Principles of Orthodontic Finishing

Course Fee: $375

30-day early regsitration: $338

CDE Credits: 7
April 17, 2020

Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration limited to 36

Begin with the End in Mind

Instructor

 

Steven Frank, DDS, MS
Past Postgraduate Residency Program Director and a Clinical Professor for the Division of Orthodontics in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

This lecture will demonstrate the clinical principles of finishing orthodontic cases to an excellent occlusal and functional result. Quality finishing of edgewise orthodontic cases is a process that begins with placement of the appliances, therefore “Begin with End in Mind”, and runs through placement of the retention devices. Finishing is not a phase that occurs towards the end of treatment as the principles in this course will demonstrate. Case reports and clinical images will be combined to teach the details and execution of these principles developed and refined over 38 years of clinical experience.

Course Overview
  • Demonstrate the clinical principles of finishing orthodontic cases to an excellent occlusal and functional result.
  • Show the practitioner how to set up a case from the beginning of treatment to allow for a well finished case
  • Show clinical images of over 20 finishing principles or techniques developed and used over 38 years of clinical experience such as: enamelplasties, interproximal reduction (IPR), correction of tooth anatomy, use of a bracket height gauge, correct placement of bands, using the overhaul appointment to correct appliance placement, how to use finishing elastics, how to correct and work with skewed arches, and step by step demonstration of detailing first, second and third order wire bends on actual cases
  • Clinical images are used to demonstrate the effect/efficiency of the finishing principles
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the clinical principles of finishing orthodontic cases to an excellent occlusal and functional result
  • Understand these principles to more effectively treat clinical cases
  • Describe when and in what order to use various finishing techniques
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge to modify and add the presented finishing techniques to a practitioner’s acumen and “clinical tool box”