Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: Designing personalized treatment plans with VTOs

Dr. W. Bonham Magness, Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: Designing personalized treatment plans with VTOs
Speaker: Dr. W. Bonham Magness
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This course reviews the creation of personalized visualized treatment objectives, or VTOs.

Many orthodontic pioneers have said that VTOs should be the foundation of orthodontic treatment-p...more
  • Released: 12/2/2016
  • Expiration Date: 12/2/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

This course reviews the creation of personalized visualized treatment objectives, or VTOs.

Many orthodontic pioneers have said that VTOs should be the foundation of orthodontic treatment-planning, yet after many years few orthodontists take the time and effort to include this as a part of their practice regimen.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. W. Bonham Magness has been on the staff of the University of Texas School of Dentistry–Houston since his graduation in 1960. He currently practices part-time with his son, Dr. Marc B. Magness, in the Memorial area of Houston. The author would like to thank his wife, Marcille, for her aid in preparing this paper.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand the value of doing VTOs on patients.
  • Comprehend the process of creating visualized treatment objectives.
  • Understand how to evaluate facial contour changes with treatment using acetate tracings.
  • Understand the pogonion growth rate, in relation to nasion and Point A, during normal mandibular growth.
  • Be familiar with the term “F-point,” a reference to the junction of the frontal plane and functional occlusal plane.

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 nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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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.

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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.

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