Course I




  • orthodontics in the post functional era
  • overview of different theories



  • (Data collection)
  • orthopedic health information
  • general health
  • TMJ
  • physical evaluation
  • extra oral examination (Bowbeer analysis)
  • functional analysis
  • palpation and dynamic findings
  • model analysis
  • x-ray analysis (TMJ), Tomograms, PA, Lateral cephalogram, Postural)
  • importance of the cephalometric analysis
  • growth prediction (arcial growth of the mandible theory)
  • visual treatment objectives (VTO) and goals
  • probabilities of 3rd molar extraction



  • transverse (Schwarz, Pont’s, Korckhouse)
  • sagitally (grid analysis)
  • Mixed dentition analysis
  • Bolton analysis
  • Assessing rotation of the molars (Hilgers)
  • Models in occlusion (unmounted vs mounted in articulator)
  • Carey analysis
  • Other methods
  • Understanding cephalometric as an important tool in diagnosing skeletal class I, II & III’s, Division 1, 2 & 3′s, open, neutral or closed bite, and predominant tendency to grow
  • What to look for in a cephalometric analysis (Bimler, Sassouni Plus, 11 factor analysis)



  • Soft tissue function, nasal respiratory obstruction, oral habits, local causes, tongue posture, Genetic Vs Environment.
  • Review of the Functional Matrix Theory Head and Posture & Hyoid Bone & it�s relevance to growth & development.
  • Finalising Diagnosis and elaborating a treatment plan according to your philosophy.
  • Addressing skeletal and dental deficiencies with removable appliances in deciduous and mixed dentition. How much is Orthopaedics? Skeletal changes verification with means of cephalometric analysis and 4 position analysis. Review of the literature, advantages of palatal separation.
  • 3D assessment: transversely, sagitally, vertically.

Course II


  • Quick review on Diagnosis (anatomy and muscles).
  • Understanding skeletal maxillary insufficiencies on the transverse plane and means of correcting (review of literature and comparison with normal growth studies).
  • Arch development as a means of gaining arch length. Description in detail of the following appliances and their modus operandi: Schwarz, Jackson, Crozat, Quadhelix, Bionator, Twin Block, Pendulum.
  • Sagittal appliances as a means of gaining arch length.
  • Div II to Div I, Regaining ‘E’ space, Distal driving molars.
  • Review of cases treated with before during and after slides and cephalometric.
  • Understanding skeletal dysplasias on sagittal plane (review of published literature and comparison with normal growth studies).
  • Recognizing Different Types of Skeletal class II’s and III’s cephalometrically.
  • Bionator appliances (use).
  • Comments on Herbst, Twin block, Bioblock, Harvold.

Course III


  • Diagnosis (Starting with the end in mind).
  • Keys to occlusion (ideal occlusion as sociobiology mediator)
  • Bands and brackets
  • Etching and bonding
  • Tools (pliers, bracket holders etc).
  • Arch wires
    • Understanding the dumping effect.
    • Correlating the arch wires.
    • Rectangular wire and torquc.
  • Debonding
  • Retainers
    • Different options, advantages / disadvantages
  • Attachments
  • Hooks on the wires Coil spring
  • Bracket welding Chain elastic
  • Blank bands Koby hooks
  • Class II Bow Rotating wedges
  • Stop in the arch wire Power thread
  • Elastics Sliding yokes
  • Lingual cleats Safe springs
  • Lingual buttons Rubberbands
  • Ligature elastics
  • Class II mechanics
  • Analysing 4 vector of forces in class II elastics

Showing cases treated before and after slides and cephalometric plus 4 position analysis.

Review cases with Doctors

Course IV

  • Head gear reverse
  • Reverse head gear on maxillary deficiency cases.
  • Frankel III appliance
  • Lower labial bow with class III elastics
  • Review of cases treated, before and after slides will be shown together with three types of cephalometric analysis and four position analysis to compare growth vs treatment changes.
  • Retention of cases treated in phase 1
  • (Deciduous and mixed dentition).
  • Showing cases before and after with slides cephalometric and 4 position analysis some followed for 8 years.
  • Analyzing
    • Skeeting
    • Distral-driving without opening the vertical
    • Cine or Klohne effect

Course V

  • Unilateral class II
  • Treating mixed dentition cases with the straight wire system
  • Sliding yoke
  • Severe rotations
  • Correcting anterior cross bites
  • Impaction of 12 year old molars
  • Impaction of canines
  • Cases when extraction may be considered different opinions
  • Extraction cases mechanics
  • Showing cases treated before and after slides and cephalometric plus 4 position analysis.
  • Introduction to the Viazis Appliance
  • History of Orthodontics
  • Understanding how orthodontics evolved since 1850 to present
  • Understanding in depth the Viazis appliance
  • Clinical cases treated with Viaziz appliances,
  • Shortcoming of the Viazis appliances
  • Overview of the 4 position analysis and polar phenomenon.
  • Adenoids assessment.