july, 2021

202121jul8:30 am4:30 pmReal World Orthodontics8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ Function Centre Event Organized By: ADA Queensland Discipline:OrthodonticsFormat:In-Person

Event Details

This lecture is designed for Dentists.

Course Overview

This lecture is tailored towards paediatric and general dentists looking to provide comprehensive patient care. It is designed to provide participants with insight into the appropriate orthodontic management of patients. Through the review of various case studies and evidence-driven information, participants will leave with the understanding of the dos and don’ts of general orthodontic work. 
Orthodontics is one of the most fascinating and frustrating disciplines of dentistry. Despite improvements in modern technology, comprehensive diagnosis, informed consent, and evidence-based treatments are still of paramount importance.

The timing of orthodontic intervention for growing patients has long been a topic of considerable debate. Careful and focused interceptive treatment for localised problems can be of great benefit. However, wholesale prescription of early treatment to either prevent or treat malocclusion is questionable.

Astute marketing by supply companies and practitioners have certainly whetted the appetite for short-term orthodontic alignment with braces or clear plastic aligners. Digital treatment planning and outcome predictions may appear impressive; however, difficulties arise when the progress of treatment or the results do not match the predictions.

This course will explore how increasing patient expectations require increasing clinical competency and awareness to prevent the pitfalls in practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify simple and complex orthodontic cases
  • Appreciate the appropriate use and limitations of various orthodontic procedures including short-term orthodontic treatment options 
  • Diagnose and formulate various treatment options
  • Analyse patient cases to identify the correct timing for the correction of different malocclusions and developing anomalies in growing patients 
  • Communicate effectively with a patient to appropriately manage expectations 
  • Identify which cases require specialist referral
  • Recall clinical cases discussed to apply troubleshooting techniques when managing the unexpected


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Desmond Ong

    Dr Desmond Ong

    BDSc (Hons), MDSc (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)

    Desmond Ong is currently a Clinical Academic in the Discipline of Orthodontics at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry, where he is involved in both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Orthodontic Programs.

    Desmond is also in full-time specialist orthodontic private practice in Townsville.

    Desmond is a past recipient of the Raj Prasad Award from the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the Young Lecturer Award from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

    BDSc (Hons), MDSc (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)






ADA QueenslandThe Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice. 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Wednesday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

6 hours


ADA Member Dentist – $575, ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $495 and Non-Member Dentist – $680

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