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Online Self-Study Continuing Education (CE) Course

Orthodontics Has Changed…What Does That Really Mean to the Dental Team? Orthodontics Has Changed…What Does That Really Mean to the Dental Team?

Continuing Education Credits:
1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)

Course Presenter(s):
David M Sarver, DMD, MS


Date Added:
05/07/2014

Course Description:

Our orthodontic experiences in dental school were most often characterized by mystery and “No Admittance”. Wrapped in the inscrutability of cephalometric analyses and its complexities, orthodontics was intimidating and forbidding. But times have changed! What is different? Orthodontic diagnosis has evolved to look at the patient for the same characteristics that you do, only more! The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the similarities and such things as smile design, but to take you to another level of facial, smile, and dental esthetic planning that elevates what you are able to offer your patients to a most rewarding plateau. Dr. Sarver will demonstrate the coordination of Macroesthetics (the face), Miniesthetics (the smile) and Microesthetics (the dental esthetic component) for a complete approach to esthetic planning. In addition, understanding how the skeletal, dentoalveolar and soft tissue changes over time gives you a great advantage in the attainment of the type of outcomes that you cannot realize without this style of interdisciplinary approach and achieve Esthetics for a Lifetime.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn dentofacial smile design from an orthodontists point of view
  • Macro and Microesthetics
  • Perform predictable dentoalveolar and soft tissue augmentations over time with an interdisciplinary approach

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 Orthodontics Has Changed…What Does That Really Mean to the Dental Team?
Our orthodontic experiences in dental school were most often characterized by mystery and “No Admittance”. Wrapped in the inscrutability of cephalometric analyses and its complexities, orthodontics was intimidating and forbidding. But times have changed! What is different? Orthodontic diagnosis has evolved to look at the patient for the same characteristics that you do, only more! The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the similarities and such things as smile design, but to take you to another level of facial, smile, and dental esthetic planning that elevates what you are able to offer your patients to a most rewarding plateau. Dr. Sarver will demonstrate the coordination of Macroesthetics (the face), Miniesthetics (the smile) and Microesthetics (the dental esthetic component) for a complete approach to esthetic planning. In addition, understanding how the skeletal, dentoalveolar and soft tissue changes over time gives you a great advantage in the attainment of the type of outcomes that you cannot realize without this style of interdisciplinary approach and achieve Esthetics for a Lifetime.
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