Dr. Peter Sheehan
DDS
The Importance of Orthodontic Intervention & Myofuntional Therapy



disclosures
Financial: Dr. Sheehan is the owner of Sheehan Orthodontics and is receiving an honorarium for this presentation through Simon Says.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Peter Sheehan is currently an active member of the Greater Washington Orthodontic Study Club and the Advanced Orthodontic Group and works closely with Jennifer Simon Triandafilou with mutual clients.
about the presentation
Have you ever wondered how myofunctional therapy and orthodontia go hand-in-hand? In this presentation, Dr. Peter Sheehan will provide a short synopsis of orthodontics, with explanation of diagnostic tools and commonly used appliances. Learn from a well-renowned orthodontist of how working with an SLP specialized in myofunctional therapy can lead to long term success of a client and eliminate relapse.  Additionally, learn how working together can aid in breaking oral habits without having to use heavy or painful appliances. 

LEarner outcomes
  • Demonstrate skeletal morphology and how it impacts orthodontic and oral habits
  • ​Classify commonly used orthodontic appliances & diagnostic tools
  • Classify different orthodontic presentations and their myofunctional implications
meet the presenterS
Dr. Peter Sheehan is an orthodontist in the DMV area with over 30 years of experience and is still thrilled to see the self-confidence my patients develop as a result of their beautiful new smiles! He is particularly excited about the ongoing technological and treatment innovations happening in orthodontics. These, when properly utilized, reduce treatment time, make the process more comfortable, and deliver the stable, lasting smiles my patients love. Orthodontics is the perfect combination of science, technology, art, and personal connections. Each patient comes in with different needs and concerns; in our conversations, as we develop a treatment plan, and then during treatment, we develop a connection; and by the time they’ve achieved their best smile, we’re friends.

In 1987, Peter graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He entered the Georgetown University orthodontic residency program and earned my Master of Science in orthodontics in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 he was an instructor in the orthodontic program at Georgetown.

Continuing education is a core part of my commitment to my profession and to my patients. Each year he completes many courses to stay up to date with the latest techniques, materials, and technologies, as well as to review different research discussions. Additionally, he is an active member of the Greater Washington Orthodontic Study Club and the Advanced Orthodontic Group.


Time ordered agenda
20 minutes: Orthodontic diagnosis (Understanding cephalometric and panoramic radiographs)
20 minutes: Orthodontic Appliances
10 minutes: Coordination with Orofacial myotherapy
3 minutes: Final Thoughts
10 minutes: Demonstration with Patient
Accreditation
This course is offered for .05 ASHA CEUs. (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
disclosures
Financial: Dr. Sheehan is the owner of Sheehan Orthodontics and is receiving an honorarium for this presentation through Simon Says.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Peter Sheehan is currently an active member of the Greater Washington Orthodontic Study Club and the Advanced Orthodontic Group and works closely with Jennifer Simon Triandafilou with mutual clients.