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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

An Orthodontic Treatment Method that will create the Best Profiles, Smiles and Healthy TM Joints

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 31 - April 07, 2019
14.0 CE Credits

Course Fees:

$795 for Dentists
$550 for Dental Staff

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Grant R. N. Bowbeer, DDS, MS

Grant R. N. Bowbeer, DDS, MS
 Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan 
DDS 1962
MS 1969 Orthodontics
  Dr. Bowbeer earned both his dental degree (1962) and his master's degree in orthodontics (1969) from the University of Michigan and opened his orthodontic practice in Ann Arbor. In 1983 he was inspired at a course given by Dr Merle Bean (a Pedodontist in Des Moines, Iowa) on the importance of using functional and orthopedic appliance as part of orthodontic treatment to get the best treatment results both esthetically and functionally. This led to a major change in his treatment methods, and he started a major research project on movie stars and fashion models and finding his retention patients who matched their esthetics.

He wrote his first article in 1985 on orthodontic diagnosis to achieve great esthetics for the publication: "The Functional Orthodontist" and wrote many additional articles over the next 11 years on proper orthodontic and TMJ diagnosis and treatment. In 1987 Dr Bowbeer received the American Association of Functional Orthodontics' highest award of achievement, The 1987 Man of the Year.

He has lectured since 1985 at dental meetings and for study groups throughout the United States and several other countries around the world. He has been an instructor for the US Dental Institute since 1990 and lectures for them several times a year.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives


Dr Bowbeer has developed a diagnostic and treatment method that matches the facial esthetics of movie stars and fashion models. This method makes orthodontic diagnosis much easier and reveals the cause of an orthodontic problem and the logical sequence of treatment to achieve great esthetic results on both children and adults.

This includes:
  1. The Seven Keys to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health
    • The interrelationship between Facial Appearance and the Upper & Lower Arch Width
    • The Vertical Dimension, and the Health of the Temporomandibular Joints
  2. Easy and Efficient Diagnosis using the Four Dimensions of Orthodontic Diagnosis
  3. The Two Most Important Diagnostic Aids = Complete Set of Photos and a Panorex!
    • An Easy Cephalometric Analysis that Correlates with the Facial Diagnosis and only requires 3 Linear Measurements and 1 Angular Measurements (Trace in 10 Minutes)
    • The Proper Sequence of Treatment = Orthopedics before starting the Orthodontics!
    • Proper Sequence of Treatment for Class I, Class II-1, Class II-2 and Class III problems
    • The best retention method that holds the teeth in all three dimensions - no early relapse


Dr Bowbeer has developed a diagnostic and treatment method for patients with TMJ Dysfunction problems that will give almost all patients major relief in 3 weeks to 3 months no matter how long they have had a problem or how many splints the have had previously. This treatment is done with no medications or other treatment additions! It will cover both making a proper diagnosis and an effective treatment method.
  • TMJ Dysfunction Diagnosis based on Symptoms = what the patient tells you
    and Signs = what you discover during your examination
  • The importance of seeing all previous splints worn and where the jaw was positioned
  • How to easily determine the proper mandibular position for your splint for the patient
  • The importance of starting treatment only with a mandibular splint will be explained
  • A very specific set of instructions the patient must follow to get rapid relief
  • Determining the next step in treatment once the patient has major relief
  • The factors that will reveal what the second phase will require
  • With this method less that 20% of my patients needed a major 2nd phase of treatment
Grant R. N. Bowbeer, DDS, MS
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
DDS 1962
MS 1969 Orthodontics
  • Dr. Bowbeer is an Orthodontist who has lectured on these subjects since 1985 and has been an instructor for the US Dental Institute since 1988.
  • In 1987 Dr. Bowbeer received the American Association For Functional Orthodontics' highest Award of achievement, The 1987 "Clinician of the Year"
  • He has lectured to many Dental Societies in the United States and many countries around the world.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Mar 31 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Apr 01 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 03 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Apr 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Edge Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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