2015 Orthodontic World Congress

Here’s your quick source for all the speakers and events!14-SPEC-012, OWC AMSThis year’s meeting will feature sessions on a range of topics from Contagious Marketing to Contemporary Transverse Diagnosis. The conference will include notable speakers, workshops tailored for orthodontists and staff, group discussions, and a half day tactical session on implementation of practice differentiators for your staff.

The 2015 Annual Meeting brings together orthodontists from around the world for two days of meetings, insightful speakers, recreation and plenty of networking time that we are sure will create a community of valuable relationships. Details and registration: www.mygcare.com/OWC2015

BergerJonahJonah Berger – Crafting Contagious Ideas

February 19     9:00-10:30AM

Jonah is the author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller “Contagious: Why Things Catch On”. He is the James G. Campbell associate professor of marketing at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Berger examines how decision making and social dynamics generate collective outcomes such as social contagion and trends.

Curtin_SteveSteve Curtin – Delight Your Customers: Raise Customer Experience from Ordinary to Extraordinary

February 19     1:45 – 2:45PM

Steve Curtin is the author of “Delight Your Customers: 7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Customer Service from Ordinary to Extraordinary”. He wrote the book to address the following observation: While employees consistently execute mandatory job functions for which they are paid, they inconsistently demonstrate voluntary customer service behaviors for which there is little or no additional cost to their employers. After a 20-year career with Marriott International, Steve now devotes his time to speaking, consulting, and writing on the topic of extraordinary customer service. He lives in Denver with his wife, their four children, and a Goldendoodle named Nugget.

Jon acuffJon Acuff – How to Fight Fear, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters

February 20    4:45 – 5:30PM

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, “Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters”. For 15 years, he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. A media feature, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets. In addition, he’s become a social media expert with a blog read by 4 million people, close to 200k twitter followers and a personal blog network of 1,000 blogs.

BBurris AMS OWCBen Burris, DDS, MDS 

Practice Differentiation -Stand out in a sea of mediocrity and engage your community to grow your practice.  

February 19    10:45AM – 12:15PM


Got Insights – Now Start      February 20   8:00 – 11:30AM

Business Insight Workshops      Febraury 20    1:00 – 3:00PM                                                                        

No one can deny that Dr. Burris continues to change the conversation in dentistry – especially in orthodontics. Burris is a doer with an uncanny eye for finding opportunities to improve and an unflinching resolve to pursue and implement positive change above all else. More than anything, Ben enjoys teaching the business of running a practice and providing real world tips on managing a successful dental business. He loves discussing hot topics with those who agree as well as those who disagree with his point of view. He’s always up for intelligent conversation and respectful debate.


Lou Shuman AMSLou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

Technology Takes on Tradition: Leveraging the best of practice marketing from both worlds to maximize new patient acquisition and patient retention. 

February 19    3:00PM – 4:30PM

The President of Pride Institute and renowned for his expertise in internet strategy, strategic relations, emerging technologies, digital marketing methods, and operational practice management, Dr. Shuman has served as a foremost authority in the dental and medical industry with leading manufacturers. He is a member of the Key Opinion Leader Board at DENTSPLY GAC, is a personal consultant to DENTSPLY GAC, as well as Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board at Sesame Communications. As a guest lecturer at Gordon Christensen’s LDS Annual Meeting he was cited as “one of the most influential dentists in the country today.”

Amy_Morgan AMSAmy Morgan

The Definitive Guide to Achieving True Success for YOUR Orthodontic Practice                                                   

February 20    1:00 – 3:00PM

Amy Morgan is a renowned dental consultant and CEO of Pride Institute. A highly sought-after educator and speaker throughout North America and Europe, she has been featured at every major dental meeting, including the NESO, ADA, AGD, GNYDM, Yankee and CDA. She has been selected as one of the “Consulting Leaders in Practice Management” by Dentistry Today magazine for the past six years and published in every major dental publication. As a result of Amy’s vision, Pride Institute has integrated its curriculum into a number of University programs, including the University of the Pacific, Indiana, Marquette, Tufts, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina and Manitoba.

A Secchi AMS OWC

Antonino Secchi, DMD, MS      

Introduction to the Complete Clinical Orthodontics System and How It Can Improve Your Practice

February 20       8:00 – 9:00AM

Dr. Antonino Secchi is Clinical Assistant Professor and Former Clinical Director of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Secchi received his DMD, Certificate in Orthodontics, and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Secchi is the founder of the “Complete Clinical Orthodontics System” (CCO System™), which he teaches to orthodontists not only in the USA but throughout the world.

Julia_Garcia-BaezaJulia Garcia-Baeza, DMD    

Orthodontic Minor Tooth Movement to Achieve Major Restorative Results                                          

February 20     11:00 – 11:45AM

Dr. Julia Garcia Baeza is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics. She received her DMD from the University European of Madrid, Spain; and her Certificate in Orthodontics, and Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. With a “Passion for Excellence”, Dr. Baeza’s dedication to clinical orthodontics and multidisciplinary work is recognized in Madrid and abroad.


SpinaRaffaele Spena, DDS

PFO (Periodontally Facilitated Orthodontics), TAD (Temporary Anchorage Device) and the CCO System: How to deal with complex and risky orthodontic movements.

February 20     9:00 – 10:00AM

Dr. Raffaele Spena received his degree in Odontoiatria e Protes Dentaria at the II Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia of Napoli, his Certificate in Orthodontics at the Dental School of the University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia and his degree of “Specialty in Orthodontics” at the University of Ferrara. He is a published author, an international speaker on the lecture circuit and Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Orthodontic Department of the Dental School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Bockow AMS OWCRebecca Bockow, DDS

Goal Oriented Treatment Planning in Corticotomy Facilitated Orthodontics.                                                                            

February 20    1:00PM – 1:45PM


Dr. Rebecca Bockow received her dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She received her dual training in both Orthodontics and Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she also earned a Masters in Oral Biology. Dr. Bockow is a board certified orthodontist and teaches at the University of Washington as an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Bockow has published articles on interdisciplinary dental treatment in various dental journals.

Tambourrino AMS OWCRyan Tamburrino, DMD

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of the Transverse Dimension

February 20    10:15 – 11:00AM

Dr. Ryan Tamburrino is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Orthodontics, where he also lectures locally with various study groups, as well as internationally and nationally with the Complete Clinical Orthodontics Course and Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion. He strongly believes that it is important to teach and to help raise the standard of care for our community as well as for the entire profession, and thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to do so.

Palomo AMS OWCMartin Palomo, DDS, MSD      

To 3D or not to 3D, is that the question? Using CBCT in Clinical Orthodontics    

February 20    2:00 – 2:45PM

Dr. J. Martin Palomo is the Director of Orthodontics, and the director of the Craniofacial Imaging Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has presented both nationally and internationally, and authored several peer-reviewed publications on the topic of craniofacial imaging and informatics. Dr. Palomo’s career contributions to craniofacial imaging have been recognized through research awards in both medical and dental fields.


resized_Disney_Food_Wine_DisneylandWelcome Reception

February 18                                                                                                                        

6:00 PM

“Savor the Flavor of San Diego”. Enjoy a craft beverage tasting from the new microbrew capital of the world, alongside some local wines from the finest California vineyards. For the foodies, enjoy unique pairings of locally grown products and innovative menus using farm fresh ingredients from around the area. We will also be featuring local entertainment for an evening to remember.

pandaSunset Happy Hour

February 19

5:30 PM

Take a moment before you head out for the evening to share a drink and some good conversation while you watch the gorgeous sunset of the San Diego skyline on the Bay Terrace or the adjacent Cays Lounge, a communal-style bar with tables that create a casual and comfortable gathering spot.

Details and registration: www.mygcare.com/OWC2015

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