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2018 AAO Annual Session - Mastering Retention: A Clinical Guide to Keep Your Patient’s Smile Perfect

Credits: None available.

There is an old saying about the challenge of retention: “I’ll treat ‘em, if you hold ‘em!” Simply put, keeping the teeth where we want may be harder than getting them there in the first place. This lecture aims at mastering the basics of retention to improve the quality of our finishes. Learn variations in retention design, including removable and fixed retainers. Both Phase I and Phase II retention will be reviewed, including Dr. Kravitz’s “Phase 1.5” retention protocol. Don’t miss this fun and highly energetic presentation full of clinical pearls for both doctors and their team. To master retention, we must have a firm understanding of the basics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate variations of removable retainers to accommodate your patient’s needs.
  • Improve your success with bonded lingual retainers.
  • Discover strategies of Phase I retention: “Phase 1.5”.



  • 0.75 - CE

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