Registration opens August 5, 2019 for the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2020 Winter Conference, which will focus on treatment of open bite cases.

The conference will be held February 7 to 9, 2020, at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Tex.

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. They are Drs Tae-Woo Kim (Korea), Yi-lin Jia (China), Takashi Ono (Japan), Chris Chang (Taiwan), Flavia Artese (Brazil), Guilherme Janson (Brazil), Lorenzo Franchi (Italy), and Stavros Kiliaridis (Switzerland).

Dr Greg Huang will present “Results from the National Dental PBRN Adult Anterior Openbite Study.” 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 open bite study was approved for funding by the NDPBRN and the AAO recruited members to participate in the study.

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