Our focus will be on the pediatric population, however, considering the nature and impact of this area of study, we will occasionally discuss topics related to adults.
The purpose of this study group is to allow clinicians to expand their knowledge of growth and development, airway, and interceptive orthodontics, etc. by discussing and sharing cases, treatment modalities, and journal articles. When available, a guest health professional (ex. Orofacial myologist, ENT, etc.) speaker will give a short presentation on related topics.
Participants are encouraged to bring cases to share, including cases in the diagnostic phase as these are great to discuss as well!

Meeting Dates and Time

The study club meets starting in September and will go through May of each calendar year. The study club will start at 6:30pm and end at 9:00.

This study club is a member benefit for all Minnesota AGD members.

Sept 21, 2022 06:30PM

Topic: “ADA Airway Initiative” Dr Steve Carstenssen
Learning aides: Airway screening tools
Patient discussion: Dr Brad Nelson, Dr Aaron Swingdorf

Oct 19, 2022 06:30 PM

Topic: “Upper airway diagnosis, Adjunctive measurements
to complete the diagnosis”
Dr Jim Prittinen

 Nov 16, 2022 06:30 PM

Topic: “Invisialign First System”
Dr Barry Winnick

 Jan 18, 2023 06:30 PM

Topic; “Sequencing Treatment in the Airway patient”
Dr Jeff Dahm

  Feb 15, 2023 06:30 PM

Topic: “Expanding with Hybrid TADS”
Dr Samuel Koth

  Mar 15, 2023 06:30 PM

Topic: “Development of Craniofacial and TMD patients”
Dr Kim Ledermann

April 19, 2023 6:30 PM

Topic: “ The DNA appliance”
Dr Martha Cortes
Learning aides: DNA appliance
Patient discussion: Dr Rachel Multerud

May 17, 2023 6:30 PM

Topic: “Myofunctional Therapies”
Sandi Weitemier
IAOM Board Certified Orofacial Myologist™

Presentations & Case presenting

To present a 50-minute topic or a 20-minute case presentation or have a idea for a presenter to speak, please contact one of the directors. If your case presentation needs more time, you may reserve the additional slotted times to do so. Please prepare a power point and have good photos.

CE Credits

CE credits will be available for this study club. Attendance will be taken. Please be sure to sign in and provide your license # and your AGD #. When attending for the first time we will need contact information from you. We would also like to know your experience with orthodontics, airway and TMD. If you would also let us know what your CE background looks like.


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