Maturation, Aging, and Breathing as Destabilizers of the Dental Occlusion
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
Presented by Dr. Clayton Davis, Hosted by Dr. Lee Ann BradyThe restorative dentist should become familiar with aging effects on the teeth, their supporting structures, and the occlusion itself. Unmanaged bruxism, orthodontic relapse, periodontitis, and poorly designed dentistry can cause teeth to reposition themselves. But there are other forces at work, as well. Slow growth and continued skeletal maturation of the face and jaws continue in adult life. Airways change throughout adult life. Teeth migrate into new positions in response to these slow but progressive changes. Understanding this process enables the dentist to better prepare and respond to these gradual developments in their patients’ dentitions.
- Understand the significance and application of Dr. Rolf Behrents’ study on growth in the aging craniofacial skeleton.
- Learn how to predict future skeletal and dental changes for the mesofacial, brachyfacial, and dolichofacial patient
- See how aging of the TMJ’s and airway alter tooth positions.
- Gain new strategies for long term maintenance of restorative cases according to the anticipated skeletal and occlusal changes over time.
About The Presenter
Dr. Clayton Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Continuing his education at the Medical College of Georgia, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1980. Having grown up in the Metro Atlanta area, Dr. Davis and his wife, Julia, returned to establish practice and residence in Gwinnett County. In addition to being a Visiting Faculty Member of The Pankey Institute, Dr. Davis is a leader in Georgia dentistry, both in terms of education and service. He is an active member of the Atlanta Dental Study Group, Hinman Dental Society, and the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice. He served terms as president of the Georgia Dental Education Foundation, Northern District Dental Society, Gwinnett Dental Society, and Atlanta Dental Study Group. He has been state coordinator for Children’s Dental Health Month, facilities chairman of Georgia Mission of Mercy, and served three terms in the Georgia Dental Association House of Delegates.
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