Efficient clinical systems are integral to the J.S.O.P. practice. This includes a tooth-by-tooth philosophy of care. In this session we will analyze your orthodontic techniques helping you establish a more consistent treatment planning protocol.
I. Basic Clinical Philosophy
A. The Various Bracket Systems (Brief Review)
B. Tooth Movement Basics (force systems, friction and it’s true
C. Torque (torque in face vs. torque in base)
D. Filling the Slot (or Not)
II. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
A. Complete Clinical Examination
B. Required Diagnostic Records – the importance of CBCT
C. Diagnostic Records Review
D. Post Records Consultation
III. The Bracket of Choice
A. Conventional vs. Self-Ligation
B. Passive or Active
IV. The Roncone PDS Philosophy
A. Six Steps to Success
1.Achieving full muscle relaxation of head, neck and face. This is absolutely essential. It is not in any way related to the use of pulse machines or electromyography. It is relatively simple to achieve.
2. Superb diagnosis using a checklist method and attention to the “Diagnostic Dozen”.
3. The PDS Prescription using self-ligating brackets for maximum efficiency only.
4. Precise bracket placement.
5. Two to three distinct stages of treatment. Knowing when you are finished greatly reduces relapse.
6. Post-removal finishing for function and aesthetics.
B. The Wires (S.S. Niti, beta titanium, continuous arch, segmental arch, types of wires)
C. Use of Auxiliaries (PDS Springs, anterior turbos, elastics–when to use; when not to use)
D. Bracket Placement (direct vs. indirect, JSOP Jigs, Step-by-Step Indirect Process)
E. Archform (A single archform vs. variable archform, faces and function)
F. The Stages of Treatment ( single archform vs. variable archforms)
G. Finishing Functionally (retainers, positioners, C.R. – Does it exist? Is it important? Should we treat to it?)
H. The Stability of the Orthodontic Result (can stability be achieve, 27 reasons for relapse)
V. Phase I Treatment
VI. Treatment of the Adolescent and Adult Dentition
A. Class I
B. Class II
C. Class III
D. Open bites
E. Deep bites
F. Extraction and non-extraction
G. Impacted canines
H. Orthognathic surgery
“Clinical efficiency is the fastest way to practice efficiency!” – Dr. Ron Roncone