This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 435.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
This course teaches why space maintenance is needed, when to place what appliance, and how to fabricate the various appliances. Space maintainers discussed include: wire nance, lower lingual holding arch (LLHA), band and loop, distal shoe, and distal band and loop. Our basic goal as dentists treating children is to PREVENT—(decay, pain, space loss, etc). The most commonly overlooked of these is the prevention of space loss.
Description of Speaker:
Josh Wren, DMD graduated dental school from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005 and then attended the University of Kentucky where he obtained his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Upon graduation, Josh started Wren Pediatric Dentistry in Brandon, MS in July of 2007 and became a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Identify why space maintenance is needed (even in the absence of a prematurely lost primary tooth)
- Increase productivity while decreasing overhead
- Think outside the box when designing various appliances
- Learn how to fabricate the individual appliances
- Identify when to place what type of space maintainer
Dr. Wren declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor have a financial interest in any commercial products or services discussed in this program.
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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
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.
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.
State CE Requirements:
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.
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