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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B43C - Management of Impacted Canines: Biomechanics and Periodontal Considerations

Apr 24, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 24, 2017 2:25pm


This lecture will explore the biomechanics of erupting impacted canines and provide strategies to control and minimize side effects. The presentation will include a discussion on the type of canine exposure to maximize the periodontal health and esthetic outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the appropriate appliance design to erupt impacted canines.
  • Predict the force system and minimize the side effects of the system used.
  • Choose the preferred surgical procedure when referring for canine exposure.


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