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2020 Winter Conference - Form and Function: Anterior Open Bites and the Role of Oral Myofunctional Therapy

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2020 Winter Conference - Form and Function: Anterior Open Bites and the Role of Oral Myofunctional Therapy

Credits: None available.

Abnormal tongue positioning is associated with open bites as well as other aspects of malocclusions. Having correct tongue posture and activity are important aspects of successful orthodontic treatment and long term stability. With orthodontic treatment of open bites, the tongue’s environment is changed with the intent that tongue positioning will become normalized. With myofunctional therapy, training exercises are used to correct tongue positioning, which can then lead to improved structure of the mouth. While each approach can have positive treatment results, this presentation will focus on evidence related to treatment outcomes when both form and function are simultaneously addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the developmental relationship of tongue posture to anterior open bites.
  • Recognize potential limitations of orthodontic treatment if tongue function remains abnormal.
  • Appreciate the synergistic impact of combining orthodontic and myofunctional therapy in achieving long term success when correcting open bite malocclusions.

Speaker(s):
Free Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Winter Conference - Contemporary Multiloop Edgewise Archwire (MEAW) Technique: Old-fashioned but Useful

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2020 Winter Conference - Contemporary Multiloop Edgewise Archwire (MEAW) Technique: Old-fashioned but Useful

Credits: None available.

In 1967, Young H. Kim created the multiloop edgewise archwire (MEAW) to treat open bite malocclusions, which he achieved with great efficiency. Subsequently, Prof. Young-il Chang (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea) studied the MEAW mechanics to establish the principles. Young H. Kim applied it to all types of malocclusions. MEAW can be constructed with stainless steel 0.016 × 0.022 (bracket 0.018 inch slot) or 018 x 0.022 or 0.017 × 0.025 ss (bracket 0.022 inch slot). The MEAW requires wire bending, which seems very old-fashioned, but it is still very useful in many cases. This lecture will present both old and contemporary cases allowing the audience to easily understand the MEAW techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the MEAW technique, especially for open bite.
  • Identify the indications and contraindication of MEAW techniques.
  • Evaluate the procedures of MEAW fabrication and application.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Winter Conference - Buccal Shelf (BS) Screws for Class III Openbite Correction

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2020 Winter Conference - Buccal Shelf (BS) Screws for Class III Openbite Correction

Credits: None available.

Common anterior open bite corrections include extractions and a variety of appliances, such as, high-pull headgear, bite blocks, and elastics. In more severe cases, orthognathic surgery is required to correct the skeletal malocclusion. While surgery proves to be a reliable treatment option, many patients reject it for the prohibitive cost, pain and long recovery time. Recently, TADs have allowed orthodontists to treat some of these patients without orthognathic surgery through intrusion of the posterior mandibular molars and rotate the occlusal plane. They provide a treatment alternative for mild-to-moderate open bite cases without other skeletal contributing factors. This lecture will demonstrate how to properly identify and eliminate the etiology of anterior open bite and create effective strategies to correct it with buccal shelf (BS) TADs and extractions. After this lecture, you’ll be able to apply BS screws in your daily practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the etiology of anterior open bite.
  • Articulate the biomechanics of BS screws in the correction of anterior open bite.
  • Locate the buccal shelf and explain steps of BS screw placement.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Winter Conference - Anterior Openbite Correction: Surgery vs. TADs

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2020 Winter Conference - Anterior Openbite Correction: Surgery vs. TADs

Credits: None available.

Anterior open bite (AOB) can be corrected by orthognathic surgery or orthodontic treatment. Severe skeletal, facial, and functional problems should be corrected by orthognathic surgery, but combining cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and temporary anchorage devices (TADs) can provide an efficient and accurate way to correct AOB. Nowadays, by using TADs, we can expand orthodontic boundaries. In this lecture, various clinical applications of TADs and orthognathic surgery will be discussed in challenging AOB cases along with new American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Scenario-based Oral Clinical Examination domains. After the lecture, clinicians will be able to treat and finish anterior open bite cases more efficiently and successfully while minimizing the chance of relapse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to prepare the new ABO Scenario-based Oral Clinical Examination in diagnosis and treatment planning, treatment implementation and management, and critical analysis and outcomes assessment in AOB cases.
  • Identify clinical situations in which CBCT imaging and TADs are beneficial in AOB correction.
  • Evaluate clinical applications and biomechanical considerations of orthognathic surgery vs. TADs in challenging AOB cases.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Webinar - Manipulating Curve of Spee with Aligners: Control Deepbites and Openbites

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2020 Webinar - Manipulating Curve of Spee with Aligners: Control Deepbites and Openbites

Credits: None available.

A part of any comprehensive orthodontic plan is the need to control the curve of spee and at the same time the vertical dimension of the patient. Learn how to customize the opposing curve of spee changes in the upper and lower arches of aligner treatments. Learn how to use the curve of spee changes in aligner treatments to both open deepbite cases, and close openbite cases.

Objectives:

  • Customize appropriate intrusions and extrusions to change the curve of spee in different malocclusions.
  • Choose the appropriate anchorage teeth and attachments to support changes desired.
  • Explain how to open or close the vertical dimension of patients with aligner orthodontics.
  • Explain how to introduce inter-arch elastics to add more control to curve of spee customizations.

Bio: Dr. William Dayan received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1986. Following a year of general practice residency at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and two years in private general practice, he returned to the University of Toronto and completed his diploma in Orthodontics in 1991. Dr. Dayan attends the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Over the last 10 years Dr. Dayan has lectured worldwide about Aligner Orthodontics, and how to get great results in all types of cases. He himself has treated over 3,400 cases and coached over 13,000 ClinChecks for other clinicians.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: Your Ortho Coach

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s):
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Webinar - Esthetic and Functional Goals during Orthodontic Finishing

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2020 Webinar - Esthetic and Functional Goals during Orthodontic Finishing

Credits: None available.

Identifying and pursuing appropriate treatment objectives, is a very important step that determines the quality of the orthodontic result. This lecture will delineate optimal and evidence-based goals, during orthodontic finishing. The importance of facial balance, incisor position and inclination, transverse coordination, anterior and posterior occlusal relationships, as well as how to attain these objectives, will be discussed. A description of Biomechanical Strategies and Troubleshooting, will be provided with some specific case examples.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of appropriate facial and dental goals during finishing
  • Appreciate the esthetic significance of incisor position and inclination
  • Biomechanical strategies for optimal finishing
  • Recognize and resolve challenges that may preclude an excellent finish. 

Dr. Vishnu Raj attended Bangalore University for dental school, and the University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, (UTHSCSA) for Graduate Orthodontic residency. He holds an M.S. and Certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.S. in Forensic Science, from the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition to private practice, Dr. Raj also serves as a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and maintains an intra-mural practice at the Dept. of Orthodontics. Along with clinical instruction, some of the didactic courses he covers include Literature Review, Biomechanics, ABO Prep and Clinical Orthodontic Seminars. He is a member of the Texas Orthodontic Study Club, serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, and has multiple publications in the areas of orthodontics, dental esthetics & restorative dentistry, forensic toxicology and pharmacogenomics.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: None

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.

Price:
$0 for Members

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2020 Webinar - Contemporary Use of Fixed Functional Appliances for Treatment of Class II Malocclusions

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2020 Webinar - Contemporary Use of Fixed Functional Appliances for Treatment of Class II Malocclusions

Credits: None available.

This presentation will address the indications and timing for orthopedic treatment of Class II malocclusions. The age factor, growth pattern, and the severity of the malocclusion affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance. Long-term treatment records will be presented to illustrate the stability after orthopedic treatment.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the indications and timing for Class II orthopedic treatment
  • Determine how the age factor, growth pattern and the severity of the malocclusion can affect the treatment outcome when using a fixed functional appliance
  • Identify the factors that affect the stability of early Class II orthopedic treatment

Dr. Peter Ngan is the Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor and Chair in the Department of Orthodontics, West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

Speaker Disclosure:
Consultant: None

Length of session:
The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 CE for the entire session.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:

This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Speaker(s):
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2019 Winter Conference - What's Your Number? Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2019

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2019 Winter Conference - What's Your Number? Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2019

Credits: None available.

This talk will review the methods of diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, including polysomnography and home sleep apnea testing, controversies about how obstructive sleep apnea is defined, and some thoughts about the future of potential consumer sleep apnea testing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diversity of methods of diagnosis of OSA.
  • Evaluate different diagnostic criteria for sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Recognize how future technology may influence diagonsis of OSA.

Speaker(s):

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Airway Doctors
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2019 Winter Conference - Relevant Useful Tools for Screening for SDB

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2019 Winter Conference - Relevant Useful Tools for Screening for SDB

Credits: None available.

Although pediatric sleep disorder breathing is not highly prevalent, early potential identification and proper referral for full assessment by pediatric sleep specialists is important. The impact of timely diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of these cases can have a life changing outcome with significant overall health and craniofacial implications. This presentation will present a few different simple screening options that are available for orthodontist that will help them identify potential cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement the Pediatric Sleep Questionaire (PSQ) as a screening tool to potentially identify pediatric sleep disorder (PSD) cases.
  • Implement the mandibular cortical index (MCI) obtained from a panoramic radiography as a proxy for skeletal bone density that has shown to be associated with PSD.
  • Comprehend how small anterior cranial base size is related to reduced maxllary and mandibulary dimensions in PSD cases.

Speaker(s):

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Airway Doctors
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00

2019 Winter Conference - Managing OSA with Oral Appliances: An Overview

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2019 Winter Conference - Managing OSA with Oral Appliances: An Overview

Credits: None available.

Orthodontists are health care providers and as health care evolves so does our role. While the primary focus remains correcting malocclusions, orthodontists are increasingly receiving requests to deliver oral appliances to patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea by their physician. The risks, benefits, scope of care, and treatment needs are critical for the orthodontist to understand prior to incorporating oral appliance treatment into their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appropriately manage patients with oral appliances in collaboration with a sleep physician.
  • Recognize the importance of short and long term follow up for oral appliance patients.
  • Understand the current evidence for oral appliance therapy.

Speaker(s):

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Airway Doctors
Standard: $ 75.00
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00