Four Day Hybrid Orthotropic- Orthodontic Course (1303)

14th – 17th March 2018

Course objectives:
The course is an advanced clinical training for those who want to come and learn a technique which they can take home and put into practice.  Although not easy, this does act as a stepping stone to moving fully into orthotropics.

This system has been developed to be less complicated or involved, than the classic system, to assist people with more moderate problems, who have better function and posture, to change and improve. However it requires more personal motivation and dedication than the classic therapy.
The 4 day course is open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants with experience in BBO treatment. Upon successful completion of the programme, student will be awarded a certificate of completion for the four day Hybrid orthotropic orthodontics. The course is recognised for training purposes by the London School of Facial Orthotropics and the International Association of Facial Growth Guidance.
Student’s predominately spend their time within the Clinic for Facial Orthotropics, with some additional time in the Orthotropic Laboratory and the LSFO.

Programme Structure
The course runs for four full days.  The course consists of two main elements:

a)    Theoretical elements, a refresher course of the basic sciences, an overview of the tropic premise and overall goals, and special sections on both motivation and communication with the child parent team.

b)   Clinical demonstration with a focus on explanation, case histories and discussion.

Throughout the course, each student will spend 32 hours at the LSFO.

Learning & Teaching Methods
The programs are limited to a small number of students. Such intensive high quality teaching is only possible to a small group in order that a great deal of training can be gained in such a short period.  We encourage feedback and questions at all times to gauge the response and understanding of the students encouraging a continual seminar like environment that is only possible with small numbers. Learning and teaching is via lectures, case-based discussion, and clinical observation. In addition the students will have access to our on-line learning suite, with pre-recorded modules and interactive online treatment support interface.

Throughout the course constant informal feedback will be sort to guide the progress of the candidates. In addition to this, some formal examinations will be undertaken to gauge the level of individual understanding and inform the students for their progress.

Overall Aims
To develop an individual’s ability with the Hybrid orthotropic method.

Learning Objectives
On completion of the programme the graduate should:

•    Demonstrate the skills to communicate the orthotropics concept and required commitment to the parents of a potential parent, answering difficult questions.
•    Attain an ability in the Hybrid orthotropic method.
•    Improve their motivational skills
•    Identify and correct problems in treatment

Entry requirements
A recognised dental qualification and two years general dental experience is an advantage.
International students coming to study at this level will need to speak English at an “upper intermediate” (B2) level.

Cost:  £ 1,500

The LSFO awards a certificate of completion of specialist clinical and practical training in Orthotropics (eligible for CPD)

This course meets all of the British General Dental Council educational and verifiable CPD criteria.

To register for this course, contact Sue Lloyd, Secretary via email sue.lloyd@lsfo.co.uk