Current Concepts in Dentistry Day IV


Course description

Early Orthodontic Treatment: To Treat or not to Treat?

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Presented by Dr. Liat Tzur Gadassi, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

This course will describe appropriate early orthodontic treatment that can and should be done in the mixed dentition. Emphasis will be placed on a diagnostic protocol using a planes of space concept and appropriate treatment timing. Common mixed dentition problems such as anterior and posterior cross bites will be reviewed, giving the clinical protocols to follow for successful treatment. Management of mild, moderate and severe crowding will be reviewed; specifics will be given for treatment timing and protocols. Appropriate habit correction techniques and strategies for the prevention of ectopic impacted permanent canines will be described. This course will give the practitioner diagnostic and treatment strategies that can be used their very next week in practice.

Learning objectives

  • Diagnose using a planes of space concept
  • Recognize and treat posterior cross bites
  • Recognize and treat anterior cross bites
  • Describe options for treating mild, moderate and severe crowding in the mixed dentition
  • Determine strategies to correct digit sucking habits
  • Identify and intercept ectopic unerupted canines
  • Establish strategies for correcting unerupted ectopic canines


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