Symposium to showcase innovators in pediatric dentistry

Dec. 3, 2009
Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association event will be held March 11-14, 2010, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

CHATSWORTH, California--The Appliance Therapy Group will address a spectrum of topics in pediatric dentistry (as well as the interrelated fields of appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine) at the ATPA Symposium March 11-14, 2010, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Seventh Annual Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association Symposium is a gathering of dental professionals, clinicians, and field-related experts.

This year, the list of presenters includes several notable clinicians.

They include Dr. John N. Groper, certified pediatric dentist and clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry, speaking on Pediatric Space Management and the Groper Fixed Anterior Bridge; Dr. Terrance Spahl, expert in orthodontics, maxillofacial orthopedics, and TMJ therapeutics lecturing on Why You Absolutely, Positively Must Have Functionals in a Review; and Dr. Dane Hoang, certified pediatric dentist and pediatric space maintenance expert talking on Space Management and Esthetic Restorations in Pediatric Dentistry.

"Early treatment and early appliance therapy have proven critical to the prevention of esthetic, phonetic, and functional problems in childhood," saidATG CEO Dr. Rob Veis. "And because these are pediatric conditions which--left alone--can become adult nightmares, at ATPA 2010 we're taking an aggressively pro-active approach to educating and motivating the dental community. We're inviting all participating doctors to bring two members of their staff along absolutely free of charge."

In addition to providing two days of staff-training discussion, team strategizing and staff-success orchestration, ATPA 2010 will host educational presentations on Sleep and the Pathophysiology of OSA with Jerald H. Simmons, MD; Surgical Management of OSA with Rosalia C. Burke, MD; Appliance Therapy in the Treatment of OSA with Dr. Harold Smith; A NonInvasive Method for Treating Sleep with Dr. Lawrence A. May; and Q & A With the Experts--a panel/audience discussion.

Seminar-goers will have the opportunity to earn as many as 42 continuing education credits and receive certification in the Perio-Protect Method. Method creator Dr. Duane Keller will cover clinical treatment techniques, diagnostic presentations, implementation "how-tos," and provide an overview of how dentists across the country are adding revenues of more than $100,000 annually by integrating this method into their practices.

For information on the ATPAsymposium, visit Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association or call (800) 423-3270.

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