Comprehensive Orthodontics

Provide Quality, Predictable Orthodontics

The McGann Postraduate School of Dentistry has strategically partnered with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars to offer a very practical 2-Year Comprehensive Orthodontics Level I Program. Progressive’s system is tried and proven with over 32 years of experience in 40 worldwide locations. Progressive’s program is designed as a full system with support for everything you need to successfully provide orthodontics in your practice predictably and efficiently. With the best support in the industry, not only would you have full orthodontic training, but also computer, software, supply, and clinical support. This support is available as a student and as a graduate for the rest of your career.

Practical

This Comprehensive Orthodontic Series was created to fit the needs and schedule of practicing dentists. Students are encouraged to start treating patients early in the program through hands-on exercises, didactic instruction, and full support. The series is offered in 2 different formats to best fit your learning preferences and schedule. You may choose between a Traditional Live Series (with 12 seminars) or an Internet Assisted Training Series (with 300 hours of multimedia online study and 4 live modules). Both formats are covered by Progressive’s Lifetime Free Retake Policy.

Comprehensive

This program is designed for you to be able to manage and treat 90% of the orthodontic cases that walk into your practice. If you want to continue your orthodontic education after this series to learn the other 10%, you can join in Progressive’s Dentofacial Orthodontics Series and/or the Level II: MSc in Specialized Orthodontics Program. This 2-Year Orthodontic Series is recognized by the International Medical College Joint Degree University Program. Doctors who graduate from Progressive have the opportunity to also achieve a Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics if they choose to continue.

To learn more about the Comprehensive Orthodontic Program, visit Progressive Orthodontics’ website.

 

Curriculum 

SEMINAR 1: START DIAGNOSING: CLINICAL EVALUATION, RECORDS & FIRST CONSULTATION

Start your training by understanding how to set up your orthodontic cases and orthodontic practice the right way. You will learn case selection and classification to ensure success on your first orthodontic cases. This course will overview the orthodontic treatment process and provide step-by-step detail on how to start the process.

SEMINAR 2: CEPHALOMETRICS, TREATMENT PLANNING & SECOND CONSULTATION

Develop high-tech diagnosis skills with cephalometric and model measuring exercises on ten practice cases. Learn how to create individualized treatment plans using the most advanced tools. Get ready to have your second orthodontic consultations in your practice after this class.

SEMINAR 3: START TREATMENT: BRACKETING & UNDERSTANDING APPLIANCES

Gain skills to band and bracket efficiently and accurately with hands-on exercises on typodonts and skulls. Also learn more about your first year in orthodontic treatment including the wire progression and alignment stages. Prepare to start orthodontic treatment on your own cases after this class.

SEMINAR 4: COMPLETE TREATMENT: ALIGNMENT, MECHANICS & FINISHING OUR 10 CASES

Learn about basic mixed dentition diagnosis and treatment planning with  tools like elastics, coils, TPAs, RPEs and lingual arches. Fully diagnose and treatment plan practice cases, similar to what you’ll see on a daily basis in your practice, on your own. Practice mechanics with hands-on finishing bend exercises.

SEMINAR 5: MILD CLASS III MANAGEMENT, GROWTH IN CLASS II CASES & CUSPID IMPACTION RETRIEVAL

This class will help you expand your range of orthodontic treatment options to be able to do multiple option consultations. You will learn how to manage and treat Class II and Class III cases, and how this is affected by growth. Listen to lectures about impacted teeth and skeletal resistance.

SEMINAR 6: MIXED DENTITION DIAGNOSIS, TAKING GROWTH INTO ACCOUNT & UNCONVENTIONAL EXTRACTION SITES
Learn more about your extraction options by better understanding the indications and contra-indications of various extraction sites. Better understand how to treat protrusive cases and mixed dentition. Diagnose and treatment plan four cases with moderate severity.

SEMINAR 7: MORE MIXED DENTITION, TREATING ASYMMETRY & MANAGING BIPROTRUSIONS
Use growth to your advantage with tools like lower lingual arches, utility arches, and anchorage planning. Understand how you can help your asymmetrical or biprotrusion patients with orthodontic treatment. Diagnose and treatment plan four cases with moderate severity. Participate in hands-on exercises using cervical headgear, utility arches and coils.

SEMINAR 8: ASYMMETRY IN ADULTS AND MIXED DENTITION CASES & DENTO-AVEOLAR BONE REMODELING
Understand asymmetry more indepth. Get an introduction to applying forces to both the skeleton and the teeth to allow you to correct major Class II and Class III cases without cooperation from the patient or orthognathic surgery. Diagnose and treatment plan seven cases of increasing severity.

SEMINAR 9: BASIC SKELETAL ANCHORAGE AND SURGICAL APPLICATION TO CONTROL VERTICAL AND LOWER MINIMAL ANCHORAGE
Start learning how to provide Dentofacial Orthodontics to your patients with tools like skeletal anchorage for more effective orthodontics. Understand what materials to use and which procedures like bone plates, ortho anchors, TADS, and mini implants are best to use on which cases. Coordinate with your maxillofacial surgeon and periodontist; or do it yourself. Participate in hands-on anchorage exercises on your skull model.

SEMINAR 10: INTERMEDIATE SKELETAL ANCHORAGE AND SURGICAL APPLICATION TO CORRECT SEVERE AND GROWING CLASS II PATIENTS
Learn how intermediate skeletal anchorage can be used to more effectively manage severe asymmetry patients and Class II growing cases. Help your patients with these procedures to avoid needing invasive surgery. Practice hands-on bone plate and bone screw exercises on your skull model.

SEMINAR 11: ADVANCED CASE DIAGNOSIS INCLUDING ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY ALTERNATIVES
Understand the differences between orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthodontics, and orthognathic surgery, and at what level each can be used in treatment. Look at predictions with surgical visual treatment objectives and how to work with your surgeon. Diagnose and treatment plan severe Class II and Class III cases.

SEMINAR 12: PUTTING IT TOGETHER: PERIODONTICS, MAXILLOFACIAL, TMD, IMPLANTOLOGY & ORTHODONTICS
Understand how comprehensive, multidisciplinary dental treatment with orthodontics can help the effectiveness and retention of your dental work. Learn how and when to improve periodontial, implant and TMD cases with orthodontics. Diagnose and treatment plan four complicated multidisciplinary cases that you can now manage. Take your final exam and present two of your own cases to graduate!


Successful Graduation Qualifies Student for Level II: 

Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics” Program Earn the highest designation in GP orthodontics with further university training. Because of Progressive Orthodontics’ established academic reputation and comprehensive course material, graduates will be able to get a large academic credit and financial discount if they decide to take advantage of their knowledge for a Master’s degree. You would attend additional orthodontic lectures and unique hands-on workshops with university professors. 

  • Bologna Accredited Master’s
  • 3 sessions in Germany (10 days + 10 days + 2 days) over 18 months for hands-on training and live lecture
  • Observe Treatment on Live Patients
  • Online Self Study and Examinations
  • Master’s Thesis or Publication Manuscript 

Doctors that want to guarantee their enrollment into this program early can join the full Master Track Program. This guarantees their admittance to both the Comprehensive Level I and university Level II Programs at the start of their orthodontic training.

 The Master Track Program will allow you to:

  • pursue the maximum level of GP orthodontic education
  • train with an established orthodontic program
  • show colleagues and patients you achieved the highest designation in GP orthodontics
  • guarantee your opportunity at the start of your training
Miles McGann, CEO
My dad and I are personally excited about this new offering. It is a completely optional program and not for everyone. If you see value in this degree in your part of the world, then I think it is a fantastic opportunity.
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