CDE: [Penn Orthodontic Department Lecture Series] Diagnosis and Treatment of Transverse Problems

Dec, 2020
06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm; this virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00

Course Description

Maxillary transverse deficiency is a common problem in orthodontics. It could be skeletal and/or dental origin and is often manifested by unilateral or bilateral posterior cross bite. Clinically, the skeletal width of maxilla and mandible, the intermolar width and the buccolingual inclination of maxillary and mandibular posterior teeth (curve of Wilson) are the key factors on the diagnosis of transverse problems. In this lecture, the transverse growth of maxilla and mandible, and the transverse development of the dentitions will be discussed. In the treatment of transverse problems, rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is often used in children, and TADs supported RPE in young adult. However, for older adults, the surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion would be a better choice not only to expand the maxilla successfully but also provide good stability. In this lecture, the state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment modalities on the transverse problems will be presented.

Educational Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Normal transverse growth of maxilla and mandible
  • Diagnosis of transverse problems
  • Treatment of transverse problems in children
  • Treatment of transverse problems in adults

Chun-Hsi Chung, DMD, MS
Associate Professor of Orthodontics
Chauncey M. F. Egel Endowed Chair
Director, Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program
Department of Orthodontics

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.