StraightSmile Solutions® Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics Digital Course for General and Pediatric Dentists
Do you want to feel more comfortable screening and treatment planning young patients under the age of 10 for orthodontics? Better yet, do you want to learn how to provide these services in your practice? Then this course is exactly what you need!
LENGTH: 13 Hours | CREDITS: 13 CE | AGD CODE: Orthodontics : 370 | Presenter: Dr Amanda Wilson | TUITION: $499.00 + Processing fees
Dr Amanda Wilson
Dr. Amanda Wilson, a native of San Francisco, obtained her dental education from UCSF Dental School and her Masters of Dental Science and Orthodontics Certification at the University of Connecticut. She practiced clinically ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area and during that time completed thousands of orthodontic cases, both fixed and removable. Following her calling to to teach and mentor, she eventually transitioned into corporate dentistry and has worked the last six years as a Dental Director and Consultant to both national and international orthodontic companies, with an emphasis on early treatment, functional appliances, aligners and tele-dentistry. In 2016, recognizing the lack of orthodontic coaching services that cater directly to General Dentists, she became passionate about filling this space and founded her own orthodontic management and coaching company, StraightSmile Solutions®.
Currently, Dr. Amanda resides with her family in Honolulu, Hawaii but she travels often both nationally and internationally to meet with her clients and teams. She enjoys surfing and hiking and is a Cadette Girl Scout Leader and USA Swimming Official. She’s also bilingual in German.
Phase 1 or interceptive orthodontic treatment is a problem-focused treatment where the child's bite, teeth, airway and oral habits are addressed in preparation for a more simple and limited orthodontic treatment as teenagers called Phase 2 Orthodontic treatment. This type of treatment generally lasts 6-18 months and occurs in children aged 6-10 years old. The implementation of Phase 1 treatment helps to prevent and reduce the likelihood of more serious and extensive orthodontic issues in teens and adults like: impactions of canines, jaw surgery, and the need for future premolar extractions.
Phase 1 treatment can involve the use of functional appliances, braces or clear aligners to fix many orthodontic malocclusions including: overjet, overbite, crossbites, negative overjet, the management and prevention of impacted canines, oral habits, deep bites and open bites as well as issues with airway and sleep disordered breathing.
This 13-hour digital, on-demand course is a series of curated and historical content from the StraightSmile Solutions team, that will teach dentists about Phase 1 treatment etiology, diagnosis and treatment planning using all forms of removable and fixed oral appliances including: braces, clear aligners, expanders, twin blocks, bionators, reverse pull headgear, habit appliances and bite plates. After this course, a dentist should feel comfortable with screening and treatment planning young patients under the age of 10 for orthodontics in order to empower the dentist to add these procedures to their menu of services for additional in-house revenue or to support the referral to a local orthodontist.