“Thinking Smart.” Clinical Orthodontics and Problem Solving
Prior to the meeting, registrants will be emailed carefully selected orthodontic records on various cases selected from Prof. Samson’s private clinic. For each case, participants are welcome to study and formulate treatment plans and mechanics for each case. During the meeting cases will then be shown and discussed in “appointment to appointment” detail. Highlights will include applied orthodontic mechanics “trouble shooting”, problems encountered during leveling, aligning and correction of rotations, root resorption and clinical tips for detailing finishing and retention.
When orthodontic treatment is progressing as expected clinicians are happy and feel smart. The reality is that orthodontic treatment is not always predictable. Sometimes things are not moving to our satisfaction leading to frustration and increased treatment times. Compared to when treatment is on schedule – when faced with a lack of treatment response we must think harder, think smarter and get things moving in the right direction quickly.
Described as an educational entertainer, Prof. Gerry Samson completed pediatric dental residency at Emory University in 1979 under the direction of Dr. Ed Hibbard and orthodontics at Northwestern University in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Hal Perry. Since 1981, Gerry is in private orthodontic practice and is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of The American College of Dentists. In addition to orthodontic private practice, Dr. Samson is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, at Case Western University Department of Orthodontics, and at St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics. He is visiting lecturer for orthodontic post-graduate programs at 7 universities in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China and through out Southeast Asia. In addition, Gerry reviews orthodontic mechanics articles submitted for publication to The Angle Orthodontist.
Gerry offers meaty clinical presentations spiced with a blend of biting wit, edgy humor, and substantially sauced with evidenced based literature. Gerry’s zany, brainy and engaging methods have made him one of today’s most popular educators. Participants are certain to enjoy a unique educational, clinical experience that is both informative and motivating.