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Treating Simple to Complex Cases with Clear Aligners

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Date: 2021-11-02 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1 Live CE

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Clear aligner therapy is a fast growing form of Orthodontics. More than 60% of the world’s population has some form of malocclusion or misalignment that can be corrected using clear aligners. Whether or not you have experience treating cases with clear aligners, this webinar is for you! This webinar is designed for those with little or no aligner experience who would like to do more cases, and for those interested in doing somewhat more complex cases. Join us as we help expand your practice using clear aligners.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the advantages of aligners over traditional braces
  • Simplify case selections
  • Distinguish simple and complex cases
  • Streamline case submissions and reduce their workload
  • Familiarize themselves with engagers and finishing adjustments
 
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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a Clear Aligner Provider

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify if clear aligner therapy is right for your practice 
  • Formulate a plan to build your clinical team 
  • Educate your patients 
  • Improve record taking/treatment planning as well as diagnosis/case selection/case submission 

Abstract

As dental professionals we are continually inundated by the cosmetic requests of our patients. All too often, cosmetic treatments can be overly expensive, aggressive and may not meet the patient's long-term functional needs. What if you could offer your patients a solution to their functional and cosmetic needs that is conservative, cost effective for the patient and profitable for your practice? Clear aligners are an easy way to elevate patient care and achieve optimal results while keeping your patients in-house. The intent of this webinar is to introduce you to clear aligner therapy and provide you with some of the basic fundamentals for seamless integration into your practice. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

The Digital Path to Patient Flow: Save Time – Make More

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • The paradigm shift in orthodontics
  • The rapidly changing world of digital dentistry powered by artificial intelligence
  • An innovative outlook on misalignment and its patterns
  • How to pave the road for clinical success in the new era of consumer driven industry

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The dental industry is constantly evolving, with the emergence of DTC companies, continued growth of DSO’s, and a consumer-driven industry. As this evolution continues, it’s more and more important to look at utilizing technology and tele-dentistry to maximize your profitability by to staying competitive and attracting new patients. Time is money, so you need to maximize your chair time with revenue generating procedures that are clear and simple to implement, giving you high ROI and delivering a top-notch patient experience.
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Take a Deep Breath: You have the patients - An airway focused approach of orthodontic treatment

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explore why “Airway Dentistry” is trending and how to identity airway “red flags” without any fancy equipment/tools 
• Expand orthodontic records to include an airway analysis as part of the diagnostic process 
• Gain orthodontic strategies to obtain canine guidance, avoid extractions, guide proper jaw growth and minimize relapse in your adolescent patients.
 

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Join Dr. Parsons as he unlocks some of the most foundational and implementable aspects of airway dentistry and orthodontics. He will share anatomic pearls, diagnostic protocols and treatment planning strategies that create stable occlusions and optimal airway health. Dr. Parsons will share his family history of airway disorders, his greatest clinical victories, hard lessons learned, and unique insight that will change the way you see every hygiene patient and every orthodontic case. 
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Pearls of Clear Aligner Therapy for the General Dentist

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify how to jump start or increase aligner therapy in your office 
• Discuss what tools and equipment you need in order to get more predictable outcomes 
• Review what to look for on virtual treatment proposals & how it relates to the actual patient 
• valuate ways to make aligner therapy something that the whole office is excited to present 
 

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Most patients have some type of malocclusion or misalignment of teeth that they have considered fixing. Some patients may be too shy to discuss or feel they may be too old for treatment. Or, worse yet, their general dentist may have never even asked them or explained to them the importance of straight teeth. 
There have been increasing requests, due to unsolicited marketing by a multitude of companies on multiple media platforms, for aligner therapy. Many orthodontists have been steadily growing their aligner therapy to include more and more adolescent patients as aligner therapy has gained the acceptance of the dental community. Most patients would love to stay at their general dentist’s office to accomplish this treatment. 
Do aligners work? The good news is yes they do! Do they have their limitations? Of course! 
Find out how you can implement, grow, and utilize aligner therapy to create a win-win situation for both you and your patients. Know what to look for and how you can tackle cases so that you look forward to your next case. 
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $49.00

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienist from novice to advanced

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $49.00

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HOT TOPIC: Focus on Health and Let Clear Aligners Change Your Practice

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Date: 01-19-2021 07:24:59 am

  I would venture to guess that nearly 80% of dentists have learned about or used clear aligner orthodontics in their practice. So, we know dentists recognize the need for this treatment modality in their practices. The struggle seems to be finding more patients who accept treatment. For the longest time, I, too, was frustrated with case acceptance until I had a breakthrough—the realization that clear aligners aren’t cosmetic, but functional treatment.

  Let’s look at a common scenario. You sit down to do a hygiene exam, and your hygienist gives you that look of frustration. You glance at the tarter that has formed a nice bridge across the patient’s crowded lower anteriors. Although the recession is about 2 mm around those teeth, the pocket depths are about 3 to 4 mm. The patient is in her 30s, so the prognosis is still pretty good. What we normally do is scale the teeth and see the patient 6 months later. However, we know the patient will likely come back in 6 months in the same condition.

  What we should be doing is talking to the patient about the real cause of this buildup—crooked teeth. We now have an avenue to explain and show the patient how clear aligners will actually improve the overall health of their mouth, without being pushy. When our practice made this change, our case acceptance for Invisalign skyrocketed.
 

Bringing Clear Aligners Into Your Practice
 

  So, what can you do to increase your case acceptance for clear aligners? I believe there are 3 specific things: Engage in CE for you and your team; develop implementation strategies; and master the planting of seeds.

  For me, taking Dr. David Galler’s Reingage program was the first step to doing more cases. He showed me how to make cases predictable by understanding the mechanics and to recognize, in advance, which cases were going to be challenging. I then worked on getting my team on board by taking them to programs or teaching them myself.

  After being trained, the challenge is putting this into action in a busy general practice. Initially, I would limit your cases to 20 aligners or less and try not to do posterior movements. Then, determine how often you want to see the patient (7 aligners at a time work for us). Make sure your team has consents ready and documentation that Invisalign is all about patient compliance.

  Now, you’re ready to plant the seeds. The first step is to truly believe that clear aligner therapy is beneficial for our patients. When you believe, it will come through in your conversation with the patient. Your hygienist or assistant should screen the patient and begin the conversation. If you have an iTero, they can scan the patient and show them what they look like now and what they can look like with clear aligner therapy. If not, occlusal photos will suffice. You then approach the patient with health in mind. I focus on 4 key points: 1. They will have less periodontal disease. 2. Less decay—it’s easier to keep straighter teeth clean. 3. Less chipping/wear. 4. Less sensitivity—poor occlusion leads to pulp inflammation and possibly root canals.

  Once you get the mindset that you want to make this part of your practice, it is very easy to add clear aligner therapy. I tell patients that esthetics are a nice side effect, and treatment can save them money for the reasons described above. As you do more, your confidence will build. It is gratifying to do, and patients are happy they did it.

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Super-Easy, In-House Orthodontic Aligners

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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  • Compare the cost and time savings that can be achieved by producing aligners in-house 
  • Identify which equipment and materials are needed for aligner production
  • Decribe the complete workflow—from scanning, designing, 3D printing, and manufacturing—and how these steps can be delegated to staff

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You love aligner orthodontics, but are you concerned about the high lab fees that most popular companies charge? With in-house 3D printing, you can stop paying those fees and gain more independence and control over manufacturing (and tooth movement). Most professionals believe this process is too labor intensive, but it actually isn’t.

Dr. Joshua Howard will show you how easy it is to produce quality aligners with digital scanning and in-house 3D printing. He’ll show you how to delegate steps to dental assistants and how to get your whole dental team on board with a digital workflow. By the end of the webinar, you’ll know the proper equipment, materials, and techniques you need to be successful.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Formlabs Dental

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Clear Aligners and Sleep Disorders

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Clear Aligners and Sleep Disorders

The goal of this continuing education (CE) activity is to provide readers with an understanding of how to incorporate clear aligner therapy into their practice, in order to address the needs of patients diagnosed with sleep-related breathing disorders who require orthodontic intervention. Upon completion of this activity, the reader should be able to:
1. Review appropriate screening protocols.
2. Identify the correlation between malocclusions and airway deficiencies.
3. Understand how to provide patients with comprehensive treatment options to address sleep-related breathing disorders.
4. Discuss the appropriate use of clear aligners for combination cases utilizing the Aligner Sleep Appliance.
5. Recognize the benefits of incorporating 3D technology into the development of comprehensive treatment plans.

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Abstract

Treatment methods are now available that address the needs of the large number of patients who require orthodontic clear aligner therapy and have been diagnosed with sleep-related breathing disorders. When indicated, an effective treatment for these conditions can be accomplished by correcting malocclusions with the use of clear aligners throughout both active and retention phase treatment, as well as by addressing the individual’s breathing disorders with a dental sleep appliance that fits over the clear aligners. With the use of this process, the patient avoids having to complete orthodontic treatment prior to treating his or her sleep disorder, which can be a potentially life-threatening condition.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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