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.

Please note the new ISO office address for forms/checks to 2131 Meadow Valley Dr., Innsbrook, MO 63390.

Click here to download the 2017 - 2018 ISO Season Registration Form.
Please attach a list with the registration form, as needed, with attending staff team members for the November 6 doctor-staff program.

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:

ISO has secured a discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Place Lombard at 2340 S. Fountain Square Drive - Lombard, IL. 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.

October 2, 2017: Illinois Society of Orthodontists – October 2017
November, 6, 2017: Illinois Society of Orthodontists – .November  2017
April 9, 2018: Illinois Society of Orthodontists – April 2018

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.
Suppliers may CLICK HERE to download the EXHIBIT application.
Contact: or call 636-745-3008 for more information

October 2, 2017 Exhibitors
3M Oral Care (meeting sponsor)
Merrill Lynch
OrthoAccel Technologies
PNC Bank
SPEED System Orthodontics

November 6, 2017 Exhibitors
American Orthodontics (meeting sponsor)
Merrill Lynch
Boyd Industries

April 9, 2018 Exhibitors
i-CAT (meeting sponsor)
Merrill Lynch
OrthoAccel Technologies
Henry Schein Orthodontics

2017 - 2018 Season Program Dates - Mark Your Calendar


Lecture from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m includes complimentary Noon luncheon.
Sponsored by 3M

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Kelly

Dr. Robert Waugh
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Dr. Robert Waugh has practiced orthodontics full time in Athens, Georgia, since 1989 and is also an Assistant Professor at The Dental College of Georgia in its orthodontic residency program. Dr. Waugh's interests include using and teaching about new technologies that help deliver better care for patients. Dr. Waugh graduated from The Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1987 with both a DMD and a Masters in Oral Biology and was elected to OKU, dentistry's honor society. He earned his orthodontic certification and a second Masters degree at Baylor University in 1989.

Systems for Success in Contemporary Orthodontics

This full-day presentation provides doctors and their teams with a variety of tried and tested means to achieve optimal aesthetics and clinical efficiencies in orthodontics. Topics include concepts of BriteBrace oral hygiene care and "Platinum Proportion" mechanics for optimal aesthetics, an all-aesthetic appliance system to achieve elevated levels of clinical efficiency, the use of newer technologies (like CBCT and laser) and how to properly and safely apply them to patient care, new communication methods that elevate inter- and intra-office communications, how to apply these concepts to achieve exceptional results, and more....

CLICK HERE to download ISO bylaw updates to be approved by members at the luncheon meeting.


Doctors are encouraged to register their staff team!

Lecture from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m includes complimentary luncheon.
Sponsored by American Orthodontics

Moderator: Dr. Libby Graham

Susan McElvy and Cynthia Kohler
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Susan and Cynthia co-founded Imagine Consulting Group in 2009 and are back by popular demand to renew the energy of ISO doctor members and their staff teams. 

Morning Lecture: Discovering the Leader in You!-The Top Ten Principles of Leadership- We will establish basic leadership skills required to increase your value to the team as well as dive into Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution and becoming a Person of Action as a few of the topics.

This is a great workshop for the entire team! All of us are in situations requiring strong leadership everyday. Whether it be with a customer, a coworker or a superior we need to know the proper way to respond.

Participants leave this workshop with a renewed sense of energy towards bettering themselves, their co-workers and the business.

Afternoon Lecture:  The Ultimate Customer Experience! It all starts with the first impression…Imagine’s consultants will take you through understanding the power that customer service has on your business. We will help you realize your customer’s expectations. By creating the culture that both customers and staff will rave over, we make sure you are delivering Imagine-Style Service everyday to every customer!

This workshop is key for those businesses that want all their team members to be experts in delivering awesome customer service! It’s also a great refresher for those that feel customer service erodes over time.

ISO Sponsored Lecture at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting


(Register at when registration opens in November.)

Moderator: Dr. Randy Wright

Dr. James Hartsfield, Jr.
Dr. Hartsfield practices as an orthodontist and a clinical geneticist and is currently the E. Preston Hicks Endowed Professor of Orthodontics and Oral Health Research at the University of Kentucky.  He is also Adjunct Professor in the Indiana University School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine; and the Unviersity of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.


In a March 2016 editorial, JADA Editor Dr. Michael Glick suggested that “…the inference of an association between genetic mutations and clinical outcomes is a concern that all oral health care professionals (OHCPs) one day need to address. Furthermore, OHCPs will also need to understand and interpret the relevance of the ever-increasing research and literature in the field of genetics and genomics.” The integration of individual genetic assessments into healthcare decisions has been described as “personalized” or “precision” medicine. But, just how precise is it? What types of genetic studies are clinically relevant? In what ways is precision medicine affecting medical care today? Do these applications extend to implantology, oral cancer, periodontology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and other areas of dentistry and oral medicine? Attending this seminar will give a “practitioner friendly” review of these questions, with insight into what is happening today and what will happen tomorrow.

 MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

Lecture from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m includes complimentary Noon luncheon.
Co-sponsored by i-CAT

Moderator: Dr. Ron Jacobson

Dr. Sean K. Carlson


Dr. Carlson is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his dental degree from Harvard University in 1994. He received both his Orthodontic Specialty training and his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of California at San Francisco in 1998. Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and in private practice in Mill Valley, California. Since 1998, Dr. Carlson has served as a Senior Investigator in the Craniofacial Research and Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.


This presentation will focus on three-dimensional imaging in orthodontics and how orthodontists are fully integrating Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) into modern orthodontic practice. It will also describe how CBCT technology is giving orthodontists information that dramatically improves airway health, treatment efficiency, and patient communication.

The creation of a 3-D virtual patient using CBCT imaging is now a reality. Simply focusing on the teeth is underutilizing the power of our orthodontic treatment to improve not only our patient’s smile, but their physical health as well. This presentation will focus on CBCT-Centered Orthodontics and how to integrate CBCT into a modern orthodontic practice. It will also discuss the importance of airway in diagnosis and treatment planning. Dr. Carlson will use numerous case examples to share his story of practice transformation since installing his first CBCT machine in 2008. The advantages of a three-dimensional approach in diagnosis, airway analysis, treatment planning, and patient communication will be discussed. In addition, he will discuss some of the challenges that may make it difficult for clinicians to change from two-dimensional diagnosis to three-dimensional diagnosis and why this change is essential for the future of orthodontics.

 2018-2019 Meeting Season Dates

  • Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Monday, April 8, 2019