Orthodontics for the General Dentist or Pediatric Dentist

New Course

Course Description

This comprehensive course provided by orthodontists on staff at the University of Florida is designed to enhance the practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of facial growth and development, to facilitate the skills needed to identify malocclusions, and to develop a working understanding of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, the practitioner will be taught to recognize and treat occlusal and skeletal problems indicating interceptive, limited, and comprehensive orthodontic treatment, as well as recognize more complex and severe occlusal and skeletal problems which should be referred to an orthodontic specialist. Clinical skill involving both fixed orthodontic treatment (braces) and Invisalign techniques will be reviewed. Workshops include hands-on experience bonding brackets, changing archwires and placing finishing bends.

Additionally, throughout the lecture series, business management of orthodontic treatment within a pedodontic or general dentist office will be discussed.

Course Objectives

This comprehensive course will help a practitioner who is not an orthodontic specialist to:

  • Gain clinical and didactic knowledge of orthodontics
  • Properly diagnose orthodontic dental malocclusions and skeletal discrepancies
  • Recognize potential complications and the need to refer to a orthodontic specialist when appropriate
  • Develop a competent treatment plan
  • Implement biomechanical methods to treat orthodontic cases.

Course Outline

  1. Fundamentals of Orthodontics
    1. Bracket Placement
    2. Overview or Archwires
    3. Andrews Six Keys to Occlusion
    4. Overview of Biomechanics
    5. Orthodontic Records and Diagnosis
    6. Cephalometrics
  2. Clinical Orthodontics
    1. Treatment Planning and Sequencing
    2. Indications for Interceptive Orthodontics
    3. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Level and Aligning
    4. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Sagittal Mechanics
    5. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Finishing and Retention
    6. Anchorage Control
    7. Class II Treatment
    8. Class III Treatment
  3. Special Techniques and Topics
    1. Invisalign Treatment
    2. Orthodontics as an Adjunct to Restorative Dentistry
    3. Brief Overview of Orthognathic Surgery
    4. TMD and Facial Pain in relation to Orthodontics

Workshops

  • Bracket Placement – learn to properly position brackets on models
  • Wires – experience changing numerous types of archwires with different bracket types and learn to place various bends
  • Cephalometrics – trace lateral cephalographs using modern orthodontic software and learn how to analyze the results

Faculty

  • Richard E. Donatelli, DMD, MS  Faculty Website
  • Calogero Dolce, DDS, PhD Faculty Website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • John Neubert, DDS, PhD Faculty Website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Wellington Rody, DDS, MS Faculty Website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Location

UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

University of Florida

Course Limit

  • 36 participants

Continuing Education Units

23 contact hours. Lecture/Participation.

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

Registration
Fees
  • Breakfast and Networking Lunch is included.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $1,499 $1,399
Dates Location Course # AGD #
October 20 – 22, 2017 (Fri-Sun) Gainesville 180020 370
October 26-28, 2018 (Fri-Sun) Gainesville 190014 370