Decode. Discover. Transform
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0900 - 1300
Workshop 1A The Development of Expert Skills in Dentistry
Dentistry is a demanding form of health care requiring considerable acumen and skill in order to render effective and efficient care. One of the largest challenges comes from patient management in that quality treatment requires a cooperative, attentive patient. In terms of the period of time before treatment begins, practitioners must be able to recognize that a problem exists, be cognizant of medical and dental complications that can affect or contraindicate certain forms of treatment, must be able to assess treatment difficulty, and must be able to render an accurate diagnosis and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. During the actual treatment, the practitioner must adopt a correct strategy in approaching the patient's problems, must manage the patient, must execute the desired treatment, and must constantly assess the results of the treatment and revise plans accordingly. Because this whole process involves an a large number of assessments, decisions, and actions on the part of the practitioner and the patient, there are many opportunities for things to "go wrong." This presentation will focus on case studies of poor diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, and patient management to point out the array of difficulties that can be encountered.
Viewing examples of simple and complex dental problems and how they were “handled” points out that there are some fundamental differences between novice and expert approaches to treatment and that there is value in education and experience. This presentation will explore the many characteristics of the novice and expert and how the former develops into the latter. It is hoped that the study of “failed cases” as they relate to the development of expert skills may enable the practitioner to correctly meet future treatment challenges and avoid failures.
0900 - 1300
Workshop 2ANon-surgical 3D/4D Total Arch Mechanics for Facial Reconstruction
Lee Kee Joon
The term “soft tissue paradigm” has been coined decades ago, emphasizing the patient-oriented treatment planning. However, the concept has hardly been translated into the clinic, possibly due to the limited understanding on the behavior of the facial soft tissue. According to our latest clinical experience and research, the miniscrew-type TADs and related appliances such as miniscrew-assisted RPE (MARPE) and torqued wires, have enabled not only individual tooth movement, but also predictable ‘total arch movement’ in three dimensions. Combining the known rules - the hard tissue biomechanics and the soft tissue behavior - the next generation of orthodontics is now realistic which will benefit both the orthodontist and patient.
This course consists of main parts including aesthetic orthodontics and therapeutic orthodontics. The first part deals with current concepts on non-surgical treatment on how to change not only the ‘occlusion’ but also the ‘face’ based on the ‘soft tissue paradigm’ from the aesthetic standpoint. Applying those rules, answers to common clinical questions such as how to change the face in Class II, III and asymmetry without surgery, how to improve lip protrusion without extraction, will be given. For optimal treatment outcome, in addition to the three-dimensional movement, the fourth dimension (time and growth) will be utilized. The second part will discuss how to restructure the compromised occlusion in terms of transverse control, aiming to the non-extraction treatment. In each part, underlying biomechanical clues for total arch movement and the stability of the treatment will be intensively explained. Specified anatomical and biomechanical considerations can also help the operators achieve successful treatment outcomes with minimal laboratory work. Overall this course conveys practical concepts and techniques that can be taken home and translated into individual practice.
0900 - 1300
Workshop 3AWiden the Orthodontic Horizon with Photobiomodulation
This presentation will cover the step-by-step and clinical applications of photobiomodulation in orthodontics and how an orthodontist can expand utilization of photobiomodulation in treating complex orthodontic cases with non-extraction and non-surgical methods when appropriate. Detailed diagnosis and in depth biomechanics of setting up the cases will be presented.
1400 - 1730
Workshop 1BCurrent Options for Skeletal Anchorage in Orthopaedic and Orthodontic Treatment Work
Their small size allows mini-implants to be inserted in a variety of sites. Currently, the alveolar process is the most preferred insertion site. However, due to the varying bone quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted in the alveolar ridge still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate and the mental region provide much better conditions for TAD insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. Mini-Implants with different types of abutments and connectors allow the construction of versatile and cost efficient appliances for a large variety of orthopedic and orthodontic applications. Utilizing TAD´s in the anterior palate and the mental region eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The design of the interchangeable abutment system provides the orthodontist with a skeletal anchorage system that integrates easily into clinical practice and allows treatment of cases that were difficult or impossible to treat previously.
1400 - 1730
Workshop 2BTADs: Exploring the Limits
1400 - 1730Residents' Symposium at Faculty of Dentistry, NUS
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Programme is correct as of Jun 2018 and is subject to changes