Bioprogressive Orthodontics Course

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Our 2 years Bioprogressive Orhodontic Mini-Residency combines the taught elements and research with mandatory clinical training to enable you to develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to carry out contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques.

The course is meant for practitioners that already have a good knowledge of orthondontics, but who, like us, consider that a certain number of patients (aproximately 30%) suffer from conditions that can’t be treated in the absence of a global and functional concept, and without segmented biomechanics. The course can be taken by more inexperienced practitioners only if they are highly motivated and prepared for additional personal work between the modules.

This program consists of 10 separated modules, 9 of which will extend over a period of three days and will take place in Bucharest. One module will be dedicated to practicing on the typodont, it will  extend over a period of five days and will be held in Lyon, France.

The Syllabus extends over a period of 2 years. For the quality of the teaching, the number of attendants is limited to 12 – 15 people. The Course will be held in French, with English and Romanian translation.

The Modules begin at 9 AM in the morning and finish around 13 PM on the final day. You will find the full schedule below on this page.

Dr. JEAN-LUC OUHIOUN

University Background

  • Doctor in Dental Surgery – Qualified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics
  • Orthodontic studies at the University of Nantes
  • Former lecturer and former assistant (Professor Jacques TALMANT Department of Odontology at Nantes)
  • Professor at CIDEYCO Madrid from 1990 to 1996
  • Instructor for the training and courses of Dr. Carl F. Gugino since 1997
  • Lecturer at ODF and OD at the Dentistry Faculty of Lyon
  • Lecturer at D.U. Orthodontics of Evry University – Val d’Essonne
  • President of SAS CERTOB (Center for teaching and research of bioprogessive orthodontic therapy) and responsible for bioprogessive and postural orthodontics training through a 10 modules program, each of them extended over a period of 3 days.

Professional Background

  • Dental surgeon in Lyon – Vaulx en Velin, between 1978 and 1988
  • Orthodontist in Lyon – Meyzieu since 1988
  • The President of Rhône-Alpes Bioprogessive Society of Ricketts in 2002
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Dr. CHRISTIAN PAULUS 

Former President of the French Dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Surgery Society (SFSCMFCO);

Practitioner at L’Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant in Lyon;

He is also one of the few maxillofacial surgeons specializing in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Dr. FRANK FROGER

Orthodontist and Dento-Facial Orthopedics Specialist, Paris

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Dr. MARINELA BĂNICĂ

Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Carol Davila” Bucharest, for 11 years.

Master of Lingual Orthodontics at René Descartes University in Paris, for 2 years.

Lingual Orthodontic Resident at Bretonneau Hospital in Paris, for 2 years

Pediatric Dento-Facial Orthopedics Specialization in London, for 1 year.

  • The Bioprogressive Method is not a simple orthodontic technique, but an entire orthodontic philosophy.
  • Settling the diagnostic and defining the entire treatment plan and it’s stages, are vital.
  • The clinical exam includes the individual as a whole, through the means of a holistic take which includes the morphological, physiological, aesthetic, postural and psychological balance. The difficulty of the case, settled as a result of this examination, influences the specialist’s choices for treatment.
  • The treatment plan aims to identify optimal solutions for every individual patient from an aesthetic and functional point of view, instead of trying to obtain results in conformity with the norms.
  • The goals for the teeth, skeletal structure and soft tissues are developed based on growth predictions and on information offered by x-rays and dental prints, judging by the degree of difficulty in each case.
  • The analysis of the growth and dental, psycho-physical and bone maturation processes, allows for timely treatment of anomalies, which enhances the organism’s developmental potential.
  • Taking knowledge, motivating and educating the patient’s oral functions are an integrated part from the first stage of treatment.
  • Designing the orthodontic braces depends on specific individual goals, the degree of difficulty that the teeth and their functionality present. These last two need to assure a facial axe stability and the three-dimensional control of the dental movements.

Module 1 – Bioprogressive diagnosis 1

Clinical Examination

  • Diagnosis research
  • Malocclusion’s Description
  • Face and profile skeletal analysis, according to Ricketts, and modified by Carl Gugino
  • Aesthetic Analysis
  • Evaluation completion and state of functionality

Module 2 – Bioprogressive diagnosis 2

The Diagnosis Summary

  • Visual planning of treatment objectives, face and profile
  • Cephalometric analysis according to Ricketts
  • VTP individualization
  • Treatment plan development

Module 3 Functional Education

Functional Clinical Examination (breathing – musculature – bad habits)

  • Therapeutic principles and means in functional education, in every orthodontic treatment
  • Case study

Module 4 – The Transversal Dimension

Transversal Diagnosis

  • Therapeutic methods (the adjustment of a molar ring)
  • Quadhelix – Bihelix
  • Orthopedic maxillary disjunction

Case Study

Hands-on: the building of a Quadhelix

Module 5 Vertical Dimension and Segmented Biomechanic

Biomechanic Principles

Segmented biomechanics: Parasite Actions

Leveling of arches, according to the degree of difficulty

The ingression and torqus of incisors, with or without cortical anchorage

Arch Wire: The fabrication of the base wire and stabilizing sections

Case Study

Hands-On: What type of bracket we use and how to make a collage right

Module 6 Sagittal Dimension

Skeletal and dental Diagnosis for second and third class

  • Treatment Principles (Pendulum – Activator – Delaire Facial Mask)
  • Alveolar Correction in segmented technique and the management of inter-maxillary pulls
  • Case Study

Hands-On: The fabrication of the base advancement and incisor retraction wire.

Module 7 (5 days)

Typodont

IMPORTANT:

This Module will take place over a period of 5 days and will be held in Lyon, France, with the participation of Dr. Frank Froger, Paris orthodontist.

The typodont will be provided with modeling wax altogether in order to make the participants activity easier.

The treatment for 2nd class, 2nd division malocclusion, without extraction: the establishment of treatment objectives. Every stage of the treatment is fully described, including the finishing touches.

Module 8 Ortognatic Surgery

Basic principles of ortognatic surgery (with the participation of Dr. Christian Paulus, maxilo-facial surgeon)

  • Taking the surgical decisions and communicating them further
  • Visualizing the treatment surgical objectives
  • Surgically assisted maxillary disjunction
  • Surgical simfisary distraction
  • Different types of surgical interventions: maxillary and mandible Osteomiosis
  • The preparation and coordination of the arches
  • Case Study

Module 9, ATM and posture

ATM Exam

  • Postural Exam
  • Therapeutic positions
  • Mandible repositioning mouth splint
  • Orthodontic treatment with the help of mouth splints
  • Finishing touches
  • Retention and post-retention
  • Case Study

Module 10 Final touches and retention

Difficult Cases (Management of the patient in orthodontics, from the first examination until the end of the treatment)

  • Agenesis
  • Impacted teeth
  • Finishing touches (elastopositioner)
  • The principles of retention
  • The causes of relapse
  • Case Study