Oh, what an exciting and fun filled way to take a break from the cold weather than to visit sunny Orlando, Florida. Dr. Razdolsky and Anna along with their daughter, Elizabeth did just that when they attended the Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO) and Southwestern Society of Orthodontists (SWSO) joint annual conference, November 14 through 16. At this feature-packed conference our travelling superhero smile makers experienced a weekend full of education, inspiration and just a little bit of fun.
Presentations offered through the three-day conference included educational program tracks ranging from evidence-based orthodontics to practice management. In all, there were more than 37 programs offered throughout the conference. Indeed, it takes a superhero speed to see all that!
“I was particularly interested in the 3D facial analysis and surgical program,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “The idea of building a three-dimensional frame of reference for the face even when the face is asymmetric is fascinating. This is huge in the optimal planning sequence for orthognathic surgery.”
Another exciting program presented by our superhero colleague, research scientist and professor from the University of Michigan, Dr. James McNamara showcased a new appliance which we are adding to our own Forever Smiles super lineup, the Carriere Motion Appliance. This patient-friendly appliance is used at the beginning of treatment, prior to braces or aligners, and delivers rapid Anterior-Posterior correction to help reduce overall treatment times by several months!
“We are excited to bring the motion corrector to Forever Smiles,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “Dr. McNamara has just completed extensive research on its efficacy, and Elizabeth and I were excited to see its premier at the SAO conference.”
Patients may remember from our previous newsletters that Elizabeth, a DMD, PhD, is doing her orthodontic residency at the Georgia School of Orthodontics, research at Emory University and is looking to join the Forever Smiles team in a few years.
So, let’s offer up cheer for our orthodontic superheroes looking to make our world stronger, better and brighter one smile at a time.