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2018 RMSO Annual Session

Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado
October 25-27, 2018


Schedule of Events


1:00 PM – 6:00 PM RMSO Board of Directors Meeting
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Set Up
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Free Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Colorado Orthodontic Association Board Meeting
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPEAKER – Dr. David E. Paquette – The Future of Orthodontics: Revolutionary Ideas, Remarkable Results
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Free Break in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Free Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Colorado Orthodontic Association General members’ meeting
1:45 PM – 6:00 PM SPEAKER – Dr. Sean R. Holliday – Creating an Efficient and Effective Aligner Practice
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Free Break in the Exhibit Hall


7:00 AM – 7:45 AM RMSO Business Meeting/Installation of Officers
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Free Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 12:15 PM SPEAKER – Dr. Peter Buschang– Orthodontics Myths, Beliefs, and Prejudices – What are the Facts?
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Free Break in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Tear Down


The Future of Orthodontics: Revolutionary Ideas, Remarkable Results

Friday, October 26 | 8:00 am – 12:15 pm


Admired by his colleagues for his ability to critically evaluate new trends and products, and to put the best ideas into practice, Dr. Paquette will demonstrate the clinical and practice management benefits of SAGITTAL FIRST orthodontics, and will share with you, all you need to know to adopt this extraordinary technique in your practice.


Dr. Paquette received his DDS in 1979 and his MS in Pediatric Dentistry in 1983 from the UNC School of Dentistry.  His Master’s thesis in pediatric dentistry won the AAPD research award that same year.  He served as a pediatric dentistry consultant for the USAF in Europe and Asia until 1987.  He obtained his specialty certificate in orthodontics and MSD in orthodontics in January 1990 from St Louis Univ. His Master’s thesis in orthodontics won the Milo Hellman award in 1991.

He has written and published multiple articles for scientific journals and has authored two textbook chapters.  He is a guest faculty at Saint Louis University.  He is actively involved in ongoing research utilizing the latest technological advances in orthodontic appliances and computers to enhance both patient treatment and office efficiency.  His work with Align Technology began in 1999 doing early clinical trials.  He is a recognized expert, having lectured throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Asia since 2001.  He has produced Ask-the-Expert online webinars and has presented lectures at the Invisalign Summit for many years.  His work with ORMCO included development and testing of new appliances and lecturing worldwide since 1992.  He is a founding member of the Henry Schein Orthodontics Sleep Apnea Task force, and holds the position of Clinical Affairs Director at Henry Schein Orthodontics.

He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a past president of the Charlotte Dental Society and a past president of the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists.  He is a founding member of OrthoFi, Inc, Smile Assist, LLC, Sorriso Ortho mobile app, Partner Dental Ed North America.

Dr. Paquette and his wife Jenny have four daughters and they live in Mooresville, NC where he maintains his full time private practice limited exclusively to orthodontics and can be found at


Creating an Efficient and Effective Aligner Practice

Friday, October 26  | 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm

In the digital age of orthodontics, clear aligner therapy is an ever growing treatment modality. Today’s orthodontic practice is adapting to integrate new technology that differs from traditional techniques. This presentation aims to highlight how properly integrating aligners into practice offers many opportunities for effective and efficient treatment.



Dr. Sean Holliday earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City and his orthodontic certification and master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Holliday is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a published author, public lecturer, and has been teaching colleagues on aligner therapy for over ten years.   He is a member of the Aligntech faculty, has been awarded the Diamond Plus status from Invisalign®, has treated over 3,000 patients with various aligner treatment modalities, and two thirds of his patients are treated with aligner therapy.  He has four orthodontic offices and practices full-time on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.


Orthodontics Myths, Beliefs, and Prejudices – What are the Facts?

Saturday, October 27 | 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Beliefs without the support of facts are myths. Many long-held beliefs in orthodontics are myths – they satisfy our need to understand, to make sense of things. The overall goal of this lecture is to identify some of these myths and determine whether they can be supported by the available evidence. The first part of the lecture will focus on myths pertaining to craniofacial growth, tooth movements, and the development of malocclusions. This will be followed by myths pertaining to traditional and novel treatment approaches, treatment outcomes, long-term post-treatment changes, and predictions of treatment outcomes.


Dr. Buschang is a Regents Professor and director of orthodontic research at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Prior to college, he volunteered to serve in the US Army from 1969-1972. After college, Dr. Buschang was a NIDCR postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthodontics University of Connecticut Health Science Center from 1980-1983, and then a FRSQ scholar in the Orthodontic section and Human Growth Research Center at the University of Montreal from 1983-1988. His research interests focus on craniofacial growth, developmental adaptations to orthodontic and surgical treatments and oral-motor function. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, three books and numerous chapters. Dr. Buschang has given over 150 invited lectures and workshops, and has served as associate editor for several journals. He is the only person to hold honorary memberships in both the American Association of Orthodontists and the Edward H. Angle Society. In 2011, his former residents honored him by establishing the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics.


The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists (RMSO) does not review or approve of, or necessarily agree with the topics, speakers and presentations set forth in this program.  As such, by virtue of your attendance at this program, you acknowledge that any and all actions taken by you based upon such topics, speakers and presentations are taken at your own risk, and you further agree to hold the RMSO harmless from any and all liability in relation to the same.  The RMSO encourages you to make your own independent judgment as to the topics, speakers and presentations, and to reply on the advice of professionals, as appropriate, in making decisions in relation thereto.

The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP recognized provider approved by the American Association of Orthodontists.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by board of dentistry.

The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists designates this activity for up to 12 continuing education credits.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider at




Denver has everything from Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus and H&M to one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores – the Tattered Cover. The Cherry Creek Shopping District, just three miles from downtown, has nearly 500 department stores, art galleries, shops and boutiques, all in a deluxe upscale mall or on quiet tree-lined streets. The 16th Street Mall is a pedestrian promenade lined with 50,000 flowers that runs for more than a mile through the heart of downtown Denver. Shopping, dining and entertainment can be found everywhere you turn.


Denver has 300 restaurants within walking distance of the Brown Palace Hotel serving all varieties of cuisine. Area specialties include Southwestern dishes, buffalo, Colorado beef and lamb and fresh produce such as succulent Palisade peaches and sweet Olathe corn. The city is gaining a reputation for its innovative collection of farm-to-table, chef-owned restaurants.


Denver Performing Arts Complex

The second largest in the nation with 10 venues seating 10,000 for opera, theatre, symphony and ballet.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Exists to be a catalyst and ignite our community’s passion for nature and science. Open 7 days a week year- round.  Tickets are $16.95 for adults, $11.95 for Junior (Age 3-18), $13.95 for seniors (65+). Call 303.370.6000 for more information.

Denver Zoo

An 80-acre facility located in City Park. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.  Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for Ages 3-11, $14 for 65+, and free for Ages 2 and under.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres.  The gardens reflect an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world.  Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors (65+) and military, $9 for children 3-15, free for children 2 and under.

Hammond’s Candy Tours

If you have a sweet tooth, one must-do is taking a tour at Hammond’s Candy. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the factory where their famous candy canes, lollipops, and ribbon candy are handcrafted and packaged. One of the hidden gems of the tour is that you won’t just get to see how the candy is made — you’ll also get a free sample.

Tours are free and available several times a day. Reservations are recommended during the summer and holidays and for large groups.

Coors Brewery

The Coors Brewery in Golden is one of Colorado’s top attractions. On its tours, which began in 1873, you’ll go behind the scenes to see how beers such as Coors Light and Miller Lite are made.  After learning about the brewing process, sample Coors products in the fresh beer room and chill out on the ice-cube benches. Tours of the world’s biggest single-site brewery are self-guided and take about 30 minutes. If you enjoy your beers, and having a sample or two, this is one of the truly fun free things to do in Denver.

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Sports lovers will want to check out the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. The museum, located at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (home of the Denver Broncos), honors the accomplishments of the state’s top athletes. Special exhibits include a look at Broncos players and Colorado’s historic female athletes, plus some exhibits are designed just for kids to explore. The museum is free, but there’s a fee if you want to tour the stadium.

Denver Mint

Want to see how coins are made? Then head to the U.S. Mint where you’ll learn the history of coin manufacturing and the craftsmanship that goes into it. The Denver Mint, one of only four mints in the country, produces billions of coins each year, and if you’re lucky, coins may be in production during your visit.  Guided tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, tickets are available at the information window at the gift shop entrance on Cherokee Street. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are good only for the same day. If you are looking for free things to do in Denver, this is a one of a kind experience and cannot be missed.



Brown Palace Hotel

321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111

Be sure to Mention RMSO or click here: Book your group rate for 2018 Joint RMSO and COA Annual

ROOM RATE: $239/night

Every U.S. president has visited the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, which has been synonymous with extraordinary service since 1892.  Home to a collection of 241 distinct guestrooms and suites, this celebrated choice in downtown Denver hotels spoils guests with contemporary amenities like twice daily maid service, plush terry robes, complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and pure artesian water from their own well. The hotel also boasts six unique restaurants and bars and a boutique spa.

At the Brown Palace, guests enjoy access to timeless luxury with a unique sense of place, original experiences and world-class service and amenities.  There’s simply no better way to experience the Mile High City.


Sherry Nappier, Executive Director

Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
401 N Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63141-7816
Phone: (844) 396-8255
Fax: (314) 997-1745

Special Needs

If you have any special needs, please contact the RMSO office so we may accommodate you during the conference. Please send your request in writing by mail, fax, or email no later than October 15, 2018.