Chris Chang is a true living legend in orthodontics of the 21st century! He is one of the most distinguished and influential orthodontist famous for his unbelieveably efficient practical solutions.
For the first time in history these will be introduced in webinars! Chris Chang will highlight the following topics during the online course:
- digital orthodontics;
- new treatment methods of maxillary impacted teeth ;
- treatment of mandibular impacted teeth;
- simplified mechanics for challenging cases (proprietary techniques by Chris Chang);
- combined use of self-ligation systems and miniscrews.
More than once Dr. Chang has changed the common pereption of contemporary orthodontics. Indeed, we all got a lot to learn from him!
SIMPLIFIED MECHANICS FOR CHALLENGING CASESThis lecture features well-documented cases to help clinicians create and execute easy and logical treatment plans. The supporting basic biomechanical principles will be explained. Critical evaluation of extraction v.s. non-extraction will also be highlighted in the lecture. The goal is to convince you how you CAN treat these difficult cases easily with the powerful combination of self-ligation system and miniscrews.
DIGITAL ORTHODONTICSDigital orthodontics has seen tremendous progress in recent years when clinicians now have easy access to precise digital data of roots and crowns from 3D and intra-oral scans. With the aid of digital simulation and software programming, doctors can have a thorough planning of an ideal result for each case even before beginning treatment. Together with customized brackets, precise indirect bonding and pre-fitted arch wires, digital orthodontics has significantly elevated treatment efficiency and consistency in treatment quality. This lecture will demonstrate a wide range of clinical cases to argue that “All things digital” is the new frontier of modern orthodontics.
INNOVATIVE IMPACTION TREATMENT: UPPER ARCHTooth impaction is a common problem in our clinical practice. Eruption and management of impacted teeth require carefully designed surgical procedures and orthodontic treatment. This lecture will detail some of the most common types of impaction cases, including maxillary central incisors and impacted canines(both labially and palatally), and their recommended course of surgical as well as orthodontic treatment. An innovative, minimally invasive surgery, the VISTA technique, that can shorten the treatment time and best preserve the keratinised gingiva, will be introduced.
INNOVATIVE IMPACTION TREATMENT: LOWER ARCHTooth impaction is a common problem in our clinical practice. Mandibular impactions, compared to maxillary impactions, present greater challenges because the surgical risks of damaging adjacent nerves and vessels, the difficult design of a powerful anchorage and higher resistance during forced eruption due to the high bone density in the mandible. This lecture will detail some of the most common types of impaction cases, including mandibular canines, premolars and molars and their recommended course of surgical as well as orthodontic treatment. Buccal shelf screws, combined with 3-D lever arms are proposed as an ideal mechanical design will be introduced.
Lecturer:Chris Chang Invented the OBS screws (OrthoBoneScrews).
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of Angle Society-Midwest
Dr. Chang is the publisher of JDO and has authored and co-authored many orthodontic books, including Orthodontics Vols. 1-6, as well as Words of Wisdom, Jobsology and Trumpology.
He received his PhD in Bone Physiology and Certificate in Orthodontics from Indiana University.
Dr. Chris Chang is the founder of Beethoven Orthodontic Center and Newton’s A Inc. in Hsinchu, Taiwan.