The Treatment Plan – Its Relationship to Stability

The long term benefit that a patient receives from orthodontic treatment is directly related to the initial decisions that the orthodontist makes about that particular person’s treatment plan.  The resolution of any malocclusion is dependent upon the treatment plan.  In fact, the most critical part of malocclusion correction is the formulation of the treatment plan. This presentation presents some steps that every clinician should consider as the treatment plan for a patient is developed.  The patient records that exhibit the treatment planning process and the long term stability of the treated result will be shown.

Learning objectives include: 1) Discuss the four areas that must be considered during the formulation of a treatment plan; 2) Explain a differential diagnostic difficulty index; 3) Discuss the benefit verses burden of various treatment plans presented.
James L. Vaden has been a private practitioner in Cookeville, Tennessee for over 40 years.  During his professional career, he has served the Director of The American Board of Orthodontics, as the Commissioner for orthodontics for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and as a member of numerous AAO standing committees and councils.  In addition to his private practice, Jim has been active as an educator and has been a clinical professor at the University of Tennessee since1980. He served as the Professor and Chairman of orthodontics at the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics for 11 years.  He has also served as an adjunct clinical professor for eight years in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Vaden has been active with the Charles Tweed Foundation and the Tweed Study Course since 1976.

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:15PM CDT (75 min)


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