The PDA New Dentist Committee is pleased to offer a complimentary new dentist reception + CE event in King of Prussia on Thursday, May 31 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.! This event is custom-designed for new dentists and is available to dentists who graduated from dental school or completed residency within the last (10) years.
During the first half of the event, attendees can network with new dentist colleagues and discuss issues important to them as new dentists. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be included.
For the second half of the event, attendees will be seated for "Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Airway Impairment", presented by Dr. Normand Boucher. Additional details about the course are below:
There is a developing consensus that normal development of the maxilla
has long term implications beyond occlusion. A constricted palatal vault
adversely affects the functional relationship of posterior teeth, increasing
the risk of mucogingival problems, and results in occlusal relationships that
can trigger parafunctional habits resulting in DJD of the of the TMJ's. A
narrow palate is also associated with low tongue posture which results in a
decreased pharyngeal volume, sleep disturbed breathing, and an eventual
increased risk of sleep apnea.
Upon completion of the course, the participant can expect to understand:
- The clinical research on the significance of constricted palatal form.
- Treatment options shown through case reports.
PDA 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 the boards of dentistry.
PDA designates this activity for one (1) continuing education credit.
Dr. Normand Boucher is a board certified orthodontist. He trained in
orthodontics and periodontics at the University
Dr. Boucher was appointed Chief of Orthodontics at Thomas Jefferson
from 1982-1987. He subsequently established a full-time private practice
in Wayne and Westtown in 1987. His teaching responsibilities with the
orthodontic department at the University of Pennsylvania reflect the values of
his private practice and include teaching diagnosis and treatment planning for
the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony Orthodontics Philosophy with strong
emphasis on the health of the temporomandibular joints. Dr. Boucher has no
relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Registration is required. Seats are limited, so please register early! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 223-0016, ext. 121.