3D Orthodontics: Beyond Straight Teeth. Dr. Sean Carlson
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3D Orthodontics: Beyond Straight Teeth Short Description: Straight teeth are nice, but long healthy lives are better. Join Dr. Sean K. Carlson as he shares with you his journey from 2D to 3D. Learn how his new modern approach to orthodontics is focusing on not only great bites and smiles, but also on preventing sleep disordered breathing. You will soon understand how CBCT technology is giving orthodontists information that dramatically improves airway health, treatment efficiency, and patient communication. Learn from Dr. Carlson as he shares years of painful mistakes and practice-changing pearls that will help you make the transition from 2D to 3D. This game changing lecture is sure to forever change the way you practice orthodontics. Attendees Will: - Understand the advantages of using 3D imaging technology in orthodontic practice. - Understand how Collaborative Treatment Intelligence (CTI) will affect all of us - Learn how to use dynamic modeling to create more predictable treatment plans - Learn how to incorporate airway health into their practice - Understand key publications that shed light on science behind what we know so far Presentation Summary: The creation of a 3-D virtual patient using CBCT imaging is now a reality. Simply focusing on the teeth is underutilizing the power of our orthodontic treatment to improve not only a patient’s smile, but their physical health as well. This presentation will focus on Dynamic Modeling, Airway-Centered Orthodontics, and how to integrate CBCT into overall patient care. Dr. Carlson will use numerous case examples and share his story of practice transformation since installing his first CBCT machine in 2008. The advantages of a three-dimensional approach in diagnosis, airway analysis, treatment planning, and patient communication will be discussed. In addition, he will discuss some of the challenges that may make it difficult for clinicians to change from twodimensional diagnosis to three-dimensional diagnosis, and why this change is essential for the future of orthodontics.