Managing malocclusions using TADS & Aligners
Hands-on Courses
26 May 2023, 09:00 - 18:00 Radisson Blu Hotel | Kuwait Area of interest: General Dentistry, Orthodontics

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


Temporary anchorage devices have become a mainstay of contemporary clinical practice, offering guaranteed control of anchorage for both routine and complex tooth movements. This course will outline some of the more common TADs in use today and show their placement from first principles. It will also discuss the differences when selecting them for conventional fixed orthodontic appliances and aligners. The anatomy of placement sites will be discussed, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these sites. Simple direct and indirect mechanics will be shown to facilitate controlled tooth movements in the sagittal, transverse, and vertical dimensions.

The hands-on component of the course will require participants to practice placing TADs in different sites and work through the steps of making a mini-screw retained orthodontic appliance.

Download the brochure: 26.05.2023_Dr Abdelhakim El Gheriani_Brochure.pdf

Learning Objectives

  • Review the history, evolution, design, placement, and clinical use of TADs 
  • Understanding of how to incorporate TADs into treatment planning 
  • Understand the difference in mechanics required when utilizing direct versus indirect anchorage, and 
  • Practice the clinical skills to select, place, and utilize TADS in orthodontic treatment.


09:00 – 09:45
Introduction: Definitions, history, design, specifications, instrumentation, and uses(Biomechanics)
09:45 – 10:15
Review Orthodontic examination, diagnostic records, problem list development, treatment objective selection
10:15 – 10:45
Anatomy Review and TAD Placement Exercise (Sheep Mandible)
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00
Anatomy Review and TAD Placement Exercise (Palate)
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch/Prayer Break
13:00 – 13:30
Digital scanning for appliance fabrication
13:30 – 14:00
Orthodontic Aligner Review
14:00 – 14:15
Appliance Fabrication – from scan to delivery
14:15 – 14:45
TAD Supported Appliance Placement Exercise
14:45 – 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30
Transverse Dimension correction
15:30 – 16:00
Anterior-Posterior Correction and Space Closure
16:00 – 16:30
TAD placement exercise (Aligners-Power arm)
16:30 – 17:00
Vertical Dimension Correction
17:00 – 17:30
TAD placement exercise (Aligners-Intrusion)
17:30 – 18:00
Complications and how to avoid them Secondary uses of TADs
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