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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Impacted Canines: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on impacted canines. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:
1. Describe the radiographic investigations that may be required to assess impacted canines
2. List etiological factors for impacted canines
3. Review the rationale for interceptive orthodontics and methods used in intercepting impacted canines
4. List and describe treatment options and considerations involved in the treatment of impacted canines.

Abstract

Impacted canines are frequently encountered in clinical practice and a common obstacle during routine orthodontic care. While canine impaction is multifactorial, the exact etiology is not always known. Impacted canines should be identified and diagnosed as early as possible to determine and permit the best path of treatment. In some cases, interceptive orthodontics at a young age can resolve canine impaction; for example, by extracting the primary canine and/or the primary first molar. Treatment options for impacted canines include extraction of primary canines and molars, rapid maxillary expansion, canine substitution, autotransplantation, surgical exposure, and orthodontic extrusion, and for those with a poor prognosis, extraction.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

A Surgical Protocol for Guided Bone Regeneration Procedures

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

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Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this article is to provide the reader with information on a step-by-step surgical protocol for the use of guided bone regeneration with absorbable membrane barriers for ridge augmentation, designed to achieve successful augmentation and minimize potential complications. On completing this article, the reader will be able to do the following:

1. Present and describe the step-by-step technique for using guided bone regeneration with absorbable membrane barriers to augment deficient bony ridges for implant placement

2. Review the materials used with this procedure

3. List and describe the factors essential for success

4. Discuss the most frequent complications that may occur with this technique and describe their treatment

Abstract

Guided bone regeneration is a widely-used technique to augment alveolar ridge defects to allow implant placement and improve the final esthetic outcomes of implant-supported restorations. Since the introduction of guided bone regeneration, which is based on the theory of guided tissue regeneration, scientific evidence has demonstrated its effectiveness in regenerating lost bone. A biologically based technique must be used for clinical success and to avoid the occurrence of treatment complications that could be patient-, material- or technique-related. Should complications associated with guided bone regeneration occur, these must be treated as soon as possible.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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