Changing faces, Smiles and Lives with Early Orthodontic Treatment

Course Fee: $375

30-day early registration: $338

CDE Credits: 7.5

original date of April 10, 2021 postponed to:

September 11, 2021

Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm

Registration limited to 36

The Possibilities of Mixed Dentition Treatment 



Steven Frank, DDS, MS
Past Postgraduate Residency Program Director and a Clinical Professor for the Division of Orthodontics in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics


This lecture will discuss the exciting possibilities that exist with comprehensive early orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment done on preadolescent patients. It will be demonstrated that through the use of orthodontic appliances such as the lip bumper, quad helix, jackscrew skeletal expanders, and orthodontic or orthopedic headgear, you can greatly reduce the need for extractions and even orthognathic surgery.  Before and after diagnostic records will be shown that will highlight the dramatic facial and dental changes that can occur with well planned and comprehensive early treatment. The course is designed for orthodontists, pediatric dentists and general practitioners who are interested in learning more about mixed dentition treatment modalities..

Learn how to transform this face . . . . . into this one with only Phase 1


Be able to treat these arches . . . .   into these with Phase 1 and Phase 2 treatment
Course Overview
  • Review the indications for early treatment and the timing of referrals to the orthodontist
  • Discuss when to start early treatment or Phase I and why
  • Explain the benefits of early orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment
  • Discuss how and when to diagnose and treatment plan for orthodontic or skeletal orthopedic treatment
  • Show the various types of appliances used in early treatment. Step-by-step fabrication, insertion and adjustment of all appliances will be demonstrated
  • Show actual treated mixed dentition cases with before, progress and after diagnostic records
Learning Objectives
  • Be able to determine when to start mixed dentition treatment
  • Be able to diagnose and treatment plan some of the more difficult mixed dentition cases
  • Know when to treatment plan for orthodontics only, or orthodontic and orthopedic treatment in conjunction
  • Understand that well planned Phase I/Phase II orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics can be an effective treatment for patients