Orthodontics is a wonderful profession that provides clinicians with an opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on the many patients they treat. While clinical care offers a multitude of rewards, it can also present a number challenges that require careful consideration to resolve. While such clinical challenges may appear to be daunting at first glance, many can be addressed with the application of simple and practical approaches. This presentation will review a series of clinical techniques that can be utilized to address simple and more complex problems observed during the management of orthodontic patients in a clinical settings.
1. Employ simple techniques to address common and sometimes challenging orthodontic problems
2. Describe clinical techniques that will help increase office efficiency
Dr. Kelton Stewart joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2008. He is the James J. Baldwin Associate Professor of Orthodontics and currently serves as the Graduate Program Director and Clinic Director of the Orthodontic Department. His research interests include the assessment of orthodontic treatment efficiency and student performance predication and assessment.
Dr. Stewart holds membership in a number of regional, national, and international organizations and is currently the Immediate-Past President of the Indiana Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics Representative to the American Association of Orthodontists Council on Education, and President-elect for the American Association of Orthodontists- Society of Educators.
Along with his academic career, Dr. Stewart engages in active orthodontic patient care through his orthodontic practice in the Indianapolis area. In December of 2013, he became a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Finally, Dr. Stewart has been recognized for his excellence in and commitment to teaching and community service having been nationally recognized for his merit in teaching when he received the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Charles Craig Teaching Award. Additionally, he is a two-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Award for Excellence and a recipient of the Johnson Public Health Faculty Community Service Award.