Airway Health Solutions

Pediatric Mini-Residency for the Orthodontist with Dr. Bret Christensen

Save the date - Friday, May 5th, 2023

Airway Health Solutions

Pediatric Mini-Residency

for the Orthodontist with

Dr. Bret Christensen

Save the date - Friday, April 14th, 2023

Date

May 20th, 2022

Tuition

$2499

Airway Health Solutions Mini-Residency:

TMD to Ortho with Dr. Michael Gelb

Course Overview

Dr. Michael Gelb, world renowned expert with 40 years of treating TMD disorders ranging from minor to debilitating symptoms, and published author of the #1 Best Seller book GASP, now brings his tried-and-true techniques to the general dentist! His goal is to help dentists identify and treat TMD patients as a segue to orthodontics and airway health. This allows practitioners to further address and treat the underlying cause of TMD, which is underdevelopment of the jaws or refer to an orthodontic specialist.


Patients commonly present with clenching, clicking, jaw pain and headache. Tooth sensitivity, tooth wear, abfractions and broken restorations are other frequent findings. Add to that ear symptoms, such as fullness, ringing and ear pain as well as chronic neck tightness as common co-morbidities of TMD.

All these signs and symptoms are the first sign of a potential airway disorder. Most of these patients will also admit that they are not waking up feeling refreshed and lack energy during the day.


The entire work up, exam, bite taking, and diagnostic process will be explained including CBCT and home sleep tests (HST). The 2–3 month TMJ/Airway appliance therapy protocol will be shown as well as the trust transfer to the general dentist for orthodontic finishing.


This course will provide you the tools and step by step instructions on how to screen, work-up, integrate the 2-3 month TMJ/Airway appliance therapy protocol. You will then have the option to treat orthodontically or transfer the case to referring orthodontic specialist.


We also provide an interactive case review and robust Q&A sessions for enhanced interaction!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the common signs and symptoms of TMD and Airway
  • Familiarity with CBCT of the jaws, TMJ, nose and Airway
  • Integrate TMD treatment pathways for different TMD case types
  • Be able to construct an ideal bite for TMJ treatment that allows healing to occur while opening the airway
  • Insert a daytime and nighttime TMJ/Airway appliance to alleviate symptoms prior to orthodontic therapy
  • Allows practitioners to stabilize their TMD patients to further treat using expansive orthodontics or refer to specialist

Dates / Times

May 20th, 2022

9:00 AM- 5:30 PM ET

Virtual Event - enjoy from the comfort of your home

Including Interactive Happy Hour Case Review

Airway Health Solutions

Conversation Series with

Dr. Bret Christensen

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

8:00 PM ET

Airway Health Solutions

Conversation Series with

Dr. Bret Christensen

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

8:00 PM ET

Bret Christensen, Orthodontist

Dr. Bret Christensen attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1993. Christensen completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville, Kentucky where he not only received his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, but also received a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. In 2019, he received Diplomate status with the ASBA (American Sleep and Breathing Academy).


Christensen has been treating Sleep Disorder Breathing since becoming an orthodontist in 1999. For children, being trained in bio-progressive orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, he has been able to treat breathing disorders through growth and development. It is a matter of knowing what is causing the airway obstruction. Treatment could consist of expansion of the upper and/or lower jaws.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered. Attendee may attend a future virtual or live event if unable to attend the scheduled event.

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered. Attendee may attend a future virtual or live event if unable to attend the scheduled event.

If the live event needs to be cancelled due to Covid or unforeseen events, AHS will run the Advanced Mini-Residency virtually. AHS will refund the live tuition difference.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered. Attendee may attend a future virtual or live event if unable to attend the scheduled event.

If the live event needs to be cancelled due to Covid or unforeseen events, AHS will run the Advanced Mini-Residency virtually. AHS will refund the live tuition difference.

Airway Health Solutions

Pediatric Mini-Residency for the Orthodontist

with Dr. Bret Christensen

Save the date - Friday, April 14th, 2023

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