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Understanding the Mechanics of the MDA Appliance

Understanding the Mechanics of the MDA Appliance

Understanding the Mechanics of the MDA Appliance

Kay Gerety
Kay Gerety
on behalf of Dental Town

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
Normal Price: $36.00 $36.00

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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 24 May 2017

Reference: 170712

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

The MDA, Multi Distalizing Arch, is a fixed appliance for distalizing molars. This course shows how the appliance can be used for both the maxilla and mandible as needed with the non distalizing arch used for anchorage. It can be used on adolescents or adults as well as non compliant patients. The mechanics for the MDA are quite simple and easy to perform. There are dozens of appliances for distalization but we prefer to use the MDA for several reasons. It is rare that both sides will require the same amount of distalization and this appliance allows unilateral and bilateral distalization, even different amounts per side during bilateral use. We will demonstrate the technique for doubling the anchorage on the distalized arch which reduces the amount of compliance required. We will also introduce interarch springs that can be ligated in placed in the event of total non compliance. With good compliance, you will see a translation of all the posterior teeth which significantly reduces the time spent with finishing mechanics and we will show how to mechanically retract the teeth during distalization if the teeth are not translating. We will show the technique and demonstrate how to adapt the MDA for initial seating, initial activation, seating and ligation procedures and periodic adjustments. For clinical application, you will see a completed case presentation of the MDA for correction of a class II dental case from beginning to retention.

Objectives

Objectives
Select the proper size appliance Adapt the appliance to the individual patient Activate, adjust and manage the molar distalization Learn the requirements for use, case selection criteria, and post appliance procedures for case completion.
Kay Gerety

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Kay Gerety
on behalf of Dental Town

Kay received her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. As a practicing Dental Assistant for more than 40 years, she assisted Dr. Robert Gerety in his Straight-Wire Orthodontic courses for over 30 years, while at the same time teaching her own assistant’s clinical program. Kay has lectured extensively on orthodontic integration and profitability, practice management and marketing, and effective staff utilization. Kay has developed and instructed an in-office program for training Dental Assistants for general dentistry practices. Kay is currently teaching the Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Program in Tulsa, OK. Kay is an associate member of the American Orthodontic Society, and is an honored recipient of the George R. Roland Award for Outstanding Service to the organization.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.50 Hours

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