AACP’s 29th Annual – International Clinical Symposium

Dr. Quintero will be at the main podium, presenting his lecture titled,“Understanding 3D Imaging and Airway Centered Treatment Planning” at the upcoming American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) 29th International Clinical Symposium in Denver, Co on August 1st and 2nd. The AACP Summer Symposium is widely acclaimed for providing cutting edge education for the entire dental practice staff...
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The Link between Airways, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Faces By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS, and Stefan Zachar IV (guest author)

                According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) glossary, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is the specialty which includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance, and correction of mal-relationships of the developing or mature oral and facial structures (figure 1). Orthodontics is actually more about overseeing and managing facial development...
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Airway Development and Prevention of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: a case report By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a debilitating disease resulting in greater loss of life expectancy (LLE) and diminished quality of life (QOL) affecting anywhere from 3% to 7% of the US population1.  The prevalence of OSA is higher in some subpopulations such as obese adults2. Comorbidities include cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, depression,  and motor...
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New study may change the face of orthodontics By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was first introduced in the United States in 2001. Since its inception, CBCT has been slowly gaining acceptance as the premier diagnostic tool of choice in just about every specialty in dentistry, both as a research and clinical tool. Its advantages over traditional 2D imaging in orthodontics have been well...
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Analysis of the upper airway through low dose 3D Orthodontic Imaging By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

The ability of orthodontists to understand, visualize and measure the upper airways on our patients is becoming increasingly relevant due to the accumulating scientific research strongly correlating facial shapes with airway character. The human upper airway is readily viewable and measurable through CBCT (Figure 1a, 1b). This article will explore the ability to analyze the...
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Standard 3D Orthodontic Imaging (CBCT) and Safety Considerations By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

 “To see is to know” -Alfred DeMusset                  As “owners” of the craniofacial complex, orthodontists are interested in understanding patients’ anatomic truth, in addition to the 3D spatial relationship of various structures. Traditionally, 2-dimensional imaging such as panoramic films, lateral & frontal cephalometric x-rays even plaster models have been...
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) By Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, known as OSA, is as a cessation of breathing during sleep caused by a complete or partial obstruction in the upper airway (i.e. pharynx). These episodes can be categorized as apnea, cessation for periods longer than 10 seconds or hypopnea, cessation for periods less than 10 seconds. These episodes of respiratory cessation can occur hundreds of...
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