FIT & THE FINISH. CLINICAL DECISIONS BASED ON SCIENCE. THE ARTISTRY AND TECHNIQUES USED FOR ORTHODONTIC DETAILING AND FINISHIN.
27th – 28th May 2020
When moving teeth, seasoned clinicians share a common experience; when teeth are moved they don’t always behave as expected. What’s with that? Are these problems peculiar to the pre-adjusted orthodontic appliance? Are these engineering problems? Or, are these problems of simple dental vengeance? It’s possible that the teeth involved have a deep-seated hatred of the doctor. And, that these same teeth had been incited to riot be previously belligerent baby teeth. These particularly irritating occurrences increase treatment time for the patient while simultaneously triggering gastrointestinal distress for the doctor and patient….bummer. This presentation will address the fascinating and simplified clinical application of additive and subtractive orthodontic forces resulting in enhanced treatment responses and shorter treatment times. This educational, informative and entertaining presentation will provide simplified answers to clinically complex questions.
Topics will be selected from the following:
- Why are some deep overbites easy to correct and others exceptionally difficult or impossible to resolve?
- Reversing the Curve of Spee: why it works well in some patients, not all in others, and what to do about it.
- How do additive and subtractive forces work for and against shorter treatment times?
- Specifically, what are the best, simplified mechanics to use for deep bite correction?
- When are bite plates, posterior occlusal coverage, and bite “turbos” appropriate and when not?
- These effective and simplified techniques shown utilize common orthodontic materials yet do not require patient cooperation.
|09.00 – 09.30||Registration|
|09.30 – 11.00||Lecture|
|11.00 – 11.30||Coffee break|
|11.30 – 13.00||Lecture|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch|
|14.00 – 15.30||Lecture|
|15.30 – 16.00||Discussion|
DR GERRY SAMSON
Described as an educational entertainer, Gerry Samson completed pediatric dental residency at Emory University, 1979 under the and orthodontics at Northwestern University, 1981 under the direction of Dr. Hal Perry. Since that time Gerry has been in private orthodontic practice, is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of The American College of Dentists. In addition to orthodontic private practice, Dr. Samson holds formal faculty appointments at 6 postgraduate programs, lectures extensively and reviews articles submitted for publication to The American Journal of Orthodontics and The Angle Orthodontist. He was the invited guest Co-Editor of Seminars In Orthodontics: “Age Appropriate Orthodontics”, March and June, 2014 and author of the orthodontics mechanics chapter in the reference text book by Wiley Publications, “Recognizing and Correcting Developing Malocclusions: A Problem-Oriented Approaches to Orthodontics” Prof. Eustáquio A. Araújo, Prof. Peter H. Buschang, 2016.