Spotlight on Orthodontics
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Volume 40 eBook 29
This special Compendium eBook provides two articles that emphasize the importance of teamwork in conjunction with orthodontics. The first article is a continuing education (CE) course on the collaboration between the general dentist and orthodontist. The second article is a case report that shows the successful use of orthodontic extrusion in an esthetically challenging case. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Collaboration Between the General Dentist and Orthodontist: An Essential Partnership to Ensure Orthodontic Success
Daniel Bills, DMD, MS
This CE article explains how collaboration and communication between the general dental team and orthodontic team are essential elements to ensuring successful outcomes for orthodontic patients. The article discusses the importance of the timing and technique involved with an initial orthodontic referral and describes a team-oriented approach to achieving proper oral hygiene and effective results for the orthodontic patient.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Successful Use of Orthodontic Extrusion in an Esthetically Challenging Case
Scott L. Rice, DDS; Taylor S. Rice, DDS; and Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD
This second article is a case report that involves bringing other specialists onto the field, such as a periodontist in this case, along with a general dentist. Orthodontic extrusion can be advantageous for creating a favorable periodontal and restorative environment while avoiding extensive bone and soft-tissue grafting.