““We believe many AAO members – with more and more people in
young adulthood and beyond seeking orthodontic treatment – would
like to know more about how treatment may impact the ””aging face.
Symposium to Address the Aging Process and Orthodontics
A half-day symposium for doctors and orthodontic staff will
feature renowned experts addressing the process of aging.
“We wanted to include some unusual programs in this Annual
Session while maintaining the world-class nature of the meeting
that orthodontists worldwide have come to expect from the
AAO,” says Dr. Mario Polo. In addition to serving as Featured
Speakers chair of the 2018 Annual Session, Dr. Polo spearheaded
the aging symposium.
“We thought it would be interesting to have a themed series on
an issue of interest from the standpoint of orthodontic practice
as well as in our personal lives, with lecturers complementing
each other’s content,” says Dr. Polo. “We believe many AAO
members – with more and more people in young adulthood and
beyond seeking orthodontic treatment - would like to know more
about how treatment may impact the aging face.”
Speakers in the aging symposium will offer three
different points of view:
The physical perspective: Louis Costa, MD will present, “The
Aging Face: A ‘Refreshing’ Perspective.” Dr. Costa specializes in
facial plastic and cosmetic surgery.
The cognitive perspective: R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD will
present, “The Aging Brain.” Dr. Turner is the director of the
Memory Disorders Program and a professor in the Department
of Neurology at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
The psychological perspective: Anthony Jimenez, PhD will
present, “Psychological Aspects of Aging.” Dr. Jimenez is a
clinical psychologist based in Washington, D.C.
* In cooperation with the UCLA School of Dentistry and Dr. Kang Ting, an AAO member, the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
advanced a study of osteoporosis and bone growth by taking 40 rodents to the International Space
Station in June, to live in a microgravity environment. Dr. Ting and Dr. Jin Hee Kwak will present, “Taking
Craniofacial Patient Discoveries to the International Space Station.”
— Dr. Mario Polo
Join the AAO in honoring the
2018 Named Lecture presenters:
Edward H. Angle Lecture – Dr. Bjorn Zachrisson, “Science,
Practice and Ethics in Finishing Adult and Elderly Patients”;
John Valentine Mershon Lecture – Dr. Jim Vaden,
“Challenges ARE Opportunities”;
Jacob A. Salzman Lecture – Dr. Ravindra Nanda, “Trends,
Science and Experience: Reflections and Road Ahead”;
Lifetime Achievement in Orthodontic Research Lecture –
Dr. Lysle Johnston, “Envoi: A Walk on the Mild Side.”
Featured Speaker Will Focus on
Happiness as a Business Asset
“Since the Annual Session Featured Speaker series began
years ago for attendees’ wives, it has evolved into a
program that may still interest many spouses, but also offers
business applications in any field as well as personal
growth elements,” says Dr. Mario Polo, Featured Speakers
chair of the 2018 Annual Session.
“This year’s Featured Speaker, Brad Montgomery, is a
very humorous motivational speaker who examines how
happiness is directly related to productivity, innovation,
creativity, accuracy and health, and how organizations can
foster happiness,” says Dr. Polo. “Doctors and their team
members will find he offers great ideas that can help their
practices succeed while helping each individual feel positive
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Mr. Montgomery’s Saturday afternoon (May 5) lecture is
listed in the Orthodontic Staff program.