Demystifying Clear Aligner Therapy for the General Dentist

Demystifying Clear Aligner Therapy for the General Dentist
This 3 part series is available to registered dentists only.

  • Wednesday 21st February 2024
  • Wednesday 27th March 2024
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024

Course Overview

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
  • What are clear aligners?
  • How do they work?
  • What can they treat?
Orthodontic record taking
  • Examination
  • Radiography
  • Photos
  • Intra oral scanning
  • Hands on: Photography and Intra oral scanning
Case Assessment 
  • 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
Treatment Planning
  • Movement philosophies
  • Attachment selection
  • Overcorrections
Attachments
  • What are they and why are they necessary?
  • Types of attachments for different movements
  • Hands on: Attachment placement
Interproximal reduction (IPR)
  • What is IPR?
  • When do you use it? (Cl I,II and III)
  • Boltons discrepancy
  • Analysing the contact point
  • Hands on: IPR
Patient Monitoring
  • What needs to happen during treatment
  • DentalMonitoring® (DM)
  • What to do with the DM information
  • Additional IPR
  • Compliance
  • Hands on: DentalMonitoring®
Troubleshooting
  • Refinements
  • Difficult movements
  • When to accept a compromise
Finishing
  • Using the retainer as an active part of treatment
  • Additional tips and tricks
Retention
  • Removable vs fixed
  • Ideal retention protocols and why
  • How to address relapse
  • Hands on: Fixed retention
Orthodontic/Prosthodontic interface
  • 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
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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.


Presenter/s biography

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®.


Event Pricing

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. 

 

CPD Points

12 Scientific hours

  

SUPPORTER

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. 

When
2/21/2024 1:00 PM - 4/17/2024 5:00 PM
Where
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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