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Six Month Smiles Level 2 Short Term Orthodontic Course

Optional Course

The Six Month Smiles Level 2 Course

During this 2 day hands-on course, you will learn how to treat difficult short-term orthodontic cases, overcome unexpected obstacles, treat more cases and implement advanced clinical techniques.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a flash (USB) drive and study models for discussion, treatment planning, and questions during the course. As time permits, these cases will be discussed.


Who Should Attend:

This course has been specifically designed for 3 groups of Six Month Smiles Providers.

  • Providers that have completed a number of cases and want to expand their clinical knowledge and confidence with advanced level cases.
  • Providers with a cosmetically-focused practice that want to expand their cosmetic solutions in their practices/surgeries.
  • Providers that have just started some cases and want to better understand how to correct mid-treatment challenges and treatment planning.

Topics Covered:

  • Case selection – defining the parameters of what cases you can treat
  • Difficult intrusions, extrusions, and rotations
  • Elastics – when and how to use them to achieve the desired outcome
  • Springs – creating and maintaining space
  • Combination STO/Restorative and Prosthetic cases - veneers, implants, bridges, bonding, recontouring following Six Month Smiles
  • Case finishing tips – from good to great
  • Addressing complex challenges
  • Dealing with unexpected mid-treatment occurrences
  • Handling patients with parafunction during treatment
  • Missing teeth – how to handle the space during treatment
  • Tips to ensure the wire is active
  • How to assess the progress of your case
  • Dealing with potential relapse
  • Complex spaced cases
  • Creative retention
  • Marketing – increasing patient demand
  • How to effectively present cases
  • Plus much more.  

Educational objectives - At the completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Diagnose and treatment plan complex Short Term Ortho cases
  • Set up combination cases involving Short Term Ortho and veneers, bridges, implants, bonding and/or recountouring
  • Know when and how to use elastics, springs and other ancillary Short Term Ortho components
  • Address complex challenges
  • Understand retention – how, when and why
  • Understand how to develop specific treatment plans and present cases


Level 1, Six Month Smiles 2 day hands-on course

CE Credits:

15 CE Credits available for US Courses.
14 hours of Verifiable CPD for UK Courses

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Six Month Smiles is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2012 to 7/31/19. Provider ID: 341087

Six Month Smiles, LLC
6270 Morning Star Drive, Suite 120
The Colony, TX 75056