Orthodontics in the 21st century will be very different from what we were taught in the last century. Now we see the mouth as a component of the body. Now we see our role as physicians of the face with a concentration on the mouth. We foster greater wellness as opposed to just managing malocclusion. However, the road from esthetic orthodontist to "airway" orthodontist now involves consideration of how the airway affects development and the etiology of disease.
This course is designed specifically for the orthodontists who want to broaden their scope of practice. It will review the rationale behind "airway thinking", items to add to your patient assessment, the variety of approaches for intercepting airway problems along with a complete timeline of ages and stages, and a demonstration of some of these techniques.
Additionally, guest lecturer, Dr. Mark Cruz, my co-teacher of the Airway Mini-Residency, will address the significance of airway flow limitation in the comprehensive practice including its effects on dental trauma, restorative design, TMJ function, sleep, and stress-driven comorbidities.
In this course, you will learn:
1.Why airway dysfunction is at the heart of a large number of chronic diseases and comorbidities;
2. How our children are in desperate need of care well before "braces age";
3.How to recognize airway problems before your patients even open their mouth;
4.Why the Angle Classification is no longer a diagnosis but merely a symptom;
5.How you can easily insert a functional component into your practice without disruption;
6.How you can expand your orthodontic practice by recognizing a problem that patients already in your practice have but you never saw;
7.How sleep apnea is only the tip of the iceberg of sleep and breathing disorders that we can treat;
8.How current medical and dental treatments for sleep apnea are merely band-aids, but Orthodontics can prevent and even cure these problems.
9.The various modalities for the correction of structure, function, AND behavior.
10.How orthodontics MUST move into the future before it's too late.
There are 16 AGD credits offered for this course.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Fly into Newark Liberty, Newark, NJ
Rent a Car
Hotels: Crown Plaza, Fairfield, NJ
Best Western Executive, Fairfield, NJ
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