All entries will be screened prior to going through an anonymous online voting process by peer GP doctors to determine the 100 top scoring cases. The treatment outcomes will be evaluated solely on the before and after photos. Among the top 100 Semifinalists, the four Entrants with the highest composite score in each Summit Shootout theme category will present at the Invisalign GP Summit in Las Vegas, NV (November 15-16, 2019). Finalists will be notified once all voting has ended. The overall Summit Shootout winner will be determined during the Invisalign Summit Case Shootout event.
During the online voting process, the de-identified before and after photos, radiographs (if any), and a brief treatment summary of each Semi-Finalist treatment will be posted on a password-protected online voting website owned by Align. Orthodontists experienced with Invisalign will be invited to vote on each of the treatment outcomes on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) for treatment difficulty (40%), results achieved (40%), and records quality (20%). Doctors who have submitted treatments for consideration are not eligible to vote.
The final composite score is based on the weighted individual components, and the top treatment in each category is determined by the highest average component score.
The four Entrants with the highest composite score in each Summit Shootout theme category will be notified once all voting has concluded, and invited to present their case at the Invisalign GP Summit. In the event that a presenter is unable to attend or does not wish to present, the Entrant with the next highest score in that category will be invited to present. In the event that an Entrant has the top score in more than one category, the Entrant must choose only one treatment outcome to present, and the Entrant with the next highest score in the category released will be invited to present their case.
Entrants who present their treatment outcome at the Summit event will have their Summit conference fees reimbursed, provided they sign a Speaking Agreement prior to the event.