Here at MK Orthodontics, we want to always be at the forefront of the orthodontic profession, which requires that we use the best tools available to ensure our patients receive the most optimum care possible. This year, Dr. Michal Kleinlerer and our staff took advantage of many continuing education opportunities. Here’s a year-end recap of the highlights of our continuing education experience in 2014:
The McLaughlin Program
This two-year, in-office course in San Diego, CA allowed Dr. Kleinlerer the chance to meet with a small group of about 20 orthodontists from around the country and learn how they treatment plan and manage their practices. She also reviewed treatment planning and mechanics from one of the world’s leading orthodontists, Dr. Richard McLaughlin.
TAD Mechanics Course
Taking place in Boston, MA, this course provided Dr. Kleinlerer with hands-on training on temporary anchorage devices (TADs). TADs are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort.
Led by Dr. Bella Shen Garnett, one of Dr. Kleinlerer’s former teachers, this forum provided an opportunity for orthodontists to learn from each other’s case studies and experience. There were some impressive and inspiring cases shown!
NESO Annual Meeting in Hartford, CT
This year’s Northeastern Society of Orthodontists meeting was held in Hartford, CT, and showcased a variety of seminars and training on topics ranging from effective practice management to innovative treatment technology.
AAO Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA
Dr. Kleinlerer also took part in the 2014 AAO Annual Session, a gathering of orthodontists from around the world to study the newest and best treatment and technology, and collaborate with her peers to improve all aspects of patient care, customer service, and social media.
Insignia™ Users Meeting in New York, NY
The Insignia Global Users Meeting is dedicated to providing educational content to further the discussion and advancement of digital orthodontics. Dr. Kleinlerer embraces new forms of orthodontic digital technology, including Insignia interactive software, in order to ensure the success of her patients’ treatment.
Maine Orthodontic Association Meeting in Rockland, ME
Attending annual meetings with the Maine Orthodontic Association allows Dr. Kleinlerer to discuss cases and treatment advancements with her peers close to home.