Orthodontics for General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants

Hands On Course – Class Size Limited

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $395 (Doctor); $199 (Staff)
  • Credit: 7 Hours–3 Lecture, 4 Participation
  • AGD Code: 370
  • Course #: H1

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Dr. Bahram GhassemiDR. BAHRAM GHASSEMI, D.M.D., M.Sc.D., Associate Clinical Professor and member of the Orthodontic faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Former Chairman of the Orthodontic Department in Tehran, Iran

SARA GHASSEMI, D.M.D., Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


This comprehensive course is designed to enhance the practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of orthodontics, to facilitate the skills needed to identify malocclusion, and to develop a working understanding of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Case studies will be used to explore diagnosis of malocclusion, prevention of certain orthodontic problems, and timing of treatment. Additionally, the practitioner will be taught to recognize occlusal and skeletal problems indicating interceptive, limited, and comprehensive orthodontic treatment, as well as to determine when specialist referrals are necessary.

The provider will also be taught how to provide selective extraction of primary teeth to facilitate the eruption of the permanent teeth such as canines to ease future orthodontic problems. A workshop will be provided at which the participants will gain hands-on experience with orthodontic tools, procedures, and how to handle orthodontic emergencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain clinical and didactic knowledge of orthodontics
  • Properly diagnose orthodontic dental malocclusion and skeletal discrepancies
  • Learn basic criteria used in prevention of orthodontic problems
  • Describe and discuss orthodontic appliances
  • Review timing of treatment
  • Recognize when to refer to an orthodontic specialist