2017 Annual Session



2017 GLAO/MSO/SWSO Annual Session

September 14 – 17
The Roosevelt New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Thank you to all that attended the 2017 GLAO/MSO/SWSO Annual Session in New Orleans!




  • Online Reservations
  • Reservations by phone: 1-800-925-3673 and request the “Southwest Society of Orthodontists” rate. 
  • Annual Session rates are $250 for single/double occupancy; $260 for triple; $270 for quad.
  • The discounted group rates are available until August 14, 2017 or until the room block is full.
  • Directions to The Roosevelt New Orleans


       THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS  (as of 06-30-17)

       Align Technologies
       3M Oral Care
       American Orthodontics
       TP Orthodontics
       Crest/Oral B
       Dolphin Imaging

       2017 Annual Session Exhibitors (as of 08-10-17)

         365 Printing
         Align Technologies
         Allure Ortho

         American Orthodontics
         Boyd Industries

Carestream Dental
         Dane Dental Lab
         Dental Monitoring
         Dentronix Inc.
         Dentsply Sirona
         Dexta Corporation
Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions
         Forestadent USA
         GC Orthodontics
         Henry Schein Orthodontics
         Kool Smiles
         Oasys Practice, LLC
         Ortho Pulse

         Ortho Traction Pads
         OrthoAccel Technologies
         OrthoPli Corporation
         Plak Smacker / The Orthodontic Store
         Plaque HD
         Propel Orthodontics
         Red Spot Interactive

         Reliance Orthodontic Products, Inc.
         RMO, Inc.
         Rooster Grin
         Ross Orthodontic
         Sesame Communications
         Spectrum Lasers

        SPEED System Orthodontics
         Summit Orthodontic Services
         The Smiley Train
         tops Software
         TP Orthodontics, Inc.

         Universal Orthodontic Lab
         US Orthodontic Products
         Water Pik Inc.
         West TeleVox Solutions      




*Mark the time off on your Calendar to join us for the
2017 Combined Session of the GLAO, MSO, SWSO to:

“Masquerade! in New Orleans”

September 14-17, 2017Roosevelt- Waldorf Astoria Hotel

            Our headquarters’ hotel is the famous Roosevelt-Waldorf Astoria. This is a fully restored and updated “Art Deco” masterpiece just blocks away from Bourbon Street. It has a roof top deck with a swimming pool, and a famous signature bar, “The Sazerac” with a cocktail invented there by the same name. Our headquarters hotel was just voted the best hotel in Louisiana by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

            We kick off our meeting Thursday evening with a “Masquerade” themed cocktail party. All guests will receive a Mardi Gras mask at the door when you enter. Try and guess who is who during the evening. There will be surprises!

            Friday morning we all come together at our opening breakfast with local entertainment. The Presidents of the GLAO, MSO, SWSO will welcome everyone to our Combined Session. Friday evening is open for you to explore The French Quarter and New Orleans on your own. Saturday evening is our signature event- a “bucket list” event to check off. It is a cruise on the steamboat “Natchez” with dinner and a jazz band. We will also have guided tours of the steam engine room while you are enjoying all the sounds and tastes of a New Orleans evening on the Mississippi River.

            We will fill up your mornings and afternoons with excellent Doctor and Staff Programs. On Friday the Doctors will hear Dr. David Sarver’s lecture on “Esthetics & Orthodontics.” Dr. Clark Colville will speak on the “5 Keys To Achieve An Excellent Clinical Success With Invisalign” on Saturday. Dr. Dan Rinchuse will complete our scientific program for the Staff and Doctors on Sunday morning with his presentation on “Evidence Based Clinical Orthodontics”.

            The Staff programs will cover a broad range of topics to help make your practice run more efficient and perform with greater success with presentations from Dr. Ann-Marie Gorczyca on Friday and Ms. Sarah Keller on Saturday. Their presentations will cover these topics.

“Marketing Tips” “Consumer Service” “Beyond the Morning Huddle” “Teamwork” “Embracing Change: Obstacles & Steps to Take it to the Next Level” “The Art of Exceptional Communications (part 1 & 2)”   “The Exceptional Patient Experience: Pulling It All Together To Create It”.

            Sunday morning program will begin with a special “Inspirational Service” hosted by Dr. Brian Jesperson and a presentation by Dr. Jackie Miller. She will share with us her involvement with the Missionary Dentistry that has been a part of her life for many years. Dr. Miller was the recipient of the AAO’s Humanitarian Award for 2016.

            Our meeting will be a gathering of your friends, their families, staff and colleagues from thirteen States and four Canadian Provinces. You won’t want to miss it. We look forward to seeing all of you there.  


Dr. Dale Anne Featheringham    Dr. Virginia A. Mennemeyer    Dr. John W. M. Carter          
President GLAO                          President MSO                 President SWSO



For more information regarding the 2017 GLAO/MSO/SWSO Annual Session,
please contact the SWSO office:
Phone:  404-821-9196 Email:  shunt@saortho.org