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Clinical aspects of clear aligner treatment – Dan and Wayne in conversation

Join Dan and Wayne as they share their experiences and opinions. They will present two cases that challenged their perceptions of what is ‘suitable’ for aligner therapy and discuss what makes IPR and attachments important clinical aspects of effective treatment. Hear how identifying suitable clear aligner cases has changed the revenue profile of their practices.

Learning outcomes

  • Hear from Dan about a complex case that responded to a combination of traditional orthodontic treatment and Active Aligners
  • Hear from Wayne about a case that demonstrated the positive clinical outcomes that can be achieved with clear aligner therapy
  • Spend time demystifying IPR and gain an appreciation of what is required to confidently manage this key aspect of clear aligner therapy
  • Look at the role of composite attachments in moving teeth, how to prepare the teeth for their application and how to make best use of the templates
  • Deliver guidelines for successful IPR and composite attachments.

Speaker: Dan Shaffer

Dan is an experienced dentist and dental technician, who has a passion and flair for all things digital. His dental practice, a private digital restorative practice in Hertfordshire, is well respected in the area by patients and dental professionals alike.

Over the past two decades he has been committed to training dental professionals on behalf of Dental Protection Ltd, has taught at GKT and delivered many in practice training programmes.

He is an experienced broadcaster and filmmaker delivering countless lectures and training courses on Dentolegal and digital dental subjects in the UK and abroad.

Dr Dan Shaffer is co-founder and clinical lead of Active Aligners UK.

Speaker: Wayne Hirschowitz

Wayne qualified in South Africa in 1988 and completed post graduate training in 1998.

Wayne is a dental practice owner in Edgware, Middlesex as well as in Cranbrook, Kent and was ex clinical director of vantage health; an IT telemedicine company.

Wayne has a special interest in forensic odontology and has been deployed abroad attending mass disaster incidents.

His love of teaching encompasses both at his alma mater as well as mentoring troubled young people.

As an experienced clinical dentist, Wayne’s vision is to offer affordable, quality orthodontics through clear aligners. Aligner therapy is traditionally supplied through large corporates or controversially, direct to consumer. However, Active Aligners philosophy is ‘for dentists by dentists’.

Dr Wayne Hirschowitz is co-founder of Active Aligners UK.

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This continuing professional development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of Clinical aspects of clear aligner treatment – Dan & Wayne in conversation.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome C.

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