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Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics

Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics

Starting on :06:00 PM 13 July, 2015 Venue:Cathay Hotel
Ending on :08:00 PM 13 July, 2015 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:Dr. Ober Jenipher Achieng' Activity Cost:500


1. Dr. Dennis Cheruyot
BDS Moi University, Private Practitioner, Eldama Ravine


Preventive orthodontic treatment is intended to keep a malocclusion  from developing in an otherwise normal mouth. The goal is to provide adequate space for permanent teeth to come in. Treatment may require a space maintainer to hold space for a primary  tooth lost too early or removal of primary teeth that do not come out on their own in order to to create room for permanent teeth. Interventions include parental counselling, caries control , check up of oral habits and habit breaking, extraction of supernumerary teeth.

Interceptive orthodontic treatment is performed for problems that, if left untreated, could lead to the development of more serious dental problems over time. The goal is to reduce the severity of a developing problem and eliminate the cause. The length of later comprehensive orthodontic treatment may be reduced. The procedures include serial extractions ,space regaining, correction of crossbites , correction of crowding, muscle exercises, correction of midline diastema and interception of skeletal malrelations


a) Definition of Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics
b) Procedures undertaken in Preventive Orthodontics
c) Procedures undertaken in Interceptive Orthodontics

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