Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care Course From the AOS

Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care Course Overview

Take advantage of a groundbreaking opportunity to enhance your dental practice with the Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care course by the American Orthodontic Society (AOS). Tailored to pediatric and family dentists and hygienists, this course examines the essentials of orthodontic and myofunctional intervention from infancy to the teen years.

This comprehensive course goes beyond basic orthodontic practices and gets into the principles of myofunctional intervention. Our course combines insightful lectures with hands-on sessions for a dynamic learning experience. During the latter part of each two-day session, participants engage in case presentations and collaborative treatment planning to practically apply their newly acquired knowledge. Prior familiarity with basic orthodontic diagnosis and treatment is recommended for the best learning experience.

As a participant, you will gain proficiency in diagnosing and implementing treatment strategies for children and adolescents. The curriculum strategically addresses the sequencing of care for myofunctional disorders, upper airway dysfunction, and orthodontic modalities. By course completion, you will be able to navigate diverse cases with confidence.

Earn up to 60 continuing education hours (15 per session) through our carefully crafted curriculum. Sessions 1 and 2, and 4 are in person, whereas Session 3 is virtual. Sign up today to advance your skills and enhance your commitment to comprehensive pediatric orthodontic care.

The Importance of Functional and Airway-Focused Orthodontic Care

Beyond the pursuit of a captivating smile, the Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care course is anchored in AOS’ profound commitment to overall patient well-being. The goal of this innovative approach is to cultivate a stable, healthy skeletal support system for both the dentition and the airway.

Early intervention is key to facilitate proper facial growth, mitigate sleep disturbances, and address the onset of crooked teeth. The course focuses on restoring airways, harmonizing facial structural growth, and reinstating normal functional patterns. By doing so, dental professionals help prevent disruptions that can permeate the patient’s entire body and impact cognitive development.

This comprehensive methodology addresses the root causes rather than merely treating symptoms. Through nonsurgical orthodontic techniques, dental practitioners can modify head postures to optimize airways, inducing a ripple effect on overall body postures. The result is a coordinated alignment that facilitates balance and well-being. This approach is also applicable to adult patients.

The course emphasizes collaboration with various health care providers to address multiple facets of good health, including tongue posture, breathing, eating, body posture, airways, and sleep. Practitioners leave the course equipped to sculpt captivating grins and more balanced faces.

Benefits of Orthodontic Care Course Participation

Enrollment in this course has transformative benefits for dental practitioners. Through ongoing education, dentists improve their skills and stay abreast of the latest methods and techniques in pediatric orthodontics. The material presented equips general dentists with cutting-edge knowledge to prevent the delivery of outdated dental treatments.

By engaging with this course, dental practitioners elevate their proficiency in diagnosing and treating a spectrum of cases, from infancy to adolescence. The hands-on approach and case presentations foster a practical understanding and empowers dentists to implement learned techniques effectively.

Course participation translates into higher quality patient care. Dentists gain the expertise to address myofunctional disorders, upper airway dysfunction, and orthodontic modalities, which leads to more satisfied patients and positions the practitioners as trusted providers.

Furthermore, the course serves as a catalyst for practice growth. As practitioners integrate their learnings, they position themselves at the forefront of the latest pediatric ortho developments. This attracts more patients seeking cutting-edge care and distinguishes the dental practice as a leader in the evolving field, fostering long-term success and prominence. 

Registration Details

Unlock the path to advanced pediatric orthodontic care by securing your spot in the Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care course. Here are some of the highlights from each session:

Session 1: January 26-27, 2024

  • Diagnosis of tethered oral tissues
  • Diagnosis of airway and myofunctional disorders and arch development
  • Pediatric OSA and sleep-disordered breathing
  • Sassouni + B cephalometric diagnosis
  • Appliance seating exercises
  • Participant case presentations and treatment planning

Session 2: February 23-24, 2024

  • Pediatric orthodontic mechanics and appliances
  • Introduction to Utility Wire Mechanics and custom UTW fabrication
  • Class II functional therapy in the growing child
  • Diagnosis of upper airway dysfunction
  • Participant Case presentations and treatment planning

Session 3: March 29-30, 2024 (Virtual)

  • Introduction to myofunctional orthodontic treatment
  • Class III ortho care
  • Managing impacted teeth
  • Integrating orthodontics into the general dental practice
  • Participant case presentations and treatment planning

Session 4: May 10-11, 2024

  • Managing patients with myofunctional disorders
  • Myofunctional diagnosis and treatment
  • Case presentations of MF/orthodontic cases
  • Review upper airway obstruction
  • Wrap up of concepts of early treatment
  • Case presentations and treatment planning of doctors’ cases

Enroll in Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care today!

Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your practice and enhance the well-being of your young patients. Enroll in the Functional and Airway Focused Pediatric Orthodontic Care course today. Tailored for pediatric and family dentists and hygienists, this invaluable opportunity promises to elevate your skills and positively impact your professional journey. 
Join us in shaping brighter smiles and healthier futures for the children under your care. Seize the opportunity to make a lasting difference—sign up now!

To learn more about our popular orthodontics courses for pediatric and general dentists, check out one of the upcoming events below.

March 1-2, 2024

AOS Event Center
1785 State Highway 26
Grapevine, Texas 76051

1st Session: March 8-10, 2024

AOS Event Center
1785 State Highway 26
Grapevine, Texas 76051

April 12-13, 2024

AOS Event Center
1785 State Highway 26
Grapevine, Texas 76051

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