CDE: [Penn Orthodontic Department Lecture Series] Evaluation and Management of Periodontal Boundaries During Orthodontic Treatment

Jan, 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

Course Description

The dentoalveolar periodontal supporting structures require a thorough clinical and radiographic examination prior to the initiation of orthodontic treatment in order to identify underlying risk factors that may predispose patients to attachment loss either during or after treatment. Anatomical considerations, the phenotype, the quantity and quality of the supporting structures as well as the direction of tooth movement should be evaluated. Prophylactic intervention utilizing soft and hard tissue augmentation techniques to minimize the risks of an unfavorable outcome will be discussed.

Educational Objectives

  • Evaluation of periodontal supporting structures prior to the initiation of Orthodontic treatment.
  • Identification of anatomical risk factors that may contribute to mucogingival problems either during or after Orthodontic treatment.
  • Recognition of treatment modalities that may be required to minimize risk factors.

Nipul Tanna, DMD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthodontics,
Director of Postdoctoral Periodontics/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.