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2023 CAO 73rd Annual Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We invite you to join us in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World ® Resort for our annual session. Member and Non-Member Registration is now open…

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Hotel Bookings and Theme Park Tickets

For information on Hotel Room Bookings and Theme Park Tickets, please visit our CAO Disney Meetings and Events Microsite: Disney Events (mydisneygroup.com)

Flight Bookings

Please use the following Promo Codes when booking on each company’s website (discount can be from 3% - 10% depending on dates and fares):

Applicable Rules:

  • The booking has to be made to the following city: Orlando (MCO)
  • The travel period: 9/19/2023 – 10/7/2023

Applicable Rules:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Orlando (MCO)
  • The travel period: 9/19/2023 – 10/7/2023
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings

Webinars: Planning Your Conference Visit

The CAO Staff will be leading a series of webinars to help guide you through the process of “doing Disney”. We highly encourage participation to ensure all details are taken care of to ensure you and your team have a great time at the CAO Conference. For more information on these webinars, see the attached flyer (attached) and to register for the first webinar on November 10th, click here.

Registration Fees

*as of September 23, 2022

CAO Members

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AAO, WFO, & Non- Members

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Orthodontic Staff/Auxiliaries

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Preliminary Program

Doctors’ Program

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Board of Directors Dinner

Location

TBD

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

CAO Board of Directors Meeting

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Educators' Meeting

Location

TBD

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

Thursday, September 28, 2023

6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Component Society Presidents’ Meeting

Location

TBD

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Past Presidents’ Meeting 

Location

TBD

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location

TBD

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At Disney, we tend to think about things differently than other companies—and to a greater degree by paying extraordinary attention to the details surrounding certain business practices that other companies may miss. learn the importance of making a connection between Disney Cast and Guests, the various functions of our name tags, and how the smallest details can enrich the experience for our Cast and Guests.

Our keynote session will focus on the introduction of these concepts:

Disney Institute Chain of Excellence
Participants are introduced to the Disney Institute Chain of Excellence, our framework for understanding the Disney approach—the time-tested principles and management practices that drive Disney parks and resorts' sustained business results.

Leadership Excellence
Participants discover how Disney defines leadership as more than just a person’s traits and behaviors, but how they align them with the organization’s visions and values. Participants learn how values-infused leadership cultivates success by making values foundational to their decision making. Participants discover how Disney's leaders use the Leadership Lens to look at the future through the lens of established values, as well as how values remain consistent while the vision can and must change over time to ensure a vibrant organization.

Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how effectively they work, and how long they stay as a result of that commitment.  It is deeply rooted in the organization’s culture. Participants learn that to improve organizational performance, companies need to "shift the curve to the right". Participants watch stories of how Cast Members are empowered to go above and beyond to create magical experiences for our Guests.

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Location

TBD

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Development of the vertical dimension in human faces results from the interaction of environmental and genetic factors in a mosaic pattern of growth. Discernment and consideration of these factors helps to understand the etiology of an open bite. This informs the treatment planning process and treatment.  It also has an impact on retention of the open bite closure.  This lecture will review the etiological factors in the development of openbites, and why epigenetic modulation should be a future practice focus.

Dr. James K. Hartsfield, Jr., DMD, MS, MMSc, PhD, FACMGG

Dr. Hartsfield received his DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina, his MS and residency in medical genetics from the Indiana University School of Medicine, his MMSc and orthodontic residency certificate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his PhD in medical sciences and medical genetics residency from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is the E. Preston Hicks Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and holds adjunct or visiting appointments at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, the Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, the University of Western Australia Dental School, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; and a member and past president of the Angle Society-Midwest component. He practiced orthodontics and medical genetics until retiring from clinical practice and continues research into genetic factors that influence sagittal and vertical development during puberty. Dr. Hartsfield has taught growth and development to orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents for 30 years.

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand appropriate attachment design and nuances of the digital treatment planning process to effectively manage anterior open bite patients
  • Understand the benefits and potential detriments to the patient of using clear aligners to close anterior open bites
  • Understand retention considerations to help improve stability of anterior open bite correction in clear aligner patients

Through the incipiency of clear aligner treatment, it has been demonstrated that the technique may offer excellent vertical control in the management of hyperdivergent type or anterior open bite malocclusions. Evaluation of techniques used to treat anterior open bites will be discussed in detail, in addition to benefits and detriments of this particular modality. Long-term stability will be evaluated, along with retention considerations.

Dr. Mazyar Moshiri

Dr. Maz Moshiri enjoys working with his father and sister in private practice in St. Louis, MO. When not at work, his passion is to spend time with his wife Michelle, and his son Shaya and daughter Sadira. He is an assistant clinical professor at St. Louis University with a focus on clear aligners, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Maz is also a speaker for Align Technology, and founder of the Aligner Intensive Fellowship LLC, an online clear aligner course that has trained over 4000 orthodontists internationally on clear aligner techniques.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

Friday, September 29, 2023

7:00 am – 1:15 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

New and Younger Members Breakfast

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Insurance Breakfast

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating your brand 
  • Understanding what the community values
  • Increase new patient exams and starts

The XYZ Practice requires vision, commitment and change. Join LeeAnn Peniche as she shares the 5 must do's to increase your personal and digital touch from the first point of contact through active treatment and into the final days of retention. It's a new day and a new world. Are you ready?

Ms. LeeAnn Peniche

Through innovative, proven and proprietary Systems, LeeAnn Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 30 years. As the founder and President of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier orthodontic consultants who specialize in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 3,000 practices have experienced first-hand her creative outlook, years of expertise and proven track record of success. LeeAnn’s life has been committed to providing Orthodontists and their practices with the tools and Systems for their continued success through lectures, in office training as well as her trademarked Treatment Coordinator Intensive™ Workshop, Office Management Academy™, YES Academy™ and Millennial Marketing Academy™.

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating your brand 
  • Understanding what the community values
  • Increase new patient exams and starts

The XYZ Practice requires vision, commitment and change. Join LeeAnn Peniche as she shares the 5 must do's to increase your personal and digital touch from the first point of contact through active treatment and into the final days of retention. It's a new day and a new world. Are you ready?

Ms. LeeAnn Peniche

Through innovative, proven and proprietary Systems, LeeAnn Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 30 years. As the founder and President of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier orthodontic consultants who specialize in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 3,000 practices have experienced first-hand her creative outlook, years of expertise and proven track record of success. LeeAnn’s life has been committed to providing Orthodontists and their practices with the tools and Systems for their continued success through lectures, in office training as well as her trademarked Treatment Coordinator Intensive™ Workshop, Office Management Academy™, YES Academy™ and Millennial Marketing Academy™.

12:15 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

Saturday, September 30, 2023

6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

6:30 am – 8:00 am

CFAO Fun Run

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 8:45 am

CAO Board Meeting

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

8:45 am – 10:30 am

Location

TBD

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Various sites have been advocated by numerous authors as the “ideal placement site” for min-screw implants (MSI). Many publications have documented the bone quality and density in the more popular interdental sites for MSI placement.  The palate, on the other hand, can provide a versatile location that could be used for most anchorage sensitive cases.  Dr. Razavi will review a step-by-step protocol in palatal MSI placement and activation protocol for predictable treatment of anterior open bites.

Moe Razavi, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Dr. Moe Razavi received his dental training at Case Western Reserve University.  He was awarded his DDS in 2002 and his orthodontic certificate and MSD in 2005. Upon completion of his orthodontic training, he was invited to join the department as an assistant clinical professor, where he founded and directed the Skeletal Anchorage Clinic, and integrated various Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) Systems into the training program. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontists, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada, and an ad hoc reviewer for various orthodontic journal publications. Dr. Razavi’s maintains a private practice in Ottawa, Canada.

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location

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The evaluation and management of the occlusal planes is sometimes overlooked in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. However orientation of the occlusal planes is often the most significant factor in determining if a specific open bite can be predictably corrected without orthognathic surgery. Through a number of clinical examples Dr. Mair will demonstrate how to identify and treat open bite malocclusions that are amenable to non-surgical correction by way of occlusal plane manipulation.

Dr. Anthony Mair

Dr. Anthony Mair received his dental degree from McGill University in 1987 and his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from University of Western Ontario in 1990.  Since then he has been in private practice in Toronto.  Dr. Mair is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Orthodontics department at Western University and a  Clinical Instructor in Graduate Orthodontics at University of Toronto.  Dr. Mair has a particular interest in Biomechanics, Treatment Efficiency and Non-surgical Management of complex cases.

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

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11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location

TBD

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Dr. Sean Edwards

Auxiliaries’ Program

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

Thursday, September 28, 2023

6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location

TBD

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At Disney, we tend to think about things differently than other companies—and to a greater degree by paying extraordinary attention to the details surrounding certain business practices that other companies may miss. learn the importance of making a connection between Disney Cast and Guests, the various functions of our name tags, and how the smallest details can enrich the experience for our Cast and Guests.

Our keynote session will focus on the introduction of these concepts:

Disney Institute Chain of Excellence
Participants are introduced to the Disney Institute Chain of Excellence, our framework for understanding the Disney approach—the time-tested principles and management practices that drive Disney parks and resorts' sustained business results.

Leadership Excellence
Participants discover how Disney defines leadership as more than just a person’s traits and behaviors, but how they align them with the organization’s visions and values. Participants learn how values-infused leadership cultivates success by making values foundational to their decision making. Participants discover how Disney's leaders use the Leadership Lens to look at the future through the lens of established values, as well as how values remain consistent while the vision can and must change over time to ensure a vibrant organization.

Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how effectively they work, and how long they stay as a result of that commitment.  It is deeply rooted in the organization’s culture. Participants learn that to improve organizational performance, companies need to "shift the curve to the right". Participants watch stories of how Cast Members are empowered to go above and beyond to create magical experiences for our Guests.

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Location

TBD

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Development of the vertical dimension in human faces results from the interaction of environmental and genetic factors in a mosaic pattern of growth. Discernment and consideration of these factors helps to understand the etiology of an open bite. This informs the treatment planning process and treatment.  It also has an impact on retention of the open bite closure.  This lecture will review the etiological factors in the development of openbites, and why epigenetic modulation should be a future practice focus.

Dr. James K. Hartsfield, Jr., DMD, MS, MMSc, PhD, FACMGG

Dr. Hartsfield received his DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina, his MS and residency in medical genetics from the Indiana University School of Medicine, his MMSc and orthodontic residency certificate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his PhD in medical sciences and medical genetics residency from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is the E. Preston Hicks Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and holds adjunct or visiting appointments at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, the Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, the University of Western Australia Dental School, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; and a member and past president of the Angle Society-Midwest component. He practiced orthodontics and medical genetics until retiring from clinical practice and continues research into genetic factors that influence sagittal and vertical development during puberty. Dr. Hartsfield has taught growth and development to orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents for 30 years.

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand appropriate attachment design and nuances of the digital treatment planning process to effectively manage anterior open bite patients
  • Understand the benefits and potential detriments to the patient of using clear aligners to close anterior open bites
  • Understand retention considerations to help improve stability of anterior open bite correction in clear aligner patients

Through the incipiency of clear aligner treatment, it has been demonstrated that the technique may offer excellent vertical control in the management of hyperdivergent type or anterior open bite malocclusions. Evaluation of techniques used to treat anterior open bites will be discussed in detail, in addition to benefits and detriments of this particular modality. Long-term stability will be evaluated, along with retention considerations.

Dr. Mazyar Moshiri

Dr. Maz Moshiri enjoys working with his father and sister in private practice in St. Louis, MO. When not at work, his passion is to spend time with his wife Michelle, and his son Shaya and daughter Sadira. He is an assistant clinical professor at St. Louis University with a focus on clear aligners, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Maz is also a speaker for Align Technology, and founder of the Aligner Intensive Fellowship LLC, an online clear aligner course that has trained over 4000 orthodontists internationally on clear aligner techniques.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

Friday, September 29, 2023

7:00 am – 1:15 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating your brand 
  • Understanding what the community values
  • Increase new patient exams and starts

The XYZ Practice requires vision, commitment and change. Join LeeAnn Peniche as she shares the 5 must do's to increase your personal and digital touch from the first point of contact through active treatment and into the final days of retention. It's a new day and a new world. Are you ready?

Ms. LeeAnn Peniche

Through innovative, proven and proprietary Systems, LeeAnn Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 30 years. As the founder and President of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier orthodontic consultants who specialize in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 3,000 practices have experienced first-hand her creative outlook, years of expertise and proven track record of success. LeeAnn’s life has been committed to providing Orthodontists and their practices with the tools and Systems for their continued success through lectures, in office training as well as her trademarked Treatment Coordinator Intensive™ Workshop, Office Management Academy™, YES Academy™ and Millennial Marketing Academy™.

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Location

TBD

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Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating your brand 
  • Understanding what the community values
  • Increase new patient exams and starts

The XYZ Practice requires vision, commitment and change. Join LeeAnn Peniche as she shares the 5 must do's to increase your personal and digital touch from the first point of contact through active treatment and into the final days of retention. It's a new day and a new world. Are you ready?

Ms. LeeAnn Peniche

Through innovative, proven and proprietary Systems, LeeAnn Peniche has consistently brought smiles to orthodontists for more than 30 years. As the founder and President of Peniche & Associates, she has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier orthodontic consultants who specialize in case acceptance, scripting, marketing and practice systemization. Over 3,000 practices have experienced first-hand her creative outlook, years of expertise and proven track record of success. LeeAnn’s life has been committed to providing Orthodontists and their practices with the tools and Systems for their continued success through lectures, in office training as well as her trademarked Treatment Coordinator Intensive™ Workshop, Office Management Academy™, YES Academy™ and Millennial Marketing Academy™.

12:15 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

Saturday, September 30, 2023

6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration Open

Location

TBD

6:30 am – 8:00 am

CFAO Fun Run

Location

TBD

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Location

TBD

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More details soon.

Dr. Rooz Khosravi

Dr. Rooz Khosravi is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington. He also practices at PORTH, a modern orthodontic clinic with two locations in Bellevue and Sammamish, WA. In addition to private practice and academic life, Dr. Rooz is an orthodontist-scientist consultant in various companies expanding the boundaries of digital orthodontics. In 2019, Dr. Rooz established the Digital Orthodontic Hub (DOH) where he has trained numerous orthodontists and their team on integration of 3D printing technology in their office.

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Location

TBD

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location

TBD

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Dr. Rooz Khosravi

Dr. Rooz Khosravi is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington. He also practices at PORTH, a modern orthodontic clinic with two locations in Bellevue and Sammamish, WA. In addition to private practice and academic life, Dr. Rooz is an orthodontist-scientist consultant in various companies expanding the boundaries of digital orthodontics. In 2019, Dr. Rooz established the Digital Orthodontic Hub (DOH) where he has trained numerous orthodontists and their team on integration of 3D printing technology in their office.

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