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AES 2017 - 62nd Scientific Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Chicago Downtown Marriott
AES 2017 Hotel Reservations - Chicago Downtown Marriott
540 North Michgan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611

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AES Annual Scientific Meeting
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AES 2017 - 62nd Scientific Meeting
Preconference 1: Head & Neck Dissection Workshop

AES Spouse/Partner/Guest Event-Art Institute of Chicago
The AES is offering a special event for spouses, partners and guests of AES 2017 attendees.  Please select the link above for more information.  Separate registration required.

62nd Annual Scientific Meeting – February 21-23, 2017

Projecting into the Future


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

8:00 am – 4:30 pm      Pre-Conference 1: Head and Neck Dissection Workshop – Ronald Auvenshine, DDS, PhD; Henry Gremillion, DDS, FAGD; Terry Tanaka, DDS, Nathan Pettit, DMD, MSD (THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT.)


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm      Executive Council Meeting

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm      New Member Reception


Day 1  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 

7:00 am – 8:00 am      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:20 am      Opening Ceremony

8:20 am – 8:30 am      Introductions & Announcements

8:30 am - 9:15 am       Introduction to Epigenetics - Paul Durham, DDS

9:15 am - 10:15 am     Bio-Burden: Potential Impact on the Masticatory System- Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD 

10:15 am – 10:45 am  Break with Exhibitors & Posters

10:45 am - 11:30 am   AIRWAY-kening Dentistry to Become the Center of Healthcare- Bill Hang, DDS, MSD

11:30 am -12:15 pm    Fireside Chat on Epigenetics with Morning Speakers

12:30 pm -1:45 pm     Lunch

1:45pm-2:30 pm        Identifying the At Risk Patient Prior to Complex Restorative Treatment - Donald                                                         Tanenbaum, DDS


2:30 pm-3:15 pm        Physiology of Occlusion - Jay Levy, MD

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm     Break with Exhibitors & Posters

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm      Imaging Pearls: Occlusion – David Hatcher, DDS

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm      Update: AES Research – Scientific Investigations Committee

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm      President’s Reception


Day 2 – Thursday Feb. 23, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am       Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:10 am       Introductions & Announcements

8:10 am -  9:00 am       World-Wide Trends in Claims of Dental Negligence - Kevin Lewis, BDS     

9:00 am -   9.45am       Implants in Restorative Dentistry - Luiz Gonzaga, DDS. MS

9.45 am – 10.15 am      Break with Exhibitors & Posters

10.15 am – 11.00 am   TBD

11.00 am –11:45 pm    Times and Materials Change: The Fundamentals Remain - Joe Massad, DDS

11.45 am - 12.30 pm     Fireside Chat on What Might be Coming in 10 Years with Morning Speakers

12:30 pm -  2:00 pm     Lunch and Annual AES Membership Meeting          

2:00  pm   -2:20 pm      “Wellness” 2018 Meeting Preview – Susan Maples, DDS  

2:20pm-     3:00 pm      “The Occlusal Compass - A Paradigm Then, Now and for the Future!” - Steven                                               Hart, DMD, MAGD

3:00 pm – 3.30 pm        Break with Exhibitors & Posters

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm        Things We Learned Along the Way- Looking Back Learning Forward - 

                                        Mike Melkers,  DDS, FAGD; Lane Ochi, DDS, FAGD, FICD

5:00-5:10 pm                Closing Remarks

Post Conference Continuing Education Opportunity
The American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) will presenting an Overview of Orofacial Pain program on February 24-25, 2017 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott.  This day and a half course will feature lectures on diagnosis and management of Musculoskeletal Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain and corresponding Case Presentations.  AAOP has graciously extended its member registration rate to AES members. For more information including a program agenda or to register please visit: AAOP Overview of Orofacial Pain or the AAOP website at


Additional Education Opportunity



The AES-Leaders in Occlusion, TMD, Comprehensive Oral Care is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  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 boards of dentistry.  The AES-Leaders in Occlusion, TMD, Comprehensive Oral Care designates this activity for 19.75 continuing education credits with 12.75 credits awarded for attending the main meeting and an additional 7.0 credits awarded for attending the Pre-Conference.  Term of Recognition November 2016-December 2020