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6th Masterclass in Orthognatic Sugery
Duration: 4 days CPD Points: 32
£1,000 for the full four-day course
Coffee, tea, lunch & course dinner for attendants with the faculty (most likely on the Friday evening) inclusive of course fee
Date & Venue
Wednesday 18th - Saturday, 21st October 2017
The Royal Society of Medicine
Wimpole Street, London (click here to view map)
MSc, MBChB (Stell), BDS (Wits)
Consultant Maxillofacial & Oral Surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgeon
BDS, MDent, FCD(SA)MFOS
Consultant Maxillofacial & Oral Surgeon
About the course
This is a 4-day intensive Orthognathic course for Orthodontists and Surgeons. The course will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The programme carries 32 CPD points.
This course is a hands on approach developed over years. It is a unique course in most ways. Let us explain:
We transmit to you, by taking you through step-by-step, a comprehensive practical hands on approach of "how to do it". We employ time-tested methods we use routinely, honed by practical daily experience and the teaching of higher surgical trainees. The course is fluid over the 4 days moving in and out of detailed planning that each delegate will be taken through, tips on surgical techniques and a step-wise approach from the simplest to the most complex of cases.
In addition to planning there are detailed video demonstrations of surgical techniques to couple the planning. We flex the course, responding to the delegates' progress. There are about 12 cases, all with core key teaching points that can be applied to most cases you will come across in your practice, demonstrating how to get the optimal aesthetic and functional result. We will be taking you through each of these and you will be planning and sketching these with us as per our method and approach, which we will impart over the 4-day period with each case.
Three-quarters or so of the course is focused on the planning and the detailed nuances of soft tissue responses to alterations of the teeth, occlusion and skeleton to give a beautiful facial aesthetic outcome and a stable functional occlusion. We also go through the three surgical techniques in reasonable detail with accompanying videos. They are minimally edited and have lively commentary as per the operator's personality to show the reality of the operating theatre environment. We will endeavour to give you access to these following the course for study in your own time.
In the past we have run the course in one of two ways: Either by giving the planning side of the course and inviting other speakers to talk on orthodontic preparation, aspects of surgery etc. with excellent colleagues, both orthodontists and surgeons. Other years only the two of us have presented the course. There are advantages to both.
This year we are electing to run it as just the two of us for a good reason: We have managed to hone the course in a way that standardises what is important for the delegate attending and what you will get most for your time and money. We are both surgeons: The orthodontics for preparation of cases is dealt with by us in terms of where the teeth need to be and what are the extraction patterns needed to give the optimal soft tissue outcome with a procedure. The detail of how teeth are moved, types of orthodontics and nuances of orthodontics are critical to our outcomes. It is essential that one has excellent orthodontists to get excellent surgical results. Here we focus on what any surgeon and any orthodontist, beginner or experienced, should know about orthodontic planning for surgical cases and how to approach the positioning of the dentition for optimal facial aesthetic outcomes. We will impart our experience in what is important in this - what we do in the clinic. It will make maximum use of time and standardise the approach so you get the most out of the course.