ACDE Webinar Series


 Orthodontics and the Family Practice Dentist


Saturday, May 13, 2023

11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET


A joint live webinar series

Course Details


This course is geared towards enabling family practitioners to better serve their multigenerational family-based office. In dentistry, we often fall into the trap of looking at the ultra-focused picture of single teeth and identifying what disease processes are occurring, but a broader focus is also part of our purview as practitioners. It is in our armamentarium to prevent problems before they occur, to treat teeth that are not yet present, to guide an occlusion, to treat the whole smile, which ultimately includes the whole face and patient. This course will examine in detail the thorough process of screening patients, reviewing features to examine for both extra orally, intra orally, radiographically, and upon clinical exam. Diagnostic record taking and keeping for orthodontics as well as diagnosis and treatment planning including extra oral and intra oral analysis, functional analysis, cephalometric analysis, and timing of various treatments will be reviewed. We will go over ways to recognize what is within the scope of practice of the family practitioner and when to refer for a specialist opinion. For those treatments within your scope of practice, and thus that ought to be in the tool-house of every family practitioner, the course will also review proper formulation of treatment objectives, treatment planning, and informed consent for orthodontic treatment. A brief overview of interceptive orthodontic treatment planning, including a short review of appliances that can be in common use in a GP setting, will be covered. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment planning, adult orthodontic treatment planning, and retention will be touched upon.



At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:


  1. Assess and analyze their patient base and know when an orthodontic issue may be arising or exists.
  2. Identify when the treatment falls within their scope of practice and how to treatment plan such cases, whether interceptive or comprehensive treatment.
  3. Screen and determine what is out of their scope of practice and when to seek further assistance for the patient by an orthodontist.
  4. Identify what diagnostic record keeping is required for orthodontic treatment and, in a cursory way, how to analyze these records.
  5. Describe what is involved in proper informed consent for orthodontic treatment.


Audience: Dentists


 Natoosha Nargaski, (Hon)BSc, DDS, MSc (ORTHO) FRCD(C) is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic at the University of Toronto. She is also the president of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Nargaski has earned an (Hon)BSc degree in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, and earned both her DDS and MSc specialty in Orthodontics from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Nargaski did a GPR at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is dually licensed to practice in both Ontario and Connecticut, US where she practiced after her specialty training, before returning to Toronto. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, and Ontario Association of Orthodontists.


Conflict of Interest: In accordance with ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

About this Series

Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)


The ACDE, of which the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Education (ULSD CE) is a member, brings together individuals who represent university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.


The ACDE and 35 of its member schools are jointly providing this series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.


Each lecture will be presented by a different member school's faculty member. By registering through this page, ULSD CE will provide your verification of attendance document. Similar to our other CE offerings, we will maintain a record of your attendance in our database, which you may always access through your personal ULSD CE account.


CE staff of participating schools declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do they have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) the speaker will discuss in the presentation, within the last 12 months that are relevant to this educational activity.


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Registration open through 5/13/2023 10:30 AM ET

Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 2

Education Method: Online, Live Interactive Presentation

Course Tuition

Webinar Fee: $69.00


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Please note there are no discounts for the ACDE webinar series.



Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


Live Interactive Webinar: Zoom


Technical assistance: Please be in touch with the ULSD CE office at 502-852-5077 or



This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the schools listed here.

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry 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 University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.