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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program will introduce the reader to the fascinating world of orthodontics. Orthodontics is a technical and scientific area of dentistry that not only focuses on functional occlusion, but also can dramatically improve the quality of people’s lives by creating an esthetic, pleasing smile, which can increase self-esteem and self-confidence. Whether the patient is a child or adult, orthodontics is a relatively short-term investment for a lifetime of results.

PRINCIPLE FACULTY

Lori Garland Parker is a clinical consultant and co-founder of Consulting Network, a leading orthodontic management and training organization. She coaches orthodontic practices on maximizing the talents of the clinical team, implementing systems to enhance clinical efficiency and productivity along with continuity of care, and teaches communication skills and patient motivation. She also designed and teaches the “Train the Trainer” program, lectures extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and has written a line of customizable procedure manuals to support successful new employee integration into the practice. Lori holds a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Organizational Management. She is also a RDAEF in California.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

• Know the requirements for becoming an orthodontist.
• Recognize normal occlusion.
• Explain the three Angle classifications.
• Identify the five additional discrepancies.
• Understand why malocclusions occur.
• Know when the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child first be seen by an orthodontist.
• Understand the basic mechanics of tooth movement.
• Explain the types of orthodontic movement.
• Identify the parts of standard orthodontic appliances.
• Identify three sample auxiliary types.
• Identify and define three types of functional appliances.
• Identify and define five CI II correction appliances.
• Identify and define four types of headgear.
• Identify five other removable active appliances.
• Identify three types of expansion appliances.
• Summarize the purpose of holding arches.
• Understand the purpose of habit appliances.
• Recognize and understand the purpose of retainers.
• Name four types of retainers.
• Identify typical orthodontic records and their purpose.
• Differentiate the Palmer tooth numbering system from the Universal tooth numbering system.
• Be familiar with careers in orthodontics.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Credits earned upon completion of the course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

CONCERNS OR HELP

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