This half day course will give you an understanding on the theoretical underpinning of orthodontic removable appliances as well as examples in using them clinically. You will be offered an insight on the clinical side of removable appliances as well as the laboratory side from receiving an impression or scan to the production of an appliance. Topics covered will include:
1) How to recognise cases suitable for using removable appliances
2) How do these appliances work?
3) How to prescribe the correct removable appliance
4) What do I put in the laboratory slip?
5) How do I correct and identify issues with the appliance
A variety of different appliances will be discussed along with different clinical examples using said appliances to reinforce the clinical aspect.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own cases to discuss in a group setting to learn from each other and demonstrate the lecture topics taught.
Dr. Gordon Cheung is a Specialist Orthodontist. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Dental Science from The University of Western Australia, followed by a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from the University of Sydney. Dr. Cheung has contributed to Orthodontic publications on both a national and international scale. Additionally, he holds membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons for Orthodontics and presently holds the position of secretary for the WA branch of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO). His primary areas of focus lie in early interceptive orthodontics and clear aligner treatment, catering to both adult and paediatric patients.
Dr Laura Leask is a Specialist Orthodontist. Laura completed her Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at The University of Western Australia, followed by a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. Laura is certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board and is a member of Australian Society of Orthodontists, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Orthodontics), Australian Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists. Laura enjoys all aspects of orthodontic practice, ranging from preventive and interceptive orthodontics through to adolescent and adult treatments, including more complex interdisciplinary plans.
David Owen, is the principal Orthodontic technician and proprietor of Swan Valley Dental Laboratory which has been operating in Midland since 2006. He holds a special focus on 3D printing technology, laser welding, and the production of 3D printed appliances.