Buffalo Grove Orthodontist Dr. Yan Razdolsky recently held his eighth Annual Orthodontic Update Seminar at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Chicago.
About 130 dentists and dental hygienists attended the April 28 seminar accredited for continuing education credit through the American Academy of General Dentistry.
This year’s topics included information on efficient versus effective treatment, the fourth dimension in orthodontics, ICAT and SureSmile, temporary anchorage devices and lasers, interceptive techniques, interdisciplinary cases, distraction and Wilkodontics, and the lingual SureSmile technique.
The six-hour seminar helps dental professionals meet the 32 hours of continuing education credits they must obtain every two years, Razdolsky said.
Razdolsky offers the seminar as a means of educating general dentists on orthodontic issues. When Invisalign began marketing its product to general dentists, he knew the seminars could prove beneficial, said the Buffalo Grove braces expert.
In January 2009, the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics published a University of Illinois study on the effectiveness of Invisalign. That study determined the mean accuracy of tooth movement using Invisalign was 41 percent, according to the article.
“Since this information came out in an orthodontic journal, dentists don’t see it,” said Razdolsky, who also is a Buffalo Grove Invisalign provider. “I feel like it’s my obligation to enlighten dentists and to stress the importance of at least establishing a diagnosis.
The seminar is designed to expose dentists to the new technology and treatment modalities that are available. The goal is to better prepare the dentists who offer orthodontic treatment in their office to know when the patient needs more than a few aligners and should be referred to a specialist, Razdolsky said.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Yan Razdolsky Buffalo Grove orthodontics practice, or next year’s Annual Orthodontic Update Seminar, please visit his website: http://www.razdolsky.com/. Dr. Razdolsky has two office locations: 600 W. Lake Cook Rd., Ste. 150, in Buffalo Grove; and 1275 E. Belvidere Rd., Ste. 100, in Grayslake. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call (224) 588-5019 in Buffalo Grove or (224) 757-0811 in Grayslake.
About Dr. Yan Razdolsky
Dr. Yan Razdolsky loves being an orthodontist because it provides an opportunity to set the standard of orthodontic care. He is quick to master the newest procedures, and his love for the work and his patients drives him to deliver results quickly and efficiently. His goal is to exceed expectations by stressing treatment over finances, educating patients and making everyone feel comfortable.
Dr. Razdolsky received his dental education at the University of Illinois Medical Center and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985. From there, he completed two additional years of residency and extensive training in orthodontics and orthodontic research at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Razdolsky is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
He lectures throughout the United States and internationally and has served on numerous committees in dentistry and orthodontics to further dental science. He and his staff regularly participate in orthodontic, practice management and communication seminars to improve their skills and expand their services.
Dr. Razdolsky’s professional affiliations include the American and European Associations of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, the Midwestern and Illinois State Societies of Orthodontists, the American Dental Society, the Illinois and Chicago Dental Societies, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
He and his wife Anna have four children.