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A GDPs guide to orthodontic appliance systems

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Event Subject
Topic Groups (General Dental Practice)
Friday 10 July 2015 - Wednesday 1 August 2018
00:00 - 01:00
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • BDA member: £40.00
  • Non member: £60.00

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A GDP's guide to orthodontic appliance systems - what's best for your patient?

Session synopsis

This session is designed to inform the GDP about the appropriateness of orthodontic appliance systems currently available and their use. There are now a vast array of different orthodontic appliances, which are marketed both to patients and to dentists. Not all are capable of achieving the tooth movements required which results in much disappointment to all. Careful case assessment and an understanding of biomechanics can avoid many of the pitfalls. This presentation gives an impartial view of 21st century orthodontic appliances and the limitations associated with their use.

Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2015.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of orthodontic case assessment and appropriate record keeping
  • Overview of current orthodontic appliance systems and their appropriateness for use
  • Understand the physiology of tooth movement and how this relates to appliance systems
  • Recognise the cases which appliance systems are appropriate for treating.


1 hour of verifiable CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

About the speaker


Richard Cure, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Head of Dentistry Studies and Clinical Director Orthodontics, University of Warwick

Richard is Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Head of Dentistry Studies and Course Director of Orthodontics, at the University of Warwick. He is a Registered Specialist in Orthodontics and a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. He is an examiner for MOrth, MJDF, MFDS, DipOrth Therapy, and is a Fellowship assessor. His specialist practice, Leamington Spa Orthodontics, is the University of Warwick's national outreach teaching centre, and he is co-founder of Orthodontic Team Training, an education company which has pioneered new modes of training for the orthodontic team. His expertise and special interests encompass orthodontic biomechanics and education and assessments for the whole dental team. He lectures widely on both subjects, has developed a range of new dental courses and qualifications, including for GDC dental nurse and orthodontic therapist registration level and has carried out a PhD researching interprofessional education in orthodontics.

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