ORANGE, Calif. (August 7, 2014)—As part of the Ormco Lifelong Learning Series, Ormco™ Corporation, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and services, today announced that it will be hosting two Passive Self-Ligation Treatment Mechanics Seminars covering the fundamentals of friction and step-by-step guidance for utilizing light forces. The one-day seminars, with speaker Dr. Stuart Frost, will take place Aug. 22, 2014 in Phoenix and Oct. 17, 2014 in San Francisco. Seminar attendees are eligible for six continuing education credits.
Each Passive Self-Ligation Treatment Mechanics Seminar begins with the fundamentals, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and understanding friction and binding friction. The course will cover the following three key topics: face-driven treatment planning, more efficient treatment mechanics, and transverse arch development with fewer extractions and less reliance on auxiliary appliances. Furthermore, the step-by-step treatment mechanics section provides a review of bracket placement, variable torque selection, when to bypass teeth, use of NiTi coils, archwire sequencing, elastic protocols, and finishing techniques. The course objective is to share valuable knowledge about how to treat cases to a high-quality end result—more efficiently, with fewer auxiliary appliances and greater patient comfort.
“The Ormco Lifelong Learning Series is a robust educational program that provides doctors across the country with opportunities to continue perfecting their craft and gain knowledge from peers,” said Mark Hillebrandt, vice president, marketing and product management of Ormco. “Our two upcoming Damon™ System events, with the esteemed Dr. Frost, offer a chance to immerse yourself into passive self-ligation treatment best practices in an educational networking environment.”
For doctors looking for a more comprehensive, hands-on program, Dr. Frost and Dr. John Graham will be conducting an in-office course Oct. 2-3, 2014 at Dr. Frost’s office in Mesa, Ariz. The intensive two-day course focuses on treatment efficiency in a clinical, live patient setting. The session is designed to share knowledge and skills to help enhance use of the Damon System.
For over 50 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of its customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets Titanium Orthos™ and Mini-Twin™ to self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System and Damon™ Clear. Ormco™ Custom, an end-to-end digital suite of products and services, is a solution offered to give clinicians the benefits of both personalization and profitability. Ormco Custom includes Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™, Lythos™ Digital Impressions Scanner and the integration of AOA Lab services. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit the Ormco website.