I had a real pleasure speaking with Dr. Tim Agapas, who will be speaking at ASM 2017 in May. Tim shared some slides from his upcoming presentation and promised to come back to show us some of his very interesting cases.
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
This presentation covers diagnostic information pointing to growth, occlusal and dental problems prior to becoming complicated orthodontic treatment concerns.
Orthodontic and occlusal issues can usually be identified and diagnosed at an early age. If the patient and parent are informed at an appropriate age, future orthodontic treatment can usually be optimized and significant orthodontic treatment avoided.
Current research advocates intervention whenever possible to interrupt undesirable occlusal and orthodontic relationships to promote optimal growth and occlusal function.
- Identify facial, skeletal and dental criteria that will enable diagnosis of developing orthodontic and occlusal concerns
- Outline potential treatment options to address occlusal and orthodontic problems based on the underlying ethology
- Suggest referral and treatment timing to provide intervention for optimal results
Tim’s session runs on May 4th 2:00 – 4:30 pm