Integrating Orthodontics Into Your General Practice: Functional Jaw Orthopedics – The General Dentist’s Role in Early Intervention

Cindy Adelstein DMD, MAGD

Dr. Cindy Adelstein is a General Dentist with private practices in Succasunna and Hackettstown, New Jersey.  She is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry followed by a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.  She has resided and practiced in Succasunna for over 20 years.  Her general practice focuses heavily on Early Orthopedic Intervention, TMD, and Dental Treatment for the Sleep Apnea patient. She has trained with many of the leading innovators in the world of Sleep Medicine and Orthodontics. She has lectured nationally on Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics for the General Practitioner. She also works as a consultant for several dental equipment companies that specialize in airway measurement.


  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Functional Orthopedics
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Certified in the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines

Cost: $299.00

April 7, 2018

Registration: 7:30 am
Course: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

Location: Ritz Carlton, 801 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230

CE: 8 CE Credits

Course Synopsis:

For many orthodontics was often a secretive specialty. This course will cover the essentials for understanding orthodontics for the General Dentist. Most new dentists come out of school with only a basic knowledge of orthodontics and their role in its diagnosis and treatment. In this class we will discuss diagnosis in detail. I will give the general dentist the diagnosis tools necessary to be an active participant in the referral and diagnosis process even if they choose not to treat. We will reviews the basics of cephalometric analysis, occlusal relationships, and dental orthopedics allowing the general dentist to have a better understanding of the orthodontists treatment.

The second part of our class will focus on integrating Orthodontics into a General practice. We will cover the role of hygienists and assistants. We must remember as General Dentists we will be held to a higher standard in terms of our orthodontic care. Our dental records must be of the highest quality including cephalometric analysis, photographs, and clinical charting. We will discuss each of these in detail along with suggestions for software and charting.

Please feel free to bring in cases to look at together.

Topics covered:
Anatomy/ Growth and Development
Clinical Signs for Intervention
Appliance Selection: Fixed vs Removable
Mechanism of Action for these Appliances
Steps to Appliance Therapy
Clinical Records and Visits
Adjustments and Follow up (I have sample appliances. I can certainly do a bit of hands on with retainer adjustments and even bracketing if you would like)
Practice Management and Staff roles.


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Approved PACE Program

Approved PACE Program

Approved PACE Program FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2018. Provider ID #360416