Session 1: 2 days

Diagnostics and Treatment Planning
  1. Initiating the Ideal Learning Experience
  2. Introduction to Craniofacial Growth and Development (Enlowian principles)
  3. The Biologic Basis of Orthodontics
  4. What is normal: Applying the principles of facial growth modern orthodontics
  5. What is excellence: Achieving Balanced Faces, Lasting Smiles, Facial Beauty, Orthodontic Excellence, and Long-Term Stability
  6. The Long-Term Benefits of Balanced Function, Guided Growth, the Absence of a Malocclusion
  7. Malocclusoins: What are the causative factors and how they are permanently corrected?
    1. Classifying Malocclusions
    2. Understanding the meaning of each malocclusion
    3. Using the GOR Interactive Program to assess each malocclusion
    4. Easily identifying each malocclusion
  8. The Big 3: Airway, Tongue Function and Lip Posture
  9. Connecting the dots: orthodontics/airway/TMD
  10. Orthodontic Records
    1. The Zero Base Clinical Orthodontic Evaluation
      1. What to look for
      2. The 10 usually missed signs of a complex case
      3. Finding these signs early will shorten your treatment time significantly
      4. The significance of the "Big 3"
      5. Markers of facial disharmony
    2. Study Models: How to take excellent models and proper interpretation of them
      1. Plaster models vs. 3D Digital Models
      2. How to determine the ideal arch development using models
      3. Facial Beauty Institute's accurate determination of molar and cuspid placement
      4. Why Schwarz-Korkhaus Analysis is obsolete
      5. The Golden Proportion rule in ideal arch development
    3. Initial Photographic Records and Subsequent Photographic Records
      1. Diagnostic photographic records
        1. Frontal of face and shoulders in repose (hair behind the ear and no glasses)
        2. Frontal of face and shoulders in repose during swallow (hair behind the ear and no glasses)
        3. Frontal of face and shoulders smiling (hair behind the ear and no glasses)
        4. Profile facing left of head and should in repose (hair behind ear and no glasses)
        5. Frontal of full body in repose (hair behind the ear and no glasses)
        6. Profile facing left of full body in repose (hair behind the ear and no glasses)
        7. MX arch (direct or in mirror)
        8. MN arch (direct or in mirror)
        9. Right teeth in full intercuspation (direct or in mirror)
        10. Left teeth in full intercuspation (direct or in mirror)
        11. Frontal of teeth in full intercuspation
        12. Frontal of teeth slightly open
        13. Frontal of teeth during swallow
      2. Case progression photographs
        1. Same as initial photographs
        2. Reading the progression of treatment photographs
        3. Benefits of in-treatment photographs
    4. Radiography
      1. 3D CBCT
        1. Orthopantomograph representation
        2. Cephalometrics representation
        3. TMJ representation
        4. Nasal Pharyngeal representation
          1. Analysis
        5. Oral Pharyngeal representation
          1. Analysis
        6. Cervical Vertebral representation
          1. Lateral Analysis
          2. Frontal Analysis
          3. Posterior Analysis
  11. 3-D Facial Cephalometric, CBCT, Soft Tissue, TMJ, Craniomandibular Functional Analysis
    1. 3-D CBCT
      1. Critical Factors
      2. Confirmation Factors
      3. Relevant Factors
      4. Secondary Clues
    2. Soft Tissue Analysis
      1. Muscle tissue and air spaces
      2. Predicting change
    3. TMJ Analysis
      1. Condylar morphology
      2. Position of the meniscus
      3. Predicting the amount of change
    4. Cranio-mandibular Functional Analysis
      1. Norms vs. Ideal
      2. Determining necessary changes
      3. Predicting the amount of change
    5. Reading and interpreting the diagnostic results: Hands ON
      1. The "Big" Picture
      2. Prioritizing the diagnostic information
      3. Interpreting the diagnostic information
      4. Using the OrthoLogic Diagnostic System
      5. Transition to "Treatment Planning Mode"
  12. Basic Treatment Planning: Hands On
    1. How much growth potential is available during treatment?
    2. What goals need to be accomplished
    3. What sequence should be followed
    4. Using the OrthoLogic Diagnostic System
    5. Using the GOR Interactive Treatment Planning Module
  13. Advanced Treatment Planning: Hands On
    1. What is the compliance factor of the patient?
    2. What is achievable in the time fram available
    3. Determining the serious underlying problems
    4. What other additional healthcare professionals will be required to assist with treatment
  14. Consultation information and techniques which will inspire the patient to say "Yes" Hands On
    1. Types of consultation
      1. Detailed
      2. Moderate
      3. Simple
    2. Examples of effective consultations
      1. A well calibrated staff
      2. Effective use of a "closer"
      3. Individualized fees for your family of patients
    3. Determining the best "fit" for your practice
    4. What information should you have available for the consultation
    5. Informed consent
      1. GOR informed consent authorization
      2. Other examples