RMSO 97th Annual Session
2017 UAO Annual Session


at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT
September 8 - 9, 2017




2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration open
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Set Up
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm RMSO Board of Directors meeting
7:00 am – 8:00 am Free Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 6:45 pm Exhibits Open
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Terry D. McDonald, D.D.S., M.S.
Accomplishing ABO quality of Treatment Efficiently
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Free Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Utah Association of Orthodontists meeting
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Aaron Molen, D.D.S., M.S.
Becoming a Dental Ninja
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Free Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Aaron Molen, D.D.S., M.S.
Progress to Success: There is no Spoon
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Free Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 am – 8:00 am Free Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 7:45 am RMSO Member Business Meeting
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Neal Kravitz, D.M.D., M.S.
Improving Office Efficiencies
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tear Down



Friday  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr.  Terry McDonald​


“Accomplishing ABO Quality of Treatment Efficiently”


Dr. McDonald received his dental and orthodontic training at the University of Michigan.  He is ABO certified, and past guest examiner for the ABO.  He is past president of the PCSO, recipient of the 2004 Brophy Award, past President of the Northwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society, Assistant professor of Orthodontics at the University of Oregon, and instructor in the McLaughlin 2-year post graduate course.


Lecture Description:


Efficient treatment of malocclusions to a consistent ABO quality of result can be very difficult as it requires well-coordinated detailed systems for all phases of treatment.  This lecture, as time allows, will address those systems including: diagnosis and treatment planning, appliance choice, appliance placement, controlling arch form, skeletal correction, space closure with torque control and finishing and retention.


Educational Objectives:


  • To recognize how well-established systems in all phases of orthodontic treatment can contribute to consistent ABO quality results
  • To realize that adherence to systems of treatment also contributes to efficiency of treatment
  • To recognize that the discipline of adherence to a systematic format of providing orthodontic treatment for their patients can result in the satisfaction of a job well done



Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Aaron Molen


“Become a Digital Ninja”


Dr. Molen is an internationally recognized speaker on merging technology and orthodontics.  He serves on the Technology Editorial Board of the AJO-DO and has published several papers and textbook chapters on the topic.  He previously served on the PCSO Board of Directors and recently served as Chair of the AAO’s Committee on Technology.  Dr. Molen’s practice includes three locations south of Seattle and maintains a strong social media presence.


Lecture Description:


Simply being “paperless” is no longer sufficient.  In a digital culture, offices are being pushed to integrate new technologies at an exponential rate.  In stead of being feared, these new technologies should be embraced.  Dr. Molen will discuss some of these new technologies and how they can be leveraged to move your practice forward.  He will also introduce you to some new orthodontic and non-orthodontic technologies that will make your life easier without breaking the bank.  He will provide updates on the current state of SEO, SMO, and website design.  In addition, Dr. Molen will share some of the tips and tricks he’s picked up along the way so you can learn from his mistakes. 


Educational Objectives:


  • How to be up-to-date on the latest SEO best practices
  • To recognize some non-dental technologies that can be integrated into their offices
  • To identify how the Internet of Things is changing the way we wor
  • To evaluate how wearable tech may play a role in the future of orthodontics



Friday 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Dr. Aaron Molen


"Progress to Success: There is No Spoon"


Dr. Molen is an internationally recognized speaker on merging technology and orthodontics.  He serves on the Technology Editorial Board of the AJO-DO and has published several papers and textbook chapters on the topic.  He previously served on the PCSO Board of Directors and recently served as Chair of the AAO’s Committee on Technology.  Dr. Molen’s practice includes three locations south of Seattle and maintains a strong social media presence.


Lecture Description:


There is no question that the state of orthodontics is evolving. As more consolidation occurs within the orthodontic space, many orthodontists are becoming fearful for their future. As is often the case in life, we do ourselves a disservice when we resist change and defend our paradigm.  Understanding the concepts of culture, alignment, and mindset can help you redefine risk as opportunity.  Anyone can progress to success by unlocking their potential with the right set of keys.  Perception is reality or as Neo learned in the Matrix, “There is no spoon”.  


Educational Objectives:


  • To articulate the value of defining a mission and vision for their team
  • To identify how the culture of their office impacts their success
  • To define alignment and how it drives progress
  • To identify how different mindsets determine our “reality”



Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Neal Kravitz


“Improving Office Effiencies – Techniques to Building an Elite Office”


Dr. Kravitz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Edward Angle Honor Society North Atlantic Component.  Dr. Kravitz is a graduate of Columbia University and received his D.M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a prolific writer and a passionate editor for numerous journals.  He lectures throughout the country and internationally on treatment planning, ethics, and biomechanics, quickly building a reputation as one of the country’s most dynamic speakers. 


Lecture Description:


Simply stated, efficiency means finding a better way to work.  Operating with efficiency requires working each day with organization, time-management, and resolute commitment toward continual self-improvement. Unfortunately, as orthodontists, our demanding schedules make it challenging to find time to develop new office systems which would otherwise enable us to reach new heights.  This fast-paced and energetic presentation will highlight key principles which have helped transform my practice into an elite orthodontic office.  Various topics will be reviewed including: strategies for understanding your patients’ personality-types, scheduling pearls to open up clinical chair time, techniques for improved Phase I and Phase II proficiency, and my retention protocol.  I will open up my virtual office and share everything I know with regards to practice management and clinical care.  Come with an open mind and a strong determination to take your office to the next level!  After all, the costliest words ever uttered in business may just be, “but that’s the way I’ve always done it.”


Educational Objectives:


  • How to identify your patients’ personality types
  • How to tame your beast of a schedule
  • Efficient treatment mechanics in Phase I and Phase II
  • Finishing and retention strategies



Little America Hotel

500 South Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(801) 596-5700

Room Rate: $179 regular single/double

$109 courtside single only (1 bed)


Little America Hotel is in the heart of Salt Lake City, walking distance from Eagle Gate College and Salt Lake City and County Building. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Salt Lake City Public Library and The Leonardo.


Make yourself at home in one of the 850 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, ski storage, and gift shops/newsstands.


Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café.



Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Free self-parking is available onsite.


Continuing Education Credit


The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists (RMSO) do not review or approve of, or necessarily agree with the topics, speakers and presentations set forth in this program.  As such, by virtue of your attendance at this program, you acknowledge that any and all actions taken by you based upon such topics, speakers and presentations are taken at your own risk, and you further agree to hold the RMSO harmless from any and all liability in relation to the same.  The RMSO encourages you to make your own independent judgment as to the topics, speakers and presentations, and to reply on the advice of professionals, as appropriate, in making decisions in relation thereto.


The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP recognized provider approved by the American Association of Orthodontists.


ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by board of dentistry.


The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists designate this activity for up to 12 continuing education credits.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider at ADA.org/CERP.




Cancellations requests must be received in writing by the RMSO office seven (7) full business days or less in advance of the meeting.  No cancellations will be accepted and no refunds will be issued on-site.  Exceptions to the cancellation and refund policy may be made only by the RMSO Board of Directors, in case of documented medical or personal emergency and then only upon written request.  The RMSO office will process all approved refunds within thirty (30) full business days after the completion of the meeting.  A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from all approved refunds.



If you have any special needs, please contact the RMSO office so we may accommodate you during the conference.  Please send your request in writing by mail, fax, or email no later than September 1.




Sherry Nappier, Executive Director

Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists

401 N Lindbergh Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63141-7816

Phone: (844) 396-8255

Fax: (314) 997-1745