Topic 1: Everlasting Youthful Smile in Case II Cases
The orthodontic resolution of Class II malocclusion involves designing mechanics to distally move teeth with a number of orthodontic appliances. This lecture aims to convince clinicians that severe Class II malocclusion can be treated with the appropriate application of bite turbo, Class II elastics and IZC screws. These simple tools together form a consistent force system that requires little patients’ active compliance and avoids many of the challenges presented by conventional treatment modalities, such as extra-oral headgear and functional orthopaedic appliances. Detailed treatment processes will be presented to enhance clinicians’ skills in executing this treatment method.
Learning objective: Participants are expected to be able to design an appropriate mechanic force system consisting of bite turbos and Class II elastics and IZC screws for Class II cases.
Topic 2: Class III Cases Made Simple
Skeletal Class III malocclusions are usually treated with extensive orthodontics and orthognathic surgery after completion of active growth. Conservative treatment (without orthognathic surgeries) requires a broad range of tooth movement in 3D. Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), placed between the roots of teeth, are of limited value for moving the entire dentition, relative to its apical base of bone. However, extra-alveolar TADs, placed in the extra-alveolar bone of the maxilla and mandible, provide anchorage for extensive dentofacial orthopedic corrections, in both growing children and adults. Many skeletal Class III malocclusions can be effectively managed without orthognathic surgery. In this talk I will demonstrate the potential for conservative management of severe Class III malocclusions.
Learning objective: Participants are expected to be able to correctly differentiate skeletal Class III malocclusion from pseudo Class III malocclusion.
Topic 3: Gummy Smile/High Angle Case Not a Challenge Anymore
An innovative approach to correct gummy smile will be presented. The upper whole arch intrusion and retraction by Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) has been proven to be an effective way to improve gummy smile. This lecture will start with diagnosis and treatment planning of gummy smile. Detailed mechanics and screw insertion techniques will be introduced. The rationales for surgical crown lengthening to finalize the smile will also be included.
Learning objective: Participants are expected to be able to articulate the intruding mechanics of mini-screws in the treatment of gummy smile.
Topic 4: Management of Adult Complex Cases and their Expectations
Complex adult cases often involve therapies in more than one discipline. It requires a thorough understanding of multiple disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive care. This lecture will focus on the sequence of IDT planning as well as stepwise procedures. Several practical tips will also be proposed.
Learning objective: Participants are expected to be able to outline reasonable IDT treatment sequences for complex adult cases.
Lecture: Problem Solving and Simplifying Difficult Orthodontic Treatment
Speaker: Dr Chris Chang (Taiwan)
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Dr Chris Chang received his PhD in bone physiology and Certification in Orthodontics from Indiana University in 1996 and is a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Dr Chang lectures frequently worldwide on a wide range of topics, including impaction treatment, gummy smile, mini-screw and implant-orthodontic combined treatment. As a private instructor since 2006, he has taught over 2,000 doctors from more than 21 countries. In addition to teaching and publishing, he also founded Newton’s A. Inc and Beethoven Orthodontic and Implant Group.
Course fee: SGD$580 (for 1-day registration fee)
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