Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontics - the Update!


Fri - Sat, May 14 to May 15, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Virtual- Please note that your Zoom link for the course will be sent to you by 8am ET on 14 May 2021

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Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are an important tool in managing complex malocclusions in orthodontic patients. TADs are considered a relatively new treatment modality; therefore clinicians and orthodontic residents benefit from more practical exposure to them. During this course participants will learn how to implement surgical placement of TADs in the orthodontic practice setting. Moreover, they will learn how to utilize digital technology in virtual planning for TAD installation and 3D printing of orthodontic appliances. The course will focus on the mechanics and systems needed to successfully implement the use of TADs for complex cases treated with clear aligners. One of our speakers will show an analysis of 200 patients who had orthodontics as children and who sought re-treatment as adults. This symposium should provide an opportunity for residents and orthodontists to gain insight into furthering their treatment planning and expertise.

After completing the course, clinicians will have broader knowledge of:

  • Understand pros and cons of different insertion sites for mini-implants and miniplates
  • Recognize the hard and soft tissue conditions to easily insert a mini-implant in the palate
  • Design optimal TAD borne mechanics based on the clinical treatment goal
  • Learn problems that might occur using skeletal anchorage
  • Learn case selection for utilizing TADs in complex aligner cases
  • Review biomechanics of TADs in complex aligner cases
  • Understand how to implement surgical placement of TADs in the orthodontic practice setting
  • The three important orthodontic conditions that account for 89% of patients who seek re-treatment as adults
  • Important insights to properly diagnose and treatment plan the high risk for instability (HRI) patients more effectively and efficiently
  • The importance of disciplined communication with patients who are at high risk for instability
  • Methods to reduce medico-legal concerns related to unmet patient expectations for the H.R.I patient group

Registrants may register for one or both days. The two-day track is being offered for $200 and the one-day track is being offered for $100.


Participants will earn 10 CE credits. 


Harvard School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine designated this activity for 1 continuing education credit.




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