International Program in Minor Tooth Movement
This course is designed for the general practitioner interested in integrating basic tooth movement principles into their daily practice. Participants will be provided with an overview and practical knowledge of all facets of tooth movement with both fixed and removable appliances. Understanding and basic training in the diagnosis and treatment planning of malocclusions will be stressed. Management for these patients will include the information and training necessary to be able to efficiently use a wide variety of modern state-of-the-art appliances. Proper recognition and management of problems in the developing dentition will be detailed.
Attendance in all sessions is mandatory in fulfilling the requirements for this program.
Session 1: SEPTEMBER 2024, Athens Greece
Session 2: MAY 2024, Athens Greece
Session 3: NOVEMBER 2025, New York, USA
Session 4: MAY 2026, Athens Greece
Session 5: SEPTEMBER 2026, Athens Greece
Program Fees: 12.000 €
Includes for every participant:
Introductory course material Kit
Handouts of the program
Coffee breaks & Lunches
+ Roundtrip Air Tickets Athens – New York – Athens
+ 5 overnight stays at New York
Language: The official language of the Course is English
Specific requirements include:
4 Sessions of four days (Thursday-Sunday) at Merimna Institute, Athens, Greece and 1 Session (Thursday-Sunday) at NYU College of Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program, New York. Participants has to complete the program in five separate sessions divided over a two-year period.
Participants must complete a written report on a topic to be determined by NYU College of Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program. Written reports must be typed. Recommended report length is 15-25 pages. A list of scientific references should be included. The written report may be in English or another language if the participant is not able to communicate in English. However, if English is not the language selected, a one-page summary in English must be included.
During the final session, participants are required to document and formally present two (2) clinical cases performed and completed in their private practices.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded by NYU College of Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program. Please note this certificate program is not applicable to any formal degree program but is an acknowledgement of the participants” commitment to professional growth and development. The final decision for fulfilling the requirements is the responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education.
A hands-on participation course
This course is designed for the general practitioner interested in integrating basic tooth movement principles into their daily practice. Participants will be provided with an overview and practical knowledge of all facets of tooth movement with both fixed and removable appliances. Understanding and basic training in the diagnosis and treatment planning of malocclusions will be stressed.
Management for these patients will include the information and training necessary to be able to efficiently use a wide variety of modern state-of-the-art appliances. Proper recognition and management of problems in the developing dentition will be detailed.
Issues covered will include:
• Biology of tooth movement
• Diagnosis and clinical evaluation
• Facial esthetics
• Differential treatment planning
• Digital Workflow Platform
The scope of the course will include intensive hands-on participation with state-of-the-art typodonts that simulate actual tooth movement with a series of interactive models to follow all of the steps to correct a full malocclusion. Flexible models with special shape memory material, removable teeth and the exact brackets and molar bands used in the technique.
Topics included will emphasize:
• Early treatment for the younger patient
• Extraction and non-extraction treatment
• Adult treatment methodology using fixed appliances and clear aligner treatment
• Diagnosis and treatment planning for implants
• Management of Class II and Class III patients
• Finishing treatment protocol and retention
Participants will learn precision bracket placement techniques and molar banding, archwire selection and fabrication. Contemporary mechanics using light continuous force systems will be discussed in detail. The use of the newer temperature activated shape memory archwires will be explored. Sufficient selection of the instruments and materials necessary to
carry out treatment will be included in the course kit.
Upon completion of the sequence, the general practitioner will have developed the skills necessary to recognize and successfully treat a wide variety of tooth movement situations in a predictable and efficient manner. This will be accomplished by the integration of actual cases from the participant’s own offices. Over the series you will be encouraged to bring diagnostic records of your own patient’s to the course. We will treatment plan and design the appliances necessary to carry out successful and efficient protocols for these patients.
Dr. Martin B. Epstein
• Former Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics
• Post-Graduate Division, New York University College of Dentistry
• Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
• Teacher of the Year Award – NYU College of Dentistry, Postgraduate Orthodontics
• Presented courses and seminars extensively in Europe, Asia and South America
• Written numerous articles in American and International Orthodontic publications
• American Dental Association Certificate of Recognition – for volunteer service in a foreign country
• Manuscript Review Committee: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
• Private practice of Orthodontics over 30 years