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FACE 2 Years Advanced Orthodontics International Course 2019. REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

FACE 2 Years Advanced Orthodontics International Course 2019. REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

English Postgraduate Program
Dentistry, Orthodontics
Osteoplac Center, San Sebastián. Spain
Urumea Pasealekua, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, España
January Thursday 24 10:00
January Saturday 26 18:00

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Dr. Domingo Martín (Orthodontist, Spain)
Dr. Renato Cocconi (Orthodontist, Italy)




Alberto Canábez (Orthodontist, Spain)
Renato Cocconi (Orthodontist, Italy)
Iñigo Gómez Bollain (Orthodontist, Spain)
Domingo Martín (Orthodontist, Spain)
Eugénio Martins (Orthodontist, Portugal)
Amaia Maté (Orthodontist, Spain)
Guillermo Ochoa (Orthodontist, Argentina)
María Jesús Provedo (Prosthodontist, Spain)
Mirco Raffaini (Maxillofacial Surgeon, Italy)
Iñigo Sada (Periodontist, Spain)
Ricardo Martins (Laboratory technician, Portugal)

Session 1: Introduction to the FACE Treatment Philosophy
Diagnostic Tools for a more Comprehensive Diagnosis

  • Introduction to the FACE-RW Philosophy
  • Concepts of Functional Occlusion: Andrew's Six Keys to Occlusion
  • Semiadjustable articulators in Orthodontics: introduction and importance
  • Wax Bites: centric occlusion and centric relation (power centric)
  • Facebow: instructions of using facebow
  • Theory and practice of CPI
  • Introduction to Dolphin: CO/CR Conversion and VTO Clinical Application
  • The importance of good impressions and how to take them
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Clinical demonstration in taking wax bites: clinical practice in taking wax bites
  • Clinical demonstration of the facebow: clinical practice of the facebow
  • Clinical demonstration of the articulator mounting: clinical practice of articulator mounting (every doctor mounts his case)
  • Clinical demonstration of CPI: clinical practice of CPI
  • Occlusal Diagnosis and interpretation of the CPI readings of the mounted models, occlusal analysis of the mountings and interpretation of the CPI readings of the mounted models
  • Students will have Dolphin software installed in their laptops for the first year of the course
  • The use of Dolphin in everyday practice: clinical demonstration of Dolphin and clinical practice of VTO and CO/CR conversion


Session 2: Introduction to TMJ

  • TMJ: anatomy, histology, physiology and physiopathology
  • Clinical Diagnosis of the Temporomandibular Joint
  • Map of pain: theory and practice
  • TMJ and Craniofacial Pain: diagnosis and interpretation
  • Roth Jarabak Cephalometric analysis as related to TMD
  • Joint Sounds: interpretation
  • Importance of vertical control and physiotherapy in TMD treatment
  • Splints - Full Coverage splint, 3 piece splint, distraction splint and anterior splint. Indications and use
  • Evaluation and interpretation of clinical cases
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Splints will be fabricated for each student by a technician for the next session
  • Importance of stable condylar position in relation to TMJ
  • Radiographic diagnosis of the TMJ. Cone Beam and MRI images

Session 3: Introduction to Splints: Indications and Uses
Diagnosis and treatment planning of unstable cases in patients with TMD

  • SWA and bracket placement
  • Adjustment of splints: Dawson technique and shim technique
  • Arc of closure: diagnosis of the vertical dimension: Kennedy Cuts
  • Introduction to the Axiograph
  • How to measure the vertical dimension on the models and with Dolphin
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Practice on Typodonts: bracket placement
  • Clinical demonstration and clinical practice of splint adjustment
  • Clinical demonstration Kennedy Cuts: students will present cases for diagnosis
  • Splints will be fabricated for each student

Session 4: Treatment Mechanics

  • Treatment Mechanics in the permanent dentition
  • Closing Mechanics with DKL 19x25....21x25
  • Treatment Protocols
  • Anchorage: concepts and management
  • The use of Transpalatal Bars: concept, theory and practice
  • Concept of Vertical Control
  • Treatment Sequence and Wire Sequence
  • Use of Skeletal Anchorage: mini implants and mini plates
  • Clinical Practice: students will present cases for diagnosis

Session 5: Interdisciplinary Treatment: the importance of teamwork

  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Treatment: the importance of teamwork
  • Adult Orthodontics
  • Occlusal Trauma: concepts and importance in diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Orthodontics and Periodontics
  • The Importance of the Periodontal Report
  • Periodontal Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics and Prosthodontics
  • The Importance of the Diagnostic Set-Up
  • Implants and Orthodontics: Implant Site Development
  • Orthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry
  • Corticotomies: concepts and indications
  • Clinical Practice: students will present cases for diagnosis
  • Clinical demonstration of a diagnostic set-up

Session 6: Bioesthetics

  • Introduction to Bioesthetics
  • Biological Model
  • The MAGO: concepts
  • Introduction to Negative Coronaplasty
  • Introduction to Positive Coronaplasty
  • The Role of the Technician in Bioesthetics
  • The Importance of Waxing
  • The Importance of the Orthodontist in Bioesthetics: Clinical Implications
  • Presentation of Bioesthetic Cases
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Clinical demonstration of negative and positive coronaplasty
  • Clinical demonstration of wax up
  • Students will present cases for diagnosis

Session 7: Orthognathic Surgery

  • Introduction to Orthognathic Surgery
  • VTO/STO Pre Orthodontics - Pre Surgical
  • Pre - Surgical Orthodontics
  • Surgical STO Theory and Practice
  • Arnett 7 Steps Surgical Procedure
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Nasolabial Unit and its Importance in Surgical Planning
  • Post Surgical Orthodontics
  • Management of Post Surgical Patient
  • Model Surgery
  • Presentation of Surgical Cases

Session 8: Mixed Dentition

  • Mixed Dentition: Concepts and Management
  • Strategy of Mixed Dentition Treatment
  • Management of the Transverse Dimension: expansion
  • Treatment Protocols in Mixed Dentition
  • Importance of 1st phase of Treatment
  • Treatment Mechanics in 1st Phase Treatment
  • Extractions in Mixed Dentition: concept of serial extractions and enucleations
  • Early Treatment of Class II Vertical Patients
  • Class III: Treatment Possibilities: when and what to do
  • Concept of Decoronation
  • Presentation of Mixed Dentiton Cases
  • Clinical Practice:
  • Students will present cases for diagnosis


Osteoplac Teaching Center
Pº Urumea 3, bajo
20014 San Sebastián (Spain)

Centro Congressi Grand Hotel de la Ville
Largo P. Calamandrei 11
43121 Parma (Italy)




Registration fee: 500 euros (to be paid to confirm the registration)

Total cost of the course: 14.900 euros (registration fee included)

Payment method:
1st payment: 5.000 euros (before the 15th of December 2018)
2nd payment: 5.000 euros (30 days before the beginning of the 3rd session)
3rd payment: 4.400 euros (30 days before the beginning of the 6th session)

Name and surname must be included in the transfer's concept.
The account number to make the deposit is:

IBAN ES58 0182 0307 12 0010678615

You will receive the bank details together with the information of the session a few weeks before.

2019-01-24 10:00:00
2019-01-26 18:00:00

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