In-office Control Management of Orthodontic Clear Aligners
Hands-on course
08 Nov 2019 Dubai | UAE | InterContinental Hotel | DFC Area of interest: General Dentistry, Orthodontics


Learning Objectives

  • Illuminating to orthodontic professional specialists proper cases required for clear aligner therapy.
  • Demonstrating the clinically-proven treatment principles of the in-office minor clear aligner therapy using friendly 3D software and thermopliers.
  • Conceiving general biomechanics of the main core moves that are typically accomplished with a clear plastic aligner.
  • Learning the steps in clear aligner treatment planning, creation of minor space within the arch, as well as aligner fabrication.

Abstract

Clear aligners have gained popularity at the turn of the century when new companies to the dental industry figured out a way to produce custom aligners to straighten teeth. Since then, these companies have grown to dominate the clear aligner market place and created a confusing dilemma regarding proper case selection. In addition these systems are expensive and lack adequate training for orthodontic specialists to implement properly.

Purpose

This course introduces to orthodontic professionals the importance of being in full control of their cases; by getting the knowledge for selection, planning and correcting their cases digitally or manually, and not being dictated a treatment plan blindly. It also introduces participants to the clinically-proven treatment principles of an affordable in-office minor tooth movement clear aligner therapy that can be made entirely in dental office. Thus, not relying on an imposed plan or being charged unnecessary sky high fess.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the course
System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • 4GB system RAM
  • Integrated or discrete graphics card with latest drivers
  • A USB or wireless mouse is a must to bring

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 10:30
MODULE 1
Lecture 1
  • What is Clear Aligner therapy
  • System capabilities
  • Impact of economic forces on CA therapy
  • How brand names systems work
  • Why choosing the Clear Aligner In-Office System
  • Physical versus virtual operation of CA
Lecture 2
  • Planning to make space within the dental arch; what are the possibilities
  • What Tools are needed
  • How the CA System works
  • Can all of orthodontic cases be treated using clear aligners
Lecture 3
  • What type of cases that an MTM CA course candidate can treat
  • Basic candidates for MTM CA System
  • Basic Parameters of MTM CA
  • What is not acceptable for MTM CA
Lecture 4
  • What options do you have when there is no space
  • ARS and IPR space considerations
  • Measuring the space gained
  • Mechanics of IPR
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15
MODULE 2
Lecture 1
  • Physiologic Response to Sustained Pressure against a tooth
  • Force types
  • Why starting CA before maturity is not recommended
  • Relating ossification events to adolescent growth spurt and conclusion
Lecture 2
  • Types of orthodontic tooth Movements
Lecture 3
  • Routine movements using CA
  • Watching for functional occlusion
12:15 - 13:00
MODULE 3
Lecture 1
  • Diagnostic outlines for tooth movements using Clear Aligners
Lecture 2
  • Treatment planning
Lecture 3
  • Materials, equipment and instrumentation
Lecture 4
  • Case management
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:15
Introduction to practical Demo
14:15 - 15:00
Space analysis
15:00 - 17:00
3D software operation (hands-on)
17:00 - 18:00
Physical stone models preparation and thermopiles in action
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