April 1 – 2, 2022 | Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB


Meet Our Speakers​

Dr. Brian Amy, DDS, MS

Friday, April 1, 2022, 8:00 am - 9:30 am & 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Laura Cafik-Martin

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Topic: Teen, Invisalign First and the Force Driven Background Behind Optimized Attachments

Dr. Amy will review Invisalign First, Invisalign Teen, an overview of the force driven aspect of Smart Force. He will answer the 'why' doctors should be using optimized attachments.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Laura Cafik-Martin - Topic: Ted Talk Team Talk!

“The Tag-Team Approach to save time and build confidence.” Consumers/patients confidence starts with you. Dr. Amy and Laura will review tips for implementing confidence building strategies into your practices.

Dr. Brian Amy has been providing Invisalign® treatment since being certified in 2000 during his residency at Temple University in Philadelphia. A Diamond Plus provider, he has taken a special interest in the efficiencies of Invisalign® treatment for patients and doctors, and enjoys using this technology to successfully treat virtually any type of case. He has an appreciation for patient motivation and cooperation, and the vital role they play in successful orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Amy has participated in multiple research studies that have resulted in journal publications and advances in Invisalign® treatment. As a member of the Align Faculty since 2015, he has lectured nationally and internationally to share advances on Invisalign First, teen treatment, surgical cases, iTero© scanner incorporation, ClinCheck© treatment planning efficiencies and the digital practice.

Laura Cafik-Martin

Friday, April 1, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am & 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Dr. Brian Amy

9:30 am -10:00 am - Topic: Educate, Communicate and Motivate! Simple solutions for your success.

Overview: Designed to help staff drive the conversion of teens and adults in their practice. You will learn how Invisalign treatment can be a better choice.

Growth Mindset Shift Goal: Learn how you can help more people by using Invisalign, rather than thinking we have to sell more Invisalign.

Laura Cafik-Martin is a world-class master orthodontic treatment coordinator, global public speaker, coach, and consultant. Proven track record of increasing sales when implementing the philosophy of bringing hospitality into the orthodontic world. Efficient and experienced expert who thrives on maximizing the patient experience and maximizing the practice's bottom line.

Over 20+ years of experience in multiple disciplines of the dental and orthodontic fields. Working at two GP offices before joining Dr. Willy Dayan as his Treatment Coordinator in 2003-2018. Laura has over 100 exclusive speaking engagements including the Invisalign Summit and AAO. She is excited to help you grow.

Dr. Vishnu Raj, BDS, MSFS, MS

Friday, April 1, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Esthetic and Functional Goals During Orthodontic Finishing

Identifying and pursuing appropriate treatment objectives is a very important step, and one that determines the quality of the outcome. This lecture will go over several aspects of Orthodontic Finishing with a special emphasis on optimal and evidence-based goals. The importance of facial balance, incisor position and inclination, transverse coordination, anterior and posterior occlusal relationships, as well as how to attain these objectives, will be discussed. A description of biomechanical strategies and troubleshooting will be provided with some specific case examples.

Dr. Vishnu Raj attended Bangalore University for dental school, and the University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, (UTHSCSA) for Graduate Orthodontic residency. He holds an M.S. and Certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.S. in Forensic Science, from the University of Central Oklahoma.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Raj also serves as a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and maintains an intra-mural practice at the Dept. of Orthodontics.

Along with clinical instruction, some of the didactic courses he covers include Literature Review, Biomechanics, ABO Prep and Clinical Orthodontic Seminars. Dr. Raj has been an invited speaker on several topics including - Finishing in Orthodontics, Minimal Anchorage Mechanics, Alveolar Boundary Conditions, Orthodontic Biomechanics and Vertical Control in Orthodontic Treatment.

He is a member of the Texas Orthodontic Study Club, serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, and has multiple publications in the areas of orthodontics, dental esthetics & restorative dentistry, forensic toxicology and pharmacogenomics.

Dr. Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRDC(C), Diplomate ABO

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic: Orthodontic Pearls - Tips and Tricks learned from over 24 years in orthodontic practice, with a special emphasis on uLab and LightForce!

Dr. Dumore’s practice philosophy centers on incorporating technology to benefit patients, a special interest in interdisciplinary treatment, and nurturing and enabling his amazing team. He will discuss that as well as a number of other tips and tricks that will be helpful in your practice and life!

Course Objectives
• Share how technology can benefit your practice.
• Share some favourite features of uLab and LightForce that you might not be aware of.
• Offer some practical tips that you can take home to your office.

Tim Dumore wakes up every day thankful that ~ thirty-five years ago he considered that dentistry might be a good career choice. He graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1991, supported by the Canadian Armed Forces, and was then stationed to Cold Lake, Alberta for four years. During that time, he developed an appreciation for all aspects of dentistry and also managed to score 20 trips in the F-18, managing to puke only twice! A budding interest in orthodontics lead to three years at UCSF Graduate Orthodontics, allowing him to amass an impressive amount of debt in exchange for an outstanding educational experience. He then returned to Winnipeg where he has practiced for the last 23 years.

Dr. Dumore’s practice philosophy centers on incorporating technology to benefit patients, a special interest in interdisciplinary treatment, and nurturing and enabling his amazing team. Outside of practice, he shares the love that many of us have for participating in organized dentistry, and he has had the pleasure of teaching at the U of M Graduate Orthodontics program since graduating. He is co-director of the Winnipeg Progressive Dental Study Club, a Seattle Study Club affiliate, where he finds much enjoyment learning and collaborating with dentist and specialist friends. Dr. Dumore is on the board of uLab Systems and is passionate about helping develop this technology to benefit orthodontists. As well, he is on the LightForce Clinical Executive Board, another company where he sees a bright future.

Jennifer Dumore has generally tolerated Tim as her hubby for 32 years and has blessed him with three children, Thomas, Lucas, and Danica. (If you actually remember this, he will buy you a drink at the bar.) In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking and dining out, and exercising (those are related), gardening, and just living life in general. He is an excellent dancer, accomplished musician, and sings like an angel. This last bit isn’t true, but when you write your own bio, you can pretty much say what you want.

Nina Spencer

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Topic: Protecting Professional Passion by Building Resilience, Embracing Renewal, And Recovering Everyday Joy

Bestselling Author of Getting Passion Out of Your Profession, profiled by the National Post as “One of Canada’s leading motivational speakers,” periodic expert advisor on workplace issues to The Globe and Mail, recurring communications guru for Biz TV Canada, and weekly featured radio personality on Bell Media’s Classic Hits 1150 CKOC in 2014 and 2015, Nina is a Toronto-based speaker who originally hails from corporate Human Resources and Organizational Development. Holding an honours degree in psychology, Nina brings 25 years of keynote expertise to each of her presentations, is a recurring guest of radio and television programs (such as Calgary’s Global News Radio 770 CHQR, TVO’s respected The Agenda, Newstalk 1010/CFRB, CTV’s Report on Business, Global TV, City TV, and CBC Manitoba and Toronto), and has been profiled by publications such as The Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Profit, Canadian Business, Canadian Manager, Maclean’s Newsweek, Huffington Post and Chatelaine Magazines.

In 2016/17 she host the local TV program Daytime Toronto, and before that, in 2011, she summitted the world’s tallest freestanding mountain—Mt. Kilimanjaro—a feat only 30 percent of climbers achieve. A former professional figure skater, Nina speaks on a variety of topics that champion resilience, mindfulness, fortifying of professional passion, and a heart’s desire to deliver service excellence, particularly through challenging times. Nina is a knowledgeable, warm and authentic presenter who is easy to work with behind the scenes, well embraced by a diversity of professions (especially those in healthcare), and effortlessly reaches audiences from frontline staff to C-Suite executives, blending solid content with good humour along the way. Her energetic, fun and informative style, and insightful perspectives, help make staff events and association conferences educational, inspirational and long-to-be-remembered positive experiences. Nina’s latest bestseller, A Time to Creep, A Time to Soar: Lessons learned for work and life from climbing Kilimanjaro, forms the framework of one of her newest keynote presentations.


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Time Event Venue
7:00 - 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
Curio Foyer then Cascade Ballroom
8:00 – 9:30 am
Lecture – Dr. Brian Amy

Teen, Invisalign First and the Force Driven Background Behind

Optimized Attachments
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
9:30 – 10:00 am
Lecture – Laura Cafik-Martin

Educate, Communicate and Motivate! Simple solutions for your success.
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
10:00 – 10:30 am
Riverview Lounge
10:30 – 12:00 pm
Lecture – Dr. Brian Amy & Laura Cafik-Martin

Ted Talk Team Talk!
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Cascade Ballroom
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Lecture – Dr. Vishnu Raj

Esthetic and Functional Goals During Orthodontic Finishing
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Riverview Lounge
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Lecture – Dr. Vishnu Raj

Esthetic and Functional Goals During Orthodontic Finishing
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Annual General Meeting
Alberta/ New Brunswick room
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception (Semi-Formal)

20-minute presentation by Dr. Brian Amy at 6 pm:

ClinCheck Live Update Demo
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Banquet (Semi-Formal)
Cascade Ballroom
9:00 – 9:30 pm
Break To Change Outfit
9:30 – 11:59 pm
Superhero Dance Party
Cascade Ballroom

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

Time Event Venue
7:00 - 8:00 am
Cascade Ballroom
8:00 – 10:00 am
Lecture - Dr. Tim Dumore

Orthodontic Pearls - Tips and Tricks Learned from Over 24 Years

in Orthodontic Practice, with a Special Emphasis on uLab and LightForce!
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room
10:00 – 10:30 am
Riverview Lounge
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Lecture - Nina Spencer

Protecting Professional Passion by Building Resilience, Embracing Renewal,

And Recovering Everyday Joy
Alberta/ New Brunswick Room

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Dress Code

Lectures and Exhibits: Business Casual

Cocktail Reception and Dinner: Semi-Formal

Superhero Dance Party: Superhero Costume

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Special Thanks

ASO Executive

Dr. Jennifer Smith – President
Dr. Saleh Al-Daghreer – Vice President


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