Virtual Live Course: Surgi-dontic – An Introduction to Surgically-Based Orthodontics

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$395 +$85 per additional seat 

An introduction to surgically-based orthodontics that will focus on techniques needed to properly facilitate the treatment of orthodontic patients. Historically, surgery is viewed as a “road block” to treatment within the orthodontic patient population; however, during this course, we will review traditional orthognathic surgical techniques that can be employed by orthodontists to provide long-term, stable outcomes and shorter post operative recovery for viable candidates. Participants can expect to have an improved level of comfort and understanding in order to incorporate a myriad of surgical techniques into their everyday practice. Through an evidence-based approach, the course presentation will highlight common surgical orthodontic procedures that are widely misunderstood, along with showcasing more involved procedures that orthodontists can offer patients to improve their overall health and quality of life.  


  1. To review our approach to diagnosis and ideal setup for traditional orthognathic surgery.  Participants will learn the the importance of appropriate diagnostics prior to treatment planning: 
    • Extraction patterns and the use of adjunctive techniques to maximize esthetic outcomes in surgery
    • Review of TMJ MRI to aid in pre-operative diagnosis of internal derangement 
    • Review of CBCT for impacted teeth, TMJ disorders, airway evaluations and dentofacial deformities 
    • Review of polysomnography and how to incorporate sleep medicine into your practice 
  1. Understanding the new techniques available for minimally-invasive maxillary expansion in the non-growing patient. By the end of the course, participants will be able to incorporate the following procedures into to their practice: 
    • Miniscrew assisted palatal expansion
    • Distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion
    • Minimally invasive correction of the mild class III adult patient
  1. Recognize the indications for combined surgical correction of the DFD/TMJ patient:
    • Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders 
    • Indications for open joint disc repositioning versus TMJ replacement
    • When is combined orthognathic and TMJ surgery necessary for long term stability
  1. To become familiar with the use of SFOT and skeletal anchorage to treat various types of malocclusions
    • A review of skeletal anchors including bone plates and mini-screws
    • Overview of the use of SFOT as a regenerative procedure for the orthodontist patient who presents with attachment loss
    • Using both these techniques as a treatment modality for the adult interdisciplinary patient