Orthodontics Today:
Questioning The Current Standards

Program Overview

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

7:30 – 8:15 AM      Registration

8:15 – 8:30 AM      Welcome and opening remarks
                              DR. GARRETT WESTON,
                              NEWCONN President

                              DR. SUSAN TIERNEY,
                              Seminar Chairperson

8:30 – 8:45 AM     DR. ROLF BEHRENTS, Moderator
Seminar Overview
You will learn how practice is admitted to be some blend of art and science; how there exists good and bad art and
science; how to look at our science and technology and the quality of our literature so that unsafe and unfounded
material and practices are appreciated for what they are.

8:45 – 9:15 AM      DR. LAURENCE JERROLD
The Standard of Care in Orthodontics: How We Got to Where We Are Now
You will learn what the Standard of Care is; who determines it; and the role that governmental agencies, the Courts,
practitioners, and dental organizations (AAO / ABO) play in setting and applying the Standard of Care to the practice
of orthodontics.

9:15 – 10:40 AM    DR. RAVINDRA NANDA

The Future of Traditional Orthodontic Education

You will learn of the role of evidence based research, the disrupters of traditional orthodontic modalities, and societal needs and pressures.

10:40 – 11:00 PM Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:10 AM   DR. MARC ACKERMAN
Moving Beyond Faith Based Orthodontics
You will learn the what, why, when and how orthodontics is based on a “fractured fairytale”; where we stand today and
where we are going tomorrow.

12:10 – 1:10 PM     DR. PETER BUSCHANG
A PhD’s View of Evidence Based Orthodontics
You will learn what constitutes “evidence based” in the biological sciences and what evidence exists for the traditional orthodontic standards.

1:10 – 2:30 PM       Lunch

2:30 – 3:40 PM       DR. BENJAMIN BURRIS
This One Time at Band Camp...
You will learn of a more rational approach to practicing orthodontics; of the huge opportunity for both consumers and orthodontists if we can put our entrenched biases aside, and of options for doing so.

3:40 – 4:50 PM       DR. DAVID SARVER
One Clinician’s Resolution
You will learn how a clinician with an emphasis on esthetics blends his treatment objectives with the traditional ABO standards and how conflicts between these standards and esthetic excellence are resolved.

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator, Speakers and Audience “stir the pot” in a lively and respectful repartee, considered the “Crown Jewel” of NEWCONN Seminars.

6:00 PM                No host cocktail social
(cash bar)



7:45 – 8:00 AM     DR. ROLF BEHRENTS

                             OPENING REMARKS

8:00 – 9:10 AM    DR. STEVEN J. LINDAUER

How Orthodontics is Taught and Practiced. So What Do Our Patients Expect?

You will learn if it is appropriate to set goals for orthodontic treatment if there are no confirmed detrimental effects caused by not meeting them; what patients expect and how willing they are to accept compromises.

9:10 – 10:20 AM   DR. PETER BUSCHANG
Orthodontic Education
You will learn what “vision” of orthodontics should be taught to residents and why. If there is justification for teaching reduced, patient centered goals. What lies in the future of orthodontics and research.

10:20 – 10:40 AM   Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:50 AM   DR. DAVID SARVER
One Clinician’s Prediction
You will learn if the speaker feels we are dealing with two viable separate “visions” of orthodontics and, if so, can they co-exist within a practice? Within the profession? Comments on the cost of orthodontic treatment.

11:50 – 1:00 PM    Lunch

Medically Necessary Orthodontics and You
You will learn how the future of orthodontics will be determined by critically appraising the historic answers and formulating new reality-based answers to these existential questions:-What do we actually do? Who do we serve? Why do we do the things we do? How we need to do a better job more often for more consumers.

2:15- 2:45 PM      DR. LAURENCE JERROLD
The Standard of Care in Orthodontics Where Do We Go From Here and How Do We Get There?
You will learn what constitutes malpractice, what happens if there is more than 1 Standard of Care, and how this applies to generalists doing ortho and "do-it yourself" orthodontics. If orthodontics is elective how might that affect third party reimbursement? Have we realized Avrom King's predicted three tiers of dentistry? 

Panel Discussion and Q&A