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Glidewell Aligners Symposium: Harnessing the Latest Innovations



The Glidewell Aligners Symposium is a two-day event focused on the clinical and management skills needed to incorporate aligner therapy into your practice. 8.5 CE hours will be provided.

  • Experience fast-paced podium presentations focused on incorporating aligners into your practice.
  • Learn how to build a successful aligner practice, from diagnostic and clinical skills to workflow efficiency and practice implementation.
  • Tour the world’s largest and most innovative dental laboratory.
  • Choose from hands-on workshops and demonstrations on getting started, interproximal reduction and attachments, and patient-monitoring procedures.
  • Acquire new skills to expand your services and treat more patients in your practice.

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Each Paid Tuition Includes 2 Hotel Nights
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Friday, November 15, 2024

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Earn 5.5 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, campus tour, and a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.

Participate in a full day of fast-paced presentations designed to help you provide aligner therapy in an efficient and profitable manner.

Welcome Remarks

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Rob Brenneise | Jim Glidewell, CDT

Introduction to Aligner Therapy

8:45–10:15 a.m.

Ben Miraglia, DDS

Learn the beginning steps for introducing aligner therapy into your practice, from patient acceptance to treatment planning and maintenance.

Diagnostic and Clinical Procedures

10:45 a.m.–Noon

Ben Miraglia, DDS

Review diagnostic techniques and clinical protocols essential for effective implementation of aligner therapy.
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Lunch & Tour

Noon–2 p.m.

Refinement and Adjustments

2–2:45 p.m.

Brian Gray, DDS

Delve into refinement strategies and adjustment methodologies crucial for optimizing outcomes.

Troubleshooting and Managing Complications

2:45–3:15 p.m.

Brian Gray, DDS

Examine effective troubleshooting techniques and management strategies to address complications encountered during aligner therapy.

Workflow and Practice Implementation

3:45–4:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Patterson, DDS

Discover streamlined workflow strategies and practical guidance for seamless integration of aligner therapy into the dental practice.

Accent Squares

Q&A: Panel Discussion

4:30–5 p.m.

Presenters: All Morning and Afternoon Speakers

Hosted Cocktail Party and Dinner at Mesa Manor

5:30–7:30 p.m.​

Join us at the home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell for dinner and cocktails.



Saturday, November 16, 2024

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Earn 3 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Getting Started

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Jacqueline Patterson, DDS

Patient Monitoring Procedures

10–11 a.m.

Ben Miraglia, DDS

Interproximal Reduction and Attachments

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Brian Gray, DDS

Accent Squares


12:30–1:30 p.m.

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Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789

Rob Brenneise

Rob brenneise

Robert Brenneise is the Chief Growth Officer at Glidewell. He has more than 25 years of experience in the implementation and development of sales strategy for some of the most well-known brands in the dental industry. His new initiatives at the company include leading its approach to elevating same-day dentistry through the glidewell.io™ In-Office Solution.

Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell is the founder and president of Glidewell, the world’s largest privately owned provider of restorative dental solutions. In 1970, Mr. Glidewell officially opened his lab to the public. Although his company initially started on his kitchen table, Jim applied a unique combination of technical knowledge, business principles, and marketing philosophies to quickly grow Glidewell into the recognized dental industry leader that it is today.

Still driven by his mission to make restorative dentistry affordable to all, Mr. Glidewell employs a diverse team of over 5,000 employees. Joined in his pursuits are certified technicians, engineers, scientists, clinicians and support personnel, who all believe in his mission of advancing high-quality, cost-efficient materials. In addition to his work in driving change in dentistry, he also serves as an advocate for continued education. Glidewell currently supports numerous free education platforms, instructional courses and programs, which assist in providing enhanced knowledge to practicing dentists.

Ben Miraglia, DDS


Dr. Miraglia has been practicing dentistry in Mt. Kisco, NY for 30 years, including 20 years of early jaw growth and development for kids. He is widely recognized for his lectures and continuing education courses focusing on clear aligner therapy and craniofacial growth and development related to sleep-disordered breathing.

Brian Gray, DDS


Dr. Gray has been a leader in dental technologies for nearly four decades. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow in five other academies. He is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Gray was one of the first dentists to use clear aligners to improve people’s smiles and has taught the technique to more than 30,000 doctors over the past 23 years. As an independent clinical evaluator, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Gray has contributed to the development and delivery of hundreds of products used in the dental profession on a daily basis. Dr. Gray has given full-day presentations at over 30 dental schools, the Dawson Academy, the Kois Center and for over twenty years at the LD Pankey Institute, where he is currently a faculty member. He maintains a private, fee-for-service practice in Washington, D.C.

Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson, DDS

Dr. Jacqueline Patterson graduated at the top of her class from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2003. She then pursued her DDS at the prestigious U.C. San Francisco School of Dentistry, where she was inducted into the Dental Honor Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating with honors in 2008, she returned to her hometown of Las Vegas to practice and raise her family. Dr. Jacqueline Patterson is a General Dentist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, TMJ/TMD Therapy, Sleep Dentistry/Therapy, Botox® Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Physiologic Orthodontics, Facial/Airway Growth and Development, and Neuromyofascial Therapy to help treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Patterson treats all ages and believes in a multidisciplinary and whole body approach to the health of her patients. She graduated Guiding Leaders in 2023.