Multidisciplinary and Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment for the General Dentist and Pediatric Dentist

Multidisciplinary and Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment for the General Dentist and Pediatric Dentist


Date:              Friday, October 11, 2019

Time:                     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                                         

Registration:         8:30 a.m.                                                                                 

Location:               Temple University Student Faculty Center                                     

                               3340 North Broad Street, 4th Floor, Room C

                               Philadelphia, PA 19140

Tuition:            Dentist $295         DT $125

Credits:         6 (L)

In this course, general dentists will receive detailed instruction on how orthodontists can move teeth in preparation for ideal restorative work.  The morning part of the presentation will deal with multidisciplinary treatment. Specific topics to be covered include: (1) ideal placement of teeth in preparation for dental implants (e.g. in agenesis cases), (2) positioning of peg laterals for veneers/crowns, (3) bone resorption issues for the orthodontist and restorative dentist in preparation for dental implants, (4) diagnosis and treatment of complex multidisciplinary cases, (5) periodontal considerations, both functional and esthetic, and (6) Invisalign in the general dentist’s office.  In the afternoon, early treatment will be discussed, including (1) simple appliances general dentists can do in their offices, (2) ankylosis, and (3) early treatment appliances such as expanders, headgears, lip bumpers, and facemasks. There will be many take home pearls to use the next day in your office, and participants are encouraged to bring records of challenging cases they have questions about.

Upon course completion, you will:

  • Understand management of agenesis cases, specifically when to close or open spaces.
  • Learn ideal orthodontic positioning of teeth in preparation for dental implants.
  • Learn examples of how to achieve beautiful restorative work, such as veneers, bonding, and whitening, after orthodontic treatment.
  • Learn Invisalign tips and what cases should be easily managed by a general dentist.
  • Know what to look for on pediatric patients, such as cross-bites, impactions, thumb/tongue habits, ankylosis, and Class II and Class III malocclusions.
  • Have a better understanding of what simple appliances and early treatment can be easily done by a general dentist.


Harold Slutsky, DMD is a Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Orthodontics at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.  In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at New York University.  He is Course Director of the Junior Dental Student Orthodontic Lecture Series, the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Lecture Series, and the Second Year Orthodontic Resident Lecture Series.  He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1985, and a Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1987.  He is a published author in several peer reviewed journals.  In addition, Dr. Slutsky is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains a private practice in both Northeast Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. 


Dr. Harold Slutsky: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.  CE Planning Committee: Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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