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Online Lectures

2020 Webinar - Esthetic and Functional Goals during Orthodontic Finishing

Feb 18, 2020 7:30pm ‐ Feb 18, 2020 8:45pm

Credits: None available.

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


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.


  • 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.

$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.

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  • 1.25 - CE

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Anthony Carbonella
3/25/20 9:06 am

The questions within the CE exam do not match the presentation...

Krystian Jarosz
3/28/20 4:11 pm

CE questions do not belong to this presentation. Great presentation Vishnu!

Krystian Jarosz
3/28/20 4:12 pm

CE questions do not belong to this presentation. Great presentation Vishnu!

Darcie Bradley
4/4/20 3:52 pm

This is not the proper CE exam for this lecture

Paul Smith
4/26/20 3:43 pm

CE questions are still incorrect for this presentation. Excellent speaker and presentation!