Doctors Attend Orthodontic Conference in Spain


The International Association of Orthodontics (IAO) held their Annual Meeting this spring in Sitges, Spain. Dr. Todd Weaver and Dr. John Reckner attended the four-day conference along with two members of the Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart dental assistant team. 

Dr. Weaver and Dr. Reckner joined by two of our Expanded Function Dental Assistants Laura and Lydia.

The IAO is a global organization that provides education and support for dentists who practice orthodontics. It is comprised of disciplined dentists who have a passion for delivering high-quality orthodontic treatment to move teeth with a strong base in education and study. The Conference brought together dentists from all over the world to lecture, learn, and make connections with other professionals dedicated to the discipline of straightening teeth. 

“Even though we have been practicing orthodontics for over 20 years, there are always new techniques to learn and take advantage of for our patients,” said Dr. Reckner. “We learned of newer techniques to correct both overbites and underbites in a streamlined system called the Carriere motion appliance. We also heard about the latest possibilities with Clear Correct, the aligner system we currently use for patients who prefer not to wear braces.”

The trip was also filled with opportunities to explore some of the beautiful areas of the city, and share stories and ideas with fellow dental practitioners. “I thoroughly enjoyed expanding my orthodontic education on this trip. Learning about new innovative techniques is really exciting and I can’t wait to adapt it at work,” said Dental Assistant, Laura. 

The dentists at Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart value continuing education as one of the most important activities in the dental field.  Learning constantly and applying new concepts is vital to successful patient care and treatment planning.

“We hope to be able to attend next year’s IAO meeting and look forward to our continued advancement and learning from key leaders in orthodontics,” said Dr. Weaver. 

Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates provides full-service dental care to patients in Bucks and Montgomery County as well as the surrounding areas. For more details regarding our wide selection of dental services or to hear more about our orthodontics services, visit our website at or call 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652.