TAD Masterclass – Clinical applications of skeletal anchorage in orthodontics
Hands-on Courses
28 Oct 2023, 9:00 - 18:00 Madinat Jumeirah Arena & Conference Center – Meeting Room 11 Area of interest: General Dentistry, Orthodontics

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Face-to-Face Training | Dubai (full day)


This comprehensive course provides an overview of skeletal anchorage, covering various aspects from introduction to advanced techniques. Participants will gain a deep understanding of temporary anchorage devices (TADs), with a focus on mini-implants and mini-plates, and explore their characteristics and advantages in orthodontic treatment. 

The course begins with an introduction to TADs, highlighting the insertion sites and techniques for both free and guided insertion. Participants will learn about clinical workflow and the transition from analog to digital approaches that have further improved the precision and effectiveness of skeletal anchorage. 

In the mandible, the course explores the use of interradicular implants and mechanics with Mentoplates, providing attendees with insight into their use and benefits. In addition, lectures on maxillary mechanics cover key techniques such as distalization, mesialization, molar intrusion, and management of impacted teeth. These topics will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to handle complex cases, as well as rapid palatal expansion (RPE) and Class III therapy. In addition, attendees will learn how to combine clear aligners with skeletal anchorage to push the boundaries of clear aligner treatment. 

The program offers interactive sessions, including hands-on exercises that focus on different styles of insertion techniques. 

The course concludes with clinical tips for potential problems and a final discussion to provide participants with an opportunity for a comprehensive review and to address any remaining questions. 

By attending this course, orthodontic professionals will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement skeletal anchorage to maximize treatment outcomes and expand treatment options. 

Download the brochure: 28.10.2023_Dr Maximilian Küffer_Brochure.pdf

Learning objectives

  • Understand the characteristics and advantages of various temporary anchorage devices (TADs) in orthodontic treatment. 
  • Become familiar with TAD insertion techniques, including free and guided insertion, and learn where to use them. 
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of how to incorporate TADs into your clinical workflow, both analog and digital, to optimize your treatment outcomes. 
  • Gain knowledge and skills in the use of skeletal anchorage in both the upper and lower jaw, including palatal appliances, interradicular implants, and mentosliders, to address specific orthodontic challenges. 
  • Explore how incorporating TADs into your treatment protocols in combination with clear aligners can help solve even the most complex cases.


09:00 – 10:00
Introduction into Temporary Anchorage Devices
  • Characteristics of Mini-Implants
  • Mini-Plates
  • Direct vs. Indirect Anchorage
  • Diagnostics
  • Insertion sites
  • Types of insertion
Clinical Workflow
  • Analog procedures & manufacturing
  • Digital treatment planning & CAD/CAM processes
10:00 – 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:30
Skeletal anchorage in the lower jaw
  • Interradicular implants
  • Molar uprighting
  • Mechanics with Mentoplates
11:30 – 13:00
  • Insertion exercise for interradicular and crestal implants
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Upper jaw mechanics
  • Distalization
  • Mesialization
  • RPE & Class III Therapy
  • Molar Intrusion
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Temporary prosthodontics
Combination with Aligners: Benefit for Aligner Technique (BAT)
16:00 – 17:15
  • Free & guided insertion exercises
  • Direct Implant Insertion into metal printed TPA
  • Installation of a Beneslider
17:15 – 18:00
Trouble shooting and final discussion

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