Crooked to Straight: A General Dentists Journey Using Multiple Technologies

Dr. Paul Caselle, Crooked to Straight: A General Dentists Journey Using Multiple Technologies
Speaker: Dr. Paul Caselle
Category: Orthodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
This course will illustrate case selection and types of orthodontic cases that can be treated by general dentists. It will detail each step in a patient’s treatment and how to make changes to meet tr...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 4/22/2015
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


In a general dentistry practice it is very common to see patients who have orthodontic relapse and want some esthetic correction, or patients who have never had orthodontic treatment but are interested in doing orthodontics now that they are adults. Typically many dentists would simply refer patients to an orthodontist or suggest veneers or crowns. However many patients are not receptive to shaving down perfectly good teeth to address their esthetic concerns nor prepared to undergo extensive orthodontic treatment. For some orthodontics is strictly cosmetic, however we know that crowded teeth can make it hard for patients to perform adequate homecare which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal problems. These patients are also candidates for short term or aligner type of orthodontics.

Many patients are also not concerned about their bite or back teeth, only that their front teeth are crowded and unsightly. Imagine if you could provide limited orthodontic treatment to your patients and complete necessary periodontal and root canal therapy as well as finish the case with in-office fabrication of crowns. Using available technologies can allow the general dentist to comfortably and confidently treat these patients making it a very rewarding experience for the patient and dentist. Transforming a smile is both rewarding and satisfying not only to the patient but also to the dentist. This course will illustrate how to treat a patient with several orthodontic treatment modalities that have protocols that eliminate much of the uncertainty of treatment and can actually make limited orthodontic treatment fun and rewarding.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • How to use technology in your office instead referring out to specialists
  • Illustrate how orthodontics can be comfortably performed by general dentists
  • Learn to assess and determine which cases are most appropriate for treatment
  • How to develop and design a comprehensive vision for the patient of their result through the use of appropriate consent
  • Evaluate progress of orthodontic movement and make modifications to achieve desired result
  • Demonstrate soft tissue laser procedures
  • Discuss retreatment of Root Canal therapy to achieve three dimensional obturation
  • Exhibit how in office milling can meet the esthetics requirements of discolored teeth
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Paul Caselle completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, then went on to New York University College of Dentistry to attain his DDS degree. After graduation, Dr. Caselle completed a residency program in family dentistry at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. He opened his dental practice in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and has been providing the community with exceptional, family oriented dental care ever since. In addition to having Fellowship Certification in the World Clinical Institute of Laser Dentistry, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles Certification, Dr. Caselle has also presented seminars to other dentists on such topics as CEREC technology, and Waterlase laser dentistry. He has written several articles which have been published in leading dental publications. Dr. Caselle is a member of, member of Biolase Ambassador Laser program, Graduate of the Sirona Speakers Academy, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Middlesex District Dental Society, and Tri-County Dental Study Club. He is also a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters International and received the Competent Communicator Award.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

CE Policies
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

State CE Requirements:
Click Here for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

CE Contact
For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.
Online CE Activity
CE Courses Online
Total CE Course Views
Townie® Poll
Which area is most challenging for your office?

Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
©2024 Orthotown, a division of Farran Media • All Rights Reserved
9633 S. 48th Street Suite 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85044 • Phone:+1-480-598-0001 • Fax:+1-480-598-3450