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2018 Annual Session Conference

New Midpalatal Suture Maturation Grading System Using Panoramic Radiographs

May 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ May 5, 2018 10:25am


The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a system for individual assessment of midpalatal suture maturation using panoramic radiographs. The new grading system may enhance clinician’s ability to predict if rapid maxillary expansion is possible for late adolescent and young adult patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fairly predict palatal expansion by using panoramic radiograph features.
  • Recognize the reliability of the new grading system.
  • Immediately apply the new grading system in your private practice.



  • Jose Bosio, DDS, MS : Visual Enchancement

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