APEX - PEDO/ORTHO - Interceptive Orthodontic Techniques for Airway & Facial Development - Minnesota AGD

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APEX – PEDO/ORTHO – Interceptive Orthodontic Techniques for Airway & Facial Development

April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017


Friday, April 7, 2017  |  Registration/Breakfast – 8:00am
Lecture/participation   8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017  |  Registration/Breakfast – 8:00am
Lecture/participation   8:30am – 4:00pm



Have you ever asked these questions  –
Do you have young patients with ADHD?  Do they snore? Do they have facial asymmetry?   Do they sleep poorly?

Course Description
Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment is any orthopedic/orthodontic treatment performed between the ages of three and eleven years. It is also referred to as Early Phase Orthodontics or Phase I Orthodontics. The primary purpose of Interceptive Orthodontics is to fully develop the middle and lower facial thirds, which provides stable healthy function and best esthetic result possible. Developing a proper airway with normal nasal breathing, avoiding surgical orthodontics, and guaranteeing non-extraction orthodontics at a later age are three of the many benefits of Interceptive Orthodontics.

Dr. Ben Miraglia
 graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. and completed a general practice residency program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He has 22 years private practice experience in Mt. Kisco, New York, where his focus has been on early childhood growth and development. . Dr. Miraglia is a graduate of the United States Dental Institute where he learned his non-extraction and non-surgical orthodontic philosophy. He was appointed to the USDI faculty in 2008 and teaches nationally for them. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on childhood sleep disordered breathing and its impact on the development of the maxilla, mandible and airway.

Dr. Miraglia holds faculty positions with Align Technology and the United States Dental Institute and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics as well as the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miraglia was recently honored with a position on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York.

Dr. Miraglia and his wife Lisa enjoy 3 beautiful children, Madison, Max and Molly.

After completing the 2 day Interceptive Orthodontic course with the hands on training component, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history and origins of malocclusion
  • Understand the impact of childhood Sleep Disorder Breathing
  • Understand the relationship between Sleep Disorder Breathing and early childhood growth and development
  • Know what interceptive orthodontic treatment options exist
  • Understand how Interceptive Orthodontics impacts the overall health and well-being of a child
  • Incorporate Interceptive Orthodontics into their practice
  • Understand the basic Myofunctional exercises
  • Understand the who, what, when, where and how of rapid palatal expanders
  • Understand the need for lower expansion appliances
  • Discuss the expansion and non-extraction options that exist for children over the age of 12
  • Understand the techniques available for adults and what impact it might have on the adult airway
  • Learn about some accelerated orthodontic techniques that are available for teens and adults

Embassy Suites – Airport

7901 34th Avenue South,
Bloomington, MN 55425
Close to Mall of America

Friday, April 7, 2017 |  Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am
Lecture  8:30am – 4:00pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017 |  Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am
Lecture  8:30am – 4:00pm


14  Participation Credits Possible Options in Areas Below
Pedo – 8 |   Ortho – 8

Plus 18 Participation Credits if completing Clinical Assignment at a Thursday Night Case Presentation Night

$1095   AGD Member Dentist
$1295    Non-Member Dentist

$149 Team member 1st day
$225 Team member both days

Future APEX courses – 
April 6-7, 2017  –  Fixed Prosthodontics with Speaker Dr. Robert Lowe
October 6-7, 2018 –  Esthetics with Speaker Dr. Mark Montgomery


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APEX Description
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April 7, 2017
April 8, 2017


Embassy Suites – Airport
7901 34th Ave S.
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States


Minnesota AGD
612 412 4366