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WSDA Academy: Is Traditional Orthodontic Enough? The New Area of Orthodontics is Here

Registration is now open for the free WSDA Academy course "Is Traditional Orthodontic Enough? The New Area of Orthodontics is Here" on Saturday, March 24 with Dr. Paola Leone. Members 0-10 years out of dental school/residency are eligible to register.

Is Traditional Orthodontic Enough? The New Area of Orthodontics is Here 

Speaker: Dr. Paola Leone
Date: Saturday, March 24
Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
CE Credits: 3

Complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Please Note:
This expanded Saturday WSDA Academy course will be held at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture and has room for 60 attendees! 


This lecture will review the latest techniques and tools available in modern day orthodontic treatment, where speed, esthetics and excellent results are a must. Focus will be on accelerating orthodontic treatment using photobiomodulation, complex clear aligner therapy and expanding treatment options by incorporating temporary anchorage devices and periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO).


  • Understand the basic concepts of Photobiomodulation to accelerate orthodontic treatment
  • Understand how clear aligner thereapy can be used in complex tx in Adults
  • Understand how to incorporate TAD and PAOO in the tx of complex cases

About the Speaker
Dr. Paola Leone was born and raised in Bari, Italy. She graduated top of her dental school class at the University of Bari. She then received her orthodontic specialty training at Saint Louis University in 2001. Dr. Leone is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, a Diamond Plus provider of Invisalign (Top 1%) and maintains 4 private practices with her husband, Dr. Gregory Vaughn in Seattle and Bellevue. She lectures nationally and internationally on incorporating the latest technology and techniques in orthodontic treatment. 

What is the WSDA Academy?
Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers free continuing education classes for WSDA member dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or their graduate/specialty program. 

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