Illinois dental licensure currently requires 48 hours of CE courses every three years. For the most current licensure information, contact the Illinois State Dental Society. Each one-day ISO meeting lecture provides 6 CEUs.

Registration Information

Contact: or call 636-745-3008 for more information.

Registration for the 2019 - 2020 lecture series may be done online with a credit card on these links.
Registration includes plated lunch and morning break with 6 continuing education credits per lecture.

Click Here for March 30, 2020 lecture registration.

Season Pass holders do not need to register for each meeting. Season Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

ISO Season Program Location

The Carlisle Banquet Center, 435 East Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
Located near Yorktown Shopping Center (355-80-Highland interchanges)
Free parking for ISO attendees


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Includes complimentary plated luncheon

Hotel Accommodations - Reserve Online:

If you need overnight accommodations for the meeting, call 877-574-7258 and reference your event date and the Illinois Society of Orthodontists rate or to reserve a room online please click on the link below for the meeting you wish to attend.

March 30, 2020: Click Here for Meeting Online Hotel Reservation.
November 2, 2020: Click Here for Meeting Online Hotel Reservation.

The Hyatt offers complimentary shuttle upon advance request to/from The Carlisle where the ISO meetings will be held. Reserve your accommodations at least three weeks prior to the meeting date.

ISO Lecture Table Top Exhibit Opportunities

Attendees increase your networking opportunities with even more of your orthodontic supplier partner local representatives on-hand at table top exhibits in the lecture foyer.

The average one day lecture attendance is about 150 - 160 ISO member orthodontists and residents from the University of Illinois-Chicago and often also Marquette University. Exhibitors will receive in advance a list of attending doctors with name/city for preplanning purposes.

Suppliers may CLICK HERE to download the EXHIBIT application.

Suppliers who have been approved to exhibit may CLICK HERE to pay online for the table top exhibit application.

Contact: or call 636-745-3008 for more information

Table Top Exhibitors Include:

March 30, 2020

Align Technology (Invisalign)
Merrill Lynch
American Orthodontics 

2019 - 2020 Season Program Dates

February 21, 2020

ISO sponsored lecture at Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. 
Register directly after Nov. 1 with CDS at

Dr. Lou Chmura 


Dr. Chmura completed his DDS and MS in orthodontics at the University of Michigan in 1987.  He is an ABO diplomate and is active in a number of national orthodontic study clubs and associations. He is an early adopter of technology and has written a number or professional articles and a chapter on the Uses of a Soft Tissue Laser in Orthodontics.  He has over 80 professional presentations designed to help orthodontists integrate innovative and useful tools and techniques into their practices.   He has maintained a private orthodontic practice in Marshall, Michigan since 1991.

Orthodontic Strategies for Improving Airway/OSA

We only diagnose what we see and we only see what we’re looking for. If you want to take your practice to the next level, you must make seeing the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea (airway problems) a routine part of your diagnosis and your treatments must become airway-friendly. We will summarize the critical importance of becoming airway-friendly in this introductory lecture. Included will be techniques and tactics for screening, testing and obtaining a diagnosis of sleep apnea, options for treatment and working with a team to treat OSA and airway problems.

Learn how to:

  • Screen for breathing problems.
  • Realize there is no cookbook approach to treating airway problems orthodontically.
  • Understand in most instances, it takes an interdisciplinary team to effectively treat airway problems.

March 30, 2020 

Lecture from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. includes complimentary Noon luncheon.
Sponsored by Invisalign iTero
Dr. Willy Dayan


Dr. Dayan received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1986. Following a year of general practice residency at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and two years in private general practice, he returned to the University of Toronto and completed his diploma in Orthodontics in 1991. 

The Ideal Orthodontic Plan is Not Always Ideal Class I Occlusion

How to Customize Orthodontic Treatment Plans and Aligner Bio-Mechanics to be Patient Specific. 

As orthodontic clinicians it is our responsibility to measure patient conditions and recommend appropriate orthodontic solutions for their individual circumstances. Often this means that the single objective of Class I posterior occlusion with all teeth present and aligned with ideal torque across the entire dental arches is not suited for every patient. Learn how to customize our orthodontic objectives for individual patients and their unique circumstances, and then how to express this orthodontic plan into customized aligner therapy.

Learn how to:

  • Customize orthodontic objectives for patients and customize the aligner bio-mechanics to express this plan.
  • Manipulate the 3D ClinCheck Software tools to bend your aligners like you bend wires.
  • Diagnostic criteria that will help you identify the patients who will benefit more from aligner based orthodontics then traditional wire/braces orthodontics, and how to customize those aligners for them.

2020 - 2021 Season Program Dates

Hold your calendar for these future lectures:

*October 2 - 3, 2020 In lieu of an ISO meeting please plan to attend the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists to be held in downtown Chicago. CLICK HERE for more information.

November 2, 2020

Registration for Lecture held at the Carlisle banquet Center from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., includes complimentary Noon luncheon.
Co-sponsored by Forestadent
Dr. Rick McLaughlin

Dr. Rick McLauglin

Dr. McLaughlin completed his orthodontic training at the University of Southern California in 1976. Since then he has been in the full time practice of orthodontics in San Diego, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), recipient of the 2009 ABO Dale B. Wade Award, recipient of the 2010 Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Merit Award, and past president of the National Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. McLauglin is a clinical professor at the University of Southern California, Department of Orthodontics in Los Angeles, and an adjunct associate professor at St. Louis University, Department of Orthodontics. He has lectured extensively worldwide, written more than 30 journal articles and co-authored 5 textbooks.

Inter-Arch Treatment Mechanics Class II Treatment

This course will cover the vertical, horizontal and transverse aspects concerning the diagnosis and treatment planning of Class II cases.  This will include the soft tissue, dental and skeletal components of these cases.  Non-extraction and extraction treatment options will be demonstrated through case examples.  The indications and contra-indications of molar distalizing techniques and functional appliances will be evaluated with case reports.  The advantages and disadvantages of early treatment will be discussed and techniques of management will be shown.  Temporomandibular joint problems will be reviewed which will include the pathophysiology of condylar resorption and the management of this condition.  Management of airway issues which are predominantly seen in Class II cases will also be discussed.

Learn how to:

  • Understand the advantage and necessity of including the evaluation of the patient's soft tissue when diagnosing treatment.
  • Use the McLaughlin Dental VTO when diagnosing cases. The VTO analyzes and evaluates tooth positions and provides dental treatment options.
  • Evaluate when a Phase I is indicated in a Class II malocclusion and what options are available.

April 12, 2021

Registration for lecture held at the Carlisle Banquet Center from 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m., includes complimentary Noon luncheon.

Morning lecture sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Afternoon presentation sponsored by Merrill Lynch