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Maximizing the Orthodontist - GP Partnership
Creating a common vision and more satisfying results for orthodontic patients

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 31 - April 07, 2019

14 CE Credits
Course Fees:
$795 for Dentists
$550 for Dental Staff

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.
J. Michael Hudson, DMD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Center for Advance Dental Education
Saint Louis University

Dr. Hudson has been an assistant clinical professor in the orthodontic department at Saint Louis University's Center for Advanced Education since 1996. At Saint Louis University, he covers a variety of clinical subjects including: accelerated orthodontics, TMD/ facial pain, interdisciplinary care, occlusion, mixed dentition treatment of the Class III patient, "gummy smile" mechanics and more. His experience in incorporating conservative air rotor stripping into everyday orthodontics spans 30 + years and thousands of teeth.

Dr. Hudson is a member of the American Academy of Oral Facial Pain, Dawson Academy, American Equilibration Society and the International College of Dentists.

He has been in a private practice limited to orthodontics in Decatur, Il since 1985. His daughter, Hillarie Ryann Hudson, joined the practice in 2010. For them complex multi-faceted cases are especially rewarding experiences that showcase the best efforts of all the disciplines of dentistry.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
General Dentists, Specialists, Auxiliary Staff, Team Members
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Goals:
  1. First and foremost- participants will leave with useful, practical steps that they can utilize the first day back in the office to see more satisfying orthodontic results - whether they are providing orthodontics services or not.
  2. Everyone should better understand what unites and, sometimes, divides the GP and the orthodontist, and leave with a plan on how to bring more unity in their visions.
  3. Hot topics of accelerated orthodontic techniques, airway-friendly orthodontics, TMD, and extractions will be examined from the Evidenced-Based perspective, the clinical perspective, and the patient perspective.
  4. Okeson's occlusal goals for all orthodontic patients regardless of their TMD status will be demonstrated as clinically achievable for most orthodontic patients. When and why they are not always achievable will also be revealed.
  5. Attendees should go home and be able to help steer their patients though the ever-increasing marketing claims of "faster" finishes.
  6. Through case examples, the participants will see how their patients can have increase speed and precision in their orthodontic results, as well as be set up for the most ideal restorative work
As we work towards strengthening the GP - Orthodontist relationship to everyone's benefit, we will be weaving in coverage of:
  • Bracket types and speed
  • Adult patients' unique needs
  • Air Rotor Interproximal Reduction (AR-IPR)
  • Setting up for implants
  • What an orthodontist can and cannot do
  • What to tell a patient considering Orthognathic surgery
  • Why "hard screen" every perspective patient for TMD
  • How can TMD flare-ups be handled in active orthodontics
  • How big is "too big" when it comes to slides?
  • How to build the anterior guidance in orthodontic cases
  • When to equilibrate
  • Sure Smile® and bending niti wires
  • Invisalign® considerations
  • The effect of extractions on airways & TMD
  • Surgical versus non-surgical reduction of gummy smiles
  • Temporary anchorage devices (TADs)
  • What to expect of reverse-pull face mask treatment in the mixed dentition
  • CBCT use in the orthodontic practice
  • Kevin O'Brien's Blog
  • Having a parent- child joint practice
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.
Jesek Seminars is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Nationally Approved From 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020.
Provider ID 217771

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Jesek Seminars and The University at Sea.
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 Fort 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
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Apr 06 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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