February 2023
On demand: Troubleshooting for clear aligners – solving problems and improving outcomes
Speaker(s): Dr. Dan Shaffer, Dr. Wayne Hirschowitz
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CPD Certificate

Troubleshooting for clear aligners – solving problems and improving outcomes

The webinar will benefit dentists, orthotherapists and treatment coordinators engaged in or looking to initiate orthodontic clear aligner therapy.

It will help clinicians consolidate their knowledge, expand their clinical offering and build practice revenue. Delegates will gain an understanding of the key problems that can impact success when taking on clear aligner treatment. Dan and Wayne will discuss their top three issues and offer their perspective on problem solving. They will offer straightforward advice and demonstrate some sophisticated assessment techniques.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of case selection
    • Why case selection is linked to outcome
    • Managing patient expectations and responsibilities including retention
    • Maximising the value of the treatment plan.
  • Issues impacting treatment success
    • Techniques to avoid problems with attachments
    • Getting IPR right from the outset
    • Regular monitoring to track tooth movement
    • Responding when teeth have not tracked as planned.

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 hours of enhanced CPD in the subject of Troubleshooting for clear aligners – solving problems and improving outcomes.

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

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