Orthodontics for the General Dentist or Pediatric Dentist

 

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. Workshops at which the participants will gain hands-on experience bonding brackets, analyzing lateral cephalograms, and placing finishing bends will also be provided.

Additionally, throughout the lecture series, business management of orthodontic treatment within a pediatric Dentistry 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. Andrews Six Keys to Occlusion
      2. Overview of Brackets and Bands
      3. Bracket Placement
      4. Overview or Archwires
      5. Overview of Biomechanics
      6. Cephalometrics
  1. Clinical Orthodontics
      1. Orthodontic Records and Diagnosis
      2. Treatment Planning and Sequencing
      3. Indications for Interceptive Orthodontics
      4. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Level and Aligning with Vertical and Transverse Considerations
      5. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Sagittal Mechanics
      6. Stages of Orthodontic Treatment – Finishing and Retention
      7. Anchorage Control
      8. Class II Treatment
      9. Class III Treatment
  1. Special Techniques and Topics
      1. Clear aligner Treatment
      2. Orthodontics as an Adjunct to Restorative Dentistry
      3. Brief Overview of Orthognathic Surgery
      4. Contemporary View of Orthodontics and TMD
  1. Hands- on
      1. Bond‐up Workshop
      2. Wire Bending Workshop

Workshops

  • Bracket Placement – learn to properly position brackets on models
  • Wires – experience placing the archwires in the bracket and learn to place various bends
  • Cephalometrics – Learn about the lateral cephalogram analysis and the interpretation of the results

Faculty

Course Director: Calogero Dolce, DDS, PhD Faculty Website

  • Dr. Calogero Dolce is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Orthodontics. He is also the Director of Faculty practice.  Dr. Dolce completed his DDS and Ph.D. at SUNY-Buffalo and a certificate in orthodontics at the University of Florida.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  His research interests are in the biology of tooth movement and the treatment of class II malocclusion.  Dr. Dolce has published more than 50 articles related to orthodontics and serves as a reviewer for various journals including the Journal of Dental Research, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Angle Orthodontics.  Dr. Dolce is involved in teaching orthodontic residents and is part of intramural faculty practice
    • “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

  • Dr. Neubert graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara (1990) and received his D.D.S. (1994) from the University of California Los Angles (UCLA). He has earned specialty certificates in both Orofacial Pain Management from UCLA (1996) and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Florida (2013). Dr. Neubert continues to treat both patients in need of orthodontics and those with orofacial pain. Dr. Neubert has been a faculty member at the University of Florida since 2003 and currently serves as the Director of pre-doctoral orthodontic education. Dr. Neubert is also an established translational researcher and his work is recognized worldwide.
    • “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.”

Divakar Karanth, BDS, MDS, MS, Faculty Website

  • Divakar Karanth, received his Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) degree, Master of Dentistry in Orthodontics (MDS) from India, Master of Science degree, and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Kentucky. He also completed an Advanced Continuing Education Program in the UKCD Craniofacial Biology. He is a board-certified orthodontist. Dr. Karanth currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics where he teaches orthodontics to the orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents, and dental students. He also works with the UF Craniofacial Team. He provides patient care in UFCD Orthodontic Faculty Practice. Karanth has a great deal of teaching, clinical and research experience. He has 18 years’ experience in teaching orthodontics after earning his orthodontic masters’ degree in 1995. He practiced orthodontics in private clinics for 14 years. His current research interests center on bone biology related to orthodontic tooth movement and, as part of his master’s thesis, he developed customized 3D-printed biodegradable scaffolds capable of bone regeneration. That project was awarded a pilot study grant from the National Institutes of Health, a National Science Foundation Grant, a first-place award during UKCD’s research day and the Charley Schultz Research Scholar Award at the American Association of Orthodontists in 2019. He serves as secretary and treasurer of “Society of Educators” of American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Karanth has authored many scientific orthodontic clinical and research articles published in various peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as a reviewer in various peer-reviewed journals.
    • “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

 

Registration
Fees
  • Networking Lunch is included.
  • 8AM – 5PM
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $1,649 $1,549
Dates Location Course # AGD #
October 22-24, 2021 Gainesville 220006 370

Participants should be cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques.