"Early Orthodontic Treatment: What, Why, & When to Treat" - Gary DiSanto-Rose, DMD, FAGD, IAO Fellow

January 9, 2024 12:00 AM - 01:00 AM (GMT)

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"Early Orthodontic Treatment: What, Why, & When to Treat" New webinar feat. Gary DiSanto-Rose, DMD, FAGD, IAO Fellow and Senior Instructor

DATE: Monday, January 8, 2024 TIME: 7pm-8pm, Eastern CEUs: 1 AGD Members: FREE Non-AGD Members: $45

Course Description

As general dentists, pedodontists, and orthodontists we are faced with the dilemma of being able to recognize early childhood growth and developmental problems, and to decide on what and when intervention is indicated. This course will discuss the importance of early diagnosis of airway problems, crossbites, Class III’s, Class II div.ii (deep bites), crowding, and habits, and their effects on the growth and development of the oral-cranio-facial complex. The proper timing as well as various treatment modalities for these issues will be reviewed.

Diagnosis is the key factor to recognizing these problems early and establishing a proper treatment protocol. The major components of a good diagnostic system consist of a thorough clinical examination, along with a good radiographic, photographic, and diagnostic cast analysis. These along with multiple diagnostic aids to help recognize various cranio-facial growth types will be discussed.

By the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Remember 3-D CASH and understand the importance of early treatment for Class III’s, Deep bites, Crossbites, Airway problems, Space (crowding) problems, and Habits.
  • Understand the significant impact that airway problems can have on the growth and development of children.
  • Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and airway problems in children.
  • Know when to refer cases to an ENT or orthodontist for evaluation.
  • Use a profile photograph and vertical lip drape to diagnose brachy, meso, and doli facial growth types, and understand their significance in cranio-facial growth and development and orthodontic treatment.
  • Correct deep bites in children using composite build ups on primary molars.
  • Know how to preserve leeway space and correct crossbites in the early mixed dentition.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Gary DiSanto-Rose is a Fellow and Senior Instructor in the International Association for Orthodontics. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Since his membership in the IAO in 1989, he has earned over 2000 credit hours in orthodontic studies and has remained an active member in the New England Chapter, where he has been an instructor since 2005.

He has lectured in the U.S. and abroad on various topics including: early orthodontic treatment, impacted cuspids, minor tooth movement for GP's, and sleep-disordered breathing.

Massachusetts AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from January 2, 2021 to January 1, 2024. Provider ID# 219307

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