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Session 1: Getting Started Dates:
Friday 24th September - Sunday 26th September 2021
The course begins with information on basic diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning. Emphasis will be placed on thorough record examination and cephalametric analysis, and their role in making informed treatment decisions.

The effects of orthodontic treatment on facial aesthetics and balance will be discussed as well as the basics of craniofacial growth and development. Banding and bonding will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to place bands and brackets on the orthodontic typodont. Initial wire placement and ligation techniques will be demonstrated. 

Hands-on exercises include

  • Cephalometric analysis

  • Bonding (bracket placement exercise)

  • Mechanics (wire placement and technique)

Session 2: Class I Survey & Biomechanics Dates:
Friday 19th November - Sunday 21st November 2021
This portion of the course will address specific information on treatment timing issues, when to treat and when not to treat. Phase 1 and interceptive treatment modalities and arch development will be discussed. Class I crowded cases with expansion mechanics/appliances and their adjustment will be covered.

Participants will then begin a detailed study of basic orthodontic biomechanics. Intrusion and advancing arch wire fabrication and placement with various ligation techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will also begin the discussion of Class II diagnosis and treatment.

Hands-on exercises include

  • Advancing utility arches

  • Intrusion utility arches (fabrication & adjustments)

  • Molar uprighting springs (mechanics)

Session 3: Class II and Class III Survey Extractions Dates:
Friday 11th February 2022 - Sunday 
13th February 2022
This session addresses Class II and Class III considerations and treatment modalities, exploring both orthopaedic and orthodontic movements.

Topics to be covered include Class II correction in mixed and permanent dentition, (including various molar distalising techniques – fixed and removable), archwire selection, sequencing, elastic wear and set-up, adjunctive intrusion techniques, with particular attention to second and third order bends (tipping and torque).

Hands-on exercises include

  • Torquing arches

  • Second order bends 

  • Cervical headgear placement and adjustment 

  • Various Class II correctors and their adjustment

Session 4: Extraction Mechanics, Finishing, Detailing and Aesthetic Considerations Dates:
Friday 27th May 2022 - Sunday 
29th May 2022
This session begins with extraction mechanics and their timing as well as focus on the all important topic of finishing and detailing. Included is discussion on the use of elastics and segmented arches for finishing, intraoral adjustments for efficiency, troubleshooting difficult cases and debanding. 

Aesthetic considerations, ortho-prosthodontic cases, retainer design and adjustments will also be covered including placement of fixed retainers.

Hands-on exercises include

  • Artistic bends

  • Finishing and detailing techniques

  • Finishing elastics

  • Retainer adjustments

  • Multiple finishing techniques demonstrated

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Payment plans are available for this course. contact admin@adacpd.com.au to pay in installments

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