Interceptive Treatment of Impacted Teeth Utilizing CBCT and the Frontal Analysis
The earlier the identification of impacting teeth and their location, and assessment of the need for rapid palatal expansion by employing the cephalometric frontal analysis, the greater the rate of treatment success. Treatment considerations vary depending upon the degree of impaction and the number of impacted teeth, and range from non-surgical to surgical approaches. This lecture will address the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and the benefits of frontal analysis in the diagnosis and treatment planning of early treatment candidates with impacted teeth.
Identify patients with the potential for permanent tooth impaction using CBCT
Recognize the importance of the frontal analysis in evaluating transverse discrepancies
3-D Imaging and Superimposition: Has it Changed our Perspective of the 2-D World?
This lecture will provide attendeees with an overview of current 3-D imaging techniques/methods used to evaluate growth and treatment outcomes. Dr. Nguyen will review currently available commercial and open-source software and highlight some of the limitations in this rapidly growing area of orthodontic research. Ongoing 3-D studies on Class II and Class III growth modification will be discussed. Lastly, future application of 3-D imaging in appliance design and treatment outcomes will be explored.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different 3-D imaging techniques to assess growth and treatment changes
Discuss current 3-D studies on growth modifications, orthopedic correction, and orthognathic surgery
Explore future clinical applications for 3-D imaging in orthodontics and orthognathic surgery