2016 Orthodontics Courses

Orthodontics Long Course 2016

An increasing number of dentists are incorporating orthodontics into their practices. This is a series of three coordinated courses designed with those dentists in mind. They are spread over a period of time to allow meaningful, clinical hands-on experience to be gained. This format of the Continuing Education Orthodontics Series is unique and is not offered anywhere else in Australia.

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Everything you wanted to know about functional appliances but were afraid to ask - Saturday 23 July 2016

In this course you will be guided by Dr Morris Rapaport to not only learn how and when to use functional appliances, but also gain a thorough understanding of their theoretical underpinning to give you confidence in using them clinically. What appliance modifications are necessary in high angle or asymmetric cases? How do you recognise any shortcomings in the appliance the laboratory has sent you? How do these appliances work? These and other questions will be answered during this "full on" day course.

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Hypodontia for the General Dentist - Saturday 17 September 2016

Approximately 4-6 % of patients will present to our Practices missing one or more teeth (excluding third molars). From the perspective of patients and their families, the correct management of this condition is critical with respect to aesthetics, function, psychological well-being and financial capacity. The ability to correctly diagnose and know when and how to intervene is critical in allowing providing these patients with the opportunity for the optimal outcome.

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Mixed Dentition Orthodontic Treatment: What's Normal? What goes wrong? How to fix it? - Friday 11 November 2016

This course will help ensure dental practitioners can understand what is normal in occlusal development, in addition to being able to identify what is abnormal and what is appropriate to be treated by the general dentists, how to treat and when. The course will aid general dentists who want to add mixed dentition orthodontic treatment to their repertoire, without necessarily reporting to full fixed appliance treatment. Hygienists and therapists interested in recognizing developing occlusal abnormalities will also benefit

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