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Howard County Dental Association is pleased to offer the following continuing education course:  

Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:00 p.m. Networking & Happy Hour
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Dinner & Seminar

Turf Valley Resort - Cameo Ballroom
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City
Treating & Managing Challenging
Pediatric Orthodontic Cases
2 CE Credits  - AGD 430 Pediatric Dentistry
Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS
Course Description:

Helen Keller (1880-1968), an American deaf-blind author, political activist, and lecturer, wrote “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”  In 2022, dentists must have “a vision” of the future trends regarding dental care for pediatric and adolescent patients. This lecture will focus on three areas of discussion (with a bias towards orthodontics): impacted canines, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, and interdental enamel reduction (IPR). Each individual topic could generate a full-day presentation; however, the lecture goal is to create awareness, to inspire curiosity, and to improve knowledge on current and future treatment trends of the above mentioned population. After the presentation, participants hopefully will develop a “new vision” thru their sight as general practitioner or specialist.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn and gain an understanding of:

  • Discuss management of maxillary and mandibular impacted canines

  • Discuss the relationship between orthodontic treatment and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea patients

  • Review the results of a systematic literature review and meta-analysis with author’s opinion about enamel thickness and interdental enamel reduction (IPR)

  • Demonstrate reasoning behind orthodontic approaches for these types of cases

About our speaker:

Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS

Dr. Bosio is the chief and postgraduate program director of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry's (UMSOD) Division of Orthodontics, where he also is a clinical associate professor.  Renowned as a clinician and educator,  Dr. Bosio completed his dental education in Brazil in 1987. He received a postgraduate certificate from the Eastman Institute of Oral Health’s TMJ Program in 1993 and a Master of Science degree and certificate in Orthodontics from the Ohio State University in 1996. He is certified by both the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) and the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics.

Dr. Bosio joined UMSOD in 2017 from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he was an associate professor clinical scholar. He previously served as an assistant professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he held the positions of Orthodontics clinic director and interim program director while maintaining an active faculty practice. Dr. Bosio also has 11 years of private practice experience in Brazil.

A prolific author, he has published a book on office management software and more than 30 articles on orthodontic clinical outcomes. Recognized by his peers for his research, Dr. Bosio received the American Association of Orthodontists’ (AAO) Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit in 2011. In addition, Dr. Bosio has received multiple teaching fellowship awards from the AAO (2008, 2009, and 2010) and the AAO Foundation (2011 and 2012).

Since 2010, Dr. Bosio has served as an ABO examiner. He chaired the 2014 Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists/Midwestern Society of Orthodontists Annual Science Session and has served as president of the Society of Orthodontic Educators and as a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and The Angle Orthodontist.