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2015 Winter Conference

Can We Grow Mandibles? Who - How - When?

‐ Feb 8, 2015 10:00am

Is functional jaw orthopedics (FJO) able to increase mandibular length in Class II patients? What is the best timing to start FJO? What are the factors that influence the outcomes of FJO, and who are the best candidates for this type of therapy? These and other key questions pertaining to FJO will be addressed. In particular, the issue of early vs late treatment of Class II malocclusion associated with mandibular retrusion will be illustrated by means of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.

  • Evaluate evidence-based results on the treatment outcomes of Class II malocclusion
  • Recognize the role of treatment timing for optimal efficiency in Class II treatment
  • Identify the adequate patient for FJO


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