Introduction to early orthodontic treatment with transparent clear aligners.

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Name Introduction to early orthodontic treatment with transparent clear aligners.
Model Diploma course
Target group Dentists, orthodontists, assistant dentists, pediatric dentists
Language German
Duration 12 months
Number of modules 5
Structure 4x 3 days
Course organization The Orthodontic Specialist Education Centre
DTMD University
Course times Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00- 17.00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Admission requirements Dental license
Tuition 10.000 € + 3% (TVA)
Payment modalities One-time payment, due upon booking
Feature The certificate course for early interceptive orthodontics with
Clear Aligners is creditable against the
Master (M.Sc.) Orthodontics at the DTMD University (3 basic modules).

To ensure that our course graduates always remain up to date, our courses are continuously updated. For this reason, we are pleased to offer our graduates the opportunity to take the course series again at a discounted price. Are you interested in deepening your knowledge and benefiting from this offer? You are welcome to contact us by e-mail at at any time.

Course content

Introduction to early orthodontic treatment with transparent clear aligners (phase 1, 5 to 12 years of age)

This two-day course focuses on the treatment of growing patients aged 5 to 12 years with clear aligners. The acquired knowledge strengthens the skills in the field of early treatment with transparent aligners.

Early orthodontic treatment - main topics covered

  • Introduction to diagnostics and treatment planning for adolescent patients.
  • Explanation of the digital workflow and the possibilities of using artificial intelligence (AI) for optimal results.
  • Provide key information and tools to create a comprehensive consultation protocol to promote parental understanding and acceptance of treatment.
  • Overview of the treatment of growing patients using a holistic approach. Overview of the treatment of growing patients with a holistic approach. This takes into account the causes of malocclusion, including:
    • Breathing
    • Tongue position
    • Habits
    • Function
  • Overview of the diagnosis and treatment of various malocclusions:
    • Class 1
    • Leeway space (support zone)
    • Class 2
    • Class 3
    • Crossbite
    • Case Study

Dr. Steffen Decker is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various malocclusions. He is also one of the world's leading providers of transparent aligners. His status is mainly based on the treatment of children from the age of 5 with transparent aligners.
For the past 4 years, he has been using the protocols he used in his practice in Germany again. Since then, his practice has grown considerably.

Objectives - early orthodontic treatment

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Recognize and assess growing-age patients: They will be able to recognize suitable candidates for treatment with clear aligners among young patients aged 5 years and older.
  • Create treatment plans with clear aligners: You will develop personalized treatment plans for growing patients with different types of malocclusions according to their stage of development.
  • Utilize the digital workflow: Master the digital aspects of treatment with clear aligners, including digital impressions, virtual models and treatment simulations.
  • Use of AI tools: Be able to integrate AI tools into treatment planning to effectively optimize aligners and outcomes.
  • Creating a consultation protocol: You will be able to create a comprehensive consultation protocol that addresses parents' concerns, informs them about treatment options and gains their trust and consent.
  • Address underlying causes: Apply a holistic approach to identify and treat the underlying factors that contribute to malocclusion in adolescent patients.
  • Diagnose and treat various malocclusions: You will demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat various malocclusions, including Class 1, Leeway Space, Class 2, Class 3 and crossbite.
  • Application of acquired knowledge in clinical practice: You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the course in clinical practice.

Lecturers of this course