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Qomel Events
  • September 30th 2010
  • One Day Lectures and Workshop in
     Low Force - Low Friction Orthodontics

Presented by:  
Dr. David Birnie, United Kingdom
Dr. Hisham Badawi, Canada

Topics to be covered:
Dr. Birnie will talk about:

  • The extraction non-extraction debate: understanding why orthodontists extract teeth and how current orthodontic technology has influenced that decision,
  • Managing class I cases with passive self-ligation.  Archwire sequencing, how mechanics change with secure ligation,
  • Class II cases: functional appliances, fixed functional and class II elastics,
  • Complex cases.  Difficult clinical cases managed with passive self-ligation and their five year post-treatment outcome,
  • Retention and stability.  Best strategies for retention and maintaining the final result.

Dr.Badawi will talk about:
    Passive Self-ligation, The Evidence

    • In an attempt to study orthodontic force systems of fixed appliances a research team at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada, composed of two orthodontists, four mechanical engineers and a computer engineer, with Dr. Badawi as the principal investigator, built the Orthodontic Simulator. This Apparatus (for the first time in the history of orthodontics) measures the forces applied on all the teeth in the dental arch simultaneously in 3D. Dr. Badawi will outline the method used to build the Orthodontic Simulator. And he will present the findings of their initial tests comparing the different ligation methods. He will then present biomechanical theoretical analysis in an attempt to explain these findings. A clinical presentation will follow to outline the strengths of low friction mechanics and the best methods to maximize the use of those strengths.
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