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Live Webinar: The role of the use of pacifiers in the dento-alveolar development

Speaker(s): Carlalberta Verna

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The role of the use of pacifiers in the dento-alveolar development

Carlalberta Verna

The course will provide the necessary information to orient the specialists in orthodontics and the pediatric dentists in the choice of the pacifiers that have the minimal negative effects on the dento-alveolar development of a child.

After a short introduction on the physiology of swallowing at different ages, the role of tongue movement and posture in the development of the dento alveolar and facial structures will be addressed, in line with the recent literature,.

The influence of the use of pacifiers on the tongue posture and palatal vault development will be then discussed, in relationship with the age of the child and the duration of the habit.

The following  part of the lecture will cover the different characteristics of the available pacifiers, with particular emphasis on the features that may reduce the occurrence of vertical and transversal problems. In the conclusive part, clinical examples of  positive effect of the use of a specific  type of pacifier will be presented. You will learn:

  1. distinguish between infantile and adult swallowing pattern
  2. importance of tongue posture for dento alveolar development
  3. know the possible malocclusion generated or maintained by the pacifiers
  4. flat pacifiers reduce the risk for open bite
  5. other morphologies may reduce the risk for cross bite

Release date: 22/03/2016
Expiration date: 22/03/2019

“The role of the use of pacifiers in the dento-alveolar development” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.

Speaker(s)

Carlalberta Verna

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING

  • 1989: Degree in Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Ferrara, Italy. Final marks 110/110 cum laude. Thesis title: “Dental, postural and skeletal cranio-facial asymmetries: epidemiology and clinics” Dental qualification with marks 68/70
  • 1989-1993: Post-graduate internship at the Dental Clinic of the University of Ferrara
  • 1991: Course of Orthodontics by the 1st Private School of Gnathology. Lecco, Italy Teachers: Dr. P. Vion, Mme Fournier, Dr. Chatagnon, dr. M. Langelade.
  • 1992: (January – March) Short-Term Postgraduate Programme in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
    (June 22nd -July 10th):  5th Residential Summer Course of the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology, Florence, Italy
    Course of Aetiology, Diagnosis and Therapy of myoarthropaty of the stomatognatic system (1st part), held by Prof. Palla, University of Zurich in Bologna, Italy
  • 1993- 1996: Research Doctorate degree (PhD degree) in preventive orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Florence, Italy.
    Coordinator: Prof. I. Tollaro. Supervisors: prof. G. Siciliani, Department of Orthodontics, University of Ferrara and Prof. D. Zaffe, Institute of Human Anatomy, Department of Morphologic and Forensic Medicine, University of Modena, Italy
    Thesis: “Modification of alveolar bone following orthodontic treatment: a histomorphometric, histochemical and immunocytochemical study on an animal model”
  • 1996-1999: PhD degree in Odontology. School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, and Institute of Pathology, Aarhus County Hospital, Aarhus University, Denmark. Supervisors: Prof. B. Melsen and Prof. F. Melsen.
    Thesis: “The influence of different bone turnover rates on tissue reactions to orthodontic load”
  • 1999-2002: Post-graduate degree in Orthodontics – School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Thesis: “Root resorption curing orthodontic tooth movement under different metabolic conditions in rats.”

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 1999 (March-September): Research position, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aarhus, Denmark
    Expert in the field of Dentistry and Orthodontics – School of Dentistry – University of Ferrara – Italy
  • 2002-2003: Short-term visiting professor in Orthodontics at the Dental School of the University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy for the academic year 2002-2003
  • 2002-2012: Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2013-present: Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Institute of Dental Medicine , University of Basel, Switzerland

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • 1990-1992 : Teacher of Stomatology at the Nurse School of the Italian National Health Service in Ferrara, Italy
  • 1990-1995 : Clinical instructor at the under-graduate course in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • 1996-1998 : Clinical instructor at the under-graduate course in Orthodontics at the Orthodontic Department, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 1997-2013 : Teacher at under-graduate students at the Course in Orthodontics at the Orthodontic Department, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 1997-present : Teacher at post-graduate students at the International Short-term Postgraduate Programme in Orthodontics, School of Dentistry – Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2002: Clinical tutor at the course for medical doctors according to the law 386/98, Bologna, Italy
  • 2007-2011: Course leader and main lecturer of the biannual “Theoretical and clinical master in orthodontics” organized by A.E.R.O. (Association for the education and research in orthodontics), Bologna, Italy
  • 2007 –present: Leader and lecturer of the Bone biology course held by the Danish Ministry of Health in the Educational programme for the post-graduate course in Orthodontics
  • 2013 – present: Teacher at under-graduate and post-graduate students at the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Institute of Dental Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland

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