Q&A with POS Instructor Dr. Ben Villalon | The importance of understanding growth

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 10/23/17 10:07 AM

We enjoyed having Dr. Ben Villalon from Texas at POS Headquarters last weekend to teach Seminar 14 of the Dentofacial Orthodontics Series. He explains how individual growth prediction takes the guesswork out of orthodontic treatment in this interview.

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Topics: Orthodontic Tips, POS Family, POS Instructor Tips, Growth, Mixed Dentition

Q&A with POS Instructor Ben Villalon | Expert Mixed Dentition Orthodontics Advice [Video + Transcript]

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 3/15/17 8:19 AM

POS Instructor Dr. Ben Villalon came to POS headquarters for Update 2017 so we took the opportunity to ask him questions about his area of expertise: mixed dentition orthodontics.

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Topics: POS Instructor Tips, Phase 1, Tips for Success, Mixed Dentition, Orthodontic Tips, Current POS Students, Growth

The largest growth study in dentistry was done by...an American general dentist?

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 8/23/16 1:08 PM

How one dentist created unprecedented growth predictions from the most statistically significant growth study in dental history


In the past decade, there has been a large increase in our knowledge of dentofacial growth. The exciting advances are allowing dentists to have unprecedented knowledge of their growing patients. Dentists now have data on the expected maxilla and mandible growth left for an individual patient. These new tools can help dentists to decide when and how to start treatment for the greatest chance of success.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, B. Donald McGann, Growth, Research

Clinical Analysis: Correcting Class III Malocclusions with Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 6/17/16 12:22 PM

The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommend that young patients get an orthodontic evaluation at 6 or 7 years of age.1, 2 An early orthodontic check-up enables clinicians to spot current or potential problems with their patient’s occlusion and jaw growth. This can especially be valuable for Class III patients.

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Topics: Orthodontic News, Growth, Class III, Mixed Dentition, Research

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