Update 2017: Treatment Mapping

Bringing Order to the Chaos

What is treatment mapping? Treatment mapping is the process of breaking down a case into its components, placing these components into the proper order and presenting the map to the patient of their best treatment over the foreseeable future.

The Update Seminar 2017 will help you turn a chaotic case experience into a stress-free, orderly one. With this year’s new interactive format, you will not only learn from a tenured instructor, but from top, experienced clinicians with a range of backgrounds. You will gain a level of clinical experience that normally takes decades to hone.

For the first time in POS Update history, we are providing you with 3 case records before the seminar. We invite you to review these patients’ records and work up the cases to the best of your ability. Get the records here.


This seminar is presented as Progressive Orthodontics’ annual Update Seminar for 2017. The Update Seminar is designed to provide the Progressive Family new topics, cases, or philosophies to add to their current knowledge. Doctors who have not attended previous Progressive Orthodontic seminars may still enroll. However, please note that a few concepts may build on top of training from the Comprehensive Orthodontic series. Although some prior knowledge of orthodontic principles will maximize what you take from this class, there is no prerequisite and even doctors with no orthodontic experience should enjoy this topic.


Curriculum Topics:

  • How to plan openbite treatment
  • Management of “hopeless” teeth
  • 3 root canals later and there’s still pain? Alternative treatment plans that work
  • If there’s pain but the tooth is healthy, where do we look next?
  • Dispelling the myths of managing incisor intrusion with archwires and loops
  • Important details when treatment planning deep bite cases
  • Thinking outside the box when nothing else works
  • Understanding center of resistance of the anterior segment
  • Choosing the right place to put anchorage
  • Understanding the little known truth about t-loops
  • Proper evaluation of medical indications to avoid endless treatment



profile-danaDr. David Dana has an esthetics and orthodontics private practice in Beverly Hills since 1984. He got his training in Prosthodontics at Boston University and his DDS at Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico. As a lead­ing tenured instructor at Progressive Orthodontics, Dr. Dana has taught thousands of students since 1994 and continues to teach so that students can reach the highest levels of dentistry.


  • Dental Degree- Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico 1977-1981
  • Prosthodontics- Boston University 1981-1983


Lecturer for Progressive Orthodontic Seminars from 1994 to present.

In addition to his work with Progressive, Dr. Dana has lectured in Europe, Mexico, Australia, and Latin America on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, focusing on the use of Botulin toxin in dentistry and the use of lip filler for facial aesthetics.


  • 1984-1988: Melbourne University, president of Dental Students Society in 1986


  • 1990-1992: Member of the Medical Board for the Mildura Private Hospital
  • 1993-1996: Worked in private practice in Malvern and Brunswick
  • 1995-2003: Member of the Medical Board for the Vaucluse Hospital
  • 1997-Present: Owned and worked in my own practice, employing two hygienist, therapist and an associate dentist
  • Created http://firstbite.com.au , dental library for the public to learn about dental topics.

Media Appearances:

  • Radio: 3AW , 3AK (had own weekly radio show), Koorie radio 3KND, ABC Radio National, ABC 774, 5AA Adelaide, ABC Drive Time Adelaide, ABC Regional South Australia
  • TV: Channel 7 Sunrise Show, Channel 31
  • Newspaper: The Herald Sun, Leader Newspaper (Moonee Valley), Community News

  • Studied dentistry from 1982 to 1987 at the “Johannes Gutenberg-University” in Mainz.
  • Certified post graduate education in implantology.


  • Started working in the army in 1987, as a Captain, in Mainz.
  • Received doctor’s degree in dentistry in 1990.
  • Retired from the army, in 1993, as a Lieutenant-Colonel.
  • I became a partner in a general dentist´s practice in Diessen in 1993.
  • I´m still working in the same practice, together with a partner, offering everything in dentistry.

  • 1984-1987 – The University of Cincinnati
  • 1987 – Early Admission into Dental School with requirement for Bachelor’s Degree waived due to exceptional academics/ qualifications
  • 1987-1991 – The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Deans List – 9 of 14 quarters
  • Presidents List (Perfect 4.0 Average) – Remaining 5 quarters
  • 1991 – Graduated with DDS degree – Graduated Cum Laude (#8 in class of 120)
  • 1991-Present – OKU Dental Honor Society


  • 1991-1995 – Worked in Group Practice
  • 1995-Present – Private practice with emphasis on Orthodontics, Restorative, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • 2007-Present – Progressive Orthodontics Instructor and responsible for new instructor training and current instructor certification at Progressive Orthodontics


  • Vienna, Austria January 28-29, 2017
  • Amsterdam, Holland February 3-4, 2017
  • San Jose, CA February 11-12, 2017
  • New York, NY February 25-26, 2017
  • Orange County, CA March 4-5, 2017
  • Phuket, Thailand March 4-5, 2017
  • Sydney, Australia March 11-12, 2017
  • Lisbon, Portugal March 25-26, 2017
  • Madrid, Spain April 1-2, 2017