Judah Garfinkle, DMD, MS

Judah Garfinkle, DMD, MS

Judah Garfinkle, DMD, MS

Thursday, April 2, 2009
3 pm - 4:30 pm
1.5 CE credits
ODA course
Recommended for: Dental Team, Laboratory Technicians
 

 

 

 
 

 
 Interdisciplinary Orthodontic Management of Patients
with Craniofacial Deformities

This course will illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of treatment for patients with craniofacial deformities.  Treatment management strategies will be presented from the perspective of the Craniofacial Orthodontist for such anomalies as clefts of the lip and palate, craniofacial microsomia, and craniosynostosis. The indications and outcomes of Nasoalveolar Molding, Distraction Osteogenesis, orthognathic surgery, and Orthodontic Mini-Implants will be discussed and demonstrated through the presentation of patient records.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the most common craniofacial birth defects?
  • What is Nasoalveolar Molding and what is the rationale for performing it?
  • What procedures are necessary to fix a cleft lip and palate from birth to adulthood?
  • What is Distraction Osteogenesis and what are some of its applications?
  • What members should make up an interdisciplinary craniofacial team?
  • What is craniosynostosis and how is it treated?
Dr. Judah Garfinkle earned his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, his MS and Orthodontic Certificate from the University of Kentucky, and completed a Fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics at NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.  He received the Harry Sicher Research Award from the American Association of Orthodontics in 2006 for his project utilizing orthodontic mini-implants in adolescents.  Dr. Garfinkle is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Angle Orthodontist, and The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.  Dr. Garfinkle is currently the Director of Craniofacial Orthodontics and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthodontics at Oregon Health and Sciences University.  He maintains a private orthodontic practice in Portland, Oregon as well.  His clinical and research interests include the use of orthodontic skeletal anchorage devices and the treatment of patients with craniofacial deformities and other needs.