The upcoming 2023 AAO Winter Conference in Las Vegas will focus on 3D printing for the first time.

The American Association of Orthodontists plans to feature 3D printing prominently at its upcoming 2023 AAO Winter Conference.

The meeting, “Revolutionize Your Practice with 3D Printing,” will take place Jan 27-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

In-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 14.25 CE credits. Featuring 17 expert speakers, the Winter Conference will provide insights into:

  • Clinical intelligence. Lecturers will share their experiences and discuss research on how to achieve desired clinical and patient satisfaction outcomes with appliances manufactured in-house using 3D-printed models. Speakers include Jason Cope, DDS, PhD, Roberto Carrillo, DDS, MS, PhD, Andy Hayes, DDS, MSD, and Melissa Shotell, DMD, MS.
  • Scientific and technical advances. Additional sessions will address product evolution of 3D printers, customization trends, options for fabrication beyond retainers and aligners, and the latest research on 3D printing and appliance fabrication. Speakers include Alfred Griffin, DMD, Ki Beom Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD, Brandon Owen, DDS, MS, and Kenneth Webb, DMD.
  • Technical and workflow management. Experts on in-house production management will offer insights and discuss current basic methods and advanced best practices for 3D model printing and appliance production, and review benefits to the practice. Speakers include Lisa Alvetro, DDS, MSD, Tarek ElsHebiny, DDS, MSD, Christian Groth, DDS, MS, Sean Holliday, DDS, Rooz Khosravi, DMD, MSD, PhD, Ed Lin, DDS, MS, Jep Paschal, DMD, Wellington Rody, DDS, MS, and Eric Wu, DMD, MS.

During a half-day of hands-on sessions, exhibitors will provide details on recent product innovations. Attendees can both observe 3D printing demonstrations and get hands-on experience with printing.

“Whether you’re seeking basic information or more advanced knowledge, skill sets and pearls, the AAO 2023 Winter Conference will enable you and your team to build on your current knowledge of in-house 3D printing and appliance fabrication,” said Lili K. Horton, DMD, chair of the AAO Committee on Conferences (CCON). “This will be a unique, can’t-miss experience for any orthodontist who currently uses 3D printing or who is interested in doing so.”

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