This program was created to aid General Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, and Orthodontists in advancing their orthodontic educational background in order to meet their patients’ requests for treatment of facial growth deficiencies, orthodontic problems and/or temporomandibular dysfunction.
Early detection and prevention of malocclusion and inadequate growth of the face and jaws is a significant component of the Facial Beauty Institute philosophy. Allowing these conditions to go undiagnosed and untreated may lead to:
- Crooked Teeth
- Poor Facial Aesthetics
- Airway Dysfunction
- Sleep Disorders
- TM Disorders
Most experts agree these problems may not be inherited but are a result of environmental or functional influences in growing children, creating crowded teeth, and underdeveloped faces. These developmental problems can be detected at an early age, and often are; however, frequently no treatment is recommended. Waiting for permanent tooth eruption and/or utilizing premolar extractions may not address the underlying causes of crowded teeth and poor facial development.
This comprehensive program will provide you knowledge and skills not only to intercept growth and development problems in the growing patient, but improve treatment outcomes in adults as well and covers the following topics:
- How OsseoRestore Appliances affect the airway, growth, repositioning, and remodeling of the maxilla, mandible, and facial soft tissues…The Biology of Facial Growth
- Advanced Clinical Growth Evaluation and Treatment Planning, which OsseoRestore Appliance to use, and when
- New Advances in our understanding of Growth and Development of the face and skull with particular attention to facial asymmetry
- Predictably minimizing skeletal, dentoalveolar, and muscular problems.
- Diagnosis and treatment for ages 3-9 and the diagnosis and treatment for ages 10 and up
- Simple and effective treatment for crossbites
- The importance of adequate nasal respiration
- Vertical maxillary excess or “Gummy Smile” and its relation to breathing patterns
- Tongue thrust and tongue posture
Become more proficient in clinical decision-making and troubleshooting during treatment.
Review anatomy and physiology of the craniomandibular complex and myofunctional system relevant to diagnosis and treatment planning of OsseoRestore Appliances.
In general, we intend to build upon the solid foundation you as an experienced dental practitioner gained from your university degree program, clinical practice, subsequent continuing educational hours, and experiences from various learning venues.
You will leave with the knowledge and skills to immediately intercept craniofacial growth and development problems in the growing patient and improve treatment outcomes in adults.
"The evolutionary history of human facial growth over the last 3 million years will be reviewed highlighting the mechanisms contributing to the development of the face and aerodigestive tract, which includes the airway, lips, mouth, tongue, nose, and throat.” - Timothy Bromage, PhD
"The history of Dental therapeutic attempts to correct Maxillary Deficiencies is replete with disappointment and failure, for both clinicians and patients. However, Dentistry is entering a new era of understanding of the guiding principles of Human Craniofacial Growth. Based upon these understandings, novel therapeutic regimens have been developed that offer dramatic opportunities for efficient, effective and predictable treatment of malocclusion, OSA, TMD and unattractive faces.” – Crispen Simmons, DDS