Management of Impacted Canines

The presenters discuss surgical management of impacted canines with emphasis on defining the indications, contraindication, prognostic indicators and outcomes of care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the indications, contraindications, and prognostic indicators for management of impacted canines. 
  2. Describe indicators for successful outcomes of management. 
  3. Identify the pitfalls in the management of impacted canines. 

Dr. Daniel R. Cullum, DDS
Implants Northwest
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Nobel Biocare - Speaker's Bureau, Piezosurgery - Speaker's Bureau, Osteogenics - Speaker's Bureau, BioHorizons - Speaker's Bureau, H&H Company - Instrument Royalties

Dr. Michael P. Chaffee, DDS
Private Practice
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

An Internet-based CME Activity
Original Release Date: January 5, 2016
Review Date: May 05, 2021
Expiration Date: May 5, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Daniel R. Cullum, DDS

Dr. Cullum is diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons located in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery with distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and a general practice residency and specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, New York. Dr. Cullum is on faculty as a Visiting Lecturer at both Loma Linda University and UCLA, Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is Past-Chair, Department of Surgery, at Kooenai Medical Center. Dr. Cullum speaks internationally, has written numerous articles, textbook chapters and operates the continuing education institute, Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center.

Michael P. Chaffee, DDS

Dr. Mike Chaffee grew up in Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University, and attended dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He completed his residency and practiced general dentistry for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He then returned to the University of Texas to specialize in orthodontics.  

Dr. Chaffee has practiced in Coeur d’Alene since 1993. He finalized his ABO Board Certification in 2003, becoming the first board certified orthodontist in the Coeur d’Alene area. He now serves as an Examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. He is a member and past president of the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society.  

Having a commitment to continuing education in order to provide his patients with the highest quality care possible, Dr. Chaffee is a member of the Texas Orthodontic Study Club and Border-to-Border Study Club. He is also a member of the prestigious Northwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society. These organizations are unique in that they require members to demonstrate their abilities in orthodontic treatment planning and finishing in front of their peers, and as a result they all push their members to be the best that they can be. In 2000 he received the C.T. Roland Award from the Texas Orthodontic Study Club, an award given to the new member with the most impressive and well-treated cases.  

Dr. Chaffee strongly believes in evidence-based orthodontics and individualized treatment planning for each patient. He is one the leading experts in the United States in the area of orthodontic skeletal anchorage. He has published several recent articles, as well as a textbook chapter. He lectures both nationally and internationally, including presentations at the annual conventions of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  

He loves spending time in the outdoors, enjoys gardening, backpacking, photography, pack goats, and fishing. He and his wife Susan have two grown children (Kyle and Rachel) and one granddaughter. Since the kids are grown, Dr. Chaffee decided to take up photography and hiking with his new “kids” – pack goats. 

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
Management of Impacted Canines
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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
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11 Questions
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available