The Postgraduate School of Dentistry is delighted to provide general dentists with a series of high quality, state of the art, web-based CPD education programs in topics to introduce or to augment their knowledge and clinical skills on Orthodontics using Sequential Aligners, Aesthetics and how to incorporate into every area of general practice.
In 2017 we are offering 10 superb webinars which cover many key elements, principles and practice protocols in this exciting realm of dentistry that is a must have for every practitioner wishing to thrive in todays’ ultra-competitive environment.
This series of on-line interactive lectures is aimed at the busy, time poor general practitioner who wants to deepen his or her knowledge and to provide optimal outcomes with sequential aligners. 15 CPD points are available
Presented by: Dr. David Penn. Starting on 21 March 2017 @ 7pm AEDT
Success as a general dentist in Australia has never been more difficult: Dentistry is now more competitive than ever with less demand for services and treatments principally due to fluoride, dental awareness amongst patients and better hygiene. Additionally, more and more dentists are graduating and supply has become over-saturated. This will cause catastrophic effects and effect the future of many dentists. Incorporating the skillset of Aesthetic Orthodontics using aligners is no longer a luxury, it is a must!
Most practices in Australia already have an abundance of undiagnosed and untreated patients who would benefit significantly from Aesthetic Orthodontic treatments.
This all important webinar addresses how to identify these patients and the measures to take to encourage them to undergo treatment.
Compliance and complexity are the two most significant markers which will point towards successful case selection and predictability of outcome with Aesthetic Orthodontic treatments using sequential aligners. This webinar considers all aspects of these critical factors and pinpoints which patients and cases to treat, which ones are less predictable and which ones to refer or avoid completely.
Moving teeth with sequential aligners is primarily aimed at adults who generally have a significant aesthetic bias and thus treatment plans are developed with this in mind. However, where possible, idealised molar and canine relationships and adhering to the 6 optimal keys of occlusion are considered. This webinar examines the different concepts of treatment planning and when to utilise or hybridise.
As the target market for aesthetic orthodontics using sequential aligners is extending more towards mature adults, especially females, the need to balance the chronological age of the dentition, peri-oral and full facial regions becomes increasingly important.
This webinar focuses on recognition of aesthetic mismatches which can occur and how to address them.
In this webinar, we examine this philosophy on a mechanical and biological basis and present the Postgraduate School of Dentistry’s protocols on the chronology of aligner wear. We advocate specific concepts based on the type of movement required, the complexity of the movement, the age and gender of the patient and a number of other critical factors that will influence efficacy and predictability.
Lifelong retention following any orthodontic treatments is an absolute key element and needs to be communicated consistently throughout the treatment process.
This webinar outlines the current concepts in retention and protocols and procedures to invoke when movement and aesthetic augmentation have been completed.
Some people believe you win with the best players, but we believe that you are more likely to succeed with those who fit together the best. Whilst talent is definitely important to be successful, the most talented team on paper does not always produce the best outcomes for the patient or the practice. Too many practices have staff, dentists and support alike, with incredible skills, yet are unable to perform to their potential because of selfishness, jealousies, conflict and an unwillingness to accept their roles. In this webinar, we review the team characteristics required to deliver aesthetic orthodontics most effectively.
Mastering the clinical process of aesthetic orthodontics using sequential aligners, even with a wonderful team around you, sometimes is not enough. Creating a brand name and culture is important as is understanding how to disseminate messages cost effectively that will aid patients to make decisions about utilising your services and to inform them of treatments and options. Initiatives to achieve these outcomes are addressed in this webinar.
While surgeries often plan to make incremental improvements to the way that they practice in order to improve efficiency, they are unlikely to be able to fully plan for disruptive technologies because these paradigm shifts can appear suddenly. They can rapidly transform accepted marketplace economics and create competitive environments that are difficult for conservative cohorts to accept. This fascinating webinar examines the impact of sequential aligner therapy for all stakeholders: (general dentists, patients and orthodontists) and attempts to crystal ball the landscape of tomorrow.