Course by: Bill Arnett and Dr. Vero Martinez
Duration: 10 hours
Dr. Arnett’s and Dr. Vero Martinez’s mini lectures are short topics which are repeatedly requested by Surgeons, Orthodontists, and Prosthodontists at international meetings. The topics are cutting edge and are many of our favorite presentations. These short subjects are extremely important for avoiding complications and producing excellent treatment results.
This Mini describes the TMJ treatment changes from 1975 until present including open joint surgery, arthroscopy, arthrocentesis, splints, and medications.
The profile changes of the incisors, ANS, chin and occlusal planes are presented based on 100 consecutive surgical cases planned with the FAB treatment philosophy. Interesting statistical differences between males, females, CII, CIII, and redo surgery are revealed.
Organized CBCT interpretation is described including terminology for condylar position, shape, and cortex. Terminology defines what is normal and abnormal.
Clinical history and examination, precise CBCT inspection, treatment guidelines, medication rational, and bibliography are presented.
The etiology of condylar resorption is defined including surgical (dentistry) induced condylar position changes, systemic factor overlay, and specific TMJ considerations.
The advantages of operating the lower jaw first and counterclockwise bimaxillary surgery are discussed. Additionally, custom and bendable plates are compared. Two patients are reviewed.
This Mini literature review delineates the published differences between miniplate vs bicortical screw BSSO fixation. Class II relapse (early/late), BSSO fixation failure, condylar position change/relapse, and inferior alveolar nerve damage are explained.
Import and alignment of STL model, records, and model merge
The intricacies of model block surgery are explained to improve results with this technique
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