Frank Spear

Frank Spear, DDS, MSD

“The AES annual scientific meeting is one of those special meetings that draws me to Chicago every February.  Each year the speakers and topics represent a broad range of ideas and techniques that support and challenge those in attendance as they become more confident, knowledgeable, and skilled in providing comprehensive care for their patients.  It’s a great meeting.”

– Frank Spear


Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS

“AES meetings exposed me to the best minds in our profession regarding the most current concepts in occlusion, comprehensive care – and the critical importance of the oral-facial complex in overall wellness.  After my first meeting, it was clear to me that I needed to be a life-long learner to stay current, passionate and relevant to my patients.  AES will provide you excellence in continuing education programs and relationships with members that will strengthen your professional leadership skills. It is a great organization that is worth your time.”

– Cherilyn Sheets

Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S.

Pete Dawson, DDS

“Every practicing dentist has a responsibility for being a continuous student. The AES provides an exceptional opportunity for understanding the essential concepts of occlusion, orofacial pain and TMJ disorders. It is the oldest and largest of the organizations dedicated to this understanding. Any dentist who wants to stay current, will benefit greatly, not only from the information, but also from the association with so many outstanding clinicians who attend this great meeting every year.”

– Pete Dawson

Periodontal Prosthodontist

John C. Kois, DMD, MSD

“The AES has been the premier organization in dentistry providing knowledge and leadership regarding occlusion, oro-facial pain, and TMJ disorders. Their annual meeting in Chicago has continued to provide dentists with a unique opportunity to be exposed to cutting edge research that effects everyday practice. In addition, they have continued to evolve in order to incorporate a patient centered comprehensive care strategy for our patients. Therefore, this meeting greatly benefits all those in attendance and is not to be missed.”

– John Kois

64th Annual Scientific Meeting

February 20-22, 2019 • Chicago



What Makes a Master? – Kirk Behrendt

Does Occlusion Play a Role in TMD? – Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

Detangling the Web of Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sleep Bruxism and TMD – Steven Bender, DDS

Identifying the Road from Neophyte to Mastery – Michelle Lee, DDS

How An Exceptional Dentist Can Masterfully Replace ThemselvesRobert Frazier, DDS

The Importance of Lifelong Learning – Gary DeWood, DDS

Biofunctional Dynamic Occlusion, TMD and the Cervical Spine – Javier Vasquez, DDS

Is CR Important? – John Droter, DDS

A Surgeon’s Perspective on TMD and Total Patient Health – Ed Zebovitz, DDS, MD

The Evolution of Occlusion in TMD & Orthodontics; Past, Present and Future – Jeffrey Okeson, DMD

Controlling the Plane of Occlusion for Improved Facial Esthetics and Functional Occlusion – Doug Knight, DDS, MS

Pediatric Airway Orthodontics – Marianna Evans, DDS, MS

AES Agents of Change – Creating the Orthodontist You Have Always Wanted – Mick Hudson, DDS, MS

Integrative Medicine in the Dental World – Bob Rakowski, DC

Restorative Solutions for the TMD Patient – John Cranhan, DDS

Evaluation, Communication & Treatment Using Technology – Robert Supple, DDS

Latest Trends in PT for the TMD Patient – Anne Harrison, PT, PhD

Scientific Investigation Committee Literature Review – Aad Zonnenberg, DDS

If I Did It Again! – Peter Dawson, DDS

The Study of Equilibration – A Hands-on Course – Dan Selner, DDS; Ken Peters, DDS; Ted Johnson, DDS

Let’s Play: The Latest and Greatest in Dental Technology for Diagnosing Temporomandibular Disorders – John Droter, DDS

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Henry Gremillion

Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

“My experience with AES spans 37 years. In that time, I’ve learned so much from the organization; from the people who are members of the organization; and from the many presenters. The evolution of the organization has been so important to me. To go from an organization that was founded on the basis of looking at occlusion primarily and the thinking about the tempromandibular joint. Where that evolution has gone is looking at the whole patient — the whole person.”

– Henry Gremillion

Gary DeWood, DDS

Gary DeWood, DDS, MS

“We have an opportunity to be a window into overall health. We are going to create a health initiative that involves not just dentists (because that’s who we are), but all of the health professionals. I come here every year to recharge the batteries. AES is one of the organizations that makes it happen.

– Gary DeWood

Robert L. Frazer Jr., DDS

“I haven’t been to Fathama. Where I’ve gone is AES. You can learn more than you can imagine here. There’s no better organization than AES. These are exceptional dentists from all over the world and they are some of the best dentists I know.”

– Bob Frazer