Digital Orthodontics Symposium 2019

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Clear Aligners: Basic Principles in Treatment Orthodontic Malocclusions

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 2 days course, participants will be competent:

  • Gain basic Knowledge about biology of tooth movement
  • Acquire the basic knowledge about orthodontic force system
  • Understand the basic knowledge about different orthodontic tooth movements
  • Assess tooth structure and pertinent diagnostic features from PA x-ray
  • Identify and select cases for treatment with clear aligners
  • Diagnosing and Treatment planning candidate cases
  • Analyze and manage the space needed for the alignment
  • Fill and submit the lab case prescription form for fabrication of aligners
  • Trouble shoot techniques for clear aligners

Course Description

This 2-day course will introduce orthodontic residents, dental general practitioners, and interested pediatric dentists to the principles of clear aligners. During this course participants will gain the basic knowledge of the principles and biology of tooth movement, optimal orthodontic forces, dental malalignment and normal occlusion, tissue changes associated with tooth movement in addition to the biomechanics of tooth movement and importance of maintaining anchorage. This course is tailored to allow practitioners improve their knowledge and clinical skills as well as gaining confidence.

Topics

  • How do clear aligners work?
  • How to select & submit cases for treatment?
  • How to manage a case?
  • Engagers – different attachments
  • Balanced occlusion
  • Review of dimensional changes in dental arches
  • Periapical X ray: tooth assessment and pertinent points in diagnosis
  • Space Analysis
  • Basic Biology of tooth movement
  • Tissue changes associated with tooth movement
  • Principles in orthodontic tooth movements
  • Orthodontic forces
  • Biomechanics, anchorage
  • Introduction to Clear Aligner
  • Interproximal reduction IPR technique and materials
  • Checkups & revisions
  • How to finish a case and problem solving
  • Identifying problem issues prior to the last aligner
  • Retention: Fixed and Removable
  • Questions and Answers

Description Day 1 

Day 1 of this course will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge on the concept of Clear Aligner treatment philosophy and the science behind the successful treatment of specific minor malocclusion cases. Principles of biology of tooth movement, optimal orthodontic forces, normal occlusion and tissue changes associated with tooth movement in addition to the biomechanics of tooth movement and importance of maintaining anchorage will be discussed in details with proficiency and competency of the participant are the goals.

Agenda Day 1

09:00 – 09:25
Introduction to Clear Aligners: History and Thermoplastic Materials Properties and Making
09:25 – 10:00
Ideal cases for Clear Aligners: Diagnosis and Treatment options
10:00 – 10:20
X-ray: Cephalometric, Panoramic, Periapical Full Mouth Series Teeth and bone
10:20 – 10:30
Fundamental principles of Clear Aligners
10:30 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:20
Clear Aligner Protocol
3D Virtual Setup; Virtual Setup Parameters
3D Virtual Setup Review
Improved Communication: Clear, Simple no Ambiguity
12:20 – 13:00
Lunch
13:00 – 14:50
Basic Biology of tooth movement
Effects of force distribution and type of tooth movement
Deleterious effect of orthodontic force
14:50 – 16:00
Basic Biomechanics
Clear Aligner Force System: Engagers
Anchorage
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:40
High quality orthodontic impression
16:40 – 17:40
Interproximal reduction IPR technique
17:40 – 18:20
Six key to normal occlusion
18:20 – 18:30
Q’s & A’s

Description Day 2

Day 2 of this course will be at the phantom Lab. These hands on course will allow the participants to optimize their didactic knowledge through intensive clinical simulation exposure using phantom heads to allow them gain confidence and improve their clinical skills.

Morning Session

This interactive morning session (hands-on),

Participants will be introduced to clear aligners Clin-Check review and clear scientific communication to ensure success of treatment.

Participant will do a complete workout of a clinical case: selection, diagnosis, treatment planning, fills clin-check form with the proper instruction/ communication of force system for lab fabrication of the aligners.

Participant will show competency and efficiency in trouble shooting common clinical situations using proper armamentarium

Afternoon Session

This interactive afternoon session (Hands on), will introduce participants to the philosophies in retention of treatment outcomes and maintenance.

Participants will bend, fit and bond lingual retainer to the phantom jaws. Also, Participants will show the ability to fit and adjust the removable Hawley retainers

Participant will show competency in carrying the staged IPR and staged bonding Engagers

Agenda Day 2

09:00 – 10:45
Hands on Clin-Check from A-Z
Hands on: Case Presentation
Malocclusion ANALYSIS and diagnosis
Space ANALYSIS
Treatment planning: Force system and attachment,
Type& Staging of tooth movement
3D Virtual Setup Review
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:20
Trouble Shooting & Armamentarium
12:20 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 15:00
Retention
15:00 – 16:30
Bending and bonding passive lingual fixed retainer, Sectional retainers & Hawley retainer: activation
16:30 – 16:45
Coffee Break
16:50 – 17:20
Staged IPR
17:20 – 17:40
Q’s & A’s
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