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Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care
January 26 @ 8:00 am – January 27 @ 5:00 pm CST
This course is targeted toward pediatric and family dentists and hygienists and will explore the rationale and practice of orthodontic and myofunctional intervention from infancy to the teen years. The goal of functional and airway focused orthodontic diagnosis and treatment is to not only provide a child with a beautiful smile and proper dental occlusion, but also to help develop a stable and healthy skeletal support system for the dentition and for the airway, in addition to providing a proper dental occlusion.
Each 2-day session will be lecture and hands on format with part of the afternoon of the second day of each session devoted to case presentation and treatment planning for cases of the class participants. One should be comfortable with basic orthodontic diagnosis and treatment prior to attending this class.
By the end of this class, the practitioner should be comfortable in diagnosing and implementing treatment from infancy to the late teens and understand how to sequence care for myofunctional disorders, upper airway dysfunction and orthodontic treatment modalities.