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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.



Dentist's Role in Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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This introductory course will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea.  The dentist can be one of the primary care providers for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea.  The course includes an extensive course manual to educate dentists in this area and prepare them to achieve their certification in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

Dentists who have knowledge of airways, functional appliances and TM dysfunction are ideally suited to provide oral appliance therapy.  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.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea 

  • Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Causes
  • Sleep Examinations and Forms
  • Hospital Sleep Studies (Polysomnogram)
  • Home Sleep Study 
  • Pharyngometer to Evaluate Pharyngeal Airway
  • Rhinometer to Evaluate Nasal Airway
  • Different Sleep Cycles
  • Summary of Sleep Disorders
  • Comparison of Different Oral Appliances
  • References and Articles
  • Marketing Your Sleep Practice
  • Sample Reports to Sleep Specialists, MD's Dentists, and ENT's
  • How to Bill Insurance Companies
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure)
  • Surgical Solutions for Sleep Apnea
  • 14 Cases presented start to finish

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.