Claro-Interceptive Orthodontics




What the AAO says about Phase I treatment – By age 7, Anterior XB, Posterior XB., Severe crowding, Open Bite, Protrusion, Ectopic Eruption, Complete Cl 3, Diastema, Oral Habits

Is Phase I treatment as Early as It Gets? – At Birth: CLP, NAM/feeding plates, F/U for pre-phase 1, phase 1 with prep for bone graft, phase 2, phase 3 w orthognathic sx,  What to look for in the primary dentition to prep the parents?

When early tx is indicated and why?

Who does the Phase II treatment? – Timing for Phase 2 and Indications

Controversy about Phase I – dropping code 8060

Cases – good and bad

Summary & Questions

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize what the AAO says about early tx
  • Differentiate when the earliest treatment should or can be started
  • Describe what to look for in the primary dentition to prep the parents
  • Identify when and why early treatment is indicated
  • Identify when and why early treatment can wait
  • Differentiate between good, mediocre and not great Phase I cases

CE Credit Units:


Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff

Instructor Info:

Wanda I. Claro, DDS, MS – is a dual specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with primary focus on improving facial balance and harmony of one’s face through their smile. Offering early and interceptive orthopedic orthodontics for children along with traditional and state of the art orthodontic treatment as well as orthodontics in conjunction and coordination with general dentists and other specialists. Utilization of traditional braces, self-ligating braces, IBraces, Invisalign, removables and more. Dr. Claro received certificates in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in 1987 from UCLA and a DDS from UCSF in 1977. She practiced in Irvine for many years and now lives in Tennessee.


Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Speaker has declared no conflicts of interest.

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