'Orthodontics Starter' program
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About the event
3 days Skill Enhancement workshop
1. Diagnosis & treatment planning
Patient’s come with a range of orthodontic needs. This could range from simple to severe facial imbalance cases. In the past few years technology in orthodontics has advanced so much, many cases that would have been surgical cases or extremely difficult to treat has become easier if a proper diagnosis is made. In fact ‘Diagnosis is Orthodontics. The diagnosis should be based on scientific knowledge, past clinical experience, past mistakes. Patient preference and common sense. This lecture summarises the features one has to look at the face and dentition before committing to a treatment plan
2. Orthodontic and aesthetic goals
Facial aesthetics have an important influence on social behavior & perception in our society. We as dentists has a great role in creating the ‘Aesthetics of face. Our orthodontic goals. According to Roth, orthodontic treatment goals can be divided into five categories: facial esthetics, dental esthetics, functional occlusion, periodontal health, and stability. During this lecture we go deeper into ideal occlusal, functional and aesthetic goals.
3. Treatment planning practical
This part is a lecture with an intense practical content. Orthodontic, functional and aesthetic goals are discussed with case description. Cases are presented and available treatment options are discussed and results are evaluated.
4. Bracket placement
Bracket placement is often not given its due importance. If there is one thing that is most important following a proper treatment planning is the proper position of brackets. Unlike many people think and even books suggest there is no single bracket positioning. Bracket positioning is an art and science. It can vary in different malocclusion and from patient to patient. This lecture looks into the different aspects of bracket positioning.
5. Bonding and debonding
Achieving proper bonding of brackets at the right place is paramount to success of orthodontic treatment. Bracket failure due to improper bonding leads to financial los, patient inconvenience and time loss. Equally important is debonding. Patients have approached us have a beautiful smile and straight teeth. Enamel once lost is irreplaceable except by artificial means which may not be long lasting. The correct debonding technique using the correct materials and to give the proper shine and glow to their teeth gives the dentist the ultimate publicity and patient recommendation.
6. Typhodont Exercise-Practical
This is a purely practical class which involves bonding brackets to a model depending on the malocclusion and pitfalls that can happen during bonding. Bracket holder and a probe or a positioner has to be brought during this practical course.
7. Pre-adjusted appliance system
The introduction of totally pre-adjusted system had a significant impact on orthodontics. Larry Andrews, Ron Roth, Dwight Damon, Richard Mclaughlin, John Bennett are people who have contributed much to the automation of orthodontics. Every bracket is almost like a computer chip directing the dentist move the teeth to its rightful position. However, with all these modern brackets, the duty of the dentist to correct mistakes, to choose the right brackets, to re-evaluate at each stage is still an important parameter for success
8. Anchorage planning
Anchorage is corner stone of orthodontics. If anchorage planning is not properly done from the start of treatment and re-evaluated at each visit, the whole treatment may end up is disaster. Resistance to reactionary forces always happens and some of them may be unwanted and unexpected. To understand and correct these problems requires a profound understanding of the principles of anchorage planning.
9. Instruments & Materials- Practical
Often neglected by dentists who undertake fixed orthodontics is the armamentarium that is mandatory. Over the years, the technology orthodontics has advanced so much. The knowledge of instruments, materials, accessories that can help us to achieve a successful finishing of our cases is 0f utmost important. The last of this module gives you practical demonstration and use of these materials and instruments
10.Cephalometeric Analysis and its applications – Practical