Pediatric dentist Dr. Dane Hoang to present at ATPA symposium

Jan. 28, 2010
Dr. Hoang will speak during annual symposium, scheduled for March 11-14, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nev.

CHATSWORTH, California--The Appliance Therapy Group has announce that pediatric dentist Dr. Dane Hoang will join the lineup of dental professionals, clinicians and field-related experts speaking at ATPA 2010.

The Seventh Annual Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association Symposium will be held March 11-14, 2010, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

In her presentation entitled, "Space Management and Esthetic Restorations in Pediatric Dentistry," Dr. Hoang will discuss how restorations of primary teeth may act as a natural space maintainer to help prevent the loss of arch length and the need for complex orthodontic treatment at a later stage.

She will also examine the potential benefits of using space maintaining appliances, including reduced prevalence or severity of crowding, ectopic eruption, and tooth impaction. She will also discuss the potential for considerable cost savings by reducing the need for future orthodontic treatment.

"Early treatment and early appliance therapy have proven critical to the prevention of esthetic, phonetic, and functional problems in childhood ... pediatric problems that--left alone--become adult nightmares," explained ATG CEO Dr. Rob Veis.

"This vital concern is a key aspect of this year's ATPA, and Dr. Hoang's presentation will examine a variety of different esthetic restorations and the use of space maintainer appliances available in pediatric dentistry. It's a must-attend for general practitioners."

A graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Hoang holds a certificate in pediatric dentistry and Master of Science degree in oral biology from the University of Minnesota. Currently maintaining private practices in Dallas and Richardson, Texas, she is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, ADA, TDA, and DCDS.

This year, in addition to covering many key aspects and concerns of pediatric dentistry, the symposium will dedicate a day to Sleep Appliance Therapy-- techniques, tools, and trends.

There will also be two days devoted to staff training with Anita Jupp to include discussion and application of the principles of team play, goal orchestration, motivation strategies and education essentials, and the art of collaborative promotion, support, and success. In addition, participating doctors are invited to bring their staff, two of which can attend free of charge.

Seminar-goers will have the opportunity to earn as many as 42 continuing education credits and receive certification in the Perio-Protect Method. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit case presentations for display and feedback, participate in hands-on round table sessions, attend in-depth lectures and workshops on topics from minor tooth movement to mouthguards to legal imperatives, and initiate and grow future relationships, programs, and partnerships.

For information on the ATPA symposium, visit online at ATPA symposium or call (800) 423-3270.

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