Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

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Dr. Brock Rondeau, Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
Speaker: Dr. Brock Rondeau
Category: Orthodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: Flash
The purpose of this course is to help general dentists to learn to identify simple malocclusions that can be treated with functional appliances to improve the appearance and health of our younger pati...more
  • 4.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 9/1/2005
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Review Date: 6/30/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 373.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The purpose of this course is to help general dentists to learn to identify simple malocclusions that can be treated with functional appliances to improve the appearance and health of our younger patients. Mothers want their children treated when the malocclusion appears. They do not want to wait until age 13, when all the permanent teeth erupt and the malocclusion is more serious.

It has been estimated that approximately 70% of children by age 12 have some form of malocclusion. Since 90% of the face is developed by age 12, it is critical to institute treatment early in order to guide the growth of our younger patients. General dentists were not adequately trained in dental school to either diagnose or treat these malocclusions.

The use of functional appliances at an early age to develop the arches transversely and sagitally can help to ensure a non-extraction and non-surgical solution to the problem. Mothers do not want their children to have needless extractions and will seek out practitioners who can offer this valuable service. Utilizing functional appliances can eliminate the need for orthognathic surgery and routinely results in the creation of a healthy temporomandibular joint.

It is critical to the health of our younger patients that general dentists diagnose and treat airway obstructions due to swollen adenoids or tonsils early. Children with these problems have difficulty sleeping, are hyperactive, do poorly in school and sports, and are frequently prescribed the drug Ritalin. With assistance from E.N.T. specialists and functional appliances, these airway problems can be corrected. The objective of early treatment is to not only make the patient look better in terms of properly developed arches and straight teeth, but also to make the patient healthier by eliminating any airway obstruction.

For further information on complete orthodontic courses, consult the website: or call (877) 372-7625.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Rondeau is a general dentist with a practice limited to the treatment of patients with orthodontic-orthopedic-TM dysfunction problems. He is a Diplomat of the International Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow and Diplomat of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Dr. Rondeau has an active orthodontic-TMD practice with over 700 active patients. He lectures over 100 days per year in the U.S., Canada, Poland, China, England, and Australia. He is a consultant with the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, International Journal of Orthodontics and the Functional Orthodontist. He was the AAFO Clinician of the Year in 1993. Dr. Rondeau has published over 25 articles in orthodontic and dental journals and has produced a number of DVDs on the subject of orthodontics and functional appliances.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Treat posterior crossbites
  • Treat anterior crossbites
  • Treat anterior open bites caused by tongue thrust and thumb sucking habits
  • Treat deep overbites and bruxism
  • Treat underdeveloped mandibles in Class II skeletal malocclusions

Dr. Rondeau declares being the President and owner of Rondeau Seminars LTD.

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4.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Good Introduction
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User: Spencer For Hire
Date: 7/21/2015
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
You will get an overview of Dr. Rondeau's philosophy for early ortho treatment, which cases it is best to treat early and why. He did repeat himself somewhat, some of the slides could have been condensed. The course is worth it if you need an overview of what can be done with functional appliances during age 4-11, which is clearly the best time to treat these functional and skeletal problems.
CE Policies
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Computer Requirements:
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State CE Requirements:
Click Here for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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