Foundation in Orthodontics – Complimentary Course

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This course offers 1 hours of continuing education.


In this free dental continuing education course you’ll learn from board certified orthodontist Dr. Greg Asatrian will provide you with an overview of treatment approaches available in orthodontics today. He’ll review the mechanism of action of orthodontic therapy. He’ll discuss bracket and archwire mechanics. He’ll compare and contrast clear aligner therapy to traditional orthodontic therapy. He’ll also discuss case selection.

CE Objectives

  • Compare and contrast some of the generalized advantages and disadvantages of clear aligners vs traditional braces
  • Identify occlusal schemes which may be particularly challenging to treat orthodontically
  • Learn of the fundamental function of the bracket and archwire
  • Develop a foundational understanding for orthodontic tooth movement

About the Speaker

Dr. Greg is a board-certified orthodontist in Southern California. He completed his orthodontic residency in 2019 during which he served as chief resident in the Section of Orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He received his doctoral degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2016 during which he inducted as a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

As a resident, he works to implement his expertise in technology with patient care, and as such has been advancing orthodontic treatment planning and therapy by utilizing 3D technology.

In conjunction to his clinical education, Dr. Asatrian is a prolific researcher in tissue engineering, authoring over 30 peer-reviewed journals/books and presenting at over 100 domestic and international conferences. His research revolves around the investigation of novel biologics for bone regeneration.

To learn more about Dr. Asatrian, click here.

Teaching Method: Self-Paced/Audio/Web Mediated
Conflict of Interest Statement: Dr. Greg Asatrian has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose at this time related to this CE.

Lesson Length: 60 min
CE credit: 1 hours
Release Date: 12/21/20
Review Date: 12/21/20
Expiration Date: 12/21/23

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