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Orthodontic Management of the Teen with Invisalign

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OHSU School of Dentistry

2730 South Moody Avenue

Portland, OR 97201

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Presented by Judah Garfinkle, DMD-2 CE Credits

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This presentation will:

  • Review indications for interceptive orthodontics
  • When and how to address orthodontic treatment of the teen patient
  • Offer comparison of clear aligners and braces
  • Presentation of various malocclusions with clear aligners

Dinner will be served

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Meet Dr. Garfinkle

I feel very fortunate to have found the perfect job for me: one that allows me to work with people, create things with my hands, and improve the lives of those around me. I enjoy both the physical and mental aspects of my job. I love the fine manual work. It makes me feel like I am still building Legos as a child! And mentally, treatment planning and the regular orthodontic adjustments feels like a cross between playing chess and creating a bonsai tree.

But most importantly, having the privilege of being involved in each patient’s health care, is a responsibility that I take very seriously. My commitment is to treat every patient as if they were a member of my own family.

Education And Commitment To Continuing Education

• Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Oregon

• Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Harvard School of Dental Medicine

• Master of Science and Orthodontic Certificate – University of Kentucky

• Fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics – New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Going into college, I knew that I wanted to be a “doctor” but didn’t really know exactly what kind. I liked science, was intrigued by how the human body worked, and wanted to help people. As my journey continued, I tried to figure out what I wanted in a career. I decided that I wanted to work with children, as well as adults, get to work with my hands, and to have long-term relationships with my patients. Orthodontics is the only field that provides a perfect blend of those three elements.

During my Orthodontic training, my passion for treating patients with craniofacial conditions increased, so I sought out advanced training. My fellowship training is very specialized and unique. Only one fellow per year is accepted, and at the time I completed my fellowship, NYU was the only program in the world. During the fellowship, I learned about all the various facial deformities, and how to diagnosis and manage them, along with managing traumatic accidents and growth disturbances. I also made effort to learn as much as I could about the other craniofacial specialties (e.g. speech pathology, ENT, genetics, etc.), which makes my job more enjoyable and allows me to be a greater resource to my patients and other team members.

From my perspective, no case should be treated in a vacuum with orthodontic blinders on. Every case is best managed by a team, all working together towards the same goal. To be a good team member, I strive to maintain a fundamental level of understanding about the various aspects of dentistry and medicine, which allows me to be a better team member and doctor. To achieve this, I far exceed the board requirement for CE hours due to my natural thirst for knowledge and my commitment to providing the finest orthodontic care available. Since technology and science are always changing, I believe that to maintain excellence, lifelong learning is a requirement.

I also serve as the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where I see patients with craniofacial conditions from birth to young adulthood. I am actively involved in research about patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions as well. In addition to authoring several book chapters and research papers, I serve as a consultant on the Cleft Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children and at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. I also wrote and advocated for what became House Bill (HB) 4128, which requires private medical insurance companies operating in Oregon to cover medically necessary dental procedures for patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

Professional Affiliations

• American Association of Orthodontists

• American Dental Association

• American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

• Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

• Oregon State Society of Orthodontists

• Oregon Dental Association

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