FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 1: 2day (Knight, Righellis & Roy)
Introduction to the FACE Treatment Philosophy.
Diagnostic Tools for a more Comprehensive Diagnosis

2017

  • March 3–4, Denver, Colorado

HANDS ON SESSION

  • Introduction to the FACE Treatment Philosophy
  • Concepts of Functional Occlusion: Andrews Six Keys to Occlusion
  • Semiadjustable articulators in orthodontics: introduction and importance
  • Wax Bites: centric occlusion (maximum intercuspation) and centric relation (stable condylar position) (power centric)
  • Facebow: instructions of using facebow
  • Theory and practice of CPI
  • Cephalometric analysis, Ricketts, Roth:Jarabak analysis
  • Importance of Natural Head Position in Diagnosis and planning
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Analysis
  • Introduction to Dolphin: CO/CR Conversion and VTO Clinical Application
  • The importance of good impressions and how to take them
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Clinical demonstration in taking wax bite registrations: clinical practice in taking wax bites
  • Clinical demonstration of the facebow: clinical practice of the facebow
  • Clinical photography – techniques for Intra & extraoral
  • Clinical demonstration of the articulator mounting: clinical practice of articulator mounting (every doctor mounts his case)
  • Clinical demonstration of CPI: clinical practice of CPI
  • Occlusal Diagnosis and interpretation of the CPI readings of the mounted models, occlusal analysis of the mountings and interpretation of the CPI readings of the mounted models
  • Students will have Dolphin software installed on their laptops for the length of the course
  • Splints will be fabricated for each student by a technician for the next session.

FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 2: 2day (Knight, Righellis, Roy & Hatcher)
Introduction to TMJ & Splints.
Diagnosis and treatment planning of unstable cases in patients with TMD

2017

  • May 19–20, Denver, Colorado

HANDS ON SESSION

  • TMJ: anatomy, histology, physiology
  • Clinical Diagnosis of the Temporomandibular Joint
  • Map of pain: theory and practice
  • TMJ and Craniofacial Pain: diagnosis and interpretation
  • Roth Jarabak Cephalometric analysis as related to TMD.
  • Joint Sounds: interpretation
  • Importance of vertical control and Physiotherapy in TMD treatment
  • Evaluation and interpretation of clinical cases
  • Discussion of types of Splints: anterior splint, CR splint, Indications and use.
  • Importance of stable condylar position in relation to TMJ.
  • Adjustment of splints: shim technique
  • Radiographic diagnosis of the TMJ. Cone beam and MRI images.
  • Arc of closure: diagnosis of the vertical dimension: Kennedy Cuts
  • Introduction to the Axiograph
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Clinical demonstration of splint fabrication
  • Clinical demonstration and clinical practice of splint adjustment

FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 3: 4day (Knight, Righellis, Roy & Ayala)
Treatment Mechanics

2017

  • TBA(Mechanics)

THEORETICAL SESSION

  • Treatment Mechanics in the permanent dentition
  • Introduction to Straight Wire Appliance (SWA) & bracket placement exercise on typodonts.
  • Closing Mechanics for extraction cases.
  • Treatment Protocols
  • Anchorage - Concepts and Management
  • The use of Transpalatal Bars - Concept,Theory and Practice
  • Concept of Vertical Control
  • Treatment Sequence and Wire Sequence
  • Use of Skeletal Anchorage - Mini Implants and Anchor Plates
  • Accelerated orthodontics, Dentoalveolar Distraction Osteogenesis (DDO), Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO)
  • Review of five sets of models that doctors have brought from their practice to review bracket placement
  • Clinical Practice: Students will present cases for diagnosis

FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 4: 3day (Knight, Righellis & Roy)
Interdisciplinary & Mixed Dentition Treatment

2017

  • TBA (IDC and Mixed Dentition)

THEORETICAL SESSION

  • Introduction to interdisciplinary treatment: the importance of teamwork
  • Adult Orthodontics
  • Occlusal Trauma: Concepts and Importance in Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Orthodontics and Periodontics
  • The Importance of the Periodontal Report
  • Periodontal Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics and Prosthodontics
  • The Importance of the Diagnostic Set-Up
  • Implants and Orthodontics - Implant Site Development
  • Orthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry
  • Strategy of Mixed Dentition Treatment
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Management of Impacted canines & ankylosed teeth
  • Management of the Transverse Dimension - Expansion
  • Treatment Protocols in Mixed Dentition
  • Importance of 1st phase of Treatment
  • Extractions in Mixed Dentition - Concept of Serial Extractions and Enucleations
  • Early Treatment of Class II Vertical Patients
  • Class III: Treatment Possibilities - when and what to do
  • Presentation of Mixed Dentition Cases

FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 5: 3day (Knight, Righellis, Roy & McClendon)
Finishing & Coronoplasty, Establishing Ideal Tooth Form for Esthetics and Function

2017

  • TBA

HANDS ON SESSION

Tooth Positioner use:
  • Finishing with a tooth positioner
  • Steps involved from fabrication to delivery
Equilibration:
  • Introduction to negative and positive coronaplasty
  • Clinical demonstration of coronaplasty
Waxing Ideal tooth form:
  • Clinical demonstration of wax up
  • Importance of waxing ideal tooth form
Review:
  • Case presentations with Doctors mountings & VTO’s
  • Students will present cases for diagnosis

FACE Continuing Education Program

Module 6: 5day (Knight, Righellis & Roy)
Orthognathic Surgery – Arnett, Gunson Surgical Course

2017

  • TBA

THEORETICAL SESSION

Clinical Description:

Orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment quality is extremely variable. How do we obtain consistently excellent results for our patients? This highly acclaimed clinical course defines excellence and how to achieve it. Protocols are given for all aspects of diagnosis and treatment which enable the practitioner to change his or her practice of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

Clinical Topics:
  • Basic Concepts of Care
  • Facial Planning
  • Airway Diagnosis and FAB™ Treatment Planning*
  • Temporomandibular Planning
  • Occlusal Planning
  • Accuracy Planning
  • Successful Orthodontics and Surgical Techniques
  • 3D Dental, Skeletal and Facial Analysis

This is not just another course on how to use a new bracket or device. The Face course is a comprehensive advanced course on orthodontics designed to improve your ability to diagnose and efficiently treat your patients. Every orthodontist that is interested in becoming a Better orthodontist should take the Face course. It is the best course I have taken, taught by the most knowledgeable orthodontists I have been associated with in my profession.

The FACE course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure a competitive advantage as well as an educational leap forward.

Michael H. Payne DDS MSD
American Board of Orthodontics