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Orthodontic Techniques for the General Dental Practice: Anterior Crossbites: 1 CE / $99course

Dr. Elliott MoskowitzBy: Moskowitz, Elliott DDS, MSD
Orthodontics is for orthodontists: not anymore! While certainly orthodontists have unique training and tackle all sorts of complex malocclusions, skeletal deviations and abnormalities, there is room to include the general practitioners for less complicated cases. So says Dr. Elliott Moskowitz, one of the country's foremost orthodontic teachers.

This is the first in what promises to be a unique series of courses presented by orthodontists that are geared for general practitioners. The goal of this course is for the Learner to be able to judge which anterior crossbites are within their sphere of treatment, and how to manage these cases and assess their final outcomes.
Course Objectives
This course will demonstrate and review for Learners:

  • How to recognize anterior crossbites in young children and adolescents
  • How to select patients with anterior crossbites that can be treated in your practice
  • How to select, fabricate, and insert appropriate removable appliances
  • How to manage cases during orthodontic treatment
  • How to minimize risk utilizing effective parent and patient communication

Discount Code : DH3P

Perfect Alginate Impressions II: 1 CE / $99course

polingBy: Poling, Rebecca DDS, MSD
What could be more basic than taking an alginate impression? Impressions need to be accurate – that's a given, but do we push ourselves (mainly our support staff), to produce the best quality impressions, or do we "make do" more often than we'd like? Using illustrative videos, Dr. Rebecca Poling provides the step-by-step criteria needed to produce perfect alginate impressions including: tray selection, how to insert the trays, use wax on the borders, properly mix alginate, load the trays, remove the set impressions and then interpret the final result.

Elegant in its simplicity, accurate in its information, this course is a must for those entering the dental profession as well as seasoned veterans, who could also pick up a valuable tip or two.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, Learners will:

  • Identify the qualities of a perfect alginate impression.
  • Identify defects in impressions, their causes, and how to correct for these defects.
  • Demonstrate the step-by-step process of producing perfect mandibular and maxillary alginate impressions and learn why each step is important.
  • Recognize the result of not performing a step correctly, the defect it causes and what should be done to correct the problem.

Discount Code : DHR9

Perfect PVS Impressions for Invisalign® 1 CE / $99course

polingBy: Poling, Rebecca DDS, MSD
Increased costs? Annoyed patients? When it comes to Invisalign® there is no tolerance for an inaccurate PVS impressions. When impressions are off, aligners don't fit and impressions need to be retaken. There are no shortcuts.

If accurate PVS impressions are what you want and need, using illustrative videos, Dr. Rebecca Poling can teach anyone how to take them. Here are her criteria:

• Impression is fully seated around the arch
• Impression captures the detail of ALL teeth and 2 mm beyond the gingival margin
• Gingival margins are crisp and clear, with no air bubbles
• Dental midline is at center of the impression
• Impression is centered on the arch, not shifted to one side
• 1/8" (3mm) thickness of wash extends over the entire impression
• Includes 1/8" (3mm) extension into all vestibular, palatal, and lingual areas
• Less than 1 sq mm of tray shows through
• Captures mesial ½ of terminal molar if it is NOT going to be moved, full molar if moving (orthodontically)
• No distortion, tray separation, material separation, drag areas, wrinkles, double imprints, or other defects
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, Learners will:

  • List the criteria for acceptable maxillary and mandibular PVS impressions
  • List the materials needed for producing PVS impressions
  • List and describe each step in producing acceptable PVS impressions and a PVS bite registration
  • Recognize and distinguish acceptable PVS impressions from unacceptable impressions
  • Identify every defect of an unacceptable PVS impression and describe what steps should have been performed differently to correct the defect in the impression

Discount Code : DH5L