Pioneering the Use of Clear Aligners for the Orthodontic Management of Our Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 30th at 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Speaker: Judah S. Garfinkle, DMD, MS

Description: Clear aligner therapy has been around for over 20 years, but there is little discussion about its use in the management of cleft and palate. This presentation will discuss clear aligner technology and present pros and cons of clear aligners versus traditional braces. We will discuss the objectives of the various orthodontic phases in cleft lip and palate care and review cases in which clear aligners were used to achieve the treatment goals.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the relative pros/cons between clear aligners and traditional braces.
  • Explain one case presentation in which clear aligners were used to achieve the treatment goal in one orthodontic phase in cleft lip and palate care.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Self-assess a gain in knowledge related to treating patients with clear aligners.
  • Self-assess that they will be able to apply knowledge gained to their patient management, which will improve patient outcomes.

Live attendees must claim credit by June 4, 2024.

 

Intended Learners
All healthcare professionals caring for people with cleft and craniofacial conditions, to include but not limited to:
Physicians
Dental Professionals
Speech Language Pathologists
Audiologists
Nurses (RNs, APNs, LPNs)
Psychologists
Social Workers
Physician Assistants

Accredited Continuing Education

ACPA is accredited by ACCME and ANCC, approved by ASHA, and recognized by ADA CERP, to provide accredited continuing education to physicians, nurses, SLPs, audiologists, and dentists.

Continuing Medical Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This live educational activity is offered for 1.00 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.

In order to receive credit, learners must:

  • Attend 80% or more of the webinar
  • Complete and submit the evaluation form

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Continuing Dental Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.

Continuing Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

DISCLOSURES

All financial relationships have been mitigated.

Commercial Support: None

No Financial or Non-financial Relationships Declared

Speaker:

Judah S. Garfinkle, DMD, MS

Planning Committee Members:

Joli C. Chou, DMD, MD

Catharine B. Garland, MD

Jordan N. Halsey, MD

Serena Kassam, DMD

Lauren K. Leeper, MD

Judy Marciel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, PCNS, CWCN, APN (Nurse Planner)

Dianna Metzler, BS

Jessica Ogawa, MD

Kathryn Preston, DDS, MS

Caitlyn Reinauer, BS

Cory M. Resnick, MD

Eshan P. Schleif, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jennifer C. West, PhD

Cleo J. Yi, DMD, MDS

 

Financial relationship with eligible organization(s) declared; No non-financial relationship declared, or relationship is declared, however relationship is non-relevant and/or with eligible organization.

Planning Committee Members:

Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP — Florida International University – Employee; Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Employee; Smile Train – Independent Contractor; Cleft Outcomes Research Network (CORNET) – Speech Rater

Joy L. Baltz, RN, BSN — SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – Employee

No financial relationships; Non-financial relationship/s declared, however relationship is non-relevant and/or not with ineligible organization.

Planning Committee Member:

Noel Jabbour, MD, MS — SurgiSkill, LLC – Founder. IP ownership related to surgical task trainers.