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Friday, November 3, 2023

8:30 am – 1:00 pm  Social/Networking Reception to Follow
ISO Lecture for Doctors
Speaker: Mr. Chris Bentsen
The Three Orthodontic Career Stages & How to Succeed in Each

Location:   Maggiano's Little Italy
                  240 Oakbrook Center
                   Oak Brook, IL 60523
                  (630) 368-0300

Orthodontics is an exciting and rewarding profession! While each doctor’s career is different, there is a similar professional path. There are three common career stages in one's journey - from residency, to mid-career, to retirement - each stage presents new challenges and unique growth opportunities. Not only do these stages apply to personal development but to your physical orthodontic practice; in fact, they go hand and hand. Chris Bentson will focus on what you need to know within each stage regarding making educated career decisions, operating a successful practice, adapting as market and technology changes occur, and transitioning when the time is right. In this presentation, he will discuss the three career stages by age and offer tips to help you and your orthodontic practice succeed in each segment.

Chris BentsonChris Bentson
Chris Bentson is a partner of Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company serves the orthodontic community by performing practice valuations, providing recruiting services, and negotiating transactions with both buyers and sellers. Chris has been working with orthodontists regarding the business aspects of their practices for over thirty years, and was recently awarded the "Outstanding Contribution to the Specialty Award by a Non-Orthodontist" from the AAO. He spends much of his time working within the orthodontic industry. He currently serves as President of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF). In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer at AAO meetings, regional orthodontic society meetings, orthodontic resident programs, study clubs, and orthodontic user meetings. Chris has authored dozens of articles published on the business of orthodontics in numerous orthodontic trade publications. Chris has personally visited over one thousand orthodontic practices in the United States, Canada, and Australia during his career. He enjoyed excellent relationships with consultants and vendors within the orthodontic community.

Friday, April 5, 2024

8:00 am – 1:00 pm Social/Networking Reception to Follow
ISO Lecture for Doctors
Speaker: Dr. Hera Kim-Berman
Emerging technology trends that will shape orthodontics in 2024 and beyond.
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Dr. Kim-BermanDr. Hera Kim-Berman
Dr. Hera Kim-Berman is the Graduate Orthodontic Program Director and the Robert W. Browne Endowed Professor in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. She is an active member of the Craniofacial Team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan. She received her dental degree from Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine and Orthodontic and Masters of Medical Science degrees from Harvard University. She is a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics with 29 years of experience in private practice and dental education.

Dr. Kim-Berman’s current teaching responsibilities involve orthodontic and pediatric graduate residents as well as postdoctoral craniofacial fellows. Her clinical and research interest is in the treatment of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies and emerging technologies to further dental education and patient care.

Lecture Synopsis

With rapid advances in technology, what are the important trends that will impact our profession this year and beyond? Are we ready and prepared for direct printed aligners? Can we bridge the digital and the physical world to improve the care for our patients in a meaningful way? This presentation will delve into the top technology trends that are influencing how orthodontists deliver patient care, drive research and educate future clinicians.

Course Objectives

Following the presentation, the attendees will be able to:

  • Identify top emerging technology trends in orthodontics
  • Know more about direct printed appliances and their mechanical properties
  • IKnow more about virtual and augmented reality applications for clinical care and education