PEDIATRICS AIRWAY

ORTHODONTICS

MINI-RESIDENCY 2021

Module 1 October 2 & 3, 2021

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. German Ramírez

Dr. Ramirez is a dentist from Colombia. He is a certified Paediatric Dentistry in Canada.

He has trained in Orthodontics and received a Master Degree in Dental Sciences in Australia and PhD degree in Oral Biology in Australia. He also holds a Master degree with focus in Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Apnoea from Tufts University.

Dr. Ramirez is the author of the book “Early Treatment of Malocclusions: Prevention and Interception in Primary Dentition”, as well as the co-author of the book “Guiding Craniofacial Growth and Development with The Myobrace System.”

He investigates on Craniofacial Growth and Development, the Patho-Physiology of Functional Disorders in the Cranio-Cervico-Mandibular system and how the craniofacial structures are modified by functional appliance

Fabiola Nossa

Fabiola has been a health professional for more than 25 years. Since 2012 she has been passionate about Orofacial Myofunctional therapy.

She has trained with Joy Moeller, Sandra Coulson in the USA. Also she trained with Esther Gokhale in body posture improvement and trained with Patrick McKeown in the Buteyko breathing method.

Lately she became a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology from the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Fabiola has developed a system to integrate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in the dental clinic; guiding craniofacial growth and development in children and correcting oral dysfunctions.

MINI-RESIDENCY PROGRAM SCHEDULES OBJECTIVES:

PROGRAM

MODULE 1

(Lectures Delivered via ZOOM)

Objectives:

  • To envision craniofacial growth and development as a life-long process.
  • To recognise the association between craniofacial structural and functional disturbances with sleep and breathing disorders.
  • To comprehend the differences between Obstructive Sleep Disordered Breathing (oSDB) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
  • To expound the consequences of mouth breathing, as a chronic problem, on the patient’s general health
  • To learn how to treat a developing malocclusion in primary and mixed dentition with the Planas’ Direct Tracks (PDTs).
  • To understand the importance of integrating Orofacial Myology in your practice to improve your results when treating malocclusions

Program:

Day 1 – Saturday October 2nd, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 am:  Introduction – Let’s know each other.
8:30 – 10:30 am: Insights in Craniofacial Growth and Development.
10:30 – 10:45 am:  Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Obstructive Sleep Disordered Breathing (oSDB): The pathway to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Craniogenesis and oSDBs: Connecting the dots.
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 – 5:00 pm: Unilateral Posterior Crossbite: Selective grinding and Planas’ Direct Tracks (PDTs) to correct it at an early age.

Day 2 – Sunday October 3rd, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am: Anterior Crossbite:  Selective grinding and Planas’ Direct Tracks (PDTs) to correct it either in primary or mixed dentitions.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Distocclusion associated with Deep bite: Improving the maxilla-mandibular sagittal and vertical relationships with the Planas’ Direct Tracks.
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Working together, Dentists and Orofacial Myologysts for better treatment results.   How to improve Nasal breathing with Orofacial Myology.
3:00 pm: Adjourn

Hands-on Section: A person-to-person zoom meeting will be individually scheduled with each participant over the following two weeks to discuss with Dr. Ramirez:

  1.   Diagnosing the structural and functional problems in one of your own patients.
  2.   Making a treatment plan for that patient.
  3.   Review the PDTs you built-up on the cast models for the three different scenarios (Posterior Crossbite; Anterior Crossbite; and, Deep Bite.

MODULE 2

(Lectures Delivered via ZOOM)

Objectives:

  • To recognize the structural and functional problems in your patients to make a complete diagnosis.
  • To improve your diagnosis skills based on your clinical observations.
  • To design a complete orthodontic treatment to correct all the factors that may be causing the malocclusion.
  • To minimize the possibilities of later treatments when correcting a malocclusion at an early age.
  • To understand the modus operandi of the Archwire-Light-Force (ALF) appliance.
  • To integrate Orofacial Myology in your practice to improve nasal breathing and tongue posture.

Program:

Day 1 – Saturday November 6, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am: Review of the concepts presented in the previous module.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Understanding the tongue and its dynamics to stimulate maxillary growth and development. Why the tongue is the best Palatal Expander!!
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Evaluating your patients in a 6-Dimensional perspective. Improving your clinical-eye!!
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 5:00 pm: Orofacial Myology to improve tongue posture and its dynamics.

Day 2 – Sunday November 7, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am: The Archwire-Light-Force (ALF) appliance: A slow developing system.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Let’s practice exercises to improve tongue rest posture.
12:30 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Let’s practice exercises to improve tongue posture and its dynamics.
3:00 pm: Adjourn

Hands-on Section: A person-to-person zoom meeting will be individually scheduled with each participant over the following two weeks to discuss with Dr. Ramirez:

  1.   Your patient’s treatment progress and how to proceed.
  2.   How to deliver and activate the ALF appliance on the maxillary and mandibular dental arches.

MODULE 3

(Lectures Delivered via ZOOM)

Objectives:

  • To learn how to improve your clinical-based diagnosis of the structural disturbances using the lateral cephalogram.
  • To recognize situations where both, the maxilla and mandible are retruded.
  • To envision how to integrate various treatment systems to achieve better results.
  • To understand how to treat all the structural and functional disturbances with an integrated treatment plan.
  • To establish a protocol in your office to improve the oral functions in your orthodontic patients.

Program:

Day 1 – Saturday December 11, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am: Review of the concepts presented in the previous modules.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: The Myofunctional appliances: Understanding their modus operandi and how to choose them.
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: PDTs, Myofunctional appliances and the ALF appliance: Three systems working together to produce better results and give a better airway to your patient.
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 5:00 pm: Let’s practice Lip’s seal and lips strengthening exercises.

Day 2 – Sunday December 12, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am: When and how to measure on the lateral cephalogram: recognizing a Bi-Maxillary retrusion!
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Tongue and Lip restrictive frenums:

  • When to intervene and when not!
  • The Orofacial Myology protocol for the ties.


12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Let’s practice swallowing exercises.
3:00 pm: Adjourn

Hands-on Section: A person-to-person zoom meeting will be individually scheduled with each participant over the following two weeks to discuss with Dr. Ramirez:

  1.   Your patient’s treatment progress and how to proceed.
  2.   Diagnosing and designing a treatment plan for another new patient from your clinic.

MODULE 4

(Lectures Delivered via ZOOM)

Objectives:

  • To understand a developing malocclusion causes breathing issues, which becomes a health problem in your patient.
  • To learn how to integrate fixed techniques when treating malocclusions in mixed and permanent dentitions.
  • To integrate Orofacial Myology in your practice, as an important asset for your orthodontic treatment results.
  • To learn how to use current technology to motivate your patients and improve compliance during your treatments.

Program:

Day 1 – Saturday January 29, 2022.

8:30 – 10:30 am: Review of the concepts presented in the previous modules.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: The four-points of obstruction in the airway and its association with the craniofacial structural and functional disturbances.
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Integrating fixed techniques when treating malocclusions in mixed and permanent dentitions.
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 5:00 pm: Other resources in Orofacial Myology to improve the treatment results.

Day 2 – Sunday January 23, 2022

8:30 – 10:30 am: A proposed protocol on how to integrate Orofacial Myology in a monthly visit schedule in your practice.
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Integrating current technology to increase motivation and compliance in your patients.
12:30 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Let’s share your clinical case with the group!
3:00 pm: Adjourn

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