Essential protocols for treatment planning, elastics, and wire sequencing are among the many detailed topics to be discussed about passive self-ligation.

Ormco is offering a three-part webinar series with Michael Bicknell, DDS, MS, who reviews the many benefits of Damon System passive self-ligation (PSL) and demonstrates easy-to-implement protocols for efficiently treating cases to optimal finishes. Through a series of case examples, the mechanics for success with PSL will be explored along with case planning approaches, torque selection, space closure, finishing, and more.

The company says that the goal of the series is to help practitioners capitalize on the system by improving efficiency and predictability while obtaining amazing outcomes for many more patients.

CE credit is not offered for these webinars.

The three part series begins with “Why PSL and Advantages.” Bicknell explains how he achieves treatment efficiencies that have led to a reduction in number of appointments and overall treatment time; and by extension, how this has delivered a more relaxed daily schedule enabling improved outcomes and better patient experiences at his practice.

In the second part, “Fundamentals and Mechanics,” the essential protocols for treatment planning, elastics, and wire sequencing will be detailed. Defining and obtaining a beautiful natural arch form will also be reviewed along with bracket positioning for both smile arc and functional occlusion.

And finally, in part three, “Challenging Cases and Practice Differentiation,” easy to implement mechanics for challenging cases will be highlighted with a focus on addressing Class II cases. Examples from the simple to those requiring adjunctive treatments will be covered in detail. Finally, strategies to make your practice the obvious choice in today’s competitive marketplace will be provided.

Bicknell earned his DDS and completed a residency in orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry where he also received a MS in oral biology. He is a former clinical instructor at the university and continues his involvement there by lecturing to dental students and orthodontic residents throughout the year. In private practice in Elmhurst, Ill, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an internationally recognized educator, presenting to thousands of orthodontists on subjects such as efficient treatment, esthetics, leadership, and creating a culture of excellence.