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2011 Annual Session - Soft tissue oral pathology

2011 Annual Session - Soft tissue oral pathology

Credits: None available.

Lumps, bumps and blisters - what do they mean? Discover the most common oral lesions affecting the soft tissues of the oral cavity, many of which cause discomfort and significantly affect a patient's quality of life. Emphasis will be placed on oral manifestations, potential diagnosis and currently available treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most common oral soft tissue lesions
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of common oral lesions
  • Discuss treatment of common oral lesions

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

2011 Annual Session - My Teeth Have Gone Crooked Again! Relapse and How We Handle It

2011 Annual Session - My Teeth Have Gone Crooked Again! Relapse and How We Handle It

Credits: None available.

One of the greatest joys we have in our profession is seeing the smile of that patient who just had braces removed and is thrilled with their new fantastic, healthy smile. One of the greatest disappointments is when that same patient returns to our office with some type of relapse: A space has opened, a tooth has rotated or possibly the bite is shifting. These moments are not only disappointing for the orthodontist and the orthodontic team; they are costly and detrimental to practice building. They increase overhead and take up unnecessary chair time. This lecture will share retention philosophies that all team members should know.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why do teeth relapse?
  • What is the chance of relapse?
  • How to prevent relapse
  • Ways to correct the relapse

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

2011 Annual Session - Challenges in the Big Black Box of Orthodontic Imaging and Changes using 3-D Imaging

2011 Annual Session - Challenges in the Big Black Box of Orthodontic Imaging and Changes using 3-D Imaging

Credits: None available.

Orthodontic imaging is a routine procedure in offices, yet fundamental questions regarding its purpose, information provided and reliability are generally not well-understood. This presentation reviews the challenges of common orthodontic images and critically evaluates their reliability from an evidence-based perspective. Attendees may be surprised to learn about the scientific conclusions regarding common orthodontic images. For these reasons, there is rapid change towards improved imaging using the latest technology known as Cone-Beam CT (CBCT). This technology gives clinicians a choice toward improved clarity of images and more reliable clinical information. Considerations such as patient perception of 3D imaging and select cases will be presented to reinforce the limitations of conventional imaging and the advantages of multi-dimensional imaging.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the limitations of conventional orthodontic imaging (superimposition, distortion, magnification, and lack of alternative perspectives)
  • Learn the fundamentals of 3D imaging using Cone beam CT
  • Learn the common orthodontic applications of 3D imaging (cephalometrics, impacted teeth, TMJ evaluation, airway assessment, review of the dentition, rule out pathology, etc.)

Speaker(s):
  • James Mah, DDS, MSc, DMSc, Associate Clinical Professor
Members: $ 30.00
Residents: $ 0.00
Staff Club: $ 0.00
CE Passport: $ 0.00
Distance Learning: $ 0.00
Standard: $ 75.00

2010 Annual Session - Incorporating the Soft-tissue Laser into a Busy Orthodontic Practice

2010 Annual Session - Incorporating the Soft-tissue Laser into a Busy Orthodontic Practice

Credits: None available.

In recent years, soft-tissue lasers have become a popular adjunct to clinical orthodontic practice. They are useful in controlling oral hygiene and enhancing the esthetic outcome for our patients. This lecture will introduce the staff member to the laser, describe how it can be used, and demonstrate how to incorporate this technology into the busy practice

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic laser technology
  • Indications and contraindications for use in the orthodontic practice
  • Incorporate laser use in the busy practice to improve oral hygiene measures and enhance esthetics

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

2010 Annual Session - Understanding Cephalometric Landmarks on the Skull

2010 Annual Session - Understanding Cephalometric Landmarks on the Skull

Credits: None available.

This presentation reviews 35 common cephalometric tracing structures and illustrates their anatomy on the skull. Actual photos of the skull are used to show each landmark and relate it to the tracing of the same anatomy on the individual cephalometric head film. The audience will go away with a much better understanding of what each structure is in the typical cephalometric tracing and how it relates to the anatomy of the individual.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 35 common cephalometric landmarks to be traced on a cephalometric head film
  • Identify several anatomical landmarks on the human skull
  • Relate the cephalometric tracing landmarks to those same landmarks on the human skull

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

2009 Annual Session - Contemporary Trends and Technology in Orthodontics

2009 Annual Session - Contemporary Trends and Technology in Orthodontics

Credits: None available.

The incorporation of technology into the orthodontic practice continues at a dizzying pace. Now that we are comfortable with digital photography and radiography, where are we going next? Three-dimensional radiography, 3-D facial imaging whats the real impact on what we do every day? Lasers, Web sites, YouTube, Wi-Fi, waiting-room education this presentation is designed to show you the latest and project future trends, too!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn technological applications available for improving orthodontic treatment
  • Evaluate practice needs in the area of digital photography and choose appropriate hardware
  • Learn how 3-D facial mapping and analysis will lead to outstanding facial treatment outcomes

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

2009 Annual Session - Emergencies and Their Impact on Your Practice

2009 Annual Session - Emergencies and Their Impact on Your Practice

Credits: None available.

Don't let emergencies take you by surprise and destroy your schedule. Planning and preparation are essential in a structured orthodontic practice. There will be emergencies in an orthodontic practice, but how much they impact your practice is up to you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to establish a plan
  • Learn how to be prepared
  • Learn how to reduce emergencies

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

2009 Annual Session - Improving Periodontal Health Through Orthodontic Treatment

2009 Annual Session - Improving Periodontal Health Through Orthodontic Treatment

Credits: None available.

Recent literature has indicated that small but significant overall periodontal liability occurs with fixed appliances during orthodontic treatment. However, many clinical studies of Dr. Boyd's and others indicate that these problems can be overcome almost completely with the use of established preventive dentistry measures employed before, during, and after orthodontic treatment in children, adolescents, and adults. The key role of the staff will be emphasized in achieving this goal. Also, studies of fixed appliances versus clear, removable orthodontic appliances will be reviewed to determine if there are periodontal differences between these appliances. This information will be given in light of recently published studies concerning overall health and its relationship to periodontal disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the etiology of potential damaging effects from periodontal disease such as bone loss, gingival recession, decalcification, root resorption that can occur during orthodontic treatment as well as the relationship between general health and active periodontal disease.
  • Understand any differences in periodontal health between fixed appliances and clear, removable appliances.
  • Implement an effective preventive program for orthodontic practices emphasizing the key role of staff to accomplish this.

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

2009 Annual Session - Multiple Advantages of Self-ligation: Why and How You Should Incorporate Them into Your Office

2009 Annual Session - Multiple Advantages of Self-ligation: Why and How You Should Incorporate Them into Your Office

Credits: None available.

The history of self-ligating brackets is long and fascinating, their origin going all the way back to Edward Angle's pin-and-tube appliance. Today, self-ligation has evolved with many designs available with various features. The contemporary debate of active vs. passive mechanisms is a hot topic. This subject, as well as the different types of brackets, will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make the practice more efficient
  • Improve finishing
  • Lessen chair time and simplify mechanics

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

2009 Annual Session - Temporary Anchorage Devices: What the Orthodontic Auxiliary Needs to Know About this Exciting New Technology

2009 Annual Session - Temporary Anchorage Devices: What the Orthodontic Auxiliary Needs to Know About this Exciting New Technology

Credits: None available.

Are temporary anchorage devices (TADs) here to stay in orthodontics? Will they be used in your orthodontic practice? Will they allow orthodontists to do things they couldnt do before? Will they allow orthodontists to do things they could do before, but in a less invasive way? This presentation is designed to help you understand what orthodontic anchorage was in the past and what it is now with this exciting new technology. You will also see many of the possible clinical applications of TADs within your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a true understanding of the term orthodontic anchorage
  • Gain an understanding of the basis and rationale for the use of TADs in orthodontics
  • Gain an understanding of many of the clinical applications for the use of TADs in orthodontic practice

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