The Why Behind the Smile: Motivations for Orthodontic Care
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

This course provides a systematic examination of malocclusion, elucidating its physiological and psychosocial consequences. The core content delves into the primary motivations driving patients towards orthodontic interventions, highlighted through case studies. Key areas covered include functional determinants, aesthetic factors, and spatial challenges.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Acquire an understanding of malocclusion’s multifaceted impacts, from functional disorders to societal implications.
  2. Understand key aesthetic and functional determinants in orthodontic treatment need, navigating the challenges of tooth spacing and crowding.
  3. Understand the critical importance of implementing interceptive strategies during pivotal growth phases.

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Maria Doughan

Dr. Maria Doughan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School. She earned her DDS from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and completed her residency training and MSc in Orthodontics at the American University of Beirut. Her research interests include periodontal disease, orthodontic compliance, and psychosocial impacts of malocclusion.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.0 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $49

Hosting University

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to