How Airway Issues Affect Skeletal Growth and Development and Treatment Strategies

WSDA Academy

Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers free continuing education classes for WSDA member dentists 0-9 years out of dental school or their graduate/specialty program. 
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How Airway Issues Affect Skeletal Growth and Development and Treatment Strategies

  • Tue, Oct 15, 2019 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Oct 15, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 126 NW Canal St, Seattle, WA, 98107

Speaker: Dr.​ ​​​​Rebecca Bockow
Cost: FREE for members 0-9 years out of dental school

Complimentary​ dinner provided. 

This course will examine how early issues like mouth breathing, tongue ties, and improper swallowing habits can adversely affect the way our jaws grow. We will look at patterns such as crossbites, open bites, underbites, and overbites, and gain a deeper understanding of their etiology as well as treatment strategies. We will discuss comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment strategies for children and adults with various skeletal issues. 

At the completion of this presentation, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the role the soft tissue plays on skeletal growth and development
  • Learn to identify various skeletal patterns and how the can link back to airway issues
  • Learn treatment strategies for children and adults including interdisciplinary sequencing 
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Speaker Bio
Dr. Rebecca Bockow received her dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Bockow practiced as a general dentist in the Seattle area for two years. In 2013, she completed her dual training in both Orthodontics and Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she also earned a Masters in Oral Biology. 

Dr. Bockow is a board-certified orthodontist and board-certified periodontist.  Dr. Bockow is a resident faculty at Spear Education. She lectures to audiences internationally on topics including interdisciplinary treatment planning, airway and sleep disorders, skeletal growth and development, and corticotomy-facilitated orthodontic therapy.

Dr. Bockow maintains a private practice in Seattle and Bellevue, limited to orthodontics and periodontics. 
The Academy is focused on developing scholars who are distinctly prepared to succeed in every aspect of their professional lives by creating a community of young dentists committed to continued learning and the Academy ideals, "aliqua, virtus, amicitia" (education, excellence, friendship).

Programming for the WSDA Academy is developed by the WSDA New Dentist Think Tank.
PACE Approval 2019