Catapult Education™ Speakers Bureau

Dr. Bruce McFarlane


  Oceanside, CA

Lecture Topics
  • Orthodontics
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • Aligners
  • Therapeutic Botox®

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About Dr. McFarlane

Dr. Bruce McFarlane is a distinguished orthodontist, educator, and mentor. Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1984 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science, he then obtained his master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an American Board-Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. For the last 29 years, he has been in private practice in Manitoba, Ontario, and California.

A former assistant professor of Graduate Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba, and accomplished author, Dr. McFarlane has established himself as a prominent speaker and educator throughout North America and Europe. For many years he has shared his vast knowledge and experience through ICANDO Inc. and by working as a KOL, speaker, educator, and consultant for Cerum Ortho Organizers, and now, Catapult Education.
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Honors and Achievements

American Board of Orthodontics

Catapult Education
Speaker Bureau Member

ICANDO Orthodontics
Pierre Fauchard Honorary Dental Society

Royal College of Dentists of Canada

University of Manitoba
Former Assistant Professor of Graduate Orthodontics

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Discover Dr. McFarlane's Latest Courses

 Clear Aligner Mini-Residency

In this brand-new, mini-residency program, orthodontist Dr. Bruce McFarlane will introduce you to the world of Clear Aligners and share his vast knowledge, experience, and practical skills as a pioneer in the field. Participants will learn how to easily incorporate any Clear Aligner system into their general practice, and return to their patients ready to treat with confidence.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand step-by-step clinical procedures, from taking records to delivering aligners, and monitoring your patients until case completion
  • Understand diagnosis and treatment planning for clear aligners, including working with labs and different technologies
  • Participate in the step-by-step clinical workflow: impressions, digital scanning, bonding attachments, interproximal reduction (IPR), monitoring and troubleshooting, refinement and revision for case finishing, removing attachments and polishing, and placing the patient in retention.

Course Length: Two full days are recommended. View an example agenda below.

Day One - Morning:
  • The History of Clear Aligner Therapy in Orthodontics
  • An analysis of market demand for Clear Aligners
  • Clear Aligner Case Selection
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

Day One - Afternoon:
  • Records Gathering
  • Submission of Records and Treatment Plan
  • Analysis of Virtual Predictions
  • Case Modification and Acceptance

Day Two - Morning:
  • Case Delivery
  • IPR
  • Attachments
  • Elastics
  • Execution and Troubleshooting
  • Finishing and Retention

Day Two - Afternoon:
  • Case Gallery
  • Transverse Change with Clear Aligner Hybrids
  • A-P Change with Clear Aligner Hybrids
  • Conclusion and Call to Action

Stop Asking Clear Aligners to Do Things They Can’t

In this lively lecture, orthodontist Dr. Bruce McFarlane will explore the various devices and methods that help overcome the limitations of clear aligners and set up your complex cases for serious success. Participants will walk away with confidence in identifying and overcoming the limitations of clear aligner orthodontics. This will result in better, more assured, and faster clinical outcomes for clear aligner cases.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the demand for clear aligner therapy worldwide
  • Learn the limitations of clear aligners when it comes to challenging movements
  • Discover the devices and methods to use for ultimate case execution

The Mixed Dentition: The Best Time to Create Dramatic Orthodontic and Orthopedic Change

There exists a golden opportunity for meaningful orthodontic and orthopedic change - the mixed dentition. Six to 10-year-olds are malleable, cooperative, and fun to work with. In this engaging lecture, orthodontist and clinical expert Dr. Bruce McFarlane will explore the “when, why, and how” of early orthodontic treatment. Attendees will walk away feeling confident in identifying and addressing orthodontic issues in the mixed dentition - with a view to a much brighter future for their child patients.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discover how changes in the A-P, transverse, and vertical dimensions at this stage of life have been shown to have many benefits; with improvements that can actually be life-altering.
  • Learn simple and short-in-duration approaches that can head off many issues that will be much more difficult to deal with if waited on.

Good to Great: Utilizing Orthodontics to Enhance Cosmetic and Prosthetic Dentistry Outcomes

It is very usual that a candidate for cosmetic or prosthetic dentistry also has a malocclusion. Simply ignoring the malalignments or trying to camouflage them is often not the best nor the most conservative approach. This lecture will explore the reasons why the dentist should often include orthodontics as a necessary component of the comprehensive plan for cosmetic and prosthetic cases. Expert orthodontist Dr. Bruce McFarlane will outline step-by-step protocols and showcase case examples. Participants will be convinced that orthodontics will indeed make many restorative cases transition from good to great. And then will understand when and how, too!

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how adding a course of orthodontics to prepare the case can often result in the outcome transitioning from “good” to “great”
  • Learn to identify which protocol to use and where clear aligners can accomplish the changes necessary
  • Discover module software and imaging that makes “beginning with the end in mind” come to life!

Therapeutic Botox® to Address TMD in the Dental Practice

Join orthodontist and clinical expert Dr. Bruce McFarlane for this trending topic, Therapeutic Botox® to Address TMD in the Dental Practice. Dr. McFarlane will explain how to safely diagnose, formulate, and administer an ideal Botox treatment plan to address the needs of your patients with TMD.

Note: Every state is different and the dentist is responsible for abiding by state law.

Learning Objectives:
  • Intro to Botox Basics & Chair-side Setup
  • Patient Assessment, Diagnostics & Documentation
  • Botox Treatment Plan For Pain Relief By Dosing and Volume
  • Injection Technique, Clinical Scenarios and Guidance

Course Length: Three hours

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