Doctors Program - 2018 Annual Session Conference



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Class III Malocclusion: An Evaluation of Early Treatment

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Class III Malocclusion: An Evaluation of Early Treatment

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

In Class III malocclusions there are beside the characteristic shape and form of the dental arches present also functional problems of incorrect tongue posture on the mouth floor. Three-dimensional diagnostics will be presented to assess facial, jaw’s morphology and tongue posture in children with Class III malocclusion before, during and after orthopedic treatment. Contemporary diagnostics enables noninvasive, valid and objective morphological and functional diagnostics in the assessment of early orthopedic treatment in Class III dentofacial deformities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify that tongue posture in majority of children with Class III malocclusion is on the mouth floor.
  • Recognize that early treatment in Class III involves rapid palatal expansion, face mask.
  • Evaluate the characteristic morphology of the upper jaw in Class III patients is lower values of palatal volume and smaller values of gingival surface area.

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Facial Asymmetry: What are the Limits?

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Facial Asymmetry: What are the Limits?

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

Facial asymmetry can be caused by various factors, and according to its etiology, severity may vary, and therefore treatment can be orthodontic only, or evolve to a surgical treatment. Investigators have tried to classify, characterize and measure asymmetry, but subjective aspects of its perception render the assessment more difficult. The relationship between facial attractiveness and slight facial asymmetries seems relevant for clinicians dealing with dental-facial problems. Nonetheless, the point where facial asymmetry becomes more clearly noticeable is not well defined, proving to be difficult to tell when an asymmetry really starts to become socially apparent. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how facial asymmetry can be currently treated, and to discuss the current knowledge on perception of facial asymmetry and how this should be approached in daily practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the psychological importance of facial symmetry.
  • Recognize different modalities of treatments for facial asymmetries according to its etiology.
  • Discuss patients perception of minor facial asymmetry and its impact on daily practice.

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Incorporating the Treatment of Sleep Apnea into an Orthodontic Practice

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Incorporating the Treatment of Sleep Apnea into an Orthodontic Practice

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

Sleep disordered breathing is primarily an anatomic phenomenon of the relation of mandible to maxilla and anatomy of the pharynx. Dentists and orthodontists are more familiar with this area than most physicians. Dental devices for mild to moderate apnea are just as effective in the treatment of OSA with better compliance than CPAP in the adult population. All of these devices are variations of appliances used already by the orthodontist for orthopedic corrections of malocclusion. The practice management of sleep apnea patients is virtual the same as regular orthodontic patients with the exception of the medical component.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate potential sleep apnea patients by short questionnaires, facial /dental characteristics and routine cephalograms that are part of your practice now.
  • Internally and externally market this part of your practice in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Benefit by adding sleep apnea recognition and treatment to your practice.

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New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

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New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a system for individual assessment of midpalatal suture maturation using panoramic radiographs. The new grading system may enhance clinician’s ability to predict if rapid maxillary expansion is possible for late adolescent and young adult patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fairly predict palatal expansion by using panoramic radiograph features.
  • Recognize the reliability of the new grading system.
  • Immediately apply the new grading system in your private practice.

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What's Missing on Early Treatment?

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What's Missing on Early Treatment?

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

The controversies on early treatment seem to be coming to an end. The pendulum that regulates the initiation of orthodontic treatment and that has been swaying in different directions for many years seems to have been shifting towards an earlier start preferably in the late mixed dentition. Undoubtedly, there is much agreement as well as disagreement on what to treat or not to treat. What’s missing on timely Class I, Class II and Class Ill interceptive treatment? This program compiles new evidence on early-treatment that may be helpful in the decision-making process. We hope to be able to stir even more curiosity within each one and revisit ideas and concepts we execute as clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and select ways to approach a developing malocclusion.
  • Discuss the do’s and dont’s of early Class II interventions.
  • Review a special protocol for early Class Ill treatment.

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Challenging Interdisciplinary Cases Treated with Clear Aligners

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Challenging Interdisciplinary Cases Treated with Clear Aligners

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

Orthodontic treatment is about much more than just " straight teeth", and this is most evident in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases. The goal in pre-prosthetic and pre-restorative cases is to create a foundation where the restorative dentist can then build a beautiful and functional smile without compromise. Aligner orthodontics, when understood and planned appropriately can be a more effective and more efficient mode of treatment for selected cases, and thus become the preferred means of treatment for the orthodontist and patient. Learn to move roots apart to prepare for implants, intrude over-erupted anterior and posterior teeth, level the occlusal plane and many more specialized movements with Aligner Orthodontics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize those cases that are better served by Aligner Orthodontics.
  • Plan proper bio-mechanical principals in Aligner Orthodontics to support challenging tooth movements.
  • Accurately plan final implant positions and sometimes place them prior to orthodontic treatment to aid in orthodontic anchorage.

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Sendai Surgery First: What are the Advantages of Orthodontic Driven Style?

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Sendai Surgery First: What are the Advantages of Orthodontic Driven Style?

May 5, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 5, 2018 11:15am

The concept of Sendai Surgery First is the orthodontics driven style. This approach was made possible by the application of TADs (miniplates and miniscrews) which enables predictable control of the entire dentition. With TADs in combination with multi-bracketed system, the extent of surgical intervention is significantly reduced, and complex orthodontic problems in post-surgical orthodontics can be successfully solved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the features of orthodontics driven style Surgery First.
  • Outline the recent protocol of Sendai Surgery First.
  • Recognize the biomechanics in post-surgical orthodontics of Sendai Surgery First.

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Early Treatment of Dento-Skeletal Class II Malocclusion: If, When, Why and How

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Early Treatment of Dento-Skeletal Class II Malocclusion: If, When, Why and How

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions in growing children remain one of the most challenging problems in orthodontics. The most frequent are due to by mandibular retrognathism. Thus, a treatment for stimulating mandibular growth by functional appliances is often indicated. However, this early treatment is a widely discussed in the literature mainly due to the uncertainly of stable long term results. This clinical presentation will focus on the Function Regulator (FR-2), proposed in the 1960s by Fränkel to correct the function of the circumoral musculature. The efficacy and benefits of FR-2 treatment in developing Class II malocclusion will be analyzed and the importance of the ideal timing will be discussed. Moreover the long-term stability of the FR-2 treatment and the importance of the differential diagnosis in the treatment for dento-skeletal class II patients will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits of early treatment in correcting dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
  • Determine optimal timing for orthodontic treatment of dento-skeletal Class II malocclusions.
  • Evaluate the major short- and long- term outcomes related to the Frankel II appliance treatment.

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Early Treatment of Sleep Apnea on Children

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Early Treatment of Sleep Apnea on Children

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Obstructive sleep apnea is an important public health problem that is well characterized in adults. However, major gaps exist in our knowledge about the pediatric sleep apnea. Current literature demonstrates that pediatric sleep apnea is often not cured by adenotonsillectomy (T&A). Multifactorial interaction is responsible for its development, including oral-facial anatomical abnormalities, muscle tone, mouth breathing, and adenotonsilar hypertrophy. This presentation was based on a multidisciplinary collaboration, and it clearly showed that the contribution from different specialists could lead to effective therapy. Orthodontist may play an important role in early treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diagnostic protocol of pediatric sleep apnea. 
  •  Make a correct decision for treatment of pediatric sleep apnea.
  • Assess the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism correctly.

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3D Imaging: Destination and Experiences

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3D Imaging: Destination and Experiences

May 5, 2018 1:15pm ‐ May 5, 2018 2:00pm

Careful diagnosis of facial asymmetries identify positional and shape asymmetries among the different components of the face. The goal of the such precise diagnosis is to improve treatment outcomes with the proper correction of positional deviation of the mandible in roll and yaw, prior to assessments of left and right differences. 3D images provide insight into different approaches for orthopedic correction and surgical correction of asymmetries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate 3D components of facial asymmetry.
  • Identify asymmetric changes.
  • Recognize asymmetry due to condylar resorption or condylar hyperplasia.

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