Orthodontic Typodont Taster


 

The orthodontic 2 day Typodont Taster course is a unique one. The course is a consolidated version of the first few weeks in a conventional UK Specialist Training Course. The ability of the clinician to initiate simple orthodontics is enhanced after this course, following which, the 10 day Elite course would initiate the clinician to start a vocation in orthodontics under a careful program (see link). Refreshments will be served during the course.


Aim

It serves as a taster session for any dentist wishing to start an orthodontic career. We feel that this course would endeavour to show the entirety of a phase of orthodontics for a patient within a few hours.

It is not designed to teach a complex field in a short period of time, but to seed the interest in orthodontics. This would either push the clinician to study further in short courses or pick up the field of orthodontics to a specialist grade. 

Objective

  1. Understand the basics of orthodontic materials and variety in techniques in moving teeth.
  2. Clinicians would learn to bond up cases using a basic orthodontic technique.
  3. Clinicians would be able to perform simple alignment, levelling and bite correction.
  4. Class I, II, III cases are discussed, mechanics specific to these malocclusions are taught.
  5. Retention and Stability are emphasised and divulged.

Type of course – CPD 12 hours “Hands On”

Cost – £500/Kshs 50,000

Duration – 6 hours per day for 2 consecutive days

Location – Central London (UK) or Nairobi (Kenya)

Day 2 – Farewell Cocktails


Syllabus:

DAY 1

  1. Introduction to Orthodontics
  2. Diagnosis in Orthodontics
  3. Materials in Orthodontics
  4. PRACTICAL – Cephtactics Metal Arches (CMA)® Wire Work
  5. LUNCH
  6. Treatment Planning in Orthodontics
  7. PRACTICAL – Bonding up your first case

DAY 2

  1. Anchorage and Space Analysis
  2. Mechanics
  3. TYPODONT WORK THROUGHOUT THE DAY
  4. LUNCH
  5. Setting up Orthodontics
  6. TYPODONT WORK THROUGHOUT THE DAY
  7. Retention