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2008 Annual Session - A Cutting Edge approach to Intra-Office Communication

2008 Annual Session - A Cutting Edge approach to Intra-Office Communication


Credits: None available.

In this information-packed talk, Ms. White will present the latest, most effective systems for better communication within your office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reduce front-to-back conflict
  • Enhance customer service to patients
  • Eliminate the inefficiencies of the "grapevine" office

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Treatment Of The Degenerated Dentition: Where Is The Limit?

2007 Annual Session - Treatment Of The Degenerated Dentition: Where Is The Limit?


Credits: None available.

An increasing number of adult patients seen in the orthodontic office are presenting with an ongoing degeneration caused by either loss of one or more teeth and/or the progression of periodontal disease. The treatment of these patients requires interaction among orthodontists, periodontologists and prosthodontists, and will eventually require the assistance of gnathologists, implantologists and oral surgeons. The appliances should be selected after taking the periodontal status and the eventual metabolic factors into consideration. If the patient lacks sufficient teeth for conventional anchorage or if reactive force would cause undesirable side effects, skeletal anchorage systems should be applied. This presentation will demonstrate how treatments previously considered impossible can be performed by utilizing the state of the art within biomechanics.

Learning Objective:

  • How treatments previously considered impossible can be performed by utilizing the state of the art within biomechanics

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - TMD: Is It Out Of Occlusion?

2007 Annual Session - TMD: Is It Out Of Occlusion?


Credits: None available.

Temporomandibular disorders constitute a set of related clinical conditions whose most important clinical feature is persistent pain in the masticatory muscles and/or the temporomandibular joint, which is often associated with limitations in mandibular function. For some patients, the clinical condition represents a transient problem that resolves or responds readily to conservative, noninvasive treatments with minimal impact on overall well-being. In marked contrast, TMD, for others, comes to represent what Bonica has called a malefic force an intense and persistent pain condition that has a debilitating impact on every aspect of the patients physical, mental and emotional life. Despite decades of intense scientific research and clinical attention, etiologies remain elusive. Explanations have ranged from occlusal pathology to pernicious oral habits to depression. Equally enigmatic have been attempts to develop evidence-based rationales for the myriad of treatments available, which, again, range from occlusal therapy and orthodontics to surgery, appliances, medications and psychotherapy. The current presentation suggests that the biopsychosocial model remains the best approach to gaining an understanding of how to integrate the host of biologic, clinical and behavioral factors including life-span, gender and hormonal factors that may account for the onset, maintenance and remission of TMD, as well as for understanding how to make rationale choices for treatment. Epidemiologic, basic and clinical scientific data, including exciting findings from genetics and our present ability to image the pain-involved brain, may offer perspectives on how best to understand the potential role that such diverse factors as occlusion (still very much an unproven factor in TMD), local anatomy and physiology, and even central brain processing of thinking and emotions could possibly have, if any, in the highly varied ways in which different patients express their TMD condition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the relationship of TMD to aspects of concern to orthodontics
  • Apply current concepts relating to chronic pain and TMD as a chronic pain condition when assessing and diagnosing patients with chronic orofacial pain
  • Acquire a broader perspective with regard to present and future understanding about pain experience, which requires integrating such diverse factors as genes, gender, learning, memory, emotion and the central processes that integrate all these factors to yield potential new diagnostic and therapeutic pain approaches

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Surgical Treatment: Patient-Reported Outcomes And Stability

2007 Annual Session - Surgical Treatment: Patient-Reported Outcomes And Stability


Credits: None available.

The prevalence of severe open bite is low, estimated at less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, but the functional and esthetic problems related to this condition can be the source of considerable psychosocial distress. Almost all patients with a severe open bite have short posterior vertical dimensions. Successful treatment requires control of the vertical position of the posterior teeth and often upward movement of the upper posterior teeth. For patients with a less severe problem, temporary skeletal anchorage may be a successful treatment approach, but there is limited long-term follow-up available on the maintenance of the treatment result. For those with a more severe problem, orthognathic surgery, involving only the maxilla or both jaws, may be the only viable treatment option. One- and five-year post-surgery follow-up data indicate that the vertical dimension continues to increase ― interestingly with more variability in the skeletal than in the dental component. Data from temporary skeletal anchorage studies involving children and adolescents, as well as patient-reported outcomes and current stability results following orthognathic surgery, will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Pattern of stability of treatment outcome following Orthognathic surgery
  • The usual patient reported pattern of recovery in acute post operative symptoms, pain, and function following Orthognathic surgery and temporary skeletal anchorage.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Smile Esthetics: Treatment And Finishing

2007 Annual Session - Smile Esthetics: Treatment And Finishing


Credits: None available.

This lecture will present fundamental principles of smile esthetics that should be considered during diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment delivery and finishing of orthodontic cases. Case-based concepts will be emphasized, and a variety of treatment pearls will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of orthodontic finishing
  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of smile esthetics.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Non-Surgical and Non-Extraction Open Bite Correction in Adults with Ortho Miniplates

2007 Annual Session - Non-Surgical and Non-Extraction Open Bite Correction in Adults with Ortho Miniplates


Credits: None available.

Ever since the development of the skeletal anchorage system (SAS) utilizing titanium miniplates as absolute orthodontic anchorages, we have been offering a non-surgical treatment option for skeletal open-bite adult patients. However, a non-surgical approach is not necessarily easy because most skeletal open-bite cases usually have not only vertical problems but also some anteroposterior and transverse orthodontic problems, including maxillary protrusion, an anterior crossbite, an asymmetric dentition and crowding. The most distinguished feature of SAS is to enable orthodontists to predictably move molars with ease in any of the three dimensions because the miniplates are always placed outside the dental arches with monocortical titanium screws and do not disturb any kind of tooth movement. Therefore, it has become possible to solve complex orthodontic problems of skeletal open-bite cases without the need for jaw surgery or bicuspid extraction. The most important step in open-bite correction with SAS must be to properly establish individualized treatment goals prior to treatment, taking into consideration 1) the level and cant of the occlusal plane, 2) the extent of the interlabial gap, 3) the amount of autorotation of the mandible following intrusion of the molars, and 4) the amount of true arch-length deficiency. In this session, the concept and methods for establishing individualized treatment goals, SAS biomechanics for non-surgical and non-extraction treatment, and the long-term outcomes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update knowledge of TADs
  • Learn how to operate orthodontic miniplates
  • Understand the indications and limitation of SAS biomechanics
  • Add the innovative SAS biomechanics to their clinical strategies

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Lessons Learned From Patient Retreatment: An Analysis Of 200 Patients Who Had Orthodontics As Children And Who Sought Retreatment As Adults

2007 Annual Session - Lessons Learned From Patient Retreatment: An Analysis Of 200 Patients Who Had Orthodontics As Children And Who Sought Retreatment As Adults


Credits: None available.

Analysis of patients who seek re-treatment has the potential to teach orthodontic specialists important lessons from which they may find methods to reduce various forms of relapse that lead to orthodontic therapy later in life. Through the process of failure analysis, attendees will learn lessons that can be incorporated immediately into their practice. Patients with case types that are at risk for instability and subsequent re-treatment will be identified based on the analysis of 200 adults who sought re-treatment. Similar case types seen in your practice may be guided by treatment plans and retention protocols that provide greater long-term stability. By understanding and properly managing the most common problems for which patients seek re-treatment, orthodontists will be in a position to significantly reduce the time-consuming, costly process of re-treating a large number of orthodontic conditions. This presentation will also describe steps that have been recently integrated into our practice to overcome instability problems associated with the three orthodontic case types that account for 87 percent of re-treatment cases. By incorporating insights gained from this study of orthodontic failure analysis, you will be able to:

  • Communicate better with patients who are at high risk for relapse
  • Treatment plan this group more effectively and efficiently
  • Have fewer medico-legal concerns related to unmet patient expectations

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify adolescent patients who are at risk for instability of their orthodontic correction
  • Communicate better with patients/parents regarding the potential for instability
  • Treatment plan patients at high risk for instability (HRI) more effectively and efficiently
  • Reduce medico-legal concerns related to unmet patient expectations for the HRI group of patients

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Interdisciplinary Management Of The Missing Papilla

2007 Annual Session - Interdisciplinary Management Of The Missing Papilla


Credits: None available.

The black triangles associated with missing papillae have long been one of the most difficult esthetic dilemmas to manage. The inherent complexities of this problem often lead to misdiagnosis, improper treatment and disappointing results. This session will present interdisciplinary methods to properly diagnose causative factors and more predictably reform missing papillae utilizing periodontal, restorative and orthodontic techniques. These same methods can be used by orthodontists when finishing cases to prevent black triangles. Dr. Roblee will also present advanced examples that illustrate the implementation of the above principles in cases involving severe periodontal defects, implant placement problems, accelerated orthodontic techniques, temporary anchorage devices and dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnosis of the fundamental components of a missing papilla
  • Development of appropriate interdisciplinary treatment plans to reform a lost papilla
  • Prevention of black triangles during orthodontic therapy

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Growth: Is It A Friend Or Foe To Orthodontic Treatment? (Salzmann Lecture)

2007 Annual Session - Growth: Is It A Friend Or Foe To Orthodontic Treatment? (Salzmann Lecture)


Credits: None available.

The speaker will summarize the current knowledge in growth and development and the techniques in harnessing growth in Class II and Class III patients. Growth prediction can be realized in most patients with the appropriate diagnostic information, and growth modification can be a realistic objective in our treatment-planning process. Successful and unsuccessful cases treated with the Herbst and facemask appliances will be reviewed in an effort to find solutions for growth-modification challenges. For patients with abnormal growth patterns, the speaker will suggest practical ways to forecast excessive or deficient skeletal growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be updated on the current knowledge on growth and development
  • Will learn about the techniques in harnessing growth in Class II and Class III patients
  • Be updated on the use of the Herbst appliance and protraction facemask therapy
  • Will learn about growth prediction for Class III patients who exhibit excessive mandibular growth.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00

2007 Annual Session - Correction Of Anterior Open Bite With Spurs - Long-Term Stability

2007 Annual Session - Correction Of Anterior Open Bite With Spurs - Long-Term Stability


Credits: None available.

To illustrate the effectiveness of the spur appliance, Dr. Justus will present clinical cases and cephalograms of patients with dental and skeletal AOBs treated with spurs. The records of these patients formed part of an AOB sample for a University of Washington thesis that confirmed there is statistically significant increased long-tem stability in corrected AOBs with spur use. This study concluded that stability of AOB correction is apparently related to a modification in tongue posture due to the spurs, both in growing and in non-growing patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • High relapse incidence of treated anterior open bite malocclusions occurs, whether conventional or a combination or orthodontic/Orthognathic procedures are employed
  • Anterior tongue rest posture is an important etiologic factor in such relapse
  • Maxillary fixed intraoral appliance with spurs is used to modify anterior tongue rest posture
  • Research with this appliance, in large sample of patients with anterior open bite, demonstrates long term stability postretention

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
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