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* The iTero optical scanner for use with Invisalign: A descriptive review
AGD Subject Code(s): 370 CE credits: 2 Cost: $49.00
Faculty: Perry E. Jones, DDS, FAGD
14687

Optical/digital scanning technology now replaces conventional VPS impression taking. The tooth movement technology of Invisalign can now be used with digital data derived from the iTero scanning device, improving accuracy, patient communication, streamlining work flow and reducing aligner delivery time. This article will review the development of the iTero technology, describe the iTero unit, and outline the differences in current scanning technologies. New iTero v4.05 enhancements and software such as the new “Simulated Outcome” tool are described in this article. The benefits of the iTero scanning device are detailed for both patient and practitioner. As highly accurate iTero polyurethane plastic models may be used to eliminate the stone medium, the article details many practical uses for these models, for example, as a matrix for the use of various thermoplastic materials. Model and modeless restorative solutions as well as the use of STL files will be discussed.

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Advances in Orthodontic Treatment
AGD Subject Code(s): 370 CE credits: 2 Cost: $49.00
Faculty: Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD, Chung H. Kau, DDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, M Orth,, Dawei Liu, DDS, MS, PhD
15188

Functionality and aesthetics are key considerations in patients requesting, and orthodontists recommending, orthodontic treatment. However, patients may elect to forego orthodontic treatment due to the cost and the duration of treatment. Orthodontic treatment can be provided using removable or fixed orthodontic appliances (FOAs), and current options offer improved aesthetics compared to earlier generation appliances. Many methods have been explored and developed to reduce the duration of treatment. Most recently, a device has been developed that utilizes the concept of cyclic force application to reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment.

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Creating Space with Interproximal Reduction
AGD Subject Code(s): 373 CE credits: 2 Cost: $49.00
Faculty: Mahtab Partovi, DDS, Michael Florman, DDS, Pablo Echarri Lobiondo, DDS
15198

One of the basic principles of orthodontics is the creation of space to facilitate tooth movement. With appropriate case selection, slenderization offers the ability to safely obtain sufficient space for tooth movement without the need for extractions and without compromising slenderized teeth.

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Current Orthodontic Theory and Treatment
AGD Subject Code(s): 371 CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Cathy Seckman, RHD
14905
The history of orthodontics began in ancient times, leading us to assume that humankind has always seen value in an attractive smile. Orthodontics was first recognized as a specialty in the 19th century. In modern dentistry, with evidence-based practice gaining ground, treatment options address malocclusions as well as problems in the transverse and vertical dimensions. Present-day practice includes the use of both fixed and functional appliances. Dental hygienists with a working knowledge of orthodontic practice can serve as valuable resources to patients and parents from diagnosis to post-treatment questions.

 

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Malocclusion, The Misunderstood Disease
AGD Subject Code(s): 184 CE credits: 2 Cost: $49.00
Faculty: Edward D. Gardner, Jr., DDS
14879

As general dental practitioners, we have the opportunity and responsibility to not only diagnose malocclusion, but also to have conversations with our patients to educate, motivate, and have them act on our recommendations to improve their oral health and reduce risk factors for systemic problems. Patients are often unaware of what is happening in their mouths and we as practitioners frequently do not understand the relationship between the clinical signs and symptoms and malocclusion. This course will outline the consequences of occlusal disease on the dentition, and the effects of periodontal disease on common systemic health issues. The basics of an idealized occlusion will be discussed which will allow the patient to have the best function, esthetics, and health, providing a better chance for sustainability of the dentition for a lifetime.

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Streamlining Orthodontic and Restorative Care with Digital Scanning Technology
AGD Subject Code(s): 370 CE credits: 2 Cost: $49.00
Faculty: Perry E. Jones, DDS, FAGD
14783

 Optical/digital scanning technology now replaces conventional VPS impression taking. The tooth movement technology of Invisalign can now be used with digital data derived from the iTero scanning device, improving accuracy, patient communication, streamlining work flow and reducing aligner delivery time. This article will review the development of the iTero technology, describe the iTero unit, and outline the differences in current scanning technologies. New iTero v4.05 enhancements and software are described in this article. The benefits of the iTero scanning device are detailed for both patient and practitioner. As highly accurate iTero polyurethane plastic models may be used to eliminate the stone medium, the article details many practical uses for these models, for example, as a matrix for the use of various thermoplastic materials. Model and modeless restorative solutions as well as the use of STL files will be discussed.

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