CDE: [Penn Orthodontic Department Lecture Series] Congenitally Missing and Malformed Lateral Incisors: Orthodontic and Interdisciplinary Considerations

Mar, 2021
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
**Payment is made following the program.**


There are several possibilities for the treatment approach of congenitally missing and malformed lateral incisors. To come up with a state of care and premier treatment, an interdisciplinary thinking process is needed for these cases. Initial and final occlusion, facial aesthetics, patient age, periodontal status, and patient social conditions are among the important requisites to the final diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. Hellen Teixeira will guide us on the thinking process for the state of care of these patients.


  • Understand the incidence and compromises of congenitally missing incisors to the whole dentition 
  • Recognize compromises of congenitally missing lateral incisors to the whole dentition
  • Compare prosthetic replacement vs. space closure
  • Understand the role of periodontists and the restorative team in the treatment approach of congenitally missing and malformed lateral incisors.


Hellen Teixeira, DDS, MS, DScD is an instructor and co-clinical director in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Teixeira is UPENN and NYU alumnus; she earned her M.S. in Biomaterials Science at New York University in 2013 and graduated with a Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) and certificate program in Orthodontics at Penn in 2019.

Dr. Teixeira’s research interests include (1) Bone-biomaterials interaction, (2) craniofacial growth and development, (3) Biology of tooth movement, (4) synergy of Toll-like receptors, and (5) epigenetics. Dr. Teixeira is currently the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in dentistry, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and immunology journals.

Dr. Teixeira has always considered the Department of Orthodontics at UPENN her second home and thoroughly enjoys teaching/mentoring dental students and the next generation of Orthodontics graduate students. Dr. Teixeira teaches predoctoral and postdoctoral students.

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