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Intern'l Assoc. for Orthodontics Nat'l Meeting in Memphis was a great success! Courses taken: "Achieving Ortho/Restorative Excellence Through Occlusal Understanding" by Dr. J. Cranham "The Role of the Healthcare Practitioner in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cranial Facial Pain" by Dr. Steve Olmos "Finishing to the Nines" by Dr. Jay Gerber These were just a few of the many informative programs presented. To top off the weekend there was of course some fun times on Beale St. , Sun City Studios, and Graceland!

Great course this weekend by the Intern'l Assoc. for Orthodontics New England Study Group. Dr. Baker presented info on early treatment using the Carriere Motion Appliance. We also discussed the importance of sleep, airway, and our microbiome (good bacteria) and their importance in our health and behavior. Criteria and procedures for doing frenectomies were also reviewed.

New England IAO (Internat'l Assoc. for Orthodontics): This weekend will be teaching Session III of Fundamentals of Orthodontics. Highlights feature the "Super Bowl of Ortho" review, Class II Typodont, Class II diagnosis and biomechanics, anchorage, and impacted cuspids. We have a great group of doctors and am looking forward to sharing a lot of exciting information this weekend!

Importance of Correcting Malocclusions: (paste the following link for an informative You Tube video.) https://youtu.be/3CLUT1K6Up8

Developing the jaws to fit the teeth with myofunctional therapy. Myobrace: "The Balancing Act" See You Tube: https://youtu.be/oByUpQTDFMc

IAO New England Advance Seminar December 2016 https://d3ciwvs59ifrt8.cloudfront.net/9f321c05-d397-43b8-a59b-8303ebdf3a26/dc80122f-e5f7-4f54-b162-cde66c2da840.pdf

On Dec. 4-6, 2016 the International Assoc. for Orthodontics held their winter advance seminar. Dr. William Hang presented his Face Focused diagnosis and how to reopen extraction spaces. I had the privilege to present numerous cases showing various aspects of orthodontics including crossbites, root resorption, forced eruption, difficult Invisalign cases, and impacted cuspids. It was a great learning weekend with a terrific study group!

SMILE “It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash, and its memory can last forever.”

It's National Dental Hygiene Month and we have a special Invisalign offer that you can smile about!

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Children; some signs and symptoms: (part I) 1. Habitual snoring, mouth breathing 2. Enueresis (bed wetting) 3. Hyperactivity (ADD, ADHD) 4. Dark rings under the eyes (suborbital venous pooling) 5. Grinding of the teeth (bruxism) For more info see: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/109/4/e69.full