Expert in Passive Orthodontics
Dr. Elizabeth Menzel & Dr. David Birnie 4 Modules – Bratislava, Budapest
A training series for orthodontists who want to understand and master the passive selfligating technique from the ground up. For this course series, knowledge and experience in orthodontics are recommended. The four modules extend over a period of 18 months, enabling you to put the learned course content into practice. Resulting treatment questions can be answered directly in the next module.
Four modules that begin to convey an understanding of the diﬀerence in “handling“ passive treatment versus conventional orthodontics.
Dr. Menzel, Dr. Birnie & Ormco are looking forward to your participation!
The first two-day module will focus on simpler cases and concentrate on bracket positioning, archwire sequencing, nonextraction treatments using DGainers, pretreatment appliances and clinical tips about the use of these appliances.
The second module will discuss the full range of class II treatment mechanics with a focus on managing torque. The construction and application of splints used during the first phase of treatment will be demonstrated and explained. During this and the following modules, dedicated time will be set aside to discuss delegates‘ questions and explore problems they have encountered since the last module.
The third module will involve more diﬃ cult cases including class Ill and open bite malocclusions. How to make the treatment decision between what is manageable with orthodontics alone and those cases that require surgery will be explained. This module will also include discussion of the use of TADs as an anchorage device to assist in these cases.
Finally, in module four, advanced topics such as torque planning or individual teeth in complex cases, ectopic teeth, transpositions and correction of occlusal cants will be explained. There will be an introduction to TMJ treatment and its relationship to orthodontics and discussion and instruction on fully customized labial appliances such as Insignia.