Meeting review: 2016 AAO Annual Session

As many of his colleagues, patients and friends know, Dr. Yan Razdolsky is a big proponent of continued education and study for the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He hosts, attends and lectures at programs and conferences throughout the year in order to share techniques and innovative ideas to help better serve his patients and others all over the world.

As part of this continued effort, Dr. and Mrs. Razdolsky attended 2016 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Packed with lectures, educational programs, world-renown speakers, and yes… a little fun, the conference held April 30 through May 3, offered attendees the opportunity to mix it up and learn in “The City Beautiful” known worldwide for its theme parks and entertainment.

This years’ theme, Bringing Us Together drew in some of the most influential in the field. It spoke to uniting both practitioner and orthodontic team through programs, features, exhibits and technologies geared toward letting them see, touch and experience the newest products and developments in orthodontics.

AAO Conference programs featured scientific lectures and oral research presentations on early treatment, new developments in sleep apnea, orthodontic considerations, as well as Class II and Class III orthodontic treatments. In addition to orthodontic programs, attendees participated in numerous workshops and educational programs geared toward new patient treatments, as well as technological advances in the field.

“At the tradeshow there were exhibitors who brought in experts to share their knowledge,” said Anna Razdolsky. “There were people showcasing digital imaging, bracket appliances and more. It was very exciting.”

“Even professional surfer Bethany Hamilton was there. She has teamed up with a leading bracket manufacturer to develop braces emojis! Our patients will love them,” she added.

Of course, with this much work there’s time to relax, have fun and network with other dental professionals at events hosted at some of Orlando’s most notable attractions. In addition to a host of activities, booths and exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center, awesome events at the AAO included an opening ceremonies at Sea World, the AAO Gala at Universal Studios Florida, a 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony featuring guest speaker, 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.

A whirlwind of activity, this annual event is a favorite of Dr. Razdolsky’s in what it means for his patients.

“There is such a wealth of knowledge and expertise at the AAO Annual Session,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “The quality of the programs and expertise of the presenters provides such great opportunity for growth in orthodontia. I am honored to be a part of this profession and appreciate that I am able to bring this information and experience back here to share with our patients.”

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