Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Larry W. White, DDS., MSD, FACD, Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Speaker: Larry W. White, DDS., MSD, FACD
Category: Orthodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: Flash
This course will help participants understand the historical methods of evaluating cephalometric X-rays and how to use soft tissue methods of constructing Visualized Treatment Objectives. Clinicians ...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 12/20/2007
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Review Date: 6/30/2016
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 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 course on Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning encompasses the understanding and use of a problem list and how to integrate this in the clinical examination. It will help participants understand the historical methods of evaluating cephalometric X-rays and how to use soft tissue methods of constructing Visualized Treatment Objectives. Clinicians will view and understand how to construct occlusograms, and they will receive instruction about using the MDFL analysis. This course will emphasize the importance of individualizing patient diagnosis & treatment planning and avoiding predetermined and generalized formulas.

This course is intended for those with an intermediate knowledge of orthodontics.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. White graduated from Baylor Dental College with a DDS and MSD degree and then served in the United States Air Force for 2 years. Dr. White is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, The Southwest Society of Orthodontists, The American Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Tweed Orthodontic Study Group, and a past-member of the Southwest Angle Orthodontic Society.

Dr. White is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and a fellow in the American College of Dentists. He has been a director and president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists. He is a past president of the New Mexico Orthodontic Society and the Texas Tweed Study Group. He serves as manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics. He was editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics for 17 years. In 1988, Dr. White received the International College of Dentists Golden Scroll Award as editor of the most improved dental journal in dental literature (The Rocky Mountain Orthodontic Newsletter). Dr. White has contributed more than 100 original articles to dental literature and has presented lectures to several orthodontic societies, universities and study clubs. He has also lectured in over 35 countries throughout the world.

Dr. White is now Technology and New Product Editor for the World Journal of Orthodontics and a contributing editor for the Orthodontic CyberJournal. Dr. White is also Editor of the Dallas County Dental Society publication, Dateline. He now practices orthodontics in DeSoto, TX.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Recognize the historical methods of orthodontic cephalometric diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Be able to use the orthodontic diagnosis & treatment planning techniques predicated on the soft tissue profile
  • Construct and use occlusograms
  • Construct and use Visualized Treatment Objectives
  • Understand and use the MDFL analysis
  • Understand and use a modified Steiner Box to assist in planning treatment
  • Create a reasonable problem list upon examining orthodontic patients

Dr. White 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 does he have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) he will discuss in the presentation.

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 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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