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Dr. Ronald Bell
This course is designed specifically for orthodontists to understand concepts of “age-appropriate” orthodontic interventions and to learn targeted clinical strategies for accomplishing successful outcomes in the developing dentition. “Age-appropriate” treatments encompassing interceptive and guidance of eruption procedures in the primary to mid-mixed dentition, multi-phased treatments started in the early to mid-mixed dentition to influence growth and to increase arch dimensions, and staged treatments in the late mixed to young adolescent dentition period that in conjunction with comprehensive
Edgewise treatment optimize permanent dentition outcomes will be demonstrated. Using a case-based format, the course will guide the clinician toward answering key questions when considering
“early” treatment interventions:
What is the condition? What is the specific problem? How did it happen? Is the etiology resolved? What will happen without treatment – Will it stay the same, get worse, go away?
What is the likely result of treatment? Will it establish favorable growth and arch development patterns? Will it eliminate future treatment? Will it simplify future treatment? Are biomechanical
options favorable for treatment intervention? Does treatment meet socioeconomic issues?
How do I accomplish what I need to do? Are biomechanical
options favorable for treatment intervention?
Is this the best time to intervene or should I wait for additional development?
What design features of appliances best accomplish my targeted strategy for correction of a problem?
Dr. Bell's Bio
Ronald A. Bell, D.D.S., M.Ed. is Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bell is a Diplomate and past Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He currently serves as the program director of the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics at MUSC after previously serving as Chair of the combined Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Department and program director of the Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry