Courses

Straight Forward Straight Wire was set up to provide orthodontic training for General Dental Practitioners who wish to develop their Orthodontic expertise. Modular courses are provided over a two-year period to develop diagnostic and treatment planning skills, as well as providing practical skills for the provision of orthodontic appliances.

The aim is to allow high quality orthodontic results to be achieved, in carefully selected cases, using modern orthodontic appliances and techniques.

Instruction will be given in comprehensive examination of potential orthodontic patients and introduction to cephalometric methods of assessment. Digital photography will be an important part of the assessment process and comprehensive instruction into modern techniques will be given. There will be the opportunity to practice with 'State of the Art' digital camera equipment.

Typodont exercises are carried out at every module throughout the course, and the participants get the opportunity to treat a crowded Class 1 malocclusion from start to finish, using all the techniques described during the extensive lecture programme.

Homework cases including 3D PDFs of each and every homework case, are provided at each module. There three fully documented cases are provided for each participant to work up, in-between modules, and to present their diagnoses and treatment plans to the group at the next module. The fully treated case will then be presented to the group to illustrate the techniques used to achieve the high quality result.