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Department of Orthodontics 61st Annual Alumni & Friends Meeting

The “Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™” Procedure (AOO): Discussing the Clinical Procedure and Physiologic Benefits Including Increased Range of Movement and Long-Term Stability

Date Friday, October 10, 2014
Time Registration, 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 am, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Credits 6 lecture credit hours
Fee $350
Location The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Register Registration is open to the public
You can register in one of two ways:
1. Call 215-573-9098
2. Online – Register Now!
Note: Online registration will close 10/4/2014; after 10/4/2014 participants may register on-site.
Refunds/Cancellations Written refund requests (minus a $50 administration fee or 20%, whichever is less) will be honored if received by Friday, September 19, 2014. Cancellations received after September 19, 2014, and all no-shows, regardless of reasons, will not be refunded

Course Description

Elements of the AOO clinical procedure will be discussed with strong emphasis on understanding which procedures create accelerated movement and which procedures contribute to increased range of movement with long-term stability. Additional physiologic benefits of the AOO procedure include greater posttreatment periodontal support, increased bone volume surrounding the roots of teeth in the direction of movement and the ability to cover pre-existing bone loss. A thorough understanding of various types of orthodontically-induced bone response is important in choosing the correct treatment plan for each patient. A variety of case types will be addressed, including difficult situations and surgically-assisted exposure cases with patients ranging in age from adolescence through adulthood.

As accelerated orthodontics therapy emerges as a popular treatment concept, it is important to understand which procedures create desired effects and which information may be misleading or incomplete. Ultimately, we need to provide patients with the best treatment possible based on current knowledge and information.


William Wilcko, DMD, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics
Dr. William Wilcko has been in the private practice of orthodontics in Erie, Pennsylvania for the past 18 years. Dr. Wilcko received a BS in chemistry from Allegheny College, a DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and a MS in orthodontics from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. His previous research experience was in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry. While in college, he did research on the synthesis of bioactive pheromones and acyl free radical stability. Through both animal and human research Dr. Wilcko has been instrumental in the development of several dental cements, one of which is an endodontic sealer capable of chemically stimulating dramatic bone regeneration in comparison to controls.

Dr. Wilcko along with his brother Tom, a periodontist, has been working on the Accelerated Osteogenic OrthodonticsTM procedure for over 6 years.

M. Thomas Wilcko, BS, DMD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics
Dr. Thomas Wilcko has been in the private practice of periodontics in Erie, Pennsylvania for the past 25 years. Dr. Wilcko received a BS in chemistry from Allegheny College, a DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and a certificate in periodontics from the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wilcko was awarded membership in the National Scholastic Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and also received the annual student award of the American Academy of Periodontology from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Wilcko first became involved in research in the field of chemistry while in college. His previous research has been in the areas of acyl free radical stability, calculus formation, porcelain shrinkage, and arachidonic acid. He has publications in the fields of chemistry and prosthetics and has contributed in the basic research for different dental products that have been brought to the market.


Pamela Rice
Office of Continuing Education
Penn Dental Medicine

Ortho Dept Annual Meeting - AOO
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030