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March 22, 2019

Clear Aligner Therapy: A Standard of Care in General Dentistry

By Nicole Smith, DDS
Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

This article will explain the need for clear aligner therapy (CAT) in general dentistry by covering orthodontic basics for general practitioners. Because of the periodontal-orthodontic connection, general dentists should deploy orthodontic therapy in daily diagnoses and treatment planning. This article will cite current research supporting the assertion of a full-body oral health connection and how the mouth functions as a gateway to the body.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain orthodontics occlusion basics and the periodontal-orthodontic connection.

  • Define long-term oral health solutions using clear aligner therapy.

  • Implement orthodontics in the general practice.

About the Author

Nicole Smith, DDS
Private Practices, Huntington Beach, California

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