Mastering Aligner Attachment Placement and Removal

  • General Dentists, Dental Assistants, Hygienists

    Audience
  • Free

    Cost
  • 1 CE Credit

    Credits
  • Live Webinar Lecture

    Method
  • May 7, 2024

    Date
  • 5:00 PM Pacific Time
    6:00 PM Mountain Time
    7:00 PM Central Time
    8:00 PM Eastern Time

    Time
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What's included?

Course Description

This comprehensive webinar is designed to equip dental professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary for precise and efficient placement and removal of aligner attachments. Aligner attachments play a crucial role in achieving optimal tooth movement and treatment outcomes in orthodontic therapy. Therefore, mastering the techniques for their placement and removal is essential for every dental professional involved in clear aligner therapy.

Throughout this course, participants will delve into the intricacies of aligner attachment placement and removal.

Learning Topics

  • Understand the purpose, types, and characteristics of attachments
  • Learn to evaluate patient needs, treatment objectives, and select appropriate attachments for optimal results
  • Get step-by-step guidance on proper bonding techniques, including isolation, etching, bonding, and curing
  • Identify and address issues such as bond failure, occlusal interferences, and flash removal
  • Learn safe and efficient methods for attachment removal, minimizing patient discomfort and preventing enamel damage
  • Receive an overview of essential instruments, materials, and equipment used in attachment placement and removal procedures

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit
  • Method: Live Webinar Lecture
  • Audience: General Dentists, Dental Assistants, Hygienists
  • AGD Subject Code: 370

Meet the instructor

Pam Kovar, EFDA, RDA 

Pam Kovar, EFDA, RDA began dental assisting in 2003. She was among the first class of dental assistants in Missouri to be licensed to place class II restorations. In 2013 Pam joined Shannon Pace Brinker and the ACA as a speaker and educator. She quickly became a highly requested speaker nationally.

Pam has held the honor of teaching at the AACD annual session and has taught hundreds of hands-on and virtual courses for all dental professionals. She's been a practice administrator for 21+ years of multi doctor private practices. She's cared for 5000 (and counting) Invisalign patients and manages many extensive surgical and cosmetic cases in her current practice outside of Dallas, TX.

Pam was the program administrator and instructor of the Cherry Hill Dental Program of Dental Assisting in Missouri for 11 years. She’s passionate about teaching the next generation as well as those currently in the profession.

Pam is married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan. Together, they have four beautiful kids: Kannon, Kinley, Kourtlyn, and Kamdyn. Pam and Bryan stay busy coaching their kids' sports teams and teaching kids ministry at their church in Wylie, TX. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Course contents

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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/20 to 5/31/24. Provider ID 306446.
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Disclosure
Catapult Education received commercial support from Shofu for this event. Pam Kovar  receives an honorarium from Shofu for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.