Membership Benefits with the World Federation of Orthodontists

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World Federation of Orthodontists

An orthodontist with more than 20 years of experience, William Fay, DDS provides superior cosmetic orthodontic care for patients in the San Francisco area. William Fay, DDS, is a member of professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Committed to promoting the art and science of orthodontics around the world, the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) comprises more than 9,000 fellows and members. Orthodontic professionals who join the WFO enjoy a range of membership benefits. Benefits include the use of the WFO logo and a listing in the organization’s online directory. Members receive a subscription to the bi-annual WFO Gazette, which contains news from affiliate orthodontic organizations around the world. Members also receive a subscription to the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists (JWFO), a peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly. Members are also eligible for discounted registration fees at a number of orthodontic conferences around the country.


Peyton Manning to Speak at ADA 2017

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Peyton Manning

Specializing in cosmetic orthodontics, William Fay, DDS, services patients at his San Francisco Bay Area orthodontic practice. An active participant in various professional organizations, William Fay, DDS, is a member of the American Dental Association.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently announced that former all-pro NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will be a featured speaker at ADA 2017, set to take place Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia. Manning will appear as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by ACT Oral Care, on Oct. 20, with Hall Happy Hour participants getting the opportunity to access the event early.

In his remarks, ADA President Dr. Gary L. Roberts lauded Manning’s achievements, not only as an athlete, but also as a philanthropist and the driving force behind the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Roberts invites members and the public to hear Manning tell his unique story during the ADA 2017 meeting.

The San Francisco Dental Society – Advocating for Better Oral Health

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San Francisco Dental Society

An experienced orthodontist in northern California, William Fay, DDS, treats patients at his dental offices in South San Francisco and American Canyon. William Fay, DDS, remains actively involved in his local professional community and holds membership in the San Francisco Dental Society.

Founded in 1869, the San Francisco Dental Society is part of the American Dental Society and the California Dental Association. The society represents more than 1,200 dental professionals in the county and city of San Francisco.

As the voice of dentists in the area, the San Francisco Dental Society advocates for improved dental and oral health in a number of areas. Most recently, the society endorsed Proposition V, which passed with a majority of 62 percent of votes and will result in a 1 percent tax on the distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages.

In another measure designed to improve the oral health in the community, the society endorsed Proposition 56, which raises the tax on tobacco by $2. The proposition also passed with a 62 percent majority.

The San Francisco Dental Society continues to be the voice of dentists on issues affecting oral health in San Francisco.

AAO to Hold 2017 Annual Meeting in April

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American Association of Orthodontists

Experienced orthodontist William Fay, DDS, has been in practice for over two decades. Throughout his career, William Fay, DDS, has remained active with several professional groups, including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

Registration is currently open for the AAO 2017 Annual Meeting, which will take place April 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center in Southern California. The event will feature an education program with sessions on a wide range of topics, including treatment planning, sleep apnea, biomechanics, and root resorption. Programming at the meeting will also include workshops to help orthodontic assistants and office staff enhance their management and patient-care skills.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network and relax at receptions, luncheons, a career fair, and a 5K fun run and walk. The meeting will wrap up with the AAO Celebration, featuring the popular band The Zippers. For more information about the AAO 2017 Annual Meeting, visit

AAO Annual Session Scheduled for April 2017

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American Association of Orthodontists

William Fay, DDS, owns and operates an independent orthodontic practice in San Francisco, California. Educated at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, William Fay, DDS, remains current in his field as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

In 2017, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) will hold its annual session in San Diego, California. The event will take place from April 21 through April 25 at the San Diego Convention Center and will feature scientific lectures for doctors as well as members of practice staff. The program also includes the presentation of the Hellman, Sicer, and Graber Awards and the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Awards, all of which select winners in early 2017.

Attendees also have the opportunity to visit table clinic, oral research, and e-poster sessions, which event organizers select from a pool of applicants. Other session events include the international members reception and the AAO Orthodontic Residents Reception, as well as the April 22 opening ceremonies with country music entertainer Martina McBride. The session will also welcome attendees to The Celebration, a gala event that features award-winning dance band The Zippers.

How Braces Move Teeth

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As founder of an orthodontic practice in South San Francisco, California, William Fay, DDS, assesses and designs treatment for each of his patients. William Fay, DDS, formulates his decisions based on patient information and an in-depth understanding of how braces work.

Each tooth attaches to the jawbone at the root, where connective tissue provides structural stability. Orthodontics can manipulate the position of the tooth by exerting a gentle force on the crown of a tooth via an attached bracket.

This force then travels down the tooth to its root, where the periodontal ligament stretches in response to the new load. The adjacent bone senses the additional pressure and begins the creation of osteoclasts, which break down the bone in order to restore normal pressure levels.

Meanwhile, the bone surrounding the opposite side of the tooth feels the pulling tension also generated by the movement. This tension prompts the development of osteoblasts, specialized cells responsible for bone generation. The resultant new bone fills in the spaces that occur as a result of osteoclasts’ breaking down of the bone.

Shifting of the tooth occurs gradually. Bone begins to change its structure within one to two weeks of an orthodontist’s adjusting of the brace material. Once the bone has changed, the tooth settles into this new position over the course of just a few weeks.

American Association of Orthodontists Warns Against DIY Orthodontics

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American Association of Orthodontists

William Fay, DDS, helps his patients achieve the straight, healthy smiles of their dreams as an orthodontist in the San Francisco, California, area. To further his skills and keep apprised of new developments in his field, William Fay, DDS, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s first and largest professional network of orthodontists. Its members are dedicated to advancing the profession as a whole and are constantly improving the state of orthodontic care for patients.

An American college student recently achieved some level of internet fame after showing off his DIY orthodontic solution. The young man 3-D printed his own series of clear aligners and gradually fixed his own teeth for very little cost.

Due to the popularity of his videos, the AAO has issued yet another warning to the public regarding the danger of playing around with orthodontics. Attempting to fix one’s own teeth, whether via 3D printed equipment, bent paperclips, or other amateur methods, comes with serious risks. These DIY methods can cause irreparable damage, often making it impossible for medical professionals to fix the problem later on.