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Post Graduate Diploma in
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

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Course Director
Prof.Dr.David Suárez Quintanilla

Professor and Chair of Orthodontics. The University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

We are excited to offer you an exceptional training opportunity to enhance your Orthodontics skills. This program is tailored for experienced Orthodontics professionals and those seeking to expand their knowledge. Eligible candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry from any University, and the program provides a Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. The course curriculum is extensive and comprehensive, covering various topics such as diagnosis and treatment planning, cephalometrics, bonding procedures, wire sequence, space-gaining methods, class I, II, and III malocclusions, finishing and detailing, among others. The program's approach is engaging, lively, and self-assured, providing a neutral style suitable for both a boss and a colleague. It is also designed using English conventions to ensure an authentic appearance. We strongly encourage you to seize this exceptional opportunity to enhance your Orthodontics skills.

Title  obtained:  “Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics”

ELIGIBILITY 

Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry  from any University

Day 1

Lesson 1 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Diagnosis and treatment planning:

  • Extraoral and intraoral examinations

  • Identifying skeletal and soft tissue discrepancies

  • Formulating diagnoses in various scenarios

  • Challenging cases

  • Formulating various treatment plans​

Day 2

Lesson 2 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Cephalometrics in everyday practice:​

  • Bonding procedures

Day 3

Lesson 3 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Wire sequence

  • Introduction to various types of orthodontic wires

  • How to use and when to use wires for treatment

Bracket prescriptions

  • Types of brackets

  • Usage in various scenarios

Day 4

Lesson 4 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Space-gaining methods

  • Extractions and how to justify them

  • Expansion

  • Distalisation

  • IPR

Class 1 malocclusions

Management of spacing
Crowding cases
Deep bite and open bite management

Day 5

Lesson 5 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Class 2 malocclusions

  • Div1

  • Div2 Management

  • Class 3 malocclusion

  • Orthodontic camouflage procedures

Day 6

Lesson 6 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Finishing and detailing

  • Elastics and their use in various cases

  • Following the 6 keys of occlusion

  • De-bonding procedure

Day 7-8-9

Lesson 7 THREE DAYS CONTACT SESSION

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Instruments in orthodontics:

  • Introduction to various orthodontic instruments

  • Applications of instruments

  • Co-relating extraoral findings

Cephalometrics in everyday practice:

  • Various ceph examinations to identify skeletal and dental problems

  • Software demo of cephalometrics

Bonding procedures:

  • Step-by-step demo of bonding orthodontic appliances

  • Challenges in bonding and overcoming them

  • Materials used for appliance bonding

Bracket placement on Typodonts

Wire sequence

 

Day 10

Lesson 8 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Concept of Beauty & Divine Proportions

  • Growth and Development Occlusion and Guidance of Occlusion

 

Day 11

Lesson 9 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Malocclusion

  • Etiology of malocclusion Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning

Day 12

Lesson 10 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • TMJ

  • Muscles of mastication

  • Tonsils

  • Adenoid

  • Airway

Day 13

Lesson 11- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Biology of tooth movement and its effects.

  • Treatment concepts-Pre adjusted appliances​​​

​Day 14

Lesson 12- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Biology of tooth movement and Space closure mechanics

  • Management of class 1 malocclusions

Day 15

Lesson 13- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

 

  • Management of cleft lip and cleft palate

  • Root resorption and its management in orthodontics

Day 16

Lesson 14- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Overjet reduction

  • Management of class II malocclusions

  • Adult Orthodontics

 

Day 17

Lesson 15- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Finishing and detailing

Day 18-19

Lesson 16 TWO DAYS CONTACT SESSION

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Concept sharing on lingual orthodontics

  • Clear aligners with their applications and limitations.

  • Space management & Anchorage enhancement with temporary anchorage devices

 

  • Extraoral/intra-oral anchorage,

  • Hands-on exercises:​

    • Bracket positioning on Simulation Typodont

    • Soldering and welding

    • Band fabrication on Typodont

    • Self-ligating brackets

    • Mini-Screws

 

Day 20

Lesson 17 - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Management of class III malocclusion

 

Day 21

Lesson 18- 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Sectional orthodontics

Day 22

Assignment - 90 Minutes online

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

  • Library Dissertation Topic Finalisation

Day 23

Assessment

Dr.Sebastian Abraham M.D.S Orthodontist Accredited Trainer

Candidate can choose a time slot for One hour MCQ BASED ONLINE ASSESSMENT BASED ON LESSONS 1 to 18

​Day 24

Lesson 19  90  MINUTES ONLINE

​Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla, Professor and Chair of Orthodontics. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

  • Present and Future of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

  • DSQ Multitechnique ®: a new concept in contemporary orthodontics.

  • Occlusal objectives. Digital occlusal analysis. DSQ Ideal occlusion.

  • Facial and Smile analysis.

  • 2D and 3D Cephalometric analysis by DSQ.

  • Plan of Treatment: DSQ Protocols.

 

Day 25

Lesson  20 90 MINUTES ONLINE. Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla

  • When to Start Orthodontic Treatment?

  • DSQ appliances and biomechanics step by step. Ecological Orthodontic: When less is more.

  • Transversal Problems: Skeletal and Dental Expansion

  • Rapid Maxillary Expansion: Appliances and protocols. Dental Expansion with Quad Helix and Multiloop Archwires. Upper Molar Control: Distalization Biomechanics. Pendulum by Hilgers.

 

Day 26

Lesson 21 90 MINUTES ONLINE Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla

 

  • Deep Bite: diagnostic, control and treatment.

  • Selection of brackets and archwires.

  • New alloys: advantages and management.

  • Phases of Treatment: objectives, arch wire selection, and biomechanics:

  • Alignment

  • Leveling

  • Closing Space

  • Finishing and torque control.

  • Exercises: Integrated diagnosis of patients (exercises book by DSQ®).

 

.Day 27

Lesson 22 90 MINUTES ONLINE. Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla

 

  • Deep Bite: diagnostic, control and treatment.

  • Selection of brackets and archwires.

  • New alloys: advantages and management.

  • Phases of Treatment: objectives, arch wire selection, and biomechanics

 

 

Day 28

Lesson 23 90 MINUTES ONLINE Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla

 

  • Alignment

  • Leveling

  • Closing Space

  • Finishing and torque control.

 

 

 

Exercises: Integrated diagnosis of patients (exercises book by DSQ®).

 

.Day 29

 

Lesson 24 FULL DAY HANDS-ON

Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla, Professor and Chair of Orthodontics. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

Hands-on Typodont (I):

  • Analysis, diagnosis, and plan of treatment of Typodont Malocclusion.

  • Band adjustment

  • Direct bracket bonding. Alignment: Objectives. Selection criteria. Alloys and archwires. Clinical tricks. Leveling: Objectives. Selection criteria. Alloys and archwires. Clinical tricks. By-Pass arch wires: Utility Arch by RM Ricketss. T Mulligan Technique.

  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases.

 

 

Day 30

Lesson 25 FULL DAY HANDS-ON

Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla, Professor and Chair of Orthodontics. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

Hands-on Typodont (II):

  • Anchorage: concept and clinical application. Microscrews and anchorage. Closing Space: Objectives. Selection criteria. Alloys and archwires. Clinical tricks. Closing Space archwires with stainless steel and new alloys.

  • Intermaxillary Elastics: DSQ Protocols®.

  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases.

 

 

Day 31

Lesson 25 FULL DAY HANDS-ON

Prof.David Suárez Quintanilla, Professor and Chair of Orthodontics. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

Hands-on Typodont (III):

  • Torque control: concept and clinical application. Finishing

  • Static and dynamic occlusal setting.

  • Intermaxillary setting elastics.

  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases.

  • Summary of the Course.

Day 32

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -1

​Day 33

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -2

​Day 34

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -3

Day 35

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -4

Day 36

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -5

Day 37

Monthly Clinical Case Discussions -6

Day 38

Online Submission of LD

Day 39

A soft Copy of the Diploma Certificate will be sent to the Candidate

Days  40 - 44

One-week Clinical Internship at the University of Santiago*: Throughout the internship, the candidate will be mentored by Prof. David Suárez Quintanilla, who will provide the candidate with invaluable guidance and support with clinical cases.

Professor Prof.David will award the hard Copy of the Diploma Certificate at the University. Those who are unable to come may request a courier delivery.

*Optional (There will be Separate fees)

 

 

Title obtained: “Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics”

 

ELIGIBILITY

Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry from any University

 

The training center :

Location and details of the nearest training center for contact sessions will be sent after registration

 

Candidates must bring the following instruments for the session:

  • Weingart plier

  • Mathiew plier

  • Distal end cutter

  • Pin and ligature cutter

  • Bracket tweezers

  • Cinchback plier

  • Crimpable hook plier

  • MBT gauge

  • Explorer

Please find the details below regarding the Fees and Registration Process for the Orthodontics Course:

 

1. Fees:

   - Online lectures and Onsite Hands-on Sessions (The hybrid course ) cost £5170

   - The Bridge Program (with Online lectures and Onsite Hands-on Sessions) costs £3820. Applicants with proof of three years of Orthodontic clinical practice and a minimum of one year of training will be eligible to attend sessions from Lesson 19 onwards.  Note that there is a 10% discount for payment in full. Additionally, an optional Clinical Internship at the University of Santiago costs £450 and is available once a year.

  

2. To secure your place, an initial non-refundable deposit payment of £470 is required, which will be a part of the total fees.

 

3. After paying £470, the monthly instalments will commence from the 1st of the  succeeding month. For the whole program, the instalments will be 12 months x £392, or for the Bridge program, 8 months x £420.

 

4. There is a 10% discount available for payment in total.

 

5. An optional Clinical Internship is available once a year at the University of Santiago, which costs £450.

 

Registration Process:

1. Pay £470 as an initial deposit.

2. After payment, send a copy of your Practice License/Dental Degree and a headshot copy to secretary@londonacademyofdentistry.co.uk.

3.The fees must be fully cleared during the award of the diploma.

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