Impacted and Transposed Teeth- Benefits vrs Risks of correction, Diagnosis and How to correct

Dr Andrew Chang of Smiles & Faces Orthodontics, Blacktown shares his presentation.

How you taken an OPG of your child or teenager patients and saw a developing impacted permanent tooth. What do you do? Have you thought if you should ask the patient to wait until all adult teeth are through, then refer to an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment then?

Dr Andrew Chang shares his insights and experience on this highly niched topic yet for general dentists can have profound implications on the patient outcome.

It would challenge the common thinking among some general dentists and many in the community that orthodontic treatment is best left till when all adult teeth have erupted.

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Enamel Defects and Orthodontic Implications- A clinical decision making flowchart

Does your patient have chalky teeth? What factors would you need to consider? How can you provide the best quality care for your patients. This flowchart will help to make your treatment planning clearer.

This is an excerpt that many dentists find helpful when undertaking treatment planning for their patients.

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Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization: The Pediatric-Orthodontic Interface

Dr Diane Tay, Pediatric Dentist and Fellow at Westmead Children’s Hospital shares her insights on the features, clinical presentation, and management of Molar-Incisor  Hypomineralization. This is an excerpt of her combined presentation, with Dr Andrew Chang of Smiles & Faces Orthodontics into Enamel Defects and the pedodontic-orthodontic implications. 

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Enamel Defects- The Pedodontic-Orthodontic Interface

This webinar is an adaptation of the presentation given by Dr Andrew Chang to a large group of dentists. This is part 2 where he discusses the role of the orthodontic implications that arise from enamel defects. When managed well and timed right, extractions in certain instances of teeth with marked enamel defects can simplify or reduce future orthodontic treatment of treatment needs. Topics that are covered in depth are:

  1. Chronological enamel hypoplasia and MIH.
  2. MIH- progressive and non progressive forms
  3. Compensating and Balancing extractions- when and why?
  4. Role of Occlusal relationships
  5. 3rd molars- how does this affect treatment planning
  6. Case studies

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Invisalign – Is there a Place for This. A Practitioner’s Reflection

This in depth discussion focuses on case selection: How to identify the level of difficulty of the orthodontic treatment case? It also goes through numerous clinical cases to illustrate and apply this.

This is particularly suited to those practititioner’s with a basic level of orthodontic awareness, who has had some early exposure to clear removable aligners.

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