Airway Centric Orthodontics: Moving Orthodontics into the Healthcare Arena
Friday, October 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Orthodontics has traditionally focused on occlusion and tooth alignment. There is a shift in the paradigm and an opportunity to move Orthodontics into the healthcare arena. Changes in facial balance are likely the primary cause of TMD's and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Straight teeth will become secondary to facial balance and airway health.
Our colleague and fellow board member of the AAPMD, Bill Hang will be on the east coast for a one day lecture on Friday October 11th at the Scarsdale Golf Club. Dr. Hang's practice is anchored in correct oral posture - jaw, tongue, lip and cheek. He has documented and published on the impact of appropriate facial growth guidance in children on prevention of OSA. This lecture offers an opportunity for Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists to engage their practices in this new paradigm and do more for their patients.
Your takeaway from this course will be 6 keys to optimal orthodontic outcomes and 10 specific treatment changes to achieve these goals. Learn how to better serve your patients whether they are 4 or 94.
For more information, group discounts and AAPMD member rates, email email@example.com
About Dr. William Hang
Dr. William Hang is the principal and owner of an orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics practice for both adults and children, located in Westlake Village, California. Dr. Hang has studied or practiced dentistry and/or orthodontics for more than 40 years, and brings experience and dedication to a practice focused on achieving facial balance along with successful dental outcomes.
Dr. Hang’s practice is anchored in correct oral posture. Improper oral posture, such as improper jaw, tongue, lip and cheek posture, causes poor facial balance and crooked teeth. Reduced nasal breathing due to allergies or an airway obstruction frequently produces poor oral posture. He has documented and published scholarly articles on how appropriate facial growth guidance in young children can dramatically increase the airway from the dorsum of the palate to the larnyngopharynx, with clear implications on possible prevention of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Dr. Hang received his BS degree and his DDS degree from the University of Illinois, graduating first in his class. He received his MSD in Orthodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the California Dental Association, the California Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics® and the International Association of Facial Growth Guidance.
When & Where
American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
The American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) is an inclusive organization for health care practitioners and health care consumers to share information and work together for the wellness of individuals, families and society. This AAPMD will attract, educate and train practitioners to diagnose and intervene with care early rather than delay treatment.
The areas of sleep, chronic pain, issues of growth and development and athletic and intellectual performance require the diagnostic and clinical knowledge of many disciplines, The AAPMD’s initial efforts have attracted general dentists, pediatric dentists and orthodontists, physicians (sleep specialists, ENT, pulmonologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, integrated medicine specialists) as well as nutritionists, physical therapists, oromyologists, and hygienists. AAPMD membership is open to health care consumer members; patients, parents and educators who will benefit from AAPMD educational materials, courses and a team based referral network.