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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B36A - Light Force Dental Alveolar Modeling Utilizing PSL

Apr 24, 2017 9:45am ‐ Apr 24, 2017 10:25am


The lecture will focus on how my experience in PSL has evolved over the last 20 years and in turn how my thought process has evolved too. It is clear to me now that the lighter we get with our forces the more dramatic the dental alveolar and tissue response becomes when friction is reduced. This presentation will include a series of adult cases that are Class III skeletal and cases with severe maxillary constriction and crossbite, both types of which were considered to be of a surgical nature. Each of the cases respond to light force, dental alveolar modeling using primarily 2-3 oz. elastics with significantly shortened treatment time. Relative stability will be illustrated in retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the common denominator in these ‘Surgical’ Class III patients that will allow you to differentiate these cases from true skeletal Class III problems.
  • Diagnose and manage these type of cases with confidence and treat them efficiency.
  • Analyze the impact muscles have on the treatment with PSL vs Conventional.


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