This 3 part series is available to registered dentists only.
- Wednesday 21st February 2024
- Wednesday 27th March 2024
- Wednesday 17th April 2024
This course is aimed at dentists that are either new to clear aligner therapy or are looking to expand their knowledge in this space. The course will cover all of the basics required to complete mild to moderate orthodontic cases using clear aligners.
Particular focus is placed on improving restorative outcomes through the use of short course orthodontic treatments for general dentists.
Introduction to clear aligners
Orthodontic record taking
- What are clear aligners?
- How do they work?
- What can they treat?
- Intra oral scanning
- Hands on: Photography and Intra oral scanning
- What outcome are you expecting? (cosmetic vs comprehensive)
- What outcome is the patient expecting?
- Is the case simple, advanced or complex? (SAC classification)
- Informed consent
- Movement philosophies
- Attachment selection
Interproximal reduction (IPR)
- What are they and why are they necessary?
- Types of attachments for different movements
- Hands on: Attachment placement
- What is IPR?
- When do you use it? (Cl I,II and III)
- Boltons discrepancy
- Analysing the contact point
- Hands on: IPR
- What needs to happen during treatment
- DentalMonitoring® (DM)
- What to do with the DM information
- Additional IPR
- Hands on: DentalMonitoring®
- Difficult movements
- When to accept a compromise
- Using the retainer as an active part of treatment
- Additional tips and tricks
- Removable vs fixed
- Ideal retention protocols and why
- How to address relapse
- Hands on: Fixed retention
- Resin bonding and porcelain veneers
- How to create a digital wax-up of the final outcome before commencing orthodontic treatment
- How to handle retention during the prosthetic phase
- Hands on: Digital wax-up
Key, measurable learnings participants will gain upon completion of this course.
- How to take complete orthodontic records
- How to successfully assess an orthodontic case and categorise under the SAC classification
- Understanding of clear aligner movement philosophies
- How and attachments are placed and IPR performed, and why.
- The importance of patient monitoring
- How to troubleshoot mid-treatment
- How to perform the required retention protocol
- How to plan for prosthodontic treatment following orthodontic coxpand their knowledge in this space.
The course will cover all of the basics required to complete mild to moderate orthodontic cases using clear aligners. Particular focus is placed on improving restorative outcomes through the use of short course orthodontic treatments for general dentists.
Dr Luke Cronin
BDSc(Qld) GradDipClinDent(Syd) MIPH(Qld)
Dr Luke Cronin is a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006). Dr Luke Cronin has performed over 1000 clear aligner cases and has been influential, globally, in shaping the clear aligner market.
Dr Luke Cronin is currently the Clinical Advisor for IQ Active Aligners utilising his expertise to design the treatment protocols, oversight of the patient monitoring and clinical guidance for dentists.
Prior to taking on the position of Clinical Advisor for IQ Active Aligners, Dr Luke Cronin owned one of Sydney’s leading cosmetic clinics for 10 years, focussing on clear aligner therapy and porcelain veneers.
Dr Luke Cronin has previously held industry positions as a key opinion leader for Invisalign®, 3shape®, Philips® and Ultradent®.
ADA Member Dentist - $1320
Non Member Dentist - $1716
This course is fully booked.
Please click here to be placed on the waitlist for the next available course date.
12 Scientific hours
This event is proudly supported by Voco and IQ Active Aligners
By registering for this course, you agree to the events terms and conditions outlined on the ADAQ website.