2016 Advanced Straightwire for Assistants Course - November 4-5
Although it is not mandatory that you participate in the Basic Assistant course, this course is specifically structured for staff personnel who have previously taken any basic assistant course. It is designed to meet the needs of the doctor and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight Wire mechanics and would like to expand the delegable duties to be performed. This is not a beginning course! This program is an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in Straight Wire courses or have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting.
It is recommended that participants be familiar with cephalometric tracing, ligation methods and general monthly maintenance procedures. Each assistant needs to be comfortable with basic orthodontic procedures.
This 2 day course is approved for 13 hours of continuing education.
All sessions for the Advanced course are held on Friday and Saturday. On-site registration will be from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Friday morning. The course will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
8am - 5pm
- I. Understanding Cephalometrics
- Skeletal classifications and discrepancies
- Dental classifications and discrepancies
- Treatment Options:
- Option I
- Option II
- Option III
- Option IV
- Option V
- Understanding the Straight Wire Philosophy, Including:
- Bracket Placement
- Tip and Torque
- Level, Align and Rotate
- Archwire Sequence
- Functions of each wire - auxiliary forces
9am - 5pm
- .016 Archwire
- Wax bite registration and archwire coordination
- Accentuating curve
- Reverse curve
- Omega cinch backs
- .018 Archwire
- Open coil spring
- Power chain
- Archwire Sequence
- .020 SS and .016 x .022 SS archwire
- Correction of single tooth crossbite
- Step in and step out bends
- Ligation methods for activation
- Multi-Distalizing Arch (MDA)
- Adaptation to wax bite
- Placement & Activation
- .016 x .022 Archwire
- Cuspid retraction
- .016 x .022 SS Archwire
.019 x .025 Braided Archwire
- Individual root torque
- .018 x .025 Archwire
- Pletcher springs to posted wire (de-torquing rectangular archwire)
- Bonded Lower Lingual Retainer
Free Workbook & Wires All wires, appliances and peripheral products are supplied in a comprehensive course manual at no extra charge! A complete list of instruments necessary for project participation will be sent upon registration.
Materials Needed Students will need to bring their own pliers and instruments, as well as a fully banded and bracketed typodont. A complete list of these supplies will be sent to the student in the registration package.
Course Cost The course cost is $595 per assistant and includes course manual and materials such as wires needed for hands on projects. Cancellation policy: Full refund up to October 25, 2015. Non-refundable if cancelled two weeks prior to the start of the class.
Hotel & Travel When you call for hotel reservations, tell them you are with the American Orthodontic Society. To guarantee your discounted rates, please make your reservations no later than one month in advance.
CALL 800.448.1601 between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday CST, and use your credit card to register. Phone registration will assure your place in the course, or MAIL the completed registration form along with your payment to:
American Orthodontic Society
11884 Greenville Avenue, Suite 112
Dallas, TX 75243
AOS Course Contact:
Barbara A Zuniga CAP-OM
You may also register @ http://orthodontics.com
The American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/01/98- 12/31/14. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.
The formal continuing education programs of the American Orthodontic Society are accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry for FAGD/MAGD credit.