Hygienist’s Review of Orthodontics: The Eye Sees What The Mind Knows

  • Saturday 1/28/2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 626SL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 207
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Michael Cognata, DMD was a member of the Harvard Postdoctoral Orthodontic faculty for 27 years and is currently in the private practice of orthodontics in both Marblehead and Boston, MA.

This course will provide a review for the dental hygienist to know when to refer a patient to the orthodontist. Orthodontic problems are seen regularly by the dental hygienist in general practice. How well are you equipped to answer the question of when should a young patient see an orthodontist? A timely orthodontic referral does make a difference for the young patient who is still growing. Adult cases will be included to aid attendees in differentiating the more straightforward orthodontic cases from the deceptively difficult and complex ones.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how to detect and evaluate developing orthodontic problems in the growing child and adult
  • Improve skills in describing and discussing orthodontic problems
  • Clearly communicate observations with parents, patients, and dentists
  • Gain greater awareness of the terminology of different orthodontic problems and their significance
  • Determine when and how to make a timely referral to the orthodontist
Recommended Audience: Hygienist