What’s Wrong with Crooked Teeth? An Introduction to Early Intervention Orthodontics


AGD Member:  $49*

Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker:  Martha Rich, DMD Non-Member:  $70 Credit Hours:  1.5 Subject Code:  435 – Space Management/Appliances *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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4 out of 5 kids have crowded teeth. Often this stems from mouth-breathing and/or a variety of maladaptive behaviors. This course is an introduction to identifying malocclusions, causes, and when to refer to a specialist. Management of malocclusions will be discussed. The recommendations we make for young, growing children will affect them for the rest of their lives – for better or worse.

Educational Objectives

  • To identify early developing malocclusions
  • To assess contributing factors to the malocclusion
  • Determine when to refer to a specialist
  • Overview of how to use a simple, pre-fabricated oral appliance for intervention

Martha Rich, DMD, has been teaching and lecturing internationally on the diagnostic relationships between masticatory muscle function, craniofacial pain, and malocclusion for almost 30 years. During that time, she has completed thousands of hours of continuing education in TMD, pain management, neuromuscular dentistry, functional and traditional orthodontics, cosmetic and vertical reconstruction, implants, and more. She was also an associate profession of fixed prosthodontics at OHSU School of Dentistry. She was a member of the American Association of Functional Orthodontics for 14 years before joining the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) in 2009. She holds fellowships with the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a fellowship and mastership with the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, and is an IAO Certified Instructor. Dr. Rich has also long been interested in dentistry’s contribution to sleep medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She has maintained a private dental practice with a neuromuscular approach for over 30 years.

Additional information

Speaker Disclosure


Names of any Entities Providing Commercial Support

Sponsored in part by Dentsply

Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until expiration and/or review

Original Release Date

March 25, 2015

Expiration Date

March 25, 2018


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