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Interceptive Orthodontics by Space Analysis and Arch Expansion

Fri. October 02, 2020 9:00 AM
Location: UTHealth School of Dentistry
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Interceptive Orthodontics by Space Analysis and Arch Expansion

Presented by Gary Badger, DDS, MS

Friday, October 2, 2020


This course is designed to assist doctors in recognizing and managing limited spacing in the transitional dentition. Participants will methodically predict the limitations within the arch using a mixed dentition analysis. We will discuss space management during the early development of children, cases of posterior crossbite, arch expansion, and treatment methods for conditions such as anterior and posterior cross-bites. During the hands-on session, we will review the fabrication of an expansion appliance for the maxilla used in correcting arch dimension (crossbites). We will also address treatments, scheduling, appliance adjustments, and retention.

Participants are required to bring study models of the early mixed dentition, a millimeter ruler, spring divider, bird beak plier, and a three-prong plier. Participants are also welcome to bring their preferred particular or panograph x-ray, if preferred.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •          Recognize arch space limitations in the transitional dentition
  •          Perform a mixed dentition analysis estimating space requirements 
  •          Plan the management of space to achieve an optimal arch form 
  •          Fabricate a maxillary expanding appliance 
  •          Understand scheduling, adjustments, and retention requirements

Course Fee: $385 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
$275 - Dentist or Dental Hygienist | UTHealth-Houston New Alumni | Limited Space

Credit Hours: 435 Space Management/Appliances - Participation: Hours - 6


Registration | 8:30 AM

Introduction | 8:50 AM

Presentation | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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