In this episode, David discusses how he’s been finding his aligners so far – his challenges and any personal tips he’s discovered all the way.
In this episode, after extensive treatment planning and discussions, David has finally gotten his aligners! He talks about his experience having his tooth removed, attachments placed and his first few days wearing the aligners.
This is a slightly controversial subject, so we’re going to lean into it with Dr Tim Maxwell.
It’s no secret that there are some specialist orthodontists who are against general dentists performing ortho. One of the reasons is that there is too vast a difference between the depth of education an orthodontist receives versus what’s available for general dentists to start immediately practicing ortho.
For a GP dentist wanting to learn ortho, not having the full support of the specialists doesn’t provide much confidence in what’s already a daunting educational pursuit. Not only that, there are strongly held and contentious opinions out there when it comes to different aspects of ortho: extraction vs non extraction, fixed vs clear aligners, age of intervention, degrees of airway involvement and more, further adding to the confusion.
Dr Tim Maxwell shares how he learned the importance of gaining both breadth and depth in navigating the world of orthodontic education for GPs. He talks about how to critically evaluate various education providers to gain a balanced perspective on the landscape and practice ortho competently and safely.
In this episode, David speaks with Dr Geoff Hall for the final run down on his ClinCheck.
In this episode, David talks about the importance of setting time aside to properly sit down and plan cases.
In this episode, David shares some nuggets of gold regarding diagnosis and treatment planning that he picked up from his recent trip to Melbourne for OrthoEd MiniMasters Module 1.
In this episode Dr Geoff Hall walks us through a broad set of sets to do a digital set up using David’s teeth as an example.
Assessing risks is a critical skill are component of Orthodontics and alignment. In this episode Dr Geoff Hall discusses some of the risks he see’s with David’s case.
In this episode, Dr Geoff Hall discusses David’s diagnosis based on the photos and digital models. We learn what Dr Geoff Hall is thinking about when he looks at a case like this.
In this episode David discusses where he is up to with clear aligners, Orthodontics, his own teeth and what he hopes to get from the OrthoEd Mini-masters.