We offer a very practical 2-Year Comprehensive Orthodontics Level I Program. Progressive’s system is tried and proven since 1984. With an incredible family network of over 9000+ graduates in more than 40 locations worldwide. Progressive’s program is designed as a full system with support for everything you need to successfully provide orthodontics in your practice predictably and efficiently. With the best support in the industry, not only would you have full orthodontic training, but also computer, software, supply, and clinical support. This support is available as a student and as a graduate for the rest of your career.
This Comprehensive Orthodontic Series was created to fit the needs and schedule of practicing dentists. Students are encouraged to start treating patients early in the program through hands-on exercises, didactic instruction, and full support. The series is offered in 4 different formats to best fit your learning preferences and schedule. You may choose between a Traditional Live Series (with 12 seminars), Hybrid (attend in person for hands on training and study the theory via Zoom), Virtual Classroom (combine live interactive webinars with self – paced online study), Self-Paced (study the full series online at your own pace, under the guidance of an instructor). All formats are covered by Progressive’s Lifetime Free Retake Policy.
This program is designed for you to be able to manage and treat 90% of the orthodontic cases that walk into your practice. If you want to continue your orthodontic education after this series to learn the other 10%, you can join in Progressive’s Dentofacial Orthodontics Series and/or the Level II (MSc I Specialized Orthodontics Program). This Series is recognized by the International Medical College Joint Degree University Program. Doctors who graduate from Progressive have the opportunity to also achieve a Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics if they choose to continue.
SEMINAR 1: START DIAGNOSING: CLINICAL EVALUATION, RECORDS & FIRST CONSULTATION
Start your training by understanding how to set up your orthodontic cases and orthodontic practice the right way. You will learn case selection and classification to ensure success on your first orthodontic cases. This course will overview the orthodontic treatment process and provide step-by-step detail on how to start the process.
SEMINAR 2: CEPHALOMETRICS, TREATMENT PLANNING & SECOND CONSULTATION
Develop high-tech diagnosis skills with cephalometric and model measuring exercises on ten practice cases. Learn how to create individualized treatment plans using the most advanced tools. Get ready to have your second orthodontic consultations in your practice after this class.
SEMINAR 3: START TREATMENT: BRACKETING & UNDERSTANDING APPLIANCES
Gain skills to band and bracket efficiently and accurately with hands-on exercises on typodonts and skulls. Also learn more about your first year in orthodontic treatment including the wire progression and alignment stages. Prepare to start orthodontic treatment on your own cases after this class.
SEMINAR 4: COMPLETE TREATMENT: ALIGNMENT, MECHANICS & FINISHING OUR 10 CASES
Learn about basic mixed dentition diagnosis and treatment planning with tools like elastics, coils, TPAs, RPEs and lingual arches. Fully diagnose and treatment plan practice cases, similar to what you’ll see on a daily basis in your practice, on your own. Practice mechanics with hands-on finishing bend exercises.
SEMINAR 5: MILD CLASS III MANAGEMENT, GROWTH IN CLASS II CASES & CUSPID IMPACTION RETRIEVAL
This class will help you expand your range of orthodontic treatment options to be able to do multiple option consultations. You will learn how to manage and treat Class II and Class III cases, and how this is affected by growth. Listen to lectures about impacted teeth and skeletal resistance.
SEMINAR 6: MIXED DENTITION DIAGNOSIS, TAKING GROWTH INTO ACCOUNT & UNCONVENTIONAL EXTRACTION SITES
Learn more about your extraction options by better understanding the indications and contra-indications of various extraction sites. Better understand how to treat protrusive cases and mixed dentition. Diagnose and treatment plan four cases with moderate severity.
SEMINAR 7: MORE MIXED DENTITION, TREATING ASYMMETRY & MANAGING BIPROTRUSIONS
Use growth to your advantage with tools like lower lingual arches, utility arches, and anchorage planning. Understand how you can help your asymmetrical or biprotrusion patients with orthodontic treatment. Diagnose and treatment plan four cases with moderate severity. Participate in hands-on exercises using cervical headgear, utility arches and coils.
SEMINAR 8: ASYMMETRY IN ADULTS AND MIXED DENTITION CASES & DENTO-AVEOLAR BONE REMODELING
Understand asymmetry more indepth. Get an introduction to applying forces to both the skeleton and the teeth to allow you to correct major Class II and Class III cases without cooperation from the patient or orthognathic surgery. Diagnose and treatment plan seven cases of increasing severity.
SEMINAR 9: BASIC SKELETAL ANCHORAGE AND SURGICAL APPLICATION TO CONTROL VERTICAL AND LOWER MINIMAL ANCHORAGE
Start learning how to provide Dentofacial Orthodontics to your patients with tools like skeletal anchorage for more effective orthodontics. Understand what materials to use and which procedures like bone plates, ortho anchors, TADS, and mini implants are best to use on which cases. Coordinate with your maxillofacial surgeon and periodontist; or do it yourself. Participate in hands-on anchorage exercises on your skull model.
SEMINAR 10: INTERMEDIATE SKELETAL ANCHORAGE AND SURGICAL APPLICATION TO CORRECT SEVERE AND GROWING CLASS II PATIENTS
Learn how intermediate skeletal anchorage can be used to more effectively manage severe asymmetry patients and Class II growing cases. Help your patients with these procedures to avoid needing invasive surgery. Practice hands-on bone plate and bone screw exercises on your skull model.
SEMINAR 11: ADVANCED CASE DIAGNOSIS INCLUDING ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY ALTERNATIVES
Understand the differences between orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthodontics, and orthognathic surgery, and at what level each can be used in treatment. Look at predictions with surgical visual treatment objectives and how to work with your surgeon. Diagnose and treatment plan severe Class II and Class III cases.
SEMINAR 12: PUTTING IT TOGETHER: PERIODONTICS, MAXILLOFACIAL, TMD, IMPLANTOLOGY & ORTHODONTICS
Understand how comprehensive, multidisciplinary dental treatment with orthodontics can help the effectiveness and retention of your dental work. Learn how and when to improve periodontial, implant and TMD cases with orthodontics. Diagnose and treatment plan four complicated multidisciplinary cases that you can now manage. Take your final exam and present two of your own cases to graduate!
This is for doctors who continue their orthodontic education after completing the Comprehensive Program. Dentofacial Orthodontic Series helps you better understand how to transform patients’ dentofacial harmonies without invasive surgery. This series consists of 4 seminars, 4-days each.
Keep your orthodontic education updated with new updates and discoveries with a tenured instructor each year.
FREE INTRODUCTION to ORTHODONTICS
This fun class is a great way for doctors to learn more about the basics of this specialty and why so many dentists like Progressive’s unique philosophy. This educational class gives you orthodontic education from the world leader in orthodontic continuing education. Learn new orthodontic principles, see interesting cases, and meet other education enthusiasts, on us!
Who should attend?
Dental Assistants & Office Managers
DENTAL ASSISTANT ORTHODONTIC TRAINING
Create a skilled team to optimize your orthodontic practice. Integrate orthodontics effortlessly into your practice with fully trained and efficient clinical staff. After attending this class, your assistants will feel skilled and competent in helping you provide quality orthodontic care to your patients. This practical 2-day program will help your staff get up to speed, and enable you to make orthodontics profitable and efficient for your practice. Come prepared to have fun and learn a lot!
Gain the knowledge and support to be successful and efficient on every clear aligner case that you treat. This series helps dentists optimize their skills and efficiency using the popular treatment of clear aligners. To successfully treat cases with clear aligners, you need a strong foundation in orthodontic principles and the knowledge of what case types to treat. Your education will give you the tools to choose the right cases and appliances to have complete control within a realistic environment. This seminar is for dentists with any type of experience level wanting to treat patients with the same quality finishes as what’s expected in traditional orthodontics. The series is offered in 3 different formats to best fit your learning preferences and schedule. You may choose between a Live Series (with 4 seminars, 3 days each), Virtual Classroom (10 x weekly webinars + homework), Self-Paced (study the full series online at your own pace, under the guidance of an instructor). All formats are covered by Progressive’s Lifetime Free Retake Policy.
ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN
This course is designed for dentists to be able to provide a complete diagnosis for the children in their practices. There is a total of 6 days covering how to evaluate, diagnose and treatment plan the most common dental and skeletal malocclusion problems found in mixed dentition (e.g. antero-posterior, vertical, transverse, and habit problems) and what appliances to use. Anticipation of potential complications and recognition of problems early will help you achieve excellent results. There are hands-on exercises in the 1st seminar using typodonts, utility arches, advancing arches and quad helixes and in the 2nd seminar with airway tracing analysis.
ORTHODONTIC CASE FINISHING & DETAILING
Finishing orthodontic cases can be a very technical endeavour, with the most talented orthodontists perfecting their skills over thousands of cases. You can take a 2-day course to build your skills and more efficiently hone these techniques. Refine your wire bending and case finishing capabilities. Improve the results, efficiency and profitability of your orthodontic cases with optimized finishing skills. You will develop both your diagnostic and mechanics abilities with this very practical course
TMD, PAIN MANAGEMENT in DENTISTRY
Mystery of Referred Pain - Management of Bruxism – Protect your Patient’s dentition and expensive restorative - Unable to Anesthetize a Tooth? - Know plans B-Z, Topical Anesthetics – Diagnostic value and explanation of uses - Migraine Headaches – Identification, treatment of chronic tension type - Headache Diagnosis and Treatment YOU Can Provide, Sources of Pain that Appear to be from the Teeth - Establishing your Overall Pain Management Protocol - Botox® – Another Treatment Tool for Pain. You Need This and Not for Wrinkles! - Preparation, Doses and Injection Techniques, TM Joint Imaging with 3D Conebeam - Simple Splints and What They Do and Don’t Do…
Live Patient Workshop - students will practice injection exercises on patients and classmates under the guidance of instructors. Students can bring a patient and choose which areas they practice injecting (including glabella, forehead, masseter, temporalis, and crow’s feet). Contact us to learn more about the workshop or what the patient requirements are.
Develop your confidence in orthodontic mechanics through a focused, 3-day course. Learn the concepts and protocols and have constant reinforcement through numerous case examples. Practice diagnosing and planning which techniques will provide the most efficient, high-level of results. Understanding and diagnosing mechanics to a highly efficient level can take years of practice and experience. Instead, you can take an intensive 3-day course to refine your mechanics capabilities.