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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

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Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 South Fountain Square Dr., Lombard, Illinois

The Hyatt Place offers complimentary shuttle upon advance request to/from The Carlisle where the ISO lectures are held. 

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 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.

    2021 - 2022 Season Program Dates

    Hold your calendar for these future ISO one-day lectures held at the Carlisle Banquet Center in Lombard:

    Monday, October 25, 2021

    8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Bicknell

    BicknellDr. Michael Bicknell, DDS, MS, earned his DDS and completed a residency in orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry where he also received a MS in oral biology. He is a former clinical instructor at the university and continues his involvement there by lecturing to dental students and orthodontic residents throughout the year. In private practice in Elmhurst, Illinois, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is an internationally recognized educator, presenting to thousands of orthodontists on subjects such as efficient treatment processes, esthetics, value-based leadership, and creating a culture of excellence.    

    Sponsor: Ormco

    Harnessing Current Technologies to Enhance Workflow and The Patient Experience

    We live in a dynamic world and our profession is hardly immune to the momentum of change. The ideas of positioning ourselves as “experts in our field” and “elite providers” of orthodontic care are fundamental to preserving our roles and growing our practices.  By evaluating and utilizing advancing technologies, we can improve our day-to-day workflow and at the same time, improve our patient experiences.  Ultimately, securing our role as elite professionals. This presentation will provide a content-rich look at some of the current technologies which can be used to improve our day-to-day operation, enhance the patient experience, improve clinical outcomes, and also make our daily practice lives more enjoyable. 

    Learn to:

    • Train your  team for consistently amazing customer experiences
      • Transform stale written protocols into engaging videos that are team created and fun to use
      • Utilize tablet or smart phone-based applications for direct video communication and training to calibrate your team and deliver a consistent message
    • Designand implement an in-office orthodontic digital lab
      • Understand the process and financial advantages of building a digital print lab for clear retainers
      • Easily implement an in-office digital workflow from scan to retainer delivery
    • Harness the technological advances in bracket and wire engineering to deliver predictably beautiful results in a shorter time.
      • Identify the components of a beautiful smile and how they are applied to esthetic based treatment planning, resulting in highly esthetic outcomes. 
      • Categorizing case management into specific stages to allow for an organized pathway to clinical excellence

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Speaker: Dr. Drew Ferris
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    FerrisDr. Drew Ferris earned his DDS from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and finished with top honors. From there, he completed an orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University and earned a MS certificate. Drew has lectured in the United States, Canada, Europe, and at multiple Seattle Study Club affiliates and the national Symposium on interdisciplinary treatment planning and treatment delivery with emphasis on the effective use of removable aligner therapy. He is a Top 1% provider for Invisalign, one of 7 Align Master Faculty Members in North America and is adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University. He has been recognized for his quality treatment results using removable aligners and is proficient at treating and teaching others how to effectively treat even the most complex challenging cases. Drew has developed a practice model for gaining improved acceptance of orthodontic treatment by the patient while maintaining a high standard of care. He practices orthodontics full time in Santa Barbara, CA, where he is director of the Santa Barbara Dental Study Group, an active Seattle Study Club affiliate.

    Sponsor: Invisalign iTero 

    The Integral Use of Removable Aligners for Prerestorative Tooth Movement in Interdisciplinary Care

    Drew will present a comprehensive lecture on prerestorative orthodontics and Invisalign’s role in the process. The objective will be to provide an overview of the scope of removable aligner treatment as it pertains to interdisciplinary treatment. This presentation will include numerous cases involving patients whose objections were minimized by the use of innovative strategies without sacrificing the quality of treatment. Removable aligner applications and other combination treatments will be presented and discussed.

    The objectives of this course are as follows:

    • To illustrate the capabilities and advantages Invisalign has over traditional orthodontic treatment in treating a variety of interdisciplinary cases
    • To provide an overview of the scope of removable aligner treatment as it pertains to interdisciplinary treatment
    • To assist in securing improved case acceptance for interdisciplinary treatment