2017-2018 Basic Comprehensive Ortho Course for GP and Pedo

This course is designed for general and pediatric dentists who want to add comprehensive fixed orthodontic services to their practices. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to diagnose and treat more than 70% of the orthodontic cases presented in general and pediatric practice using Straight Wire orthodontic appliances. The course consists of hands-on exercises and lecture on Fridays and Saturdays with a half-day Sunday session devoted to in-depth review of cases that you are involved in treating or cases that you are considering for treatment in your practice. Course cost is $4,980 per doctor, with a $500 discount given if paid in full by Sept. 11, 2017. AOS membership of $375 is required.


SESSION 1 October 6-8, 2017

INTRODUCTION TO STRAIGHT WIRE ORTHODONTICS LECTURE
EXERCISE
  • The Financial and Practical Benefits of Incorporating Orthodontics into your Practice.
  • An Overview of this Course in Basic Orthodontics
  • Examples of Cases You will be Treating after this Course
  • Cephalometrics – Landmarks, Definitions and Diagnosis
  • The Intro Cephalometric Analysis
  • Understanding the Straight Wire Orthodontic Appliance System
  • Understanding the Tip and Torque in the Straight Wire Bracket
  • Necessary Records for Orthodontic Standard of Care
  • How to Band and Bracket Teeth
  • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning Your Cases
  1. Bracketing Anatomical Teeth – Learning the Effect of Bracket Positioning on the Teeth
  2. Banding & Bracketing the Clear Typodont – Learning Correct Bracketing Positions

SESSION 2 November 3-5, 2017

PHASE 1 - EARLY TREATMENT LECTURE
EXERCISE
  • Understanding the Rationale of the Straight Wire Series in Phase 1 or Interceptive Treatment
  • The Pre-fabricated Utility Archwire System
  • Correcting Crossbites with the Nitanium Palatal Expander
  • The Fixed Removable Lingual Arch & its Role in Phase 1 Retention
  • Bending Customized Utility Archwires in Phase 1 Treatment
  • Basic Cephalometrics
  • Basic Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Your Cases
  1. Palatal Expansion Using the Nitanium Palatal Expander (NPE)
  2. Utility Archwire for Mixed Dentition – Pre-fabricated
  3. Utility Archwire for the Mixed Dentition – Bend Your Own
  4. Fixed Removable Lingual Arch (FRLA)

SESSION 3 December 1-3, 2017

PHASE 2 - COMPREHENSIVE LECTURE
EXERCISE
  • Understanding the Rationale of the Straight Wire Series in Phase 2 or Comprehensive Treatment
  • Treatment Mechanics & Coordinated Arch Development
  • How to Open Bites and Keep Them Open
  • More Basic Cephalometrics & Sim Model Analysis
  • The Straight Wire Series for Class I Malocclusion
  • Stainless Steel and Nitinol Archwires: What to Use and When
  • Leveling, Aligning, and Correcting Rotated Teeth in the Dental Arches
  • First, Second, and Third Order Bends in the Archwire
  • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning Your Cases
  1. .012 & .014 Nitinol Archwires – First Archwires in Phase 2
  2. .018 Nitinol Archwire with Figure 8 Ties
  3. .020 Stainless Steel with Open Coil Spring, Accentuated & Reverse Curves, Step-In & Step-Out Bends
  4. .016 x .022 Nitinol Archwires
  5. .016 x .022 Stainless Steel Archwires with Power Chain, AC/RC, Buccal Root Torque, & Individual Root Torque

SESSION 4 January 26-28, 2018

PHASE 2 - COMPREHENSIVE (CONTINUED) LECTURE
EXERCISE
  • Reviewing Phase 1 Sagittal and Transverse Appliances
  • Treatment Planning in More Detail
  • The Straight Wire Series for Class II Malocclusions
  • Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance (MDA)
  • The CD Distalizer, The EZ Distalizer & Other Distalization Appliances
  • Closing Spaces and Retractioin Mechanics
  • More Basic Cephalometrics & Sim Analysis
  • Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Your Cases
  1. MDA – Placing the Multi Distalizing Arch Appliance – Stainless Steel
  2. Post MDA- .016 x .022 Nitinol– Recovering the U5s.
  3. Post MDA- .016 x .022 SS – Retracting the Pre-Molars & Retracting the Canines
  4. Post MDA- .018 x .015 SS – Posts or Crimpable Hooks – Retracting the Anteriors


SESSION 5 March 2-4, 2018

FINISHING THE CASE LECTURE
EXERCISE
  • Review of Class I & Class II Treatment Mechanics
  • Various Sagittal & Transverse Appliances
  • Case Finishing Techniques
  • Elastic Strategies
  • Retention: What to Use and When
  • Clear Aligner Therapy & its Indications
  • GP Orthodontic Practice Management
  • More Basic Cephalometrics
  • Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Your Cases
  • General Review
  1. Elastic Strategies
  2. .018 x .025 SS Sectionals & Cross Arch Elastics
  3. Retention with Bond-A-Braid
When
10/6/2017 - 3/4/2018
Where
Crowne Plaza North Dallas Addison (972) 980-8877 14315 Midway Rd. Addison, TX 75001

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Friday, 06 October 2017

 
Time
10/6/2017 8:00 AM - 3/3/2018 12:30 PM
8:00 AM
Time
10/6/2017 8:00 AM - 10/8/2017 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 03 November 2017

 
Time
11/3/2017 8:00 AM - 11/5/2017 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 01 December 2017

 
Time
12/1/2017 8:00 AM - 12/3/2017 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 26 January 2018

 
Time
1/26/2018 8:00 AM - 1/28/2018 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 02 March 2018

 
Time
3/2/2018 8:00 AM - 3/4/2018 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

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