The Keys for Success in Treating With Passive Self-Ligation

December 15, 2017 | Oklahoma City, OK

Designed as an intermediate-to-advanced level course, this Seminar will focus on the key elements in setting up a simplified force system utilizing Damon PSL mechanics. Experienced practitioners will benefit from the review aspect and new concepts developed after 20+ years of clinical use.

The Keys for Success in Treating With Passive Self-Ligation

  • PSL - How is it different?
    • Review - Understanding the difference in PSL Biomechanics
  • Diagnosis - Expanding treatment protocols
    • Keys – The Face, Skeletal Patterns, Muscles and Dental Alveolar modeling
  • Extraction Cases – 4’s or 5’s. Should the decision be based primarily on Anchorage or Diagnosis?
  • Treatment Protocols - Distinct yet simplified biomechanics
    • Keys -
    1. Disarticulation - Bite turbos – Where and Why?
    2. Strap-ups (when to fully engage and when to bypass teeth)
    3. Archwire Sequence variations and elastic protocols
    4. Finishing
  • The Case for Light Forces – alveolar bone modeling with a 2 oz elastic protocol in difficult cases vs. dental compensation
  • Tips and more tips…
  • Trouble Shooting your cases
    1. Arch Coordination – A common misstep that is easily avoided
    2. Rotation control – Recognize the problem and the simple fix with two key principles
    3. Torque control – Most finishing problems are 3rd order control. Understanding why torque (holding couples) are the key and how to get that control early.
    4. Side effects – Minimize and manage incisor flaring. Is proclining incisors always unacceptable? You may be surprised at the answer!

Tuition & Accreditation

Doctor/Staff/Resident   $199
  (299 OLR Points)

*Course materials and listed meals are included in tuition. 

CE: 5 Credits

Payment Methods:

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard or, American Express.

North American customers, ask your Ormco representative how you can redeem points for tuition as an Ormco Lifetime Rewards member.


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Ormco Corporation 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 educations. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Ormco Corporation designates 4 continuing education credits for this course.


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