DATE: Friday, March 1, 2018

TIME: Registration: 8:00 a.m.  |  Lecture: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University Centennial Complex, Small Amphitheater, 24760 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 8 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 370

Robert E. Williams, DDS, MS

Member of ADA, AAO, PCSO,
Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists


Goal directed orthodontics could be expanded to any field of dentistry or to any field where the objective is to solve problems. How do we solve these problems? We must know what is wrong. To solve the problem we need a GPS. We must know exactly where we are starting and where we are going. This requires that we have as much information as possible to understand the problem. Now we know exactly where our starting point is. Next we must know where we are going and what steps we will take to solve the problem and arrive at our desired goal.

Having complete records should not be a problem, especially today with so many advances in diagnostic records such as CBCT and photographic techniques. The dentist must understand that treating a patient is more than aligning the teeth and getting the patient to bite in Class I.

Cases will illustrate the necessary records and steps in diagnosis and treatment to achieve the goals.


At the end of this lecture participants will:

Understand how orthodontic treatment effects:

  • facial esthetics
  • dental esthetics
  • TMJ
  • muscles of mastication
  • periodontium
  • functional occlusion
  • airway
  • having long-term stable results and healthy gnathic systems
  • learn to solve the patient's main concern

Understand that to diagnose the dentist must have ideal or optimal treatment goals for each area that treatment effects.

Understand that the dentist must have measurable criteria for objective goals.

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