Vital Orthodontics for Dentists

202109jul8:30 am5:00 pmVital Orthodontics for DentistsFacilitated by Dr Eric Lowenhaupt8:30 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentDisciplineOrthodonticsFormatContinuum,Hands-on

Vital Orthodontics for Dentists

Event Details

Session 1: Getting Started Dates:
Friday, 9th July – Sunday 11th July 2021

The course begins with information on basic diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning. Emphasis will be placed on thorough record examination and cephalametric analysis, and their role in making informed treatment decisions.

The effects of orthodontic treatment on facial aesthetics and balance will be discussed as well as the basics of craniofacial growth and development. Banding and bonding will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to place bands and brackets on the orthodontic typodont. Initial wire placement and ligation techniques will be demonstrated. 

Hands-on exercises include

  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Bonding (bracket placement exercise)
  • Mechanics (wire placement and technique)

Session 2: Class I Survey & Biomechanics Dates:
Friday 24th September – Sunday 26th September 2021
This portion of the course will address specific information on treatment timing issues, when to treat and when not to treat. Phase 1 and interceptive treatment modalities and arch development will be discussed. Class I crowded cases with expansion mechanics/appliances and their adjustment will be covered.

Participants will then begin a detailed study of basic orthodontic biomechanics. Intrusion and advancing arch wire fabrication and placement with various ligation techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will also begin the discussion of Class II diagnosis and treatment.

Hands-on exercises include

  • Advancing utility arches
  • Intrusion utility arches (fabrication & adjustments)
  • Molar uprighting springs (mechanics)

Session 3: Class II and Class III Survey Extractions Dates:
Friday 19th November – Sunday 21st November 2021

This session addresses Class II and Class III considerations and treatment modalities, exploring both orthopaedic and orthodontic movements.

Topics to be covered include Class II correction in mixed and permanent dentition, (including various molar distalising techniques – fixed and removable), archwire selection, sequencing, elastic wear and set-up, adjunctive intrusion techniques, with particular attention to second and third order bends (tipping and torque).

Hands-on exercises include

  • Torquing arches
  • Second order bends 
  • Cervical headgear placement and adjustment 
  • Various Class II correctors and their adjustment

Session 4: Extraction Mechanics, Finishing, Detailing and Aesthetic Considerations Dates:
Friday 11th February 2022 – Sunday 
13th February 2022
This session begins with extraction mechanics and their timing as well as focus on the all important topic of finishing and detailing. Included is discussion on the use of elastics and segmented arches for finishing, intraoral adjustments for efficiency, troubleshooting difficult cases and debanding. 

Aesthetic considerations, ortho-prosthodontic cases, retainer design and adjustments will also be covered including placement of fixed retainers.

Hands-on exercises include

  • Artistic bends
  • Finishing and detailing techniques
  • Finishing elastics
  • Retainer adjustments
  • Multiple finishing techniques demonstrated


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Eric Lowenhaupt

    Dr Eric Lowenhaupt


    Dr Eric Lowenhaupt attended Florida State University for undergraduate studies and Emory University in Atlanta for his Dental and Orthodontic training. He completed a general practice residency and practiced general dentistry for six years before returning for his graduate orthodontic training at Emory University.

    Since 1986, he has been in the private practice of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Florida. Eric lectures nationally and internationally through his affiliation with (G) nathos (The Ricketts School for Bioprogressive Education, Southeast)and VOCA (Vital Orthodontic Considerations Australasia)



ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

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(Friday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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Member Price: Dentists – $14,500.00 Payment plans are available, Non-Member Price: Non-Members – $17,400.00

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