Orthodontic Techniques and Biomechanics - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Orthodontic Techniques and Biomechanics - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Product Code: 010141OB
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TIME:   8:00AM - 5:00PM



Must be a practicing dentist and or orthodontic resident/graduate student in any graduate Orthodontic program.

The objectives of this course are :

1  To provide the orthodontic graduate students with an introduction to the biology of orthodontic toot movement.
2  To provide the students with the required understanding of the basic biomechanics and its application in clinical orthodontics.
3  This course also will provide an introduction to the segmented arch mechanics as well as to Wilson 3D appliances and how their basic mechanics could be applied.
4  This course will provide the students with the required hand skills in wire bending and how to control tooth movement using standard edgewise technique in the lab (Using the lab manual and typodont).

A.  Introduction to Biology of Tooth Movement

B.  Mechanics in Orthodontics

1.    Force
2.    Vector (Addition and decomposition)
3.    Resultant force (Mathematics and clinical applications)
4.    Mechanical equilibrium
5.    Moment
6.    The couple (Definition, mathematics, and clinical applications)
7.    Moment to force ratio and its clinical implications
8.    Properties of Stainless steel wire and soldering /welding
9.   Behavior of orthodontic wires in bending
10. Torque

Delivery of Torque by Orthodontic appliances
i.   Anterior segment torquing mechanics
ii.  Rectangular wire torquing
iii. Torquing spurs
iv. Wire loops, springs and Torsion
v.   Behavior of orthodontic wires in torsion

11. Class II and III mechanics (Finished Part II)

C.  Part III

1.    Creative Wire bending

i.   Step bend and V- bend
ii.  Centered and off-centered V-bend (Mechanical analysis and clinical applications)

2.    Cantilevers (First, second and third order cantilevers)
3.    Arch form and dimension, Biomechanical considerations of treatment of cross bites (true/pseudo)
4.    Molar control using Mulligan technique.
5.    Expansion using TADs
6.    Biomechanics of Vertical dimension control/fourth dimension in orthodontics
7.    Friction in Orthodontics
8.    Straight Wire Low Friction concept (SWLF)
9.    Introduction to Segmented Arch Mechanics

i.      Segmented Arch Theory Comparison to sectional arch mechanics
ii.     Advantages and Disadvantages of the segmented arch mechanics
iii.    Anchorage Units and Alignment 
iv.    Canine Retraction Spring (Spring design, Wire Size, Side effects)
v.     Deep Overbite Correction
vi.    Separate Canine and Incisor Retraction
vii.   Enmasse Space Closure
viii.  Finishing
ix.    Summary of Segmented arch mechanics

10.    Correction of canted occlusal plane
11.    Biomechanics of midline correction

D.  Part IV:

Extra-oral Appliances

Controlling design/combination of the face bow/HG to produce different types of tooth movements.

  • Cervical HG,
  • Occipital HG
  • Combination HG
  • Asymmetric HG
  • Face Mask
  • Chin Cup

Introduction to Wilson 3D Mechanics

a.    Appliances design and uses
b.    Mechanics of bi-dimensional Wilson molar distalization appliance
c.    Mechanics of upper palatal appliances
d.   Mechanics of unilateral expansion/contraction
e.    Lower active lingual appliance
f.     Lower multi-action lingual appliances.

Laboratory Assignments

1.  Wire bending exercises
2.  First, second and third order bends
3.  Retraction loops
4.  Ideal finishing arch (Standard Edgewise finishing arch)

Grading of the Course:

1.  Continuous assessment (homework problems, and practical assignments 25%) [Creative wire bending = 5%] total (30%)
2.  Midterm exam (30 %)
3.  Final Exam (40%)

* DENT 530 lab manual and slides produced by Dr. Tarek El-Bialy
* Proffit. Contemporary Orthodontics textbook.
* Dr. Charles J. Burstone with Dr. Edsard van Steenbergen, Dr. Kevin J. Hanly. Modern Edgewise Mechanics textbook.
* Bioengineering Analysis of Orthodontic Mechanics textbook. Bobert J. Nikolai
* Seminars in Orthodontics, March and September issues, 2001.



Dr. Tarek El-Bialy is a tenured full time professor of orthodontics and biomedical engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He received a BDS from Tanta University, Egypt in 1987 and completed a Master’s degree in Orthodontics, at Tanta University, Egypt; in 1993 concurrently he received a law degree from Tanta University in 1994. He has successfully completed a certificate of specialty in Orthodontics, Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences and PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA in 2000 and 2001. Also, he completed Executive Masters of Business and Administration (EMBA) at the University of Alberta in 2012. A significant part of Dr. El-Bialy’s work was devoted to growth modification and repair of orthodontically induced root resorption. Dr. El-Bialy is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Also, he is a senior research fellow, von Humboldt Foundation, Germany since 2013. He also is a Councilor of orthodontics at the RCDC council. In addition, he has been elected by the University of Alberta General Faculties Council as a representative to the University of Alberta Senate. Dr. El-Bialy is the current president of the Alberta Society of Orthodontists. Dr. El-Bialy has over 84 peer reviewed publications, 12 book chapters and two books, one of them on biomechanics of complex cases using clear aligners. He also presented all over the world on one week aligners change and biomechanics of difficult cases using SmartTrack Invisalign aligners. Dr. El-Bialy’s main research focus is on low intensity pulsed ultrasound in orthodontics and dentofacial tissue engineering.

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