Friday, April 04, 2014
ISPD: The Mix in Indy
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
"The Mix In Indy"
Mixed Dentition Orthodontics Seminar
Anterior and Posterior Cross-bites, Extraction, Non-extraction and Borderline Situations
Gerry Samson, D.D.S.
Friday, April 4, 2014
As primary care providers of pediatric dentistry, all of us prefer to base our treatments on
evidence based principles. We yield to that obligation. As professionals we strive to
provide accurate information to parents whose children present with occlusal
relationships that, if left untreated, may lead to conditions that can be both unattractive,
dysfunctional and become more severe.
- What are the potential consequences of advising to not treat the anterior and/or posterior cross-bite and wait until all the permanent teeth are in occlusion and what is the best time to correct these problems?
- Clinically, what are the most effective anterior and posterior cross-bite correction appliances and how are they adjusted by the doctor?
- What is the best method to correct a true unilateral cross-bite?
- When confronted with an anterior cross-bite, which are true Class III problems with eventual ortho-surgical potential?
- What are the best post-treatment retention methods?
- Which patients have the highest cross-bite relapse potential; what factors are responsible for the relapse and what can be done about that risk?
- What are the evidence based consequences of bicuspid extraction and non-extraction?
- Which are true "borderline extraction" patients?
- Prior to treatment, which specific orthodontic records and informed consent forms are needed?
Gerald S. Samson, DDS
Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
Fellow of The American College of Dentists (FACD)
Described as an educational entertainer, Gerry Samson completed pediatric dental residency at Emory University in 1979 under the direction of Dr. Ed Hibbard and orthodontics at Northwestern University in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Hal Perry. Since 1981, Samson has been in private orthodontic practice and is a diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and a fellow of The American College of Dentists. In addition to orthodontic private practice, Samson holds formal faculty appointments at seven postgraduate programs and has lectured extensively. In addition, Samson reviews orthodontic mechanics articles submitted for publication to The Angle Orthodontist.
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Samson offers meaty clinical presentations spiced with a blend of biting wit, edgy humor, and substantially sauced with evidenced based literature. Samson’s zany, brainy and engaging methods have made him one of today’s most popular educators. Participants are certain to enjoy an educational, clinical experience that is
both informative and motivating.