Educational Courses

Level 1B Clinical In-Office Course

120 Credit Hours

Speakers

David Jackson, DDS, FAGD, IBO


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Note: Non-members or those whose dues have expired will also be charged membership of $245 at the time of registration.

 

The Premiere Orthodontics Clinical Course

 

The Premiere is a clinical program intended for dentists who have little or no experience in orthodontics and want to learn to incorporate it into their practices or progress from removable appliances to a comprehensive, fixed technique. It is also for the Clinician who may have practiced orthodontics, but is looking for a systematic, predictable, in-office experience.

 

Course Benefits

  • A true hand’s on experience

  • Treat real patients in a clinical setting

  • On-going support/consultation with instructors

  • Monitor course next year for FREE

  • Bring one staff member at NO CHARGE!

 

Course Features:

  • Performing the In-Office Orthodontic exam

  • Taking the Standard of Care orthodontic records in the office

  • Cephalometrics

  • Orthodontic diagnosis

  • Predictable orthodontic treatment planning

  • Attaining a high level of case acceptance with orthodontics

  • The financial side of orthodontics

  • The Straight Wire® Orthodontic System

  • Hand’s on exercises on typodonts

  • Treating live orthodontic patients

  • Incorporating orthodontics in your office immediately

 


Introducing Dr. David Jackson, Instructor

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a past president, Diplomate and senior instructor of both the American Orthodontic Society and the International Association for Orthodontics. He is a Board Examiner and President for the Academy of Diplomates of the American Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Jon Romer, Assistant Instructor

Dr. Romer is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and current Director of Dental Career Center of Texas. He lectures for the Texas Dental Association program to certify registered Dental Assistants.


 

Course Outline:

 

Session 1 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Understanding Cephalometrics

  • Tracing the Cephalogram

  • Understanding Andrews Six Keys to Occlusion

  • Understanding the Straight Wire® Appliance

  • Understanding bracket positioning

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Bracketing individual teeth to understand the LA Point

  • Banding and bracketing the Typodont

  • Placing an initial arch wire on the Typodont

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three cases per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

 

Clinical Preparatory

  • Explain overview and format of clinical Saturdays

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • The chair-side initial orthodontic examination

  • Taking quality study models and photographs

  • Taking quality Cephalogram, Panolipse and Trans-cranial x-rays

  • Placing separators

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

Session 2 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Reviewing Cephalometrics

  • Tracing additional Cephalograms

  • Diagnosis as related to Orthodontics

  • Profitability in Orthodontics

  • Scheduling Orthodontics in a General Practice

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Placing.014 Arch Wires and Rotation Wedges

  • Lateral expansion with the NPE (Nitanium Palatal Expander)

  • Placing the prefabricated utility Arch Wire

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three sets of records per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

 

Clinical Preparatory

  • Review of prior clinical Saturday

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • Bracketing and banding a patient

  • Placing Initial .012 Nitinol Arch Wires on patients

  • Placing .014 Nitinol Arch Wires with Rotation Wedges

  • Placing the NPE (Nitanium Palatal Expander)

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

Session 3 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Review of diagnosis

  • Tracing additional cephalograms

  • Practice management in Orthodontics

  • Understanding composite pads and bite opening

  • Understanding how far to expand lateral

  • Phase I Orthodontics to Phase II Orthodontics

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Placing .018 Nitinol Arch Wires

  • Placing .020 Stainless Steel Arch Wires

  • Placing .016 x .016 Utility Arch Wires

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three cases per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

 

Clinical Preparatory

  • Review of prior clinical Saturday

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • Placing the .018 Nitinol Arch Wire

  • Placing the .020 Stainless Steel Arch Wire

  • Placing the .016 x .016 Stainless Steel Utility Arch Wire

  • Placing Open Coil Spring

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

 

Session 4 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Additional diagnostics

  • Tracing additional Cephalograms

  • Financial considerations in Orthodontics

  • Understanding Nitinol vs. Stainless Steel Wire Series

  • The value of the Panoipse and Root Positioning

  • The Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Placing .016 x .022 Stainless Steel Arch Wires

  • Placing .018 x .025 Stainless Steel Arch Wires

  • Placing the MDA (Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance)

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three cases per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

 

Clinical Preparatory

  • Review of prior clinical Saturday

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • Placing the .016 x .022 Nitinol Arch Wire

  • Placing the .016 x .012 Stainless Steel Arch Wire

  • Placing accentuated curve and reverse curve

  • Repositioning brackets

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

Session 5 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Review of diagnosis

  • Tracing additional Cephalograms

  • After the MDA (multi Distalizing Arch Appliance)

  • Techniques for the patient with poor compliance issues

  • The Cross Arch Elastics and Sectional Finishing technique

  • Case fine tuning techniques

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Placing .018 Nitinol Arch Wires

  • Detorquing rectangular Arch Wires

  • Placing minor bends in Arch Wires

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three cases per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

Clinical Preparatory

  • Review of prior clinical Saturday

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • Placing the Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance

  • Activating the Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance

  • Adjusting Utility Arch Wires

  • Placing box elastics

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

Session 6 – (3 days)

Lecture

  • Additional diagnostics

  • Tracing additional Cephalograms

  • Elastics in general

  • The transfer patient

  • Understanding the importance of retention

  • Case finishing techniques

 

Typodont Exercises

  • Placing Sectional Arch Wires

  • Placing Fixed Lower Phase I Retentions

  • Placing Fixed Lower Phase II Retention

 

Case Diagnosis

  • Review three cases per doctor

  • Review cases currently being treated by Dr. Jackson

 

Clinical Preparatory

  • Review of prior clinical Saturday

  • Review of clinical procedures for Saturday

 

Clinical

  • Making Sectional Arch Wires for the patient

  • Placing Class II and Class III elastics

  • Removing posterior bands/brackets/impress for retainers

  • Taking final records

  • Observing current Dr. Jackson patients in progress

 

Important Information

 

Schedule: Each Session begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sessions end at 5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday and noon on Saturday.

 

Membership: Founded in 1975, the American Orthodontic Society is America’s largest educational society of general and pediatric dentists who practice orthodontics. In addition to our quality continuing education programs, the AOS provides many valuable membership benefits designed to make orthodontics an enjoyable and profitable part of your practice. Recognition: The AOS is an Accepted Program Provider of the Academy of General Dentistry. A total of 120 hours will be granted for this course. An additional 120 hours can be achieved if you monitor for a total of 240 hours!

 


American Orthodontic Society 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.