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2023 Gerety Advanced Mechanics Annual Symposium
August 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am – August 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT
The theme for this year’s Annual Symposium is Connecting the Dots. Connecting the Dots is a popular puzzle which requires that you connect the like-colored dots without crossing any lines, requiring much thought and planning. If we relate it to orthodontic treatment, each dot can represent a part or process of treatment. Dots are connected through a thought process that leads from one dot to the next; the outcome of one dot helps define the next dot and how the next dot works. We move from one dot to the next by asking ourselves questions, but you must ask the right questions to be effective. It’s the difference between seeing the dots and being able to connect them. We will begin this Update course by answering the most frequently asked questions relating to Case Finishing. Our instructors this year will be Michael Auld, Damon Huffman and Deb Ettle-Resnick.
To fine tune and precisely detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine many minute details, and thoroughly understand the system of case finishing mechanics. We must discipline ourselves to have a vision of the 6 Keys to Optimal Occlusion and the components of a beautiful smile. Our instructors will detail their vision for case finishing and share their cases with the participants. This 2-day program will focus on basic and advanced mechanics, from beginning to finishing procedures, as well as using the proper tools, in the right sequence, to best resolve the issues most effectively.
While maintaining our core philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose developments in appliances, materials, and products as they pertain to some of our more advanced or complicated cases. Definite advantages and disadvantages have been encountered over the years and we will present these mechanics and define our guidelines for determining when one appliance may be indicated or preferred over another. This course is structured for the doctor that is currently utilizing the Straight Wire appliance, has a clear understanding of mechanics and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics.
Our Learning Objectives:
• Big Bob’s 7 Keys to Case Finishing Excellence
• Earlier Early Treatment
• Intercepting the Cause in Order to Prevent Many Malocclusions
• Understanding More About Function and Form
• Impact of Airway and Dental Sleep Medicine on your patient’s health and lives
• All new emphasis on clinical mechanics for case finishing