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Orthodontic Biomechanics and Treatment Solutions Advanced Orthodontic Biomechanics is an ongoing orthodontic lecture series primarily designed to answer specific orthodontic treatment questions. As has been the case for the past few years, the course contents for this orthodontic seminar are based on questions and topics submitted from the previous year’s participants. The surveys from these groups result in numerous requests to answer specific questions regarding specific treatment problems and Eric has grouped these together in order of the most requested items. Dr Lowenhaupt will be presenting more cases under the category of 'Why did this not work?' as well as cases entitled 'How could this be done better?' Some of the most popular/frequent subjects were; When to distalize and when to extract?? Treatment sequence for deep bite and open bite patients. 'Thin-slicing’ orthodontic treatment solutions for congenitally missing teeth. Other questions related to changes in aligner treatment and technology, use of elastics during finishing and simple solutions for minimal relapse cases where things didn’t work out as planned. Additionally, there was the request to see more tips on practice management and inventory challenges for the non-specialist office. So, this lecture will seek to address these items (including answering many of the specific questions that were asked). Multiple cases will be utilized to demonstrate various aspects of mechanics and treatment modalities with particular interest paid to the best available ‘evidenced-based information’. Additionally, multiple treatment ‘pearls’ will be shown to make your practice easier and more efficient.

Learning outcomes

Update on direct consumer orthodontic treatment. Class II correction utilizing aligners, including mixed dentition treatment, 3D printers and digital monitoring. Asymmetric Class II correction. Controlling torque in the incisors. Including torquing palatally displaces incisors. Why isn’t this working (a look at some common orthodontic treatment mistakes). When to distalize and when to extract. Update on maxillary expansion (different expansion appliances including TAD supported expanders). Lower incisor extraction cases (when, where and how)? When is it time to take the braces off??? Learn multiple ‘pearls’ for practice management of orthodontics in a non-specialty practice dealing with patients and parents and supply inventory. Simple relapse solutions and retention protocol, results and criteria. ‘What I wish I knew sooner’ (a critical look back at 37 years of orthodontic experience).

Further information 

Dr Eric Lowenhaupt

Eric B. Lowenhaupt, D.D.S. attended Florida State University for undergraduate studies and Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia for his dental degree. He completed a general practice residency and practiced general dentistry for six years before returning to Emory University for his graduate orthodontic specialty training. Since 1986 he has been in the private practice of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Jupiter, Florida USA. He cares for a variety of patients including children and adults. Dr. Lowenhaupt lectures both nationally and internationally through his company Gnathos South, Inc., and in affiliation with the Australian Dental Association NSW/CPD. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of Alabama and a consultant for the Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Lowenhaupt has been a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified) since 1993.

Dr Eric Lowenhaupt 

Advanced Orthodontics

Dr Eric Lowenhaupt
Friday 1st Nov 2024 - Saturday 2nd Nov 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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