Module Information

Diagnosis, treatment planning, risk management and case presentation

- March 18th - 20th, 2021
- Melbourne
- 3-day program, including hands on component
- 60 CPD Hours
- Guest Presenter: Kathy Metaxis

Module Information:

  • Orthodontic goals of treatment including Andrews six keys of occlusion
  • Classification and aetiolgy of maloclussion
  • Conventional orthodontic diagnosis
  • Orthodontic clinical examination and patient concerns
  • Developing a problem list and goals of treatment and formulation of a treatment plan
  • Orthodontic record collection -intraoral and extra oral photographs, radiographs, cephalometric analysis, impression
  • Digital treatment planning
  • 3D orthodontic diagnosis and VTO (Visual Treatment Objective)
  • Extraction vs Non-Extraction, how to make the decision
  • Case presentation techniques—the keys to successful conversion
  • Retention as it applies to diagnosis
  • Case portal and 3 d viewer
  • The successful integration of orthodontics into a general practice.
  • Kathy Metaxis – Patient conversion

The hands on component will include:

  • Loading cases onto the portal
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Space analysis
  • Photography and PVS impressions

Conventional and Unconventional straight wire mechanics (Part 1)

- June 3rd - 4th, 2021
- Sydney
- 2-day program
- 35 CPD Hours

Module Information:

  • Theories of tooth movement
  • A history of Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic biomechanics - Forces, Moments and Couples-rotation, tipping, extrusion / intrusion and translation of teeth.
  • Advanced risk analysis -Based on the understanding of biomechanics
  • Orthodontic brackets, wires and auxiliaries –the different types, when and how to use them.
  • Orthodontic bracket prescriptions and their indications
  • Bracket placement  the importance of and correct positioning of brackets
  • Direct bonding of brackets
  • Digital placement of brackets and indirect bonding



Conventional and Unconventional straight wire mechanics (Part 2)

- July 22nd - 23rd, 2021
- Melbourne
- 2-day program, including hands on component
- 35 CPD Hours

Module Information:

  • Understanding friction and how it relates to various orthodontic stages of treatment  and how to minimise it when required
  • Outline of general orthodontic mechanics for Class 1 ,Class 2   non extraction and extraction cases
  • Staging and sequencing orthodontic treatment
  • The Do s and Dont's of the  straight wire appliance system
  • The keys to orthodontic finishing
  • Case portal and 3D viewer
  • The new patient examination
  • Perfect record taking
  • Orthodontic retention
  • Integration and marketing  of orthodontics into a general practice

The hands on component will include:

  • Loading cases onto secure portal
  • Direct bonding of brackets
  • Indirect bonding of brackets
  • Archwire placement
  • Placement of auxiliaries - Open coil spring,  powerchain, powertube, ligatures 
  • Performing an intraoral scan

Early treatment, including facial growth and dental development

- September 2nd - 4th, 2021- Sydney
- 2.5-day program, including hands on component
- 50 CPD Hours

Module Information:

  • Facial growth, dental development and dental arch changes
  • Goals of early treatment
  • Space analysis in the mixed dentition
  • When and when not to undertake early treatment
  • Management of crowding/spacing in the mixed dentition
  • Management of the class 2 malocclusion in the mixed dentition including functional appliances
  • Management of the class 3 malocclusion in the mixed dentition including functional appliances
  • Management of transverse and vertical problems in the mixed dentition
  • Management of impactions in the mixed dentition
  • Management of developmental problems
  • Management of habits

The hands on component will include:

  • Mixed dentition space analysis
  • Fabrication of mulligan arches
  • Placement of headgear

Aligner Essentials

- November 19th - 20th of 2020
- Sydney
- 2-day program
- 30 CPD Hours
Primary Presenters: Dr Martin Poon and Dr Geoff Hall
- May 20th - 22nd, 2021
- Melbourne
- 3-day program
- 60 CPD Hours
Primary Presenters: Dr Martin Poon and Dr Geoff Hall
- October 21st - 23rd, 2021
- Brisbane
- 3-day program
- 60 CPD Hours
Primary Presenters: Dr Martin Poon and Dr Geoff Hall

Module Information:

  • History of aligner Therapy
  • Evaluation of different aligner systems
  • What can realistically be achieved with aligner movements, and which cases should utilise fixed braces rather than aligners
  • Difference in biomechanics for aligners and braces
  • Problems with aligners and how to resolve them – tips, tricks and techniques
  • Orthodontic setups for class 2 and class 3 issues
  • Orthodontic setups for deep bites and open bites
  • Management of extraction cases with aligners
  • How to integrate aligner treatment into your practice efficiently and profitably

Aesthetic and Accelerated Orthodontics, TMJ, and Sleep Apnoea

- TBC 2022
- 2.5-day program, including hands on component
- 40 CPD Hours
- Guest Presenter: Associate Professor Michael Stubbs (TMJ and Sleep Apnoea)

Module Information:

  • Short term orthodontics- the goals of STO, the eligible patients, the keys to success and how to implement and market in your practice.
  • Accelerated orthodontic techniques –the biology behind them, the different options available and a cost benefit analysis of the various systems on the market.
  • Smilefast hybrid system
  • Lingual Orthodontics
  • Trouble shooting
  • Cosmetic finishing
  • 1 full day from Michael Stubbs on:
  • TMJ therapy
  • Sleep apnoea

The hands on component will include:

  • Rotation Ties
  • Slingshots

Advanced Bio-mechanics, Management of CL I and CL II Malocclusions (Non EXO & EXO)

- February 25th - 27th in Sydney
- 2.5-day program, including hands on component
- 50 CPD Hours

Module Information:

  • Advanced biomechanics to understand force systems from different bracket wire geometries and risk assessment appropriate to treatment planning.
  • Anchorage and how it applies to orthodontic tooth movement
  • Diagnosing if extractions are required —which teeth  and why
  • Detailed understanding of VTO and how it impacts on planning treatment
  • Management of Class I malocclusions non extraction and extraction
  • Management of Class II malocclusions non extraction and extraction
  • Bracket position modification  and torque modifications including different auxiliaries and wires  to enhance orthodontic results to an exceptional level 
  • Orthodontic finishing —advanced 
  • Digital Finishing wires

The hands on component will include:

  • Wire bending for finishing – Step bends, toe in bends, individual torquing bends
  • Tipback springs and cantilevered arms
  • Placement of different torquing auxiliaries
  • Different archwires and their placement

Management of severe skeletal and dental discrepancies.

- June 23rd - 25th
- Melbourne
- 2.5-day program, including hands on component
- 30 CPD Hours
- Guest Presenter: Mr Terence Alexander - Oral Surgeon

Module Information:

  • Management of severe skeletal and dental  discrepancies – Sagittally, vertically, and/or transversally
  • Diagnosis of Class III malocclusions and how to treat the various types of Class III  maloclussions.
  • Correcting transverse discrepancies
  • Management of vertical dysplasia - The deep overbite and open bite, both dentally and skeletally
  • Orthognathic surgery and pre-surgical orthodontics and post-surgical detailing.
  • Discussion of all relevant surgical procedures utilised with orthodontic patients

The hands on component will include:

  • Activation and placement of a Transpalatal Bar(TPB)

IDT and management of difficult orthodontic problems

- August 12th - 14th in Sydney
- 2.5-day program
- 40 CPD Hours
- Guest Presenter: Dr Andrew Dillon (Prosthodontist)

Module Information:

  • Management of Perio / Ortho interrelationship
  • Management of Endo / Ortho interrelationship
  • Management of impacted teeth
  • Management of missing teeth
  • Orthodontic Bone regeneration
  • Unique orthodontic issues - transposed teeth / supernumerary teeth 
  • Setting up cases for implant placement and  other restorative treatment
  • Micro implants as an aid to orthodontic anchorage and tooth movement
  • Digital Smile Design

Staff Training Day

- May 21st in Melbourne
- July 9th in Brisbane
- September 3rd in Sydney
- 1-day program
- 8 CPD Hours
- Presenter: Robyn Wood

Module Information:

  • How to increase your dental and orthodontic patient load
  • How to implement orthodontics more efficiently and profitably in your practice
  • How to utilise  an orthodontic coordinator to reduce your stress and provide the ultimate customer service experience to your patient
  • How to utilse a treatment coordinator to maximise the new patient conversion process
  • The ideal patient process from new patient call to retention and all of the necessary touch points
  • What can be achieved with various orthodontic techniques at various ages?
  • Benefits of orthodontics for the patient, practice and their team
  • Obtaining high quality accurate records for the orthodontic patient
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