MAO Annual Meeting

FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2019 - Inwood Oaks

The Minnesota Association of Orthodontists annual meeting will be held at Inwood Oaks


Inwood Oaks

484 Inwood Ave N

Oakdale, MN 55128






Program Speakers


Rick Guidotti

Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer, has spent the past eighteen years collaborating internationally with advocacy organizations, NGOs, medical schools, universities and other educational institutions to effect a change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral or intellectual difference. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine. Rick is the founder and director of Positive Exposure, ( an innovative arts, education and advocacy organization working with individuals living with genetic difference. Positive Exposure utilizes the visual arts to significantly impact the fields of genetics, mental health and human rights.



Dr. Kelly Wosnik, DNP, NP-C

Dr. Wosnik received her bachelors and masters degrees in Nursing from Brigham Young University and her Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) from the University of Utah. She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner since 2003. She specializes in Adolescent and Adult Mental Health. She is the founder of Bristol Health, a medical practice composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants that diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Dr. Wosnik is also the founder of CCD smiles, a foundation dedicated to the support and education for the “one in a million” with cleidocranial dysplasia. Kelly writes, “ I grew up knowing I was different. The most difficult part of CCD was all of the oral surgeries. My baby teeth never fell out on their own, my permanent teeth didn’t grow in on their own, and I had several extra teeth which had to be surgically removed. Everything in my mouth had to be done manually. I started getting teeth pulled, a few at a time at age 7, and I spent most of my Christmas, Spring, and Summer breaks undergoing surgery. My last major surgery was when I was 19 years old. “



Brent Larson, DDS, MS

Dr. Larson received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota and completed a GPR in the Air Force. He practiced general dentistry for several years before receiving his Certificate and Masters degrees in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina. He spent three years working as an orthodontist in the US Air Force before joining the staff and faculty at the Mayo Clinic. At Mayo he served as Program Director in Orthodontics. He left Mayo for full-time private practice in 1996 in Rochester, MN, where he continues to practice one day a week. In 2004 he returned to full time academics as Associate Professor and Director of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, where he was recently awarded the esteemed honor of Professor of the Year. Dr. Larson has contributed extensively to the profession’s scholarly activity with numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has given many lectures nationally and abroad. He is the past President of the MAO, MSO and the current President of the AAO.





7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Rick Guidott, Change How You See, See How You Change

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Continuation

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Business Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Staff Lunch

1:00-1:30 – Doctor Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Dr. Kelly Wosnik, Cleidocranial Dysplasia: An Experience Lived

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 Dr. Brent Larson, Words from our President

4:30PM – 5:30 Cocktail Reception





Registration materials will be mailed out soon. Copies of the registration materials are available for download on this website. Further questions regarding registration can be directed to:

Denise Schouweiler: (507) 251-0521

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