CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education
CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education

CDEWorld > eBooks > Clear Aligner Therapy: A Standard of Care in General Dentistry

⇐ Back to eBook Library

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2022. ID # 209722.


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.


  • 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

Download FREE eBook now!