Orthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry for the General Dentist using Clear Aligner Therapy

This entry was posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017 is filed under News.

Post Graduate Certificate [PGCert] Qualification

Orthodontics provided by dentists using aligner therapy is considered to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the dental profession. Unfortunately, these dentists are also at risk of litigation if they cannot assess, diagnose and treatment plan correctly before offering orthodontics. This course provides a solid foundation on how to approach cases by concentrating on the core topics of Stability, Assessment, Function and Ethics. [The S.A.F.E Approach].

A clear understanding of aligner therapy, benefits and limitations are an absolute requirement for successful treatment outcomes. However, effective appliance training needs to be coupled and integrated with a robust orthodontic foundation relevant for the General Dentist involved in Aesthetic Dentistry.

The S.A.F.E course has been independently reviewed and accredited by the education body EduQual and provides the post-graduate certification qualification PGCert.

Topics Covered
  • Indications of orthodontics in aesthetic dentistry
  • Treatment Planning in orthodontics and integrating orthodontics into an aesthetic treatment plan.
  • Stability and retention in orthodontics – relevant literature review and recommended guidelines.
  • Orthodontic assessment and the ortho-restorative assessment relevant to the general dentist.
  • Functional occlusion and its application in orthodontics.
  • Ethics and the General Dentist.
  • The use of inter-proximal stripping to create space in orthodontics.
  • Biomechanical principles of tooth movement.
  • Components and features of the clear aligner as an orthodontic appliance.
  • Computer assisted technology in digital treatment planning and clear aligner therapy
  • Dental materials relevant to clear aligner therapy
  • Comprehensive review of the literature related to clear aligner therapy.
Education level
  • Certificate level 5 (130 points from formative, summative, notional education and assessment)
  • CPD verifiable hours (20 hours registered from online platform)
Delivery of course

The whole programme is delivered holistically through an e-learning, e- assessment of multiple choice questions, and short answer questions using the SAFE online platform. The course director and faculty will be available to discuss any queries regarding the course content material via email or telephone.

The course must be completed within one year of registration.

To register to become an Invisalign Go provider, gain access to our  platform and complete S.A.F.E please submit your details in our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.