Interceptive Orthodontics by Space Analysis and Arch Expansion

Friday, October 2, 2020



This course is designed to assist doctors in recognizing and managing limited spacing in the transitional dentition. Participants will methodically predict the limitations within the arch using a mixed dentition analysis. We will discuss space management during the early development of children, cases of posterior crossbite, arch expansion, and treatment methods for conditions such as anterior and posterior cross-bites. During the hands-on session, we will review the fabrication of an expansion appliance for the maxilla used in correcting arch dimension (crossbites). We will also address treatments, scheduling, appliance adjustments, and retention.

Participants are required to bring study models of the early mixed dentition, a millimeter ruler, spring divider, bird beak plier, and a three-prong plier. Participants are also welcome to bring their preferred particular or panograph x-ray, if preferred.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •          Recognize arch space limitations in the transitional dentition

  •          Perform a mixed dentition analysis estimating space requirements 

  •          Plan the management of space to achieve an optimal arch form 

  •          Fabricate a maxillary expanding appliance 

  •          Understand scheduling, adjustments, and retention requirements

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

$385 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
$275 - Dentist or Dental Hygienist | UTHealth-Houston New Alumni | Limited Space

Course fee is due at time of registration.

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About Our Speaker


Gary Badger DDS, MS, FACD, FICD is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is a former chairman, program director, and Professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry. Dr, Badger earned a DDS from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1970 and an MS from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1977. He was also a chairman of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently the board’s oral examiner. Dr. Badger also is a part-time clinical professor at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine.


Credit Hours

435 Space Management/Appliances - Participation: Hours - 6




Registration | 8:30 AM

Introduction | 8:50 AM

Presentation | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry

PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028

Fax: 713-486-4037