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New Patient Orthodontic Exam, Records, Dx Process Courses 43 Credits Total
NEW PATIENT ORTHODONTIC EXAM COURSES
Summary of Course Content
The New Patient Orthodontic Exam-Parts 1-5
Covers 1. Patient History and Interview, 2. Radiographic Exam, 3. Facial , Smile, and Profile Exam, 4. Dental, Periodontal, TMJ, Habits Exam, 5.Orthodontic Relationships Exam and Summarizing Findings
2 hours and 2 min, separated into 5 Parts
Noting Findings During the New Patient Orthodontic Exam
This course teaches the procedures for conducting a New Patient Exam. The actual forms used in the practice may differ from those illustrated in this course, but the general procedures used in most practices are those presented in this course. This course assumes that the New Patient Exam is done with the help of a New Patient Coordinator. It also assumes the student is familiar with the anatomy of the mouth and with dental relationships.
ORTHODONTIC RECORDS COURSES
Summary of Course Content
Criteria of Excellent Orthodontic Photos and Producing a Digital Orthodontic Series of Photos-Parts 01-23
This course covers every step in producing excellent clinical photographs for dentistry and orthodontics using a Digital Camera. It includes: •Criteria of each of 9 views in a series including the Close-up of the Smile •Detailed steps in, Camera preparation, Positioning the camera, Preparing and positioning the patient, Selecting and holding retractors, Selecting and positioning mirrors for buccal and occlusal shots, Framing the shot, Focusing the shot.
Uploading photos into a software template program
This presentation demonstrates uploading and editing a series of 9 photos into a software template program
Producing Excellent Alginate Impressions and a PVS Bite
Alginate Impressions II course explains how to produce excellent alginate impressions and evaluate their quality. It demonstrates every step in producing excellent impressions and a PVS bite registration.
Producing Excellent PVS Impressions
This advanced course demonstrates every step in producing excellent PVS impressions and a PVS bite registration.
Study Model Fabrication
The Study Models module covers every detail of preparing impressions for pouring, making a tongue, pouring the impression using the Vacu-mixer, pouring a base, preparing models for trimming, marking and trimming models to ABO standards, finishing and labeling. This module is suitable for the individual who has never poured a model before or for those who want to start their own home business of providing quality study models to dental and orthodontic practices.
Appliance Model Fabrication
This module includes detailed training for preparing and pouring appliance models and can improve appliance seating to a perfect fit every time. All methods of placing and securing orthodontic bands in the impression, pouring the impression, preparing a small base, and separating the impression from the model are covered in this module. This is suitable for the new or experienced clinical assistant in a dental or orthodontic practice or for the lab technician responsible for these procedures in a dental lab.
Quick Study Model Fabrication
The Quick Study Model Fabrication Course covers how to pour impressions in plaster, marking and trimming the dental models for a base, pouring a base and placing the set model on the base, then doing a final trim so that the quick study models will occlude when placed on their backs and be diagnostic tools. It is intended for individuals in private practice or a dental school setting who prepare quick diagnostic study models for improved diagnosis.
1-History Of Cephalometrics
This chapter of the Cephalometrics Course covers the development of the cephalometer and the early pioneers in cephalometric analysis. Several of the pioneers in Cephalometrics are discussed.
2-Producing The Cephalometric Headfilm
This chapter covers the parts of the cephalometer and the steps in precise positioning of the patient to produce an accurate cephalometric headfilm. It includes a detailed checklist to apply the concepts clinically.
This chapter defines and illustrates selected landmarks that are critical in a cephalometric headfilm. The landmarks are illustrated on a cephalometric radiograph and then related to photographs of the same landmarks on a skull. Accuracy in landmark identification standardizes tracings for consistency in comparing superimposition tracings taken at a later date..
This chapter trains the individual in the precise steps for completing an accurate tracing of a cephalometric headfilm that will meet a consistent standard. A checklist that standardizes the tracing procedure is used to produce accurate tracings.
5-40 Common Cephalometric Measures
This chapter trains the individual to precisely identify landmarks used in 40 common measures and to then calculate the measurement. The individual is also taught to understand the meaning of the measurement and use it in the analysis of a cephalometric headfilm.
6-Digitizing and Analysis of a Cephalometric Headfilm
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This chapter covers the rationale of and standard procedure for producing a cephalometric superimposition. This method uses the Ethmoid Triad for the overall superimposition, the internal structures of the palate and key ridges for the maxillary superimposition, and the internal structures of the mandibular symphysis and the lower border of the third molar follicle for the mandibular superimposition. This method gives the learner a foundation for understanding and interpreting the results of the superimposition.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING PROCESS
Summary of Course Content
This course teaches the procedures for collecting and preparing all orthodontic records needed for a diagnosis and treatment planning session. It includes two diagnostic software programs that are used in diagnosis: (1) Bolton Analysis and, (2) Arch Length Analysis.
Diagnosis And Treatment Planning Process
This course teaches the procedures for preparation of the materials needed for a diagnosis and treatment planning session, the steps for making a diagnosis, how to summarize findings from the records, how to write a problem list, how to write a diagnosis, how to list the possible treatment options and their advantages and disadvantages, how to write a Treatment Plan, and how to prepare for the treatment consultation with the patient.
Patient Treatment Consult
This course teaches the procedures for conducting a Treatment Consultation with a patient, reviewing the diagnostic materials, reviewing the treatment options and their advantages and disadvantages, presenting the Treatment Plan, reviewing the risks of treatment and obtaining informed consent, presenting the treatment fee and completing all financial arrangements, reviewing patient instructions, obtaining all signatures, and completing chart preparation for the patient.
PLACEMENT OF THE ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE, TREATMENT, AND APPLIANCE REMOVAL COURSES 32 Credits
PLACEMENT OF THE ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE, TREATMENT, AND APPLIANCE REMOVAL
Summary of Course Content
This introductory section of the Orthodontic Bonding course is designed to help the practice determine the best way to use this course to meet the needs of the practice. The material presented is partitioned into sections which can be viewed independently to focus on a particular area of bonding or the course can be viewed in its entirety.
1-Bonding Chapters 1-Benefits, 2-Criteria, 3-Bracket Identification, 4-Components of a bracket
This section covers: Chapter 1: Benefits of Properly Bonded and Positioned Brackets Chapter 2: Criteria for Properly Bonded Brackets Chapter 3: Bracket Identification Chapter 4: Components of a Bracket
2-Bonding Chapter 5-How do braces move teeth, Chapter 6-Preparing teeth for bonding
This section covers: CHAPTER 5: How Do Braces Move Teeth? CHAPTER 6: Preparing Teeth For Bonding Different methods of moving teeth are covered briefly in this Part 2 of the Orthodontic Bonding Course. Also presented in this part is each step in the process of preparing the teeth for bonding such as pumicing the teeth, isolation using the Great Lakes Dry Field System primarily, roughening, etching, rinsing, drying, and preparation of the brackets for a full bonding.
3-Bonding Chapter 7-Adhesion Enhancers, Chapter 8-Sealants, Chapter 9-Adhesive Pastes
Part 3 covers the materials used in bonding such as: CHAPTER 7: Adhesion Enhancers CHAPTER 8: Sealants CHAPTER 9: Adhesive Pastes Adhesion enhancers are discussed especially with respect to bonding to special surfaces such as composite, metal, and porcelain. Many different types of sealants are also discussed and illustrated. Finally, different types of adhesive pastes are presented in detail such as those types used to bond brackets, bonding lingual retainers, or bonding second molars.
4-Orthodontic Bonding Chapter 10.0: Bracket Placement Sequence
This section covers: CHAPTER 10: Sequence of Bracket Placement. In this chapter a specific sequence of placing and curing brackets is recommended that reduces moisture contamination problems and allows balance positioning of brackets on the right side and then the left. This method uses efficient time management by maximizing the skills of the well-trained orthodontic assistant and requiring the doctor only for the critical step of final bracket positioning.
5-Orthodontic Bonding Chapter 10.5: Bracket Placement And Final Positioning for ideal alignment and function
This course covers tooth landmarks that may be used when positioning brackets during a direct bonding. These principles are similar to those used for positioning brackets in indirect bonding. Use of these principles by the doctor and all team members during direct bonding standardizes desired bracket positions so that all team members will “see” when a bracket is not in position and may need to be repositioned for more efficient treatment.
6-Orthodontic Bonding Chapter 11-Bonding Difficult Areas, Chapter 12-Bond Troubleshooting, Chapter 13-Rebonding a Bracket
This section covers: CHAPTER 11: Bonding Difficult Areas CHAPTER 12: Bond Troubleshooting CHAPTER 13: Rebonding A Bracket When bonding difficult areas such as blocked out maxillary laterals, high maxillary canines, and all second and third molars, there are five factors to evaluate before preparation of the teeth. These include the best method of isolation, visibility, access, bracket size, and occlusion.
7-Orthodontic Bonding: Special Surfaces-Chapter 14-Bonding to Composite, Chapter 15-Bonding to Porcelain, Chapter 16-Bonding to Metal Surfaces
This section covers bonding to special surfaces, specifically: CHAPTER 14: Bonding To Composite Restorations CHAPTER 15: Bonding To Porcelain CHAPTER 16: Bonding To Metal Surfaces Each step of successful bonding to these special surfaces is covered in this part and can be applied clinically with the use of detailed checklists. These methods have been proven to work clinically.
8-Orthodontic Bonding Second Molar to Second Molar Review Course
This is a review course only to help orthodontic assistants review to prepare for state exams and for a new orthodontic position where placement of the orthodontic appliance will be done.
This course covers all information for placing and removing separators.
This course covers all information for fitting and cementing orthodontic bands.
Orthodontic Wire Basics
Orthodontic wires are selected and used by the orthodontist to accomplish specific purposes. This course discusses different phases of treatment, the types of orthodontic wires for each phase, and when they are selected to accomplish a specific purpose.
Initial Wire Insertion
This course covers each step of selecting, inserting, and tying in an initial wire in a newly bonded patient. It includes measuring the length of the wire considering extra wire for tying into rotated teeth, cooling down thermal wires to engage into rotated teeth, Alastic tying methods including a butterfly tie, placement of wire ties so that they do not poke the patient, checking and clipping wire ends safely, and placing bendbacks for wires extending over a long span.
The Retie Appointment
This course covers each step of a standardized system of performing a Retie Appointment. It is intended for the advanced orthodontic assistant.
The Debanding Course trains clinical team members in a system for preparing materials before the appointment, pre-removal procedures, safely removing orthodontic bands, brackets, adhesive, cement, attachments, and restoring the teeth to a high shine. There is also a section on the doctor's finishing procedures.
CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY COURSES 26 Credits Total
Summary of Course Content
Invisalign Training Course Introduction
This presentation covers the 10 steps for clear aligner therapy. It covers the goals and objectives of the Invisalign Training Course, the organization of the course, and course expectations. Navigation with the Articulate player is also reviewed.
Diagnosing and Treatment Planning a Patient with Worn Incisors
This presentation illustrates how to confirm the New Patient Exam findings, create a mental image of the patient, and then diagnose and treatment plan the Special Instructions that will be submitted to Align Technology for creation of the ClinCheck Treatment Plan.
Submitting a New Patient to Invisalign
This presentation demonstrates submitting a new patient's records and ClinCheck Treatment Plan instructions to Align Technology online through an account for this purpose.
Reviewing A ClinCheck Treatment Plan
This presentation demonstrates a method of reviewing a patient's ClinCheck Treatment Plan to establish a final outcome that is healthy, esthetic, functional, stable, and enduring. It includes a method to develop special instructions to the Invisalign technician to improve the final outcome.
Delivering Invisalign Treatment
This presentation describes every step in the process of delivering Invisalign treatment from the approval of the ClinCheck through a Mid-Course correction, delivery of all of the aligners, Final Review exam, procedures for a Refinement, completion of treatment, Final Review, enamelplasty, and selection of retention methods, fabricating and seating retainers, and final photographs.
Placing Attachments for Clear Aligner Therapy
This presentation describes every step in the placement of attachments for clear aligner therapy. It does not discuss the design and function of each type of attachment.
IPR For Clear Aligner Therapy
This presentation describes all materials for performing interproximal reduction and demonstrates every step of the procedure. Cautionary procedures are also discussed.
Final Review Exam and Removing Attachments
This presentation demonstrates the Final Review Exam completed when the patient has completed wearing all of the aligners. It is the doctor's final opportunity to evaluate the results of treatment including occlusal relationships and functional relationships. It is the time the patient should express concerns with the result and request a refinement. It is also an opportunity for the doctor and the patient to discuss and select retention options. This presentation also demonstrates the removal of attachments with a fine finishing bur and polishing the enamel with a polishing point.
Enamelplasty for Esthetics and Function
This presentation demonstrates minor tooth adjustments to improve the final esthetics and function of the dentition.