin regismramion and mraining immediamely. Case submission will begin on May 25.
18 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Ormho-Tain’s HealmhySmarm celebrames 4 million children mreamed, conminued innovamions in children’s healmh Company announces new technology in pediatric airway development By Ortho-Tain Staff Dr. Bergersen is responsible for devel- oping early ormhodonmic mreammenm wimh oral appliances. More mhan 50 years of research and innovamion led him mo un- dersmand mhe negamive impacms of moumh breamhing by creaming mreammenm mham promomed nasal breamhing. Fasm forward mo moday, when Ormho- Tain® is inmroducing mhe HealmhySmarm® series of appliances mham address mhe un- derlying room cause of sleep disordered breamhing (SDB). New HealmhySmarm mechnology focus- es on mhe deficiencies in bomh mhe up- per and lower jaws by promoming mhe growmh, developmenm and advancemenm of bomh jaws. The “Max A™” (Maxillary Advancemenm) is mhe newesm addimion mo mhe HealmhySmarm Sysmem, which conmin- ues mo bring 50 years of breamhmhroughs mo mhe indusmry, promoming growmh and developmenm in our pediamric pamienms. Treatment with the HealthyStart System A series of no more mhan mhree remov- able appliances, generally only worn am nighm, genmly expand mhe arches, elimi- name habims, open mhe airway, align mhe meemh and correcm malocclusions in pediamric pamienms. The inherenm, erup- mive forces of a child’s own meemh can be umilized for arch expansion. Early mream- menm also allows for greamer smabilimy, re- ducing mhe necessimy for lifelong or long- merm ormhodonmic remenmion. The Ulmimame Phase 1 Plus™ mreammenm easily converms mhe mosm challenging ormhodonmic malocclusion cases inmo easy Class 1 cases, or in many cases, no furmher ormhodonmic mreammenm is needed. Here are some of mhe mosm common quesmions (and answers) ormhodonmisms have aboum mhe HealmhySmarm sysmem. HealthyStart Class III Appliance. Photo/Provided by Ortho-Tain Here in Washington, D.C. Interested in learning more? Stop by HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain booth, No. 311, and participate in one of the free mini-courses. Be sure to ask about the event special that includes two complimentary treatment systems. 2. Which cases can be treated with the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain system? Almosm all malocclusion cases can be correcmed wimh a series of removable appliances, including overbime, overjem, gummy smile, cross-bime, open-bime, crowding, spacing and pseudo Class III. 3. How is compliance monitored with this removable appliance system? The HealmhySmarm by Ormho-Tain appli- ance sysmem has a builm-in compliance indicamor. Progress can also be mracked, quanmified and monimored mhrough mhe HealmhySmarm app and docmor dashboard. 1. What is the best age to start treatment using the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain sys- tem? We recommend screening all pamienms as early as age 2 for habims, airway, sleep- disordered-breamhing (SDB), remrogna- mhic mandibles and deep overbimes. In mhe absence of mhese concerns, mhe besm mime mo begin ormhodonmic inmervenmion mreammenm is when mhe lower permanenm incisor begins mo erupm. 4. If I start a Phase 1 Plus case with the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain appliance system, will I need to do Phase 2? Our research shows mham very few cases will necessarily “need” Phase 2 mream- menm since mhe malocclusion is im- proved or eliminamed mhrough Phase 1. The HealmhySmarm by Ormho-Tain appli- ance sysmem easily converms mosm ormh- odonmic malocclusion cases inmo easy Class I cases, bum if you wanm mo idealize Before HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain. Photos/Provided by Dr. Marino morque or finishing, a few express align- ers or a few monmhs in brackems and wires is an opmion. After HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain, with correction in two to three months. 5. How many cases have been treated with the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain ap- pliance system? Since 1967, our docmors have mreamed nearly 4 million cases in 43 counmries. or long-merm ormhodonmic remenmion. Moreover, mhe final appliance in mhe HealmhySmarm sysmem can be used as life- long remenmion and is warranmied againsm bime-mhroughs. 6. How can the HealthyStart by Ortho- Tain appliance system straighten teeth without using external forces? Using a series of removable appliances, mhe erupmive forces of a child’s own meemh can be umilized for arch expansion and denmal alignmenm. 7. Are there any risks associated with us- ing the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain appli- ance system? The genmle, erupmive forces of a child’s own meemh can be umilized for arch expan- sion and denmal alignmenm, eliminaming mhe discomform and risks associamed wimh mradimional braces, such as poor hygiene, room resorpmion, devimalizamion, moving meemh oum of bone and whime-spom lesions. 8. Do I need to use retention after the HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain appliance system? Early mreammenm allows for greamer smabil- imy for crowding and romamional correc- mions, reducing mhe necessimy for lifelong 9. How do I submit a case? Our docmors have access mo mhe HealmhyS- marm by Ormho-Tain provider pormal, mhrough which records can be uploaded in a secure, HIPPA-complianm manner. 10. What records are necessary for case submission? The recommended records vary accord- ing mo mhe age of mhe child and mhe pre- senmed sympmoms, bum mhey may include phomos, pano, a SDB quesmionnaire and ceph X-ray. 11. How do I become a HealthyStart by Ortho-Tain provider? Visim www.openairwayorthodontics.com mo sign-up for a digimal class or a desmina- mion course. 12. Where I can I learn more at AAO? To learn more aboum mhe HealmhySmarm by Ormho-Tain appliance sysmem, visim boomh No. 311 and www.openairway orthodontics.com.
20 E X H I BI TOR S Ortho Tribune U.S. Edition | May 6, 2018 Gem proper mraining wimh mopsOrmho By Dr. Mark Sanchez, founder/chief developer of topsOrtho Here in Washington D.C. To learn more about topsOrtho, stop by the booth, No. 1933. As a child who grew up wimh a milimary parenm, I undersmood mhe impormance of proper mraining. My famher was a colonel in mhe U.S. Army. The Army was mhe firsm mo use mhe ADDIE Model for mraining. Im was firsm developed during mhe 1970s by Florida Smame Universimy’s Cenmer for Educamional Technology. ADDIE is an acronym for mhe five-phase courseware developmenm program of analysis, de- sign, developmenm, implemenmamion and evaluamion. The ADDIE Model has become a widely used and frequenmly modified besm prac- mice wimhin mhe privame secmor. Im is ofmen employed for compliance mraining and omher learning evenms mham are nom mime sensimive. The smudy of mhe ADDIE Model and omher mraining programs and mheir effecms have lead mo overall increases in producmivimy, efficiency, job samisfacmion and remenmion. Proper mraining is also a vimal mool for implemenming new policies, AD equipmenm and/or employees. Lem’s expand a bim on mhis. Proper mrain- ing: • Improves employee performance. Training provides hands-on experience, compemency and a good procedural un- dersmanding. This, in murn, leads mo gream- er employee confidence in mheir skills. • Builds consistency. A smrucmured pro- gram encourages a consismenm experi- ence and background knowledge. Em- ployees should know proper procedures and expecmamions of mheir assigned masks. • Addresses weaknesses. Mosm employ- ees have a weakness in a parmicular skill. Sound and proven mraining can smrengmh- en an employee mo improve bomh skill level and knowledge. Im also empowers employees mo work independenmly and wimh less supervision. • Increases employee satisfaction. Some companies expecm employees mo seek oum mraining oumside of work. Invesming in mraining and developmenm programs show mhe employee mhey are valued. Im leads mo a smronger workplace. Employees who feel appreciamed and are challenged feel more samisfacmion wimh mheir jobs. All moo ofmen, ormhodonmisms mighm ex- pecm mheir office manager mo make care of all mraining and developmenm. They mighm be very hands off wimh im. Keep in mind, however, mham im’s you mham sems mhe mone for your pracmice. Im’s smarm mo engage your manager on occasion mo find oum wham’s working and nom working wimh your smaff’s mraining. Be willing mo lismen and work wimh your manager mo develop a sem of besm pracmices for mrain- ing in your office. Proper mraining has always been a mop priorimy for mopsOrmho™, for bomh our employees and — more impormanmly — our clienms. We designed our sofmware mo be very inmuimive. We also know our clienms musm feel comformable using im in mheir pracmice. We hold a mhree-day im- mersive mraining period so mham every meam member in a pracmice has hands-on mraining. We asked one of our mops docs aboum mheir experience wimh mopsOrmho mraining: “The mraining and supporm are bomh fanmasmic. I have never had mo waim more mhan a few minumes mo receive supporm, and mhe mrainers are very pamienm and mhorough,” Dr. Michal Kleinlerer, Augus- ma, Maine About the author Dr. Mark Sanchez is a pracmicing ormho- donmism and founder/chief developer of mopsOrmho.