Instructor: Dr. Richard Beistle Detailed instruction on Sassouni analysis. Also, additional measurements are included which define growth tendencies extremely well. This course will provide an excellent working knowledge of Sassouni as well as key measurements derived from other analyses which can be used to support growth predictions and provide additional essential information not gleaned from the Sassouni Archial portion of the analysis.Participant will be able to trace a headplate using the Sassouni technique, and will be able to utilize; the tracings to assist in growth and treatment response predictions.
Instructor: Dr. Ralph Garcia Upon completion of this lecture attendees will be able to: Understand the importance of a proper history.Identify the subjective symptoms of the TMD patient.Perform a comprehensive head, neck and TMJ examination.Understand the causes of TMJ problems.Recognize the occlusal flags present in the TMD patient.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Beistle Structural Screening for determination of propensities for the disruptive factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in prospective orthodontic patients.The objective of this course is to teach you, in the absence of telltale symptoms, to recognize particular signs by using “Structural Screening” to eliminate those unwanted and embarrassing complications that often occur during or after orthodontic treatment.
Instructor: Dr. Bruce Gallant Early treatment is an extremely important concept for both General and Pediatric Dentists doing Orthodontics. Dentists are in the best position to see the patients in the 7–9-year range, which is the ideal time to treat Orthopedic problems. This is usually long before the Orthodontists would see these patients. This course will review two early treatment phases. The first is the orthopedic followed by second phase of full brackets or even better aligner therapy. The second phase of early treatment begins when all permanent teeth have erupted.
Instructor: Dr. David Ostreicher This course will discuss an exciting new way to treat patients using a faster, easier, and simplified next-generation aligner solution! Discover how to become a high-quality provider using the newest technologies and exceed your patients' expectations with clinical precision and predictability. Decrease treatment times and differentiate your practice from direct-to-consumer clear aligner companies. Highly-engaging and practical, this program provides standardized protocols to ensure your successful practice integration!
Instructor: Dr. Jim Prittinen This course will cover the retention and finishing stages of treatment. One of the most rewarding achievements in orthodontics is the ability to finish a case to the satisfaction of both the practitioner and the patient Achieving this goal can sometimes be elusive for both experienced and inexperienced practitioners. The participants will learn the fixed appliance discipline required to achieve outstanding finishing results as well a variety of retention protocols. The two primary goals of this course are: To help Doctors develop the expertise that is necessary to diagnose, treatment plan, and then establish efficient mechanics case [...]
Instructors: Multiple Instructors 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 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 [...]
This course will review the theory, technique and efficient application of the straight wire appliance. Expectations and limitations of the appliance are demonstrated, and adjunctive mechanics are utilized to reach treatment goals of progressive difficulty.