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Paediatric and General Dental specialists are often curious if they would enjoy offering orthodontic treatment to selected patients in their practices. In today’s competitive practice environment, the practitioner is often overwhelmed by the types and number of different orthodontic courses available. To be effective in achieving ideal results for your patients the modern practitioner must be knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of dentistry. In orthodontics, it is important to understand details of differential diagnosis, prognosis, treatment planning, treatment options, biomechanics and retention. Many orthodontic cases can be treated by a non-specialist and many should only be treated by the specialist. By functioning together with the specialist for the good of the patient we can look forward to achieving fine results for our patient’s families. In daily practice, paediatric and general dentists encounter patient conditions including anterior and posterior cross-bites, ectopic eruption, crowding, Class II & III malocclusions, missing teeth and aesthetic situations. This two-day Introductory Orthodontics Course is specifically designed for the paediatric and general dentist looking for a sophisticated, evidence-based yet clinical approach for orthodontic treatment. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, treatment mechanics, retention design, trouble-shooting and evaluation of chief complaints. This course is not designed to give the participant the ability to treat all cases but rather is tailored to giving the participant insight into the possibilities of incorporating orthodontic services into their practices and what that might entail.

Learning outcomes

Identifying simple and complex orthodontic cases What you will enjoy treating and which cases to refer What orthodontic records are needed and how to obtain them Identifying and using various orthodontic pliers Basic orthodontic band and bracket placement Basic case diagnosis, prognosis and treatment design Age appropriate treatment timing decisions Space maintenance issues Basic orthodontic arch-wire bending and placement - Hands-on typodont for each participant Basic use of orthodontic force systems Basic orthodontic troubleshooting Basic orthodontic detailing and finishing Basic phase I and phase II orthodontic retainer design and placement

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 

Basic Orthodontics for the Paediatric and General Dentist

Dr Eric Lowenhaupt
Friday 17th May 2024 - Saturday 18th May 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
Brought to you by ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development