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A perspective on the primary care of infants born with cleft lip and palate, the evolution of NasoAlveolar Molding (NAM) & Craniofacial Orthodontics as a Subspecialty

‐ Mar 28, 2023 8:45pm

Credits: None available.

Dr. Kristen Lowe sits down for A Conversation with Dr Barry Grayson regarding his Perspective on the Primary Care of Infants Born with Cleft Lip and Palate, the Evolution of NasoAlveolar Molding (NAM) and Craniofacial Orthodontics as a Subspecialty of Dentistry (1.25 CE). This presentation will cover the rational for PreSurgical orthopedic treatment of the infant born with cleft lip and palate, plus the evolution and emergence of NAM as one of the more accepted treatment alternatives in this field. Some of the recently published long term growth data on NAM in UCLP will be presented and discussed. The conversation will include the emergence of Craniofacial Orthodontics as a subspecialty of Dentistry and what it’s role is in the rehabilitation of individuals with various craniofacial anomalies.

This program was developed and sponsored by the AAO Member Interest Group: Craniofacial & Special Care Orthodontics. 

Learning objectives:

  • The participant in this discussion will be able to describe the rational for PreSurgical infant orthopedics for patients born with cleft lip and palate
  • You will be able to describe the difference between the Grayson-Santiago NAM protocol of care from other variations of NAM.
  • Ability to discuss how craniofacial orthodontics (CFO) gained recognition by the ADA and AAO as a subspecialty of dentistry and the role of CFO on a team treating patients with various craniofacial anomalies.

Disclosure of Financial and/or Beneficial Interest:
Presenters who have a financial and/or beneficial interest in any product or service related to their presentation are noted and the disclosure listed.

Speaker Disclosure:

Length of session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 75 minutes.

$50 for Members; $0 for CE Passport holders and Residents

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.25 CE credit.

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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