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34th Annual Users Group Meeting

We're excited to be heading back to Savannah, Georgia for the 34th Annual Users Group Meeting (UGM), February 22-24, 2018. The Ortho2 UGM is widely regarded as one of the best customer meetings in the industry, and we want to see you there! Explore big ideas and learn how to get the most from your practice management software directly from the experts themselves. Get inspired by talks from innovators and thought-leaders in orthodontics. Dig into everything your software has to offer - from basic to advanced - to improve and transform your practice in classes led by Ortho2 professionals. There are countless reasons to come to the 2018 UGM. You're not going to want to miss it.

February 22 – 24, 2018
Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel
Savannah, Georgia
Visit Savannah


Meeting Dates and Times
*Times subject to change.

  • Thursday, February 22 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Opening Reception Thursday - Pirates in Paradise 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Friday, February 23 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Saturday, February 24 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

"The Ortho2 Users Group Meeting is a fabulous way to enhance your practice and optimize every team member's use of the software. From knowledgeable speakers to individual attention in the computer lab, this relaxed environment is the perfect way to strengthen as a team, as well as individually. We have been to several UGMs, and I know my team and I will be back again!!"
Dr. Anne O'Day, Furlong, PA

"Best meeting I have attended. Great information. New speakers. Loved it!"
Diane Julius, Feldman Orthodontics, Cheshire, CT

"This meeting exceeded our expectations! We're so grateful we came and can't wait to implement our action plan and train our team with all this new information."
Cristina Alexandroni, Atlas Orthodontics, Murfreesboro, TN

"I can't tell you how much we enjoy working with Ortho2, and how much we look forward to coming to the UGM's every year! Can't wait until Savannah 2018!"
Judy Chizmar, Grady, Kastner & Gornick Orthodontics, Wexford, PA

NOTE: Times and class titles subject to change.

* Denotes 75 Minute classes

Thursday, February 22nd, 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.


Friday, February 23rd, 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Saturday, February 24th, 8 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.


Class list coming soon!

This event is SOLD OUT

Get your walking shoes ready to enjoy the spirits of Savannah while sipping your favorite spirit. Join us for a Creepy Pub Crawl for a ghostly adventure you will never forget! There are a limited number of tickets available for $15 per person (gratuity not included) and can be purchased with your UGM registration. Participants must be 21 or older.

Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 P.M. to approximately 10:00 P.M.

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Blvd.
Savannah, GA

Reservation Information

Make your room reservation now at Savannah Marriott Riverfront! The special rate is $179.00, and is valid from February 21-25 based on availability.

Reserve your room here or call (800) 285-0398. When calling to make a reservation, mention the code "OUG", to get the discounted rate.

Reservations: (800) 285-0398
Call In Code: OUG
Discount: $17 discounted daily rate for Self-Parking
Reservation Link: Reserve a room now
Rate: $179 single/double
Block Dates: February 21 - 25, 2018
Don't delay, there are a limited number of rooms available! Reservations must be made by Saturday, January 20, 2018, or before the group rates are sold out.

Savannah Marriott Riverfront


Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport – 10 miles away


From the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Taxi: $30-$40 one-way estimate

Silver Oak Transportation

Use the code Ortho2018 to receive a 5% discount. To receive the discount, you must call (843) 384-4235 to make a reservation.

For more information, visit www.silveroaktransportation.net

Ahoy mateys! We be setting sail on a voyage to paradise! Walk the plank back in time to days of pirate pillaging and plundering the high seas. Get yer sea legs ready to dance the hempen jig with the rest of the crew, and yell fire in the hole while getting yer picture taken on Blackbeard's ship.

Don't forget to be on the lookout for treasure! Capture keys from the Ortho2 brigade for a chance to win some great pirate's booty. While dressing up isn't required, we encourage ye to show off yer best pirate attire. Awards will be given out to best dressed!

Yer ticket is included with yer meeting registration, and includes appetizers, two drink tickets, and great merriment. Extra tickets for guests are available for purchase. Just indicate how many extra tickets ye wish to purchase when ye register.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Marriott Riverfront Atrium

Aurelle – Makers of TOOB Brush

TOOB Brushes (4 in 1 everything needed to conveniently brush anywhere) encourage additional brushing. The very popular TOOB Brushes also encourage "Word of Mouth" referrals.

Contact Aurelle at (888) 970-2001, visit us at www.yourhealthysmile.com, or email us at jd@yourhealthysmile.com.


Demandforce is a complete patient communications solution for orthodontists that offers marketing tools to help you attract and retain patients, boost your online reputation, and grow your practice.

Demandforce provides:

  • Automated appointment reminders and patient surveys
  • Certified online reviews
  • Custom email campaigns and newsletters
  • Online scheduling on Facebook, DF Local, and your practice website

Contact Demandforce at (310) 280-4036, visit us at www.demandforce.com or email us at inboundsales@demandforce.com.


DentalXChange provides innovative, EDI services designed to help simplify business processes. ClaimConnect is the most comprehensive suite of claim related service available and is fully integrated with Edge and ViewPoint for easy claims processing, attachment submissions, and real-time transactions. DentalXChange’s Preferred Practice Bundle combines our top services to offer your practice a full revenue cycle solution, from eligibility and benefit verification, to claims delivery, and payment collection, all for one low, monthly price. All of our services are backed by more than 20 years of dental EDI experience and a helpful staff of customer service professionals.

Contact DentalXChange at (800) 576-6412 ext 452, visit us at www.dentalxchange.com, or email us at jwellwood@dentalxchange.com.


EasyRx is a universal lab prescription software for orthodontic practices and labs. EasyRx was developed to help practices and labs better manage the entire lab prescription process. EasyRx core features include:

  • Create patient appliance, aligner, and indirect bonding prescriptions using the EasyRx Universal Orthodontic Lab Prescription form.
  • Track lab prescriptions using features like the Prescription Dashboard, Desktop Notifications, and the EasyRx Daily Digest Email.
  • Submit prescriptions to in-house and commercial labs.
  • Manage your in-house lab.
  • Attach and manage digital files including STL files.
  • 3D printer workflow integration. Trim, base, label, and save STL files.

Contact EasyRx at (888) 340-3751, visit us at www.easyrxortho.com or email us at todd@easyrxortho.com.


Keeping track of data can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Gaidge is an easy-to-use analysis framework that simplifies data collection and interpretation, giving you the information needed to grow your business. More than 700 doctors across 1,000 locations nationwide count on this system each day, making Gaidge the go-to analytics solution for the orthodontic industry. Throughout the past five years, Gaidge has perfected the art of business analytics, leaving you with real numbers, simple solutions, and a more profitable practice.

Contact Gaidge at (678) 971-4606, visit us at www.gaidge.com, or email us at amy@gaidge.com.

Henry Schein Dental

Henry Schein Dental is your one stop shop for all of your dental needs. As a full service dental distributor of supplies, technology, and equipment, we offer the tools to make your practice run as efficiently as possible through innovation and our dedicated team of sales consultants.

Contact Henry Schein Dental at (414) 978-4551, or visit us at www.henryschein.com.

Henry Schein® Orthodontics™

For more than 35 years, Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ (HSO) (formerly Ortho Organizers®) has been a leading U.S. manufacturer of orthodontic products for the domestic and international markets. In 2008, HSO became a member of Henry Schein® Dental Specialties Group. HSO provides a vast array of innovative products, services, and educational courses to help build a successful practice. The company's product offering includes the Carriere® System, Triumph® Orthodontic Instruments, and the Maestro® Bracket System.

Contact Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ at (800) 547-2000, visit us at www.henryscheinortho.com, or email us at usasales@henryscheinortho.com.


We create solutions to enhance day-to-day operations that help each staff member perform at their best. Whether it's optimizing your practice systems, coaching your team to a new level of software implementation, or designing a schedule that takes chaos out of the day, we address the unique needs of your practice.

Contact Impact360 at (678) 971-4606, visit us at www.impact360.com, or email us at amy@impact360.com.


Process patient payments within Edge or ViewPoint!

  • Payments auto-post to patient records. Save time while eliminating errors.
  • Card payments and bank drafts (ACH).
  • Single and auto-recurring payments (AutoReceipts).
  • Online payments via Edge/ViewPoint patient portal.
  • Free set up.
  • Secure, PCI compliant, and EMV (chip card) enabled solution.
  • Competitive rates. Ask for a free side-by-side comparison to your current merchant services provider.

Contact OpenEdge at (888) 427-2260, visit us at www.openedgepayments.com/ortho2, or email us at startnow@openedgepay.com.


OrthoBanc Professional Payment Management provides payment drafting via ACH (check) and credit card for orthodontic practices nationwide. We completely manage your accounts including all patient contact about failed transactions. OrthoBanc’s credit card rates are the lowest you will find for non-swipe transactions. Additional OrthoBanc services include ZACC Credit Recommendations, our AccepTx Pro Treatment and Fee Presentation Tool, and the PayWithBreeze point-of-sale payment solution. We are integrated with Ortho2 Edge Cloud and ViewPoint for payment posting and easy data entry. Stop by the OrthoBanc table to learn more.

Contact OrthoBanc at (888) 758-0585, visit us at www.orthobanc.com, or email us at marketing@orthobanc.com.

Orthopreneur Internet Marketing

Can you afford to invest in a website that looks great, but doesn't increase production or build your brand? Do you have a clear marketing and SEO strategy? Why invest in a pretty website if it doesn’t turn browsers into new patients? At Orthopreneur, you can have both — a beautifully designed site and a successful one. We look at your practice and demographic to design an Internet marketing program which appeals to prospects in your local area. Whether you need a website, search engine optimization (SEO), reputation management, or anything in between, we've got you covered!

Contact Orthopreneur at (888) 758-0585, visit us at www.orthopreneur.com, or email us at mk@orthopreneur.com.


The Patient Rewards Hub is an Engagement Marketing Suite featuring rewards, kids clubs, social media and contest engagement programs all rolled into one simple and easy to use cloud application!

Contact PracticeGenius at (800) 560-1469, visit us at www.practicegenius.com, or email us at sales@practicegenius.com.

Practice Retriever

Practice Retriever is a social media and reputation management company that offers a simple way to manage your social media, get more reviews, fix your practice listings, and more from one easy to use dashboard. And best of all it's less than $100 a month.

Contact Practice Retriever at (818) 845-0011, visit us at practiceretriever.com, or email us at bleach@practiceretriever.com.

Quality Resource Group

QRG is proud to be the only authorized supplier of Ortho2 forms. We provide a full line of professional forms approved by Ortho2, and we guarantee the forms to work with Ortho2 software and hardware. Contact Nicki Heft for a login to access XPRESSLink, for the Ortho2 forms and supplies website.

Contact Quality Resource Group at (800) 788-6376, visit us at www.quality-resource.com, or email us at nickih@quality-resource.com.

Reliance Orthodontic Products, Inc.

Reliance Orthodontic Products specializes in orthodontic adhesive for all bonding needs, with all types of appliances, to any surface. Since our conception in 1981, we have achieved the reputation of providing consistent, quality adhesives in a variety of delivery systems at a cost far below competition. Before we sell a product commercially, it is clinically field tested. Evaluation and feedback ensures that each product performs to your satisfaction and is chemically safe for you, your staff, and your patients. As an added service to our customers, any bonding questions you have can be answered by calling us toll free at (800) 323-4348.

Contact Practice Retriever at (800) 323-4348, visit us at www.relianceorthodontics.com, or email us at paulgropi@aol.com.

Ross Orthodontic

Ross Orthodontic specializes in the orthodontic environment. From planning and design, to equipment selection and placement. Manufacturer of patient chairs, doctor and assistant seating, delivery systems, lighting, sterilization centers, and custom cabinetry.

Contact Ross Orthodontic at (880) 247-4109, visit us at www.rossorthodontic.com, or email info@rossorthodontic.com.