Practical Orthodontic Procedures for General Dentists
David A. Wright, DDS, MBA and Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Why is it that general dentists include every branch of dentistry in their abilities to serve their patients save one – orthodontics? Why have many dentists considered orthodontic treatment to be primarily for adolescents? Dave Wright, PCC Mentor and private general practitioner, has been accomplishing orthodontics in his general practice for over 20 years. Dave and Gordon share which orthodontic techniques are available and which techniques can be incorporated into every general practice immediately. See how to simplify orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. From “Early Interceptive” treatment all the way to orthodontics partnering with prosthodontics, this video will help the GP make complex restorative cases much simpler. Incorporating orthodontics is a great way for you to serve your patients, excite your staff, increase practice revenue, and more knowledgeably refer complex cases to specialists.
Table of Contents
- Terminology: "Talk Like an Orthodontist"
- Controversies in Orthodontics
- Modalities of Treatment: Are All Equal?
- Types of Retainers
- Steps in Retainer Fabrication: Removable
- Steps in Retainer Fabrication: Fixed
- Understanding Early "Phase I" Treatment
- Adult Orthodontic Treatment
- Adolescent "Phase II" Treatment
- Aligner Therapy: "Expert Guided"
- Planning Your Orthodontic Education