Management Strategies for Everyday Orthodontic Problems

Presented by Dr Des Ong in conjunction with the ASO(QLD)

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12:00 - 5:00pm


ADAQ CPD & Training Centre
26 - 28 Hamilton Place 
Bowen HIlls Qld 4006



4.5 scientific hours


Afternoon tea and refreshments provided

Many orthodontic problems become apparent in the mixed dentition stage of development. There are certain ages when orthodontic screening is important for the growing patient.
Timely diagnosis, appropriate interception and carefully considered discussion with the family can have a significant impact on the patient’s short and long-term orthodontic and overall dental management.

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:

• When should a crossbite be corrected?
• Can palatally ectopic canines be effectively intercepted?
• When is space maintenance appropriate?
• What are the appropriate management strategies for crowding?
• What is the most appropriate time to correct protruding front teeth?
• Is early Class III treatment more effective?
• When should I be concerned about an ankylosed primary molar?
• What is the best treatment option for a missing lateral incisor?
• What should I recommend for this compromised first permanent molar?

This clinically relevant course will provide attendees with an understanding of normal occlusal development and commonly encountered orthodontic problems. Knowledge gained from this course will assist clinicians in the diagnosis, evidence-based management and referral for patients with a developing malocclusion.

Dr Desmond Ong


Dr Desmond Ong


BDSc(Hons), MDSc(Ortho), MOrthRCS(Ed), MRACDS(Ortho)

Desmond Ong is a Clinical Academic in the Discipline of Orthodontics at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Desmond is in full-time specialist orthodontic private practice in Townsville. He is a past winner of the Young Lecturer Award from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.