2003 - An Introduction to the Fundamentals of the Orthodontic Specialty

Author/Editor: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial anomalies. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic with gorgeous smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable the dental team to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary. Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age, and the severity of the orthodontic problem. This course will cover the fundamental basics of orthodontics.

CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2019; Review Date: 2020; Expiration Date: 2023


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