2019 Early Treatment, Case Finishing & Airway Conference


October 24th - 26th, 2019


The Paris Hotel
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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This was our 20th annual, FINAL & BIGGEST Conference yet.

Dr. Rondeau Podcast

Dr. Rondeau discusses the 4 main benefits of adding ortho and sleep to your general practice.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Dr. Adrian Palencar, DDS

Case Finishing: The Basics (limited to 20 participants)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Adrian Palencar

This is a full day, HANDS-ON wire bending course to help finish orthodontic courses more efficiently.

Additional Case Finishing Fee: $695

Dr. Dawne Slabach
Dr. Jerry Gildner

Early Treatment & Straight Wire in a Nutshell

12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Dr. Dawne Slabach & Dr. Jerry Gildner

The dynamic duo of Dr. Slabach and Dr. Gildner have been teaching together for Rondeau Seminars since 2001. Their passion for teaching and mentoring doctors in Orthodontics, TMD and dental sleep medicine comes through in their own unique styles. This will be a unique experience as both doctors will be taking you on a journey of all that Rondeau Seminars encompasses and beyond.

  • Why general dentists should be considered the experts in the early orthodontic treatment for children.
  • Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Diagnosis
  • Straight forward Straightwire Mechanics
  • Functional, Skeletal, Dental philosophy

No Additional Fee Required

Friday, October 25th, 2019
Dr. Brock Rondeau

Ortho-TMD-Sleep Connection

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Instructor: Dr. Brock Rondeau

Dentists in the future must consider restructuring their practices towards helping their patients achieve optimum health. This is accomplished in 3 ways.

  1. 70% of children have a malocclusion. Over 95% of children treated early with functional appliances can be done without the extraction of permanent teeth or surgery.
  2. 35% of the adult population has TMD. TMD must be treated prior to any restorative, prosthetic or orthodontic treatment.
  3. 50% of the adult population snore and 20% have sleep apnea. Oral appliances are much better accepted by the patients compared to CPAP.
Dr. Thomas Shipley

Technology Driven Smiles - Powered by Aligners

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Shipley

New technology is changing orthodontics. Dr. Shipley will share how this new digital intelligence can increase clinical efficiencies, reduce treatment times, and achieve patient satisfaction.

Upon completion of this lecture you will:

  • Understand the benefits of obtaining a Class I Platform prior to clear aligner (or fixed appliance) therapy to reduce number of aligners needed and overall treatment times
  • Be able to expand the number of aligner cases treated and reduce interproximal stripping dramatically
  • Learn the benefits of Attach-Less aligner Treatment
Dr. Mike Lowry, DDS

Common Sense Diagnosis Leads to Good Case Finishing

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. Mike Lowry

Once a good set of records have been obtained, the challenge for us is to formulate a good diagnosis.  Case finishing begins at this stage.  A careful look at how we successfully diagnose cases can lead to great results.

Diagnosis should include the following:

  • Facial Diagnosis
  • Cephalometrics and radiography
  • Myofunctional issues
    • TMJ
    • Airway
    • Teeth and Soft Tissues
Scott Manning, MBA

The 2 Most Important (and Profitable) Topics in One Presentation for Your Practice Growth and Success

4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Instructor: Scott Manning - Practice Management Specialist

How To Consistently and Creatively Attract High Quality A-Patients (who value dentistry) Without Relying on (or even needing) Expensive MarketingÖand How To Help More Patients (say yes) By Understanding The Mindset of Your Patients and Cultivating A Proven an Experience that Results in a Guaranteed Improvement in Your Case Acceptance

In his dynamic content and strategy rich presentation Scott will deliver:

  • 4 Pillars of Internal Marketing that will more than Double Your Patient Referrals
  • 2 Quick, Easy and Free Ways To Immediately Create A Brand New Flow of New Patients

Join Us In The Learning Lounge

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Instructors: Dr. Palencar, Dr. Gildner, Dr. Lowry, Dr. Slabach & Dr. Rondeau

Join us for our Cocktail Party and Learning Lounge.  This year will feature wire bending with Dr. Palencar and utility arches with Dr. Gildner, case diagnosis with Dr. Lowry and Dr. Slabach, bite registrations with Dr. Rondeau, medical reimbursement for TMJ splints and sleep appliances, social media, website, Facebook, digital photography, forms, letters for ortho, TMD, sleep, JVA, laser, practice management, as well as a new hands-on presentation on the
treatment planning for Clear Aligners. You will move from station to station with the opportunity to practice your hands-on skills with our instructors. There is something for every member of your team.  Don’t miss this exciting cocktail party! All materials will be supplied; you need only bring your pliers. The list of pliers will be forwarded upon registration.

You will have the chance to visit our exhibitors to get the latest innovations in archwires, brackets, and fixed orthopedic appliances to help improve your case finishing.

We hope you’ll enjoy some hors d’œuvres and a glass of wine. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones as you explore our exhibit hall and Learning Lounge.

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Dr. Duane Grummons

Pre-Aligners & Treatment Options

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Instructor: Dr. Duane Grummons

Today, many patients prefer clear aligners rather than fixed braces to achieve straighter teeth. Clear aligners can be utilized in Class I skeletal cases with moderate crowding. By using pre-aligners (functional orthopedic appliances) Class II, Class III and more crowded cases can be converted to routine cases suitable for clear aligners as finishers. Pre-aligners can correct transverse, vertical, antero-posterior problems, overjet, overbite, and molar distalization much more efficiently than clear aligners. Patients and clinicians both benefit from superior results while significantly reducing the number of clear aligners.

Dr. Duane Grummons

Youth Airway: Problems & Resolutions

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Duane Grummons

American Dental Association policy statement in 2017 states that dentists must screen and treat to attain an ìoptimal physiological airway and breathing patternî. Nasal breathing, functional airway, and restorative sleep trump all therapies and precedes malocclusion correction. Dento-facial orthopedics is optimal during early childhood well before permanent teeth have erupted. Appropriate treatments will help correct/manage breathing and sleep disorders, mouth breathing, habitual snoring, teeth grinding, bed wetting, aggressive behavior (ADHD), altered jaw growth, and learning disabilities. Orthopedic growth of the maxillo-mandibular complex allows for the best jaw development with nasal airway and proper tongue posture/function. It is better to shape the childís developing facial structure to optimize functional breathing and sleep capabilities, than to repair them as adults.

Dr. Michael Gelb

AirwayCentric® Considerations in Orthodontics

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. Michael Gelb

Airway and breathing influence growth and development and are well referenced in orthodontic journals. Unfortunately, modern orthodontics in the United States has largely ignored both the Airway and TMJ and at times compromised both. AirwayCentric® Dentistry links dentistry and Functional Medicine to address root causes of cardiovascular disease and dementia by reducing inflammation, oxidative stress and sympathetic activation. Dr Gelb will share his experience on Airway and Orthodontics

  • AirwayCentric® Dentistry the basics
  • AirwayCentric® Orthodontics overview
  • Esthetics and the Airway
Conference Fees

Participants must register 30 days prior to the course.

Early Bird Registration

(Before July 15th, 2019)
Doctors: $1,195
Staff: $345

Save $350 with early registration!


(After July 15th, 2019)
Doctors: $1,495
Staff: $395

The Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

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