Barry Raphael, DMD

The Tongue the Orthodontist: A Troubled Love Story

Course Description

In this 2 hour presentation, Dr. Raphael will discuss the history of orthodontics and its troubled understanding of soft tissue dysfunction in relation to malocclusion.   He will introduce the audience to the Airway Timeline and how it guides the thinking of both assessment and treatment planning in orthodontics. And he will illustrate with cases how recording and tracking the medical indications for treatment is becoming an essential element of modern orthodontics.

Learning Outcomes

The participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the etiology of airway flow limitation through knowledge of the timeline.
  2. Recite the four goals of myofunctional therapy.
  3. Understand the need to address structure, function, and behavior in all cases and why treating just one domain is not enough.
  4. Communicate with an orthodontist who is fluent in myofunctional thinking.

Timed Agenda

  • 15 min Orthodontics and Orofacial Myology
  • 20 min OMDs: malocclusions and tongue placement
  • 15 min Airway Timeline
  • 20 min Orthodontic Assessment and Treatment of OMDs
  • 20 min   Case Studies 
  • 20 min   Orthodontists and SLPs Working Together
  • 10 min   Q&A 

.2 CE Credits

Thu, Mar 18 2021 1:30PM-3:30PM EST