USDI Course Curriculum

The following is a listing of the Orthodontic courses within in the USDI curriculum.

COURSE CATEGORIESCOURSES
Introduction to OrthodonticsINT101 – Introduction to Orthodontics
Beginning SeriesCA100 – Clear Aligner Treatment for Orthodontic Cases

C300 – Introduction to Diagnosis: Model Analysis

C302 – USDI Contemporary Cephalometric Analysis

AC103/4 – Straight Wire Technique

Basic Mechanics – Straight Wire Theory and TechniquesAC103/4 – Introduction to Straight Wire Mechanics

D303/3 – USDI Treatment Protocol: 10 Factors for Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Intermediate Mechanics – Straight Wire Theory and TechniquesD660 – Diagnostics & Treatment Planning – Special Emphasis on Vertical Consideration

AM662 – Intermediate Straight Wire Mechanics

AM100 – Cosmetic Orthodontics Principles

Advanced MechanicsAM110 – Advanced Straight Wire Mechanics

AM200 – Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry: Incorporating Orthodontics Concepts

AM402 – Biomechanics in Everyday Orthodontics

Clear Aligner TreatmentCA100 – Clear Aligner Treatment for Orthodontic Cases

CA200 – Advancing Clear Aligner Treatment

CA300 – Advanced Clear Aligner Orthodontic Therapy with Emphasis on Class II Cases

CephalometricsC300 – Introduction to Diagnosis: Model Analysis

C302 – USDI Contemporary Cephalometric Analysis

C346 – Sassouni Plus Cephalometric Analysis

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Early TreatmentF303 – Introduction to Early Orthodontic Treatment

F349 – Advanced Early Orthodontic Treatment

 

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Retention and Case FinishingD319 – Retention & Finishing of Cases
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Advanced SeriesD320 – Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

D406 – Orthodontic Diagnosis – Start to Finish

D650   Interrelationship Between Facial Appearance, Vertical Dimension, Arch Width & Health of TMJ

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Airway OrthodonticsD537 – Structural Screening for TMJ and OSA

D580 – Airway and Facial Aesthetics

D585 – Sleep Disorder Breathing, TMJ and Orthodontics

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – TMJT347 – Conservative TMJ Treatment

T347/1 – TMJ Therapy Comprehensive Introduction Course

T347/2 – TMJ Therapy – Advanced

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning -Functional AppliancesF100 – Introduction to Functional Appliances

INT101 – USDI Introductory Orthodontic Course

This course is for new, prospective USDI members who would like to learn more about Orthodontics and how the USDI can help them grow their practice and become better over-all Clinicians.

Learn how the USDI’s Unique Diagnostic System will help you incorporate Orthodontics into your practice in an easy-to-understand step-by-step method. You will be able to compete with Do-It-Yourself Orthodontics and offer your patients a clinically sound alternative to the beautiful smile that they have always wanted!!

Increase your Practice Revenue (with no added marketing expenses), enhance your Cosmetic Results and become an overall well-rounded Practicing Clinician. Your patients want a beautiful smile and are looking for Orthodontic treatment – let the USDI train you on how to incorporate Orthodontics into your practice efficiently.

Increase your Practice Revenue (with no added marketing expenses), enhance your Cosmetic Results and become an overall well-rounded Practicing Clinician. Your patients want a beautiful smile and are looking for Orthodontic treatment – let the USDI train you on how to incorporate Orthodontics into your practice efficiently.

Find out more details about the INT101- Introduction to Orthodontics Course

Register for Sep 11th & 12th Course

Beginning Series

The USDI encourages new members to complete the Beginning Series of courses before they attend additional programs.  The Beginning Series of courses will provide the essential basic Orthodontic knowledge for accurate Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.  After completing this Series of courses, Participants will be able to begin simple Aligner or Straight Wire cases.

Beginning Series of Courses:

CA100 – Clear Aligner Treatment for Orthodontic Cases
C300 – Introduction to Diagnosis: Model Analysis
C302 – USDI Contemporary Cephalometric Analysis
AC103/4 – Straight Wire Technique

Basic Mechanics – Straight Wire Theory / Techniques

The Basic Mechanic Series of courses includes hands-on bracket bonding to typodonts and the placement of various arch wires.  The differences between round, rectangular, and square arch wires will be discussed as well as auxiliary attachments and power units. A Class I crowded case will be completed on a wax articulator to mimic real life tooth movement and provide hands-on experience.

AC103/4 – Introduction to Straight Wire Mechanics

Intermediate Mechanics – Straight Wire Theory and Techniques

The Intermediate Mechanic Series of courses will cover the importance of vertical control in orthodontic therapy and case selection based on the potential vertical challenges.  The impact of the patient’s growth and development will be examined and how understanding these factors are essential for accurate diagnosis, treatment planning strategies.   The importance of accurate bracket placement will be evaluated as well as Class II mechanics.  During this Series, the Participant will learn how to manage impacted canines, midline discrepancies and review treatment planning strategies for cases from start to finish.  Core cosmetic principles will be discussed and how they dictate orthodontic treatment.

AM662 – Intermediate Straight Wire Mechanics
AM100 – Cosmetic Orthodontics Principles

Advanced Mechanics

The Advanced Mechanic Series of courses covers intermediate and advanced straight wire techniques as well as variations of the straight wire techniques.  Adjunctive mechanics are introduced to reach treatment goals of progressive difficulty. Sequencing of treatment using the USDI protocol will be emphasized along with when deviations from the protocol might be necessary.  The importance of good bracket positioning and the correct wire progression will be reviewed to achieve efficient treatment results.  The mechanics to treat both Class II and Class III malocclusions will be evaluated.  Critical cosmetic guidelines and their impact on orthodontic treatment will also be covered during this Series of courses.

AM110 – Advanced Straight Wire Mechanics
AM402 – Biomechanics in Everyday Orthodontics

Clear Aligner Treatment

The Clear Aligner Series of courses will walk Participants through the process of incorporating Clear Aligner treatment into the practice.  Case selection for success will be emphasized along with the biological basis of tooth movements with Aligners.  Strategies for treating Class II malocclusions (for both adults and teenagers), deep bite and extraction cases will also be reviewed.  The appropriate use of Carriere Motion Appliance will be examined during this Series of courses.

CA100 – Clear Aligner Treatment for Orthodontic Cases
CA200 – Advancing Clear Aligner Treatment

Cephalometrics

The Cephalometric Series of courses covers landmarks and tracing, key measurements as well as the USDI system for analysis.  The importance of model analysis is also introduced.  A working knowledge of Sassouni Plus Cephalometric Analysis will be presented as well as key measurements that can be used to support growth predictions and provide additional essential diagnostic information.

C300 – Introduction to Diagnosis: Model Analysis
C302 – USDI Contemporary Cephalometric Analysis
C346 – Sassouni Plus Cephalometric Analysis

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Early Treatment

During this series of Early Treatment courses Participants will learn the many benefits of correcting malocclusions at an early age and how this can prevent many orthodontic challenges as the Patient grows.  The importance of both an Orthopedic and an Orthodontic approach for mixed dentition cases will be reviewed. Cephalometric analyses and the diagnosis and treatment of TMD in children and young adults are also incorporated into the Early Treatment series of courses.

F303 – Introduction to Early Orthodontic Treatment
F349 – Advanced Early Orthodontic Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Retention and Case Finishing

This Series of courses will cover the Retention and Finishing stages of treatment. Participants will learn the discipline required to achieve outstanding finishing results as well a variety of retention protocols.  Different strategies for effective case finishing will be examined.  Why different cases require different retention protocols, not only in the type and design of retainers, but also the length of time that the retainers will need to be worn, will be investigated. Participants will learn how to select a retainer design based on a clinical strategy to set-up each case up for long term success.

D319 – Retention & Finishing of Cases

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Advanced Series

During this Advanced Series of courses, a patient’s muscle strength, and how it will determine treatment planning, will be discussed in great detail.  Strategies for correcting open bites cases, canted occlusal planes, and midline discrepancies will be investigated.  The rationale behind distal offsets and the appropriate IPR will also be reviewed.

D320 – Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
D406 – Orthodontic Diagnosis – Start to Finish

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Airway Orthodontics

This Series of courses will cover the important subject of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.   Participants will learn, in the absence of telltale symptoms, to recognize particular signs of potential OSA and TMJ issues. The influence of airway and oral postures and how they both affect on malocclusions will be discussed.  The relationship between sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ disorder will be reviewed.  Airway friendly Orthodontics will be introduced as well as several sleep appliances.

D537 – Structural Screening for TMJ and OSA
D580 – Airway and Facial Aesthetics
D585 – Sleep Disorder Breathing, TMJ and Orthodontics

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – TMJ Courses

The TMJ Series of courses will include an in-depth review of the diagnosis and treatment planning for TMJ disorders. Special attention will be given to examination procedures and record requirements. Proven Treatment guidelines and modalities will be introduced.

T347 – Conservative TMJ Treatment
T347/1 – TMJ Therapy Comprehensive Introduction Course
T347/2 – TMJ Therapy – Advanced
T348 – The Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Functional Appliances

Courses covering diagnosis and treatment planning utilizing functional appliances, as well as detailed instructions on how to utilize each appliance. These courses cover the Bionator, Sagittal, Frankel, Herbst, Twin block and Schwartz appliances, and other Functional Appliances.

Introduction to Functional Appliances

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