Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Clear Aligner Fundamentals Workshop

Course Code: W05
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Shotell, DMD, MS
CE Hours: 7.00
Start: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 














Participants will attend this full-day, hands-on workshop to learn clear aligner fundamentals, optical scanning, digital orthodontic record making and fundamentals of the digital workflow for clear aligner treatment. Clinical photography will be incorporated to allow participants to return to their office and begin utilizing the digital workflow within their practices. The participants will have hands-on experience of bonding engagers and performing interproximal reduction to feel comfortable to return to their practice and begin treatment. Participants also will have the opportunity to explore the business skills necessary to incorporate clear aligners into their practices. A one-hour break for lunch will be provided. Attendance is limited to 30.

*Paid team member learning is a co-learning experience with a paid doctor attendee.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand basic principles of orthodontic tooth moment and clear aligner therapy.
  • acquire knowledge and confidence in record steps making necessary to begin and complete clear aligner treatment.
  • exposure to utilizing digital software to treatment plan for clear aligner therapy and the digital workflow.
  • become experienced with clear aligner techniques such as bonding engagers and interproximal reduction.
  • recognize business skills needed to implement and grow clear aligner therapy in private practice.

Participant Requirements:

Loupes, if desired.

Equipment Sponsor(s):

Henry Schein Ortho

Speaker: Dr. Melissa Shotell, DMD, MS, Melissa D. Shotell, DMD, MS, INC

About the speaker: Dental degree, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine; master’s degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Loma Linda University; general practice residency, Ohio State University; private practice, Sonora, CA.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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