THE 6E ORTHODONTIC PHILOSOPHY
The Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony are the six characteristics found to be consistently present in individuals judged to have optimal orofacial harmony. These characteristics serve as universal treatment goals for the six areas for which orthodontists have diagnostic responsibility. At these courses, you will learn about the Six Elements and the treatment methods proven effective for attaining them.
|APRIL 11-12, 2013||
|The Four Faces of Orthognathic Surgery||TREM3B13|
|MAY 3, 2013||
|2nd Annual International 6Elements Meeting (Various 6E Speakers)||ANDR3AAO13|
|JUNE 7-8, 2013||SAN DIEGO, CA||ANDR3B13|
|AUG 22-24, 2013||
|6Elements Orthodontic Philosophy 3-Day Introductory Course||TREM3C13|
|NOV 1-2, 2013||SAN DIEGO, CA||ANDR3C13|
|NOV 4-6, 2013||SAN DIEGO, CA||ANDR3D13|
|NOV 1-6, 2013||SAN DIEGO, CA||Discounted Combo Registration : Segment 1 & Segment 2||ANDR3E13|
The 6Elements Orthodontic Philosophy Courses
Segment 1: Introduction to the 6Elements Orthodontic Philosophy (2-Day Course)
Course Outline: This course introduces the 6E, how to diagnose, classify, and treatment plan. Special attention will be given to diagnosis, classifying, and treating arches relative to Element I with the Andrews2 fully programmed appliance system, and to diagnosing, classifying, and treating the maxilla width relative to Element III with the Haas palatal expander.
Learning Objectives: After the completion of this segment, participants will know how to identify the optimal treatment goals (according to the 6E) for the six areas in which orthodontists have diagnostic responsibility.
Segment 2: 6E “Rules” for Treating, Diagnosing, Classifying, and Treatment Planning (3-Day Course)
Course Outline: Learn the 6E “rules” for treating. This segment includes a full day of hands-on diagnosing, classifying, and treatment planning. The final day of this segment will cover taking records needed by a 6E orthodontist, and begin the process of learning to become an expert on articulators and TMD.
Learning Objetives: After the completion of this segment, participants will know how to:
- Diagnose, classify, and treatment plan according to the 6E Philosophy
- Take 6E clinical and material records
- Choose the most suitable articulator
- Mount cast and how to diagnose and treat occlusion-relation TMD problems prior to treatment
Segment 3: Presenting Patient Diagnosis and Treatment Plans (2-Day Course)
Course Outline: Each participant will have the opportunity to present a 6E diagnosis and treatment plan.
Learning Objectives: After the completion of this segment, participants will know how to accurately diagnose, classify, and treatment plan a wide variety of cases according to the 6E Orthodontic Philosophy.
Segment 4: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Orthognathic Surgery (2-Day Course)
Course Outline: During this segment, participants will review treatment objectives regarding:
- Facial esthetics
- Dental esthetics
- Long term stability
Learning objectives: After the completion of this segment, participants will know:
- How to coordinate the responsibilities between the surgeon and orthodontist regarding accurate diagnosis
- Attainable and defendable treatment goals
- Orthodontic strategies to prepare the patients for surgery
Segment 5: Finishing, Retention, Validation, and Grading (2-Day Course)
Course Outline: This segment will focus on finishing cases, verifying that the initial goal (optimal or compromised) was met, and grading treatment results. Long-term retention will be discussed.
Learning Objectives: After the completion of this segment, participants will know how to routinely finish cases according to Element IV (Optimal Occlusion).
The Four Faces of Orthognathic Surgery (Dr. Tim Tremont):
This course is designed for oral/maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists who provide surgical orthodontic treatment.
Successful orthognathic treatment outcomes depend on refined coordination of responsibilities between the surgeon and orthodontist regarding accurate diagnoses, attainable and defendable treatment goals, and orthodontic strategies to prepare the patient for surgery. This course teaches how to achieve these objectives.
The Six Elements of Orofacial HarmonyTM, a diagnostic and treatment philosophy developed by Dr. Larry Andrews, serves as a foundation for the information presented.
The Six Elements of Orofacial HarmonyTM highlights universal characteristics of the teeth and jaws and the tissues they support that are essential for maximizing oral and facial harmony.
- Facial Esthetics, Dental Esthetics, Function, Periodontium, Stability
The Six Elements of Orofacial HarmonyTM
- (I) Arch Form (II) Jaws AP (III) Maxilla Transverse (IV) Jaws Vertical (V) Pogonion Prominence (VI) Occlusion
- Diagnosis – identifying dental and skeletal components
- Treatment Plan – a Cascade of DecisionsC for setting optimal or compromise goals
- Cephalometric Prediction Tracing
- Accurate Soft Tissue Morphing
- Strategies to set up the teeth
SARPE vs Segmental Lefort I for Maxiallary Expansion
- Presurgical Records – the teeth and jaws in three dimensions
- Final surgical treatment plan (goals)
- Prediction tracing and soft tissue morphing
- Cephalometric measurements required for accurate model surgery
Hands-On Patient Case Workups
Treatment Outcome Assessments
Coordinating Responsibilities of the Surgeon and Orthodontist