Friday, February 23, 2024
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST

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Meydenbauer Center 
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Ms. Sally Gee
Washington State Society of Orthodontists

Students and Retired Doctors: Please email wsso.board@gmail.com for special code.


2024 Washington State Society of Orthodontists
Doctor and Team Annual Meeting


Please plan to join us for the 2024 WSSO Annual Meeting on Friday, February 23, 2024!


So pleased to have the following companies provide a special level of sponsorship for this meeting!  Get ready for Exhibitor Bingo and More at the 2024 Meeting!

Speakers for the day:

Speaker for Doctors in the morning: Dr. Mazyar "Maz" Moshiri

Complex Case Review with Invisalign: Open Bites, TMD, and Orthognathic Surgery

In this presentation, Dr. Maz Moshiri will review suggestions for designing and delivering the proper force systems necessary with Invisalign to predictably address complex open bite malocclusions nonsurgically. However, at times, patients may elect for ideal treatment... allowing for orthognathic surgery to be offered as modality of care. Increasingly, more patients are electing to use Invisalign as the orthodontic medium of choice for their orthognathic surgical treatment. The nuances of proper digital planning and overall workflow for orthognathic surgical cases with Invisalign will also be discussed. Lastly, considerations and a possible solution for therapeutic management of TMD patients will be reviewed when using clear aligners.

Speaker for Doctors in the afternoon: Dr. Sandra Tai

Changing the Paradigm of Early Interceptive, Extraction, and Complex Cases with Aligner Treatment

In this presentation, Dr. Sandra Tai will discuss the rationale for early interceptive treatment. This will be demonstrated with mixed dentition treatment with Invisalign First aligners for deep bite, crowding and potential serial extraction cases.  Premolar extraction cases are the ultimate test of an orthodontic appliance, as well as the clinician’s skill. A protocol for premolar extraction cases with aligners will be discussed including tips for designing the digital treatment plan and staging extraction site closure. Finally, a few complex cases will be reviewed including impacted canines.


Speakers for Team Members
Administrative Team Members - morning and afternoon - Michelle Shimmin
Clinical Team Members - morning and afternoon (or in afternoon, Debonding workshop) - Dr. Geoff Greenlee

Morning Session with Michelle Shimmin:
Elite Synergy: Elevation of a High-Performance Team

Today, practices struggle more than ever regarding staffing issues, team commitment, elevated leadership and true buy-in to new technologies and changes that serve our patients. We will dive deep into the needed tools for each team member that create the elite synergy present in the most successful of practices worldwide.

Afternoon Session with Michelle Shimmin:
Leadership, your professional growth and mastering your emotional intelligence

This interactive workshop will challenge you to understand how to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses, professionally and personally, providing the training and knowledge that will set you up to be the most valuable team member to your practice, allowing you to THRIVE! This ultimately translates to the care and experience your practice offers and provides your patients. It’s time for YOU!  


Afternoon speaker for Clinical Team Members
Debond!  How to safely remove brackets, bands, and bonding resin from tooth surfaces - lecture and workshop with Geoff Greenlee, DDS, MSD, MPH

This session is designed to provide the necessary background information to prepare orthodontic dental assistants to:

  • Safely remove fixed orthodontic appliances
  • Understand the evidence about patient comfort and enamel safety during bracket removal
  • Safely remove bonding composite resin and polish enamel
  • Understand and use a dental handpiece and rotary instruments
  • Recognize risks and pitfalls during appliance removal

The Debond Workshop is back!  Please reserve your space!

Part of this session will be dedicated to hands-on training in safe appliance debonding and composite resin removal with a dental handpiece. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills preparing them to progress on to supervised training on patients with a licensed orthodontist at their office.

Course Presenters

Dr. Maz Moshiri has been a faculty member for Align Technology since 2013. He is the co-founder of the Aligner Intensive Fellowship, an online residency that has educated nearly five thousand orthodontists worldwide on the proper treatment planning and use of clear aligners. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the orthodontic residency program at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University, with a focus on clear aligners. He serves on the clinical advisory boards of Orthodontic Partners, and LightForce Orthodontics. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Voice of an Expert column for the AJODO Clinical Companion. Dr. Moshiri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Michelle Shimmin is an international lecturer, trainer and consultant who has been in the field oforthodontics since 1990, working as a Registered Dental Assistant, teaching orthodontic assisting,marketing, financials, treatment coordinating and practice management. Michelle travels the countryand helps transform orthodontic offices on their systems to promote training, growth, and successthrough a comprehensive practice approach. Michelle is one of the most sought-after trainers withmany lecture events every year, both domestic and international.

Dr. Geoff Greenlee completed his undergraduate and dental training at the University of Michigan, and then completed a Masters degree and clinical residency in orthodontics at the University of Washington.  An interest in cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies led Dr. Greenlee to do a fellowship in this subspecialty at Seattle Children's Hospital where he remains on faculty and provides clinical care.  Geoff finished a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology in 2009 and remains very interested in public health services and policy as well as study design and data analysis.  Currently, Dr. Greenlee is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle where he teaches, practices, and does research.  His research interests include evidence-based care, CLP and craniofacial anomalies, access to care for underserved populations, and quality of life.  Dr. Greenlee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.