Pre-Congress Workshops

Pre-Congress Workshops

Pre-Congress Workshops will take place from Thursday 19 to Friday 20 March 2020. They will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre. 
These workshops are not included in the registration category and tickets can be purchased via the online form.

Full Day Workshop Ticket $150
Half Day Workshop Ticket  $90

Thursday 19 March 2020

Skeletal Anchorage for Improvement of Orthodontic and Orthopedic Treatment Options - Orthomax

Date: Thursday 19 March
Time: 0930 – 1730
Presenter: Benedict Wilmes (Germany)

Professor Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. He received a M.S. and a post graduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany.

In 2004 he became Assistant Professor, in 2006 Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Since 2013 he is Professor at the same University.

Professor Wilmes is reviewer and consultant of the Angle Orthodontist, the World Journal of Orthodontics, the Journal of Dental Research and the German Board (DIN) for orthodontic products. He has held more than 100 national and international lectures and courses on skeletal anchorage in orthodontics.

Professor Wilmes is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Professor Wilmes was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.

Friday 20 March 2020

3M Innovations

Date: Friday 20 March
Time: 0930 – 1230
Presenter: Dr Shane Langley (USA)

How well do you know the latest innovations and the science behind them?  Whether it be in the digital space or the ever changing orthodontic patient profile – 3M Oral Care invites you to join us to learn about exciting new developments in the Orthodontic space in 2020.  Technology is changing rapidly in the industry, so there’s never been a better time to keep up to date with the latest trends and products.  The session will include specific patient case studies, and how to choose the right product solution to achieve the best outcomes for your patients and your practice.

We welcome all doctors and staff to attend, and can promise that you will walk away with a new perspective on 3M’s innovative capabilities.

Dr. Shane Langley graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a DMD and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He earned his orthodontic certificate and master’s degree from the University of Alabama in 2009.

Dr. Langley’s speaking interests include the use of TADs to aid in the successful treatment of complex malocclusions, the bio-mechanical techniques and principles that accompany treatment with TADs, non-compliance correction of various malocclusions, and aesthetic orthodontics.

Dr. Langley has practiced orthodontics full time in Daphne, Alabama, since 2009 and has served various positions on the faculty of the orthodontic department at the University of Alabama. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, as well as local dental and orthodontic associations.

Dental Monitoring Pre-Congress Workshop

Date: Friday 20 March

Time: 0930 – 1230
Presenter: Dr Steve Semaan

Dr Semaan obtained his Dental degree from Sydney University, Australia. He went on to obtain his Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics degree at the University of Western Australia. He then obtained a Postgraduate Diploma of Business at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia during which time he started him up his own business – Clear Smiles Orthodontics – which is situated on the Gold Coast, Australia where he is the only doctor on site. Dr Semaan and his team use clear aligners to treat almost 90% of their patients and start over 700 new clear aligner cases each year. 

Dr Semaan began using Dental monitoring in 2016. He is currently monitoring over 300 patients with an estimated 600 patients by the end of this year.

He is also a visiting lecturer to the post graduate residents at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA and an assistant professor at the European University College, Dubai where he is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of Dental Monitoring app. 

He has lectured on orthodontics throughout Asia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and across Australia. He is passionate about helping others appreciate the many advantages clear aligners have over fixed appliance therapy.  In his very little spare time, he enjoys Muay Thai kick boxing, watching movies and spending time with his wife and 6 children.

The Metrics of Winning: Data Analytics that Drive your Practice Performance (open to doctors, practice managers & financial co-ordinators)

Date: Friday 20 March
Time: 0930 – 1230
Presenter: Mary Beth Kirkpatrick – Managing Partner, Impact360 Consulting and Ryan Moynihan – CEO, Gaidge
This workshop is open to doctors, practice managers & financial co-ordinators.

The challenges of today’s orthodontic market coupled with the diversity of today’s consumer make it key for the orthodontist to be not only a great clinician but also take on the role of CEO to drive operations, efficiencies, profitability, and strategy. 

For today’s orthodontic CEO, data analysis, business intelligence and insights are a requirement for successful decision making.  While “big data” has been around for some time, the problem that we continue to face, is what to do with it.  How do we make wise decisions and operational changes from all the information that bombards us?  

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick and Ryan Moynihan, principals of Impact360 Consulting and Gaidge, will share key practice metrics and “best practice” solutions that drive practice performance and profitability that translate into short term goals and long term strategies.

Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
Mary Beth Kirkpatrick has shared her expertise with orthodontists and orthodontic teams as the Managing Partner of Impact360 Consulting.  Over the past 25 years, Mary Beth and the 360 team have created operations and management solutions for over 1500 orthodontic practices in the US, Canada and Australia.   Their proven expertise enhances day to day operations, increases practice growth, improves profitability and develops energized, committed staff.  

Mary Beth is the Founder and President of Gaidge, a business analytics software that provides business intelligence dashboards, benchmarking and performance comparisons for orthodontic practices.  Currently Gaidge manages the activity of orthodontists in over 1500 locations with a combined annual Net Production of $1.4B.  Gaidge equips practice owners with essential information required to make data-driven decisions that simplifies the business of orthodontics and guides their practices through today’s challenging market place.  



Ryan Moynihan
Ryan Moynihan has a financial/analytical background beginning his career at Intel and Ernst & Young. He earned his MBA from Georgetown in Marketing and Strategy and has spent 12 years in the Dental/Orthodontic industry with 3M and Ormco, where he was Vice President of Global Marketing. He joined Gaidge in 2017 as partner and CEO. 

Ryan has propelled the Gaidge business analytics software into the most complete and accurate performance data in the orthodontic industry.  Through his collaboration with industry consultants and leaders, emerging markets, practice management software companies, the American Association of Orthodontists, The Schulman Study Group, and wealth management and financial advisors, he continues to bring innovative features and new products to Gaidge that drive performance and profitability for orthodontists.  Ryan sits on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.