Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin completed his orthodontic training at theUniversity of Southern California in 1976. Since then he has been in the full time practice of orthodontics in San Diego, California.
He lectured extensively in the United States as well as internationally. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Ortho-dontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is the Component Director of the Southern California Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and is presently serving as President of the National Angle Society. He is the recipient of the 2009 American Board of Orthodontics Dale Wade Award and the 2010 Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Award of Merit.
In addition, Dr. McLaughlin is a clinical professor at the University of Southern California, Department of Orthodontics in Los Angeles, and an associate professor at Saint Louis University, Department of Orthodontics. He has written more than 30 journal articles and co-authored 5 textbooks.
This course will review Class III and asymmetrical treatment. The general concepts of diagnosis and treatment planning of Class III cases will be presented based on soft tissue, dental and skeletal parameters. Case presentations will then be evaluated relative to early treatment, full-banded non-surgical treatment and surgical treatment. Early treatment will focus on the use of Class III elastics, facemasks and skeletal plates. Full banded non-surgical treatment will discuss important issues such as anterior dental compensation, non-extraction treatment and extraction options, vertical and A/P relationships, the pubertal growth spurt and family history, and growth prediction based on the ratio of horizontal projection of A point relative to B point. The limits of non-surgical treatment will be discussed and some surgical cases will be presented. Asymmetrical cases will be discussed relative to the categories of anterior, posterior and combination of anterior and posterior dental asymmetries. Functional side shifts as well as skeletal asymmetries will be reviewed. Appliance variations for Class III and Asymmetrical cases will be discussed.