BRACKETS

Quality and value in each bracket we develop.

BRACKETS

ARCHWIRES

High-quality archwires to deliver consistent, predictable results

ARCHWIRES

BANDS & CROWNS

The latest in anatomy

BANDS & CROWNS

BUCCAL TUBES

Tubes and bands for exceptional adhesion

BUCCAL TUBES

ADHESIVES & COMPOSITES

Maximum bond strength and convenience

ADHESIVES & COMPOSITES

INTRA/EXTRA ORAL DEVICES

Design that is smart, simple and efficient

INTRA/EXTRA ORAL DEVICES

HORIZON PRODUCTS

Discover all our lines of auxiliary products

HORIZON PRODUCTS

RETENTION

Discover the latest in retainer technology to offer the best fit and maximum comfort.

RETENTION

Course

Expert in Passive Orthodontics – Bratislava and Budapest 2024

Specialty: Others,
Module 1/4: 15-16 March; Module 2/4: 7-8 June; Module 3/4: 13-14 Sept; Module 4/4: 15-16 Nov
English
Bratislava & Budapest, Hungary
Face-to-face

Expert in Passive Orthodontics
Dr. Elizabeth Menzel & Dr. David Birnie 4 Modules – Bratislava, Budapest

About the course

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!

MODULE 1 | 15th – 16th March 2024

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.

MODULE 2 | 7th – 8th June 2024

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.

MODULE 3 | 13th – 14th September 2024

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.

MODULE 4 | 15th – 16th November 2024

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.

Programme

CONTENT MODULE 1

  • Principles of passive self­ligation
  • Diff erence between active and passive self­ligation
  • Damon Q2, Damon Ultima
  • Opening/closing gates, drop­in hooks
  • Anatomy, physiology and function of the oral cavity and airways
  • Tooth anatomy and function
  • Clinical examination: macro, mini, micro
  • Smile analysis
  • Treatment goals
  • Facial changes during aging
  • D­gainer, space gaining, timing and method
  • Bracket placement and variations;
  • Direct bonding techniques
  • Bonding to non­enamel surfaces
  • Midline shifts: dental, facial and functional
  • Damon Ultima and Damon DQ2 wire sequencing
  • Round wires, rectangular wires, combi wires, SmartArch
  • Pretorqued archwires, RCOS archwires
  • Coil springs, crimpable hooks, archwire stops, torquing auxiliaries and disarticulation
  • Class I cases
  • Clinical photography
  • Stability and retention

CONTENT MODULE 2

  • Physiology and aetiology of class II malocclusion
  • Class II malocclusion and classifi cation
  • Diagnosis of class II malocclusion, class II division 1 and 2
  • Treating adolescent and adult class II maloc­clusions
  • Diagnosis of class II malocclusion
  • Principles of treating class II malocclusion
  • Occlusal plane rotation
  • Variable torques for class II malocclusions
  • Protrusion splints: manufacture and use
  • Anterior bite planes
  • Disarticulation for class Il cases: anterior, posterior
  • Overbite management in class II cases
  • Class II elastics
  • Removable functional appliances: Frankel, Simple class II corrector, Clark Twin Block.
  • Adult vs adolescent treatment. Adult Class II cases
  • Vertical vs horizontal growth (12­-23 years)
  • Sequencing complex class II problems (eg: ectopic canine and class Il)
  • Class II retention and stability: Damon splints (Face Formers?)
  • Fixed functional appliances

CONTENT MODULE 3

  • Aetiology of class III malocclusion
  • Physiology of class III malocclusion
  • Diagnosis of class III malocclusion
    – John Lin’s Three Rings diagnosis
  • The growing class III patient
    – Which patients are at risk of late mandibular growth?
    – Maxillary protraction
  • TADs: intra­radicular, extra­radicular, infra­zygomatic crest screws, mandibular buccal shelf screws
  • The non­growing class III patient
  • TADs
  • Surgery
  • Class Ill cases
  • ENT and the orthodontist (?)
  • Establishing and maintaining nasal respiration
  • Vertical problems
    – Mild to moderate anterior open bites
    – Physiology and aetiology of anterior open bites
  • Excessive Gingival Display: diagnosis, assess­ment, treatment methods
  • Vertical problems
    – Moderate to severe anterior open bites
  • Open bite surgery

CONTENT MODULE 4

  • Advanced torque with DQ2 and Damon Ultima
  • Torquing auxiliaries (one tooth, multi tooth)
  • Introduction to CBCT
    – How to read and report on a CBCT
    – TMJ and airway assessment and analysis
  • Ectopic teeth I
    – Diagnosis of ectopic teeth (2D radiology)
    – Location, assessment of damage to adjacent teeth, retrieval path
    – Communicating with your oral surgeon
  • Class II subdivision part I
  • Class II subdivision part II
  • Digital orthodontics: Indirect bonding and customised fixed appliances; Insignia
  • Understanding and using Insignia
    – Indirect bonding vs direct bonding: Advantages and disadvantages
  • Root resorption
    – Aetiology, root resorption relevant to orthodon­tics, diagnosis, classification and management
  • Transpositions: Classification, diagnosis, management
  • Cases
  • Vertical problems and cants
  • Ectopic teeth Il
    – Diagnosis of ectopic teeth (3D radiology)
    – Advanced methods of retrieval
  • Introduction to TMJ dysfunction I
  • Periodontology for orthodontists: 2017 clas­sifi cation of periodontal disease, assessing periodontal disease, oral hygiene protocol, managing recession: when and how
  • Introduction to TMJ dysfunction II

Taught by:

Dr. Elizabeth Menzel

Degree: Orthodontic specialist
Specialist in Damon System , Damon Ultima ,
Herrsching at lake Ammer, Germany

Dr. David Birnie

Degree: BDS Edin, FDS DMI RSC Edin, FDS MOrth RCS Eng
Specialist in Damon System , Damon Ultima , Others ,
London, United Kingdom