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2008 Annual Session - Opportunities and Consequences of Growth (Mershon Lecture)

2008 Annual Session - Opportunities and Consequences of Growth (Mershon Lecture)

Credits: None available.

It is often suggested that growth is one of the most important and powerful determinants of success in orthodontic treatment. Knowledge of the processes and timing of growth can aid the practitioner but growth can also detract from the intended result.

Learning objectives:

  • This lecture will describe aspects of growth and development from childhood through adulthood
  • Growth as it affects clinical practice will be described with regard to the timing, goals, and conduct of treatment and retention.

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

2008 Annual Session - Increasing Efficiency by Eliminating Undersirable Side Effects

2008 Annual Session - Increasing Efficiency by Eliminating Undersirable Side Effects

Credits: None available.

Do new materials, low-friction appliances and implants change our biomechanical approach to treatment? When they do, how we should alter our treatment? When are the effects of new-appliance treatment exaggerated?

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate low-friction appliances
  • Efficiently apply polymeric wires
  • Correctly modify force systems when using implants

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

2008 Annual Session - Evidence-Based Orthodontics?

2008 Annual Session - Evidence-Based Orthodontics?

Credits: None available.

Together with high aspirations and skill, good orthodontic care depends on the orthodontists ability to select optimal interventions when faced with a range of options. This lecture will present the extent to which orthodontists are currently in a position to draw upon reliable evidence, and review the professions standing in comparison with other fields of health care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Limitations of current knowledge in orthodontics
  • The role of randomized trials, systematic reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration
  • Choices facing the profession with regard to its evidence base

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

2008 Annual Session - Evidence-Based Orthodontics: What Should a Clinician Know?

2008 Annual Session - Evidence-Based Orthodontics: What Should a Clinician Know?

Credits: None available.

An understanding of where evidence-based orthodontics stands and is headed is important for the busy clinician. This lecture will help clinicians develop methods of efficient retrieval and management of the increasing amount of clinically related orthodontic information that is available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand where evidence-based orthodontics stands and where it is headed
  • Give clinicians information on how to manage the enormous amount of clinically related information that is published on a monthly basis
  • Give clinicians the tools to evaluate, criticize and use orthodontic systematic reviews

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

2008 Annual Session - A Cutting Edge approach to Intra-Office Communication

2008 Annual Session - A Cutting Edge approach to Intra-Office Communication

Credits: None available.

In this information-packed talk, Ms. White will present the latest, most effective systems for better communication within your office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reduce front-to-back conflict
  • Enhance customer service to patients
  • Eliminate the inefficiencies of the "grapevine" office

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

2007 Annual Session - Treatment Of The Degenerated Dentition: Where Is The Limit?

2007 Annual Session - Treatment Of The Degenerated Dentition: Where Is The Limit?

Credits: None available.

An increasing number of adult patients seen in the orthodontic office are presenting with an ongoing degeneration caused by either loss of one or more teeth and/or the progression of periodontal disease. The treatment of these patients requires interaction among orthodontists, periodontologists and prosthodontists, and will eventually require the assistance of gnathologists, implantologists and oral surgeons. The appliances should be selected after taking the periodontal status and the eventual metabolic factors into consideration. If the patient lacks sufficient teeth for conventional anchorage or if reactive force would cause undesirable side effects, skeletal anchorage systems should be applied. This presentation will demonstrate how treatments previously considered impossible can be performed by utilizing the state of the art within biomechanics.

Learning Objective:

  • How treatments previously considered impossible can be performed by utilizing the state of the art within biomechanics

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

2007 Annual Session - TMD: Is It Out Of Occlusion?

2007 Annual Session - TMD: Is It Out Of Occlusion?

Credits: None available.

Temporomandibular disorders constitute a set of related clinical conditions whose most important clinical feature is persistent pain in the masticatory muscles and/or the temporomandibular joint, which is often associated with limitations in mandibular function. For some patients, the clinical condition represents a transient problem that resolves or responds readily to conservative, noninvasive treatments with minimal impact on overall well-being. In marked contrast, TMD, for others, comes to represent what Bonica has called a malefic force an intense and persistent pain condition that has a debilitating impact on every aspect of the patients physical, mental and emotional life. Despite decades of intense scientific research and clinical attention, etiologies remain elusive. Explanations have ranged from occlusal pathology to pernicious oral habits to depression. Equally enigmatic have been attempts to develop evidence-based rationales for the myriad of treatments available, which, again, range from occlusal therapy and orthodontics to surgery, appliances, medications and psychotherapy. The current presentation suggests that the biopsychosocial model remains the best approach to gaining an understanding of how to integrate the host of biologic, clinical and behavioral factors including life-span, gender and hormonal factors that may account for the onset, maintenance and remission of TMD, as well as for understanding how to make rationale choices for treatment. Epidemiologic, basic and clinical scientific data, including exciting findings from genetics and our present ability to image the pain-involved brain, may offer perspectives on how best to understand the potential role that such diverse factors as occlusion (still very much an unproven factor in TMD), local anatomy and physiology, and even central brain processing of thinking and emotions could possibly have, if any, in the highly varied ways in which different patients express their TMD condition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the relationship of TMD to aspects of concern to orthodontics
  • Apply current concepts relating to chronic pain and TMD as a chronic pain condition when assessing and diagnosing patients with chronic orofacial pain
  • Acquire a broader perspective with regard to present and future understanding about pain experience, which requires integrating such diverse factors as genes, gender, learning, memory, emotion and the central processes that integrate all these factors to yield potential new diagnostic and therapeutic pain approaches

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

2007 Annual Session - Surgical Treatment: Patient-Reported Outcomes And Stability

2007 Annual Session - Surgical Treatment: Patient-Reported Outcomes And Stability

Credits: None available.

The prevalence of severe open bite is low, estimated at less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, but the functional and esthetic problems related to this condition can be the source of considerable psychosocial distress. Almost all patients with a severe open bite have short posterior vertical dimensions. Successful treatment requires control of the vertical position of the posterior teeth and often upward movement of the upper posterior teeth. For patients with a less severe problem, temporary skeletal anchorage may be a successful treatment approach, but there is limited long-term follow-up available on the maintenance of the treatment result. For those with a more severe problem, orthognathic surgery, involving only the maxilla or both jaws, may be the only viable treatment option. One- and five-year post-surgery follow-up data indicate that the vertical dimension continues to increase ― interestingly with more variability in the skeletal than in the dental component. Data from temporary skeletal anchorage studies involving children and adolescents, as well as patient-reported outcomes and current stability results following orthognathic surgery, will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Pattern of stability of treatment outcome following Orthognathic surgery
  • The usual patient reported pattern of recovery in acute post operative symptoms, pain, and function following Orthognathic surgery and temporary skeletal anchorage.

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

2007 Annual Session - Smile Esthetics: Treatment And Finishing

2007 Annual Session - Smile Esthetics: Treatment And Finishing

Credits: None available.

This lecture will present fundamental principles of smile esthetics that should be considered during diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment delivery and finishing of orthodontic cases. Case-based concepts will be emphasized, and a variety of treatment pearls will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of orthodontic finishing
  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of smile esthetics.

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

2007 Annual Session - Non-Surgical and Non-Extraction Open Bite Correction in Adults with Ortho Miniplates

2007 Annual Session - Non-Surgical and Non-Extraction Open Bite Correction in Adults with Ortho Miniplates

Credits: None available.

Ever since the development of the skeletal anchorage system (SAS) utilizing titanium miniplates as absolute orthodontic anchorages, we have been offering a non-surgical treatment option for skeletal open-bite adult patients. However, a non-surgical approach is not necessarily easy because most skeletal open-bite cases usually have not only vertical problems but also some anteroposterior and transverse orthodontic problems, including maxillary protrusion, an anterior crossbite, an asymmetric dentition and crowding. The most distinguished feature of SAS is to enable orthodontists to predictably move molars with ease in any of the three dimensions because the miniplates are always placed outside the dental arches with monocortical titanium screws and do not disturb any kind of tooth movement. Therefore, it has become possible to solve complex orthodontic problems of skeletal open-bite cases without the need for jaw surgery or bicuspid extraction. The most important step in open-bite correction with SAS must be to properly establish individualized treatment goals prior to treatment, taking into consideration 1) the level and cant of the occlusal plane, 2) the extent of the interlabial gap, 3) the amount of autorotation of the mandible following intrusion of the molars, and 4) the amount of true arch-length deficiency. In this session, the concept and methods for establishing individualized treatment goals, SAS biomechanics for non-surgical and non-extraction treatment, and the long-term outcomes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update knowledge of TADs
  • Learn how to operate orthodontic miniplates
  • Understand the indications and limitation of SAS biomechanics
  • Add the innovative SAS biomechanics to their clinical strategies

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