Changing Faces, Smiles and Lives with Early Orthodontic Treatment

Changing Faces, Smiles and Lives with Early Orthodontic Treatment

Becoming a Dentofacial Orthopedist Again

In person at UCLA School of Dentistry

Course Fee: $375        30-day early registration: $338     Limited Enrollment
CDE Credits: 7.5

Saturday, September 17, 2022   
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

This lecture will discuss the exciting possibilities that exist with comprehensive early orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment done on preadolescent patients. It will be demonstrated that through the use of orthodontic appliances such as the lip bumper, quad helix, jackscrew skeletal expanders, and orthodontic or orthopedic headgear, you can greatly reduce the need for extractions and even orthognathic surgery. Before and after diagnostic records will be shown that will highlight the dramatic facial and dental changes that can occur with well planned and comprehensive early treatment. The course is designed for orthodontists, pediatric dentists and general practitioners who are interested in learning more about mixed dentition treatment modalities.

Course Topics

  • Review the indications for early treatment and the timing of referrals to the orthodontist
  • Discuss when to start early treatment or Phase I and why
  • Explain the benefits of early orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment
  • Discuss how and when to diagnose and treatment plan for orthodontic or skeletal orthopedic treatment
  • Show the various types of appliances used in early treatment. Step-by-step fabrication, insertion and adjustment of all appliances will be demonstrated
  • Show actual treated mixed dentition cases with before, progress and after diagnostic records


Steven Frank, DDS, MS
Past Postgraduate Residency Program Director and a Clinical Professor for the Division of Orthodontics in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

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Learning Objectives

  • Be able to determine when to start mixed dentition treatment
  • Be able to diagnose and treatment plan some of the more difficult mixed dentition cases
  • Know when to treatment plan for orthodontics only, or orthodontic and orthopedic treatment in conjunction
  • Understand that well planned Phase I/Phase II orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics can be an effective treatment for patients


speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice


Policies - Cancellation and Refund

UCLA School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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