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Level I-Introduction to Orthodontics

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Dr. Rondeau is now offering his Level I, four session orthodontic course for general dentist's online. The purpose of this comprehensive program is to teach general and pediatric dentists how to diagnose and treat simple orthodontic cases.

Emphasis will be placed on thorough records and diagnosis. Treatment will involve using a combination of functional appliances, mainly in mixed dentition and fixed orthodontic braces (Straight wire technique) in permanent dentition. Dr. Rondeau's systematic approach, organization and marketing tips make incorporating orthodontics into the general practice relatively easy.

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Level II Orthodontics

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Dr. Rondeau has now completed Session 1 of the Level II Orthodontics course online. Session 1 will feature 14 cases from start to finish.  These cases are exclusive to the online course and not shown in the live courses.  This is what to expect from this exceptional session:

Patient 1       

Cade, Male Age 11
Constricted maxillary arch
Upper second bicuspid impacted on palate
Impacted cuspids

Treatment plan:       
MX 3-screw Posterior Sagittal
Rick-A-Nator
Straight wire

Patient 2

Rachel, Female age 8
Constricted upper and lower arches
Crowded upper and lower incisors

Treatment plan:       
MX Schwarz Appliance
MD Schwarz Appliance
Straight wire

Patient 3

Alyssa, Female age 8
Class II Skeletal
Daily headaches, deep overbite 5 mm
Retrognathic mandible, overjet 6 mm

Treatment plan:        Twin Block

Patient 4

Kenzie, Female age 15
Constricted upper and lower arches
Crowded upper and lower incisors

Treatment plan:       
MX Banded Hyrax
MD MSX Fixed Expander
MX TP Arch
MD Schwarz Appliance
Straight wire, step down bends

Patient 5

Nicholas, Male Age 7
Class II molar, overbite 7 mm
Constricted upper arch
Tooth size arch length discrepancy

Phase I Treatment plan:       
MX Banded Hyrax Memory Screw
MD Banded Hyrax

Nicholas, Age 9, Blocked out MX cuspids
Phase II
 Treatment plan:      
MX Fixed Molar Distalizer
Rick-A-Nator
Straight wire

Patient 6

Hai, Female age 15
Crowded incisors, midline problem
Deep overbite 6 mm
Labially displaced cuspids

Treatment plan:
MX Banded Hyrax
MD MSX Fixed Expander
Rick-A-Nator
Straight wire

Patient 7

Paul, Male age 35
Crowded upper and lower incisors
Constricted upper arch, upper lateral crossbite
Class II molar

Treatment plan:       
Extract upper second molar
Upper Fixed Expansion Appliance, Memory screw
Molar Distalization Appliance
Straight wire

Bolton Analysis

30% patients have tooth size discrepancy.  Need to diagnose problem before treatment.  Add to informed consent agreement to avoid future problems.  Slenderize large teeth.  Composite fillings peg shaped laterals.

Patient 8

Mai, Female age 14
Upper laterals lingually displaced
Upper arch constricted

Treatment plan:       
Upper Hyrax Appliance
Upper Anterior Sagittal
Straightwire  Clear brackets

Patient 9

Sarah, Female age 26
TM dysfunction, Class I malocclusion
Joint vibration analysis

Treatment plan:       
Lower repositioning splint daytime
Upper Anterior Deprogrammer nighttime
Straight wire
Close posterior open bite
Close anterior open bite

Patient 10

Radek, Male age 31
Class II skeletal, overjet 9 mm
TM Dysfunction

Treatment plan:  
MARA appliance
Twin Block II
Straight wire, clear brackets           
Silent Nite

Patient 11

Martin, Male age 15
Impacted cuspid
Impacted lower second molar
Lower midline shifted right

Treatment plan:  
Extract second molar
Lower Hyrax appliance with fixed Molar Distalizer       
Upper Hyrax appliance with fixed Molar Distalizer
Eruption of impacted cuspid
Straight wire closing coil spring                                   

Patient 12

Donna, Female age 60
Overbite 5 mm
TM dysfunction

Phase I:  TM dysfunction   
Treatment plan:  
Lower Repositioning Splint daytime to recapture anteriorly displaced disc
Upper Anterior Deprogrammer Appliance nighttime to prevent bruxing and clenching

Phase II:  Orthodontic Case Finishing
Treatment Plan:  
Straight wire, clear brackets

Patient 13

Nelson, Male age 8
Anterior crossbite, overbite 4 mm
Functional Class III
Arch length discrepancy
Constricted upper arch

Phase I
Treatment plan:   
Anterior Sagittal
Posterior Sagittal

Nelson, Age 13
Severe crowding

Phase II
Treatment plan: 
MX Banded Hyrax Fixed Molar Distalizer
MD Fixed Expander Molar Distalizer
Buccal sectional with open coil
Lower Nance Appliance
Straight wire
Carriere Self-Ligating Brackets
Midline correction

Patient 14

Wendy, Female age 30
Anterior open bite 8 mm, flared incisors
Anterior tongue thrust
Orthodontist diagnosis glossectomy, double jaw surgery

Phase I
Treatment plan: 
   
Lower Fixed Tongue Rake Appliance
Straight wire                                   

Phase II
Treatment plan: 
 
Sleep study, severe sleep apnea
Somnodent Appliance
Class II elastics, tongue depressor 

Diagnosis and Treatment of TM Dysfunction

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Many dentists have enjoyed this simple but practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of tempormandibular joint dysfunction which is prevalent in 34% of the adult patients according to the ADA. In this course you will gain basic, step-by-step information on TM Dysfunction. Dr. Rondeau will give you a clear understanding of this disorder so you can determine which patients you can treat and which patients to refer.

 

Dentists have the prime responsibility to diagnose and treat this common disorder. TM disorders are progressive and worsen over time; therefore, just like orthodontics, it is imperative that the problem be treated as early as possible. Dentists need to diagnose and stabilize the TMJ prior to restorative, prosthetic or orthodontic treatment.

 

This introductory course will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of patients with TM Dysfunction. The course includes an extensive course manual with over 300 pages with numerous coloured photos of different types of splints, bite registrations, muscle palpations, anatomy of TMJ etc to help clinicians to understand how to help their patients who have TM dysfunction.

 

Dentists treating patients for snoring and sleep apnea need to have a clear understanding of this disorder to properly treat their patients using oral appliances. Hopefully, you will share my vision for the future and enroll in a course that will increase the size of your practice and assist you with providing an important health service for your patients young and old.

Diagnosis and Treatment of TM Dysfunction 

  • Anatomy of the TM Joint
  • Muscles of Mastication
  • Causes of DM Dysfunction
  • Clinical Examination
    • Patient History
    • Range of Motion
    • Muscle Palpation
    • Postural Assessment
  • Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA)
  • TMJ X-rays, Tomograms
  • Differential Diagnosis
    • Intra-Capsular vs. Extra-Capsular
  • Five Stages of Derangement (disc displacement)
    • Clicking, slight pain
    • More clicking, intermittent locking, moderate pain
    • Chronic closed lock, severe pain
    • Early degenerative joint disease, pain
    • Advanced degenerative joint disease (crepitus), pain
  • Bite Registration for Splint Therapy (phonetic bite)
  • Types of Splints
    • Aqualizer (temporary)
    • Flat Plane (acute injuries)
    • Repositioning (anteriorly displaced discs)
    • Anterior Deprogrammer (clenching at night)
    • Distraction Appliance (chronic closed lock)
    • PVIOT Splint (chronic closed lock)
  • Neurological tests to determine if the mandible is in the correct position with the repositioning splint
  • How to File insurance Claims for TM Dysfunction
  • Phase I: Splint Therapy (4 months)
  • Phase II: Orthodontic Case Finishing (15-24 months)
  • Internal Marketing for TMJ Practice
  • External Marketing for TMJ Practice

Case Finishing and Mechanics with Dr. Adrian Palencar

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Biokinetics in Orthodontic Tooth Movement

  • Clinical Responses
  • Histologic Responses
  • Principles of Anchorage
  • Orthodontic Relapse

Principles of Biomechanics in Orthodontic Tooth Movement

  • Moments and Forces
  • Moment of a Couple
  • Types of Movement
  • Static Equilibrium
  • Magnitude of the Force
  • Point of the Force Application

Orthodontic Instruments Wire Bending Exercises 1st, 2nd and 3rd Order Wire Bends

  • 1st Order Wire Bends – step-in and step-out
  • 2nd Order Wire Bends – Tip (angulation)
  • 3rd Order Wire Bends – Torque (inclination)

4th Order Wire Bends

  • V Bend (up to .019 x .025 S.S.)
  • Step up and Step down bend
  • (.016, .018, .019 x .025 S.S and .019 x .025 Braided S.S. wires)
  • Helical Running Loop (.018 S.S.)
  • Keyhole Closing Loop (.016 x .025 & .019 x .025 SS)
  • Mushroom Closing Loop (.017 x .025 and .019 x .025 CNA)

Utility Arches (.016 x .016 S.S.)

  • Neutral
  • Intrusive
  • Extrusive
  • Protrusive
  • Retrusive
  • Intrusive-Protrusive
  • Intrusive-Retrusive
  • Extrusive-Protrusive
  • Extrusive-Retrusive

Mulligan Mechanics

  • Center Bend and Off Center Bend .018 S.S
  • Tip Back and Tip Forward
  • In-bend and Out-bend
  • Toe-in and Toe-out

Case Finishing

  • Pre de-bracketing appraisal, Retention and Relapse

**NEW**  Looking for some quick review videos? 

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Have you already taken Level I or Sleep and need to review but don't have time to retake the entire course?  We have a solution for this!

In this new platform, the Level I, Introduction to Orthodontics and the Dentist's Role In Snoring and Sleep Apnea have been divided into pieces for quick and easy reviewing.  These videos are smaller and broken into catagories.  For example, in the Level I course you are able to watch just the portion on Twin Block Appliance or Rick-A-Nator.  Same as the Sleep course where you can watch just the Home Sleep Studies or the portion on Oral Appliances.

Access to these videos are for 6 months and can be watched on any computer including your phone or Ipad!  

For all the details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. We are excited to be able to offer this to you so the next time you are looking for a refresher course, check out what this platform has to offer.