Clear Aligners 101: The Basics – Hands-on Workshop 

January 21, 2023

Location:Aloft Tampa Midtown, 3650 Midtown Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607

UPDATE AS OF 12/27/22
FREE MEMBER APPRECIATION SEMINAR FOR FULL-DUES PAYING FLAGD MEMBERS! Registrants who paid for the course have been refunded!
Clear Aligners 101: The Basics - Hands-on Workshop 
WHEN: January 21, 2023
LOCATION: Aloft Tampa Midtown - Sunrise Banquet Room
3650 Midtown Dr. Tampa, FL 33607

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Includes light breakfast, networking lunch, and a coffee bar refreshed throughout the day.
CEUs: 7 (Submitted to AGD and CE Broker) 
SUBJECT CODE370 (Ortho)AGD Members: FREE for the first 30 registrations. 

15 Additional registrations will be accepted for lecture credit ONLY.
The first 30 registrants will participate in the hands-on portion while the remaining attendees may observe only.
None full dues members are welcome but can only receive lecture credits.
Lapsed Members who Renew by 1/15/22 can attend for Free!
Members Register Here
Non-Members: $499
(Join AGD by 1/15/22 and Attend for Free) 

Non Members Register Here

Staff: $125 (Cannot be DDS or DMD)

AGD Students: Only 5 lecture seats are available.

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Course Description:
By far the biggest growing part of the orthodontic industry is the proliferation of clear aligners. From well-established companies to in-house 3-D printing, aligners have become an integral part of many dental and orthodontic practices. Not only that, but rising patient demand for quick, effective, and esthetic treatment has led to a boom in both adult orthodontics and aligner therapy. It is important that as clinicians, we understand the basics of aligner therapy so we can better serve our patient’s needs. This course will show the simple, clinical basics of how aligners work, what they do best, and review proper case selection for aligner cases. We will also touch on how best to manage case prescriptions, communicate with the digital lab, and acknowledge when cases are best referred to a specialist.Hands-on components include:

  • How to submit cases and prescriptions
  • Case Approvals/Modifications
  • Interproximal Reduction (IPR)
  • Bonding Attachments
  • Refinements

Course Objectives

  • Establish baseline “goals” for orthodontic aligner treatment
  • Understand the biomechanics behind how aligners move teeth, particularly in comparison to braces
  • Learn the importance of attachments and when/why they are indicated
  • List the criteria for “successful” aligner cases
  • Learn simple and effective methods of communicating with the digital lab for case submission

Dr. Tyler Rathburn is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia (GO HOOS!) where he earned a BA in Religious Studies in 2009. Dr. “Tyler” earned his DMD degree at the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) in 2013 and his orthodontic certificate from MCG in 2015. He challenged and passed his ABO certification exam in early 2016. He immediately joined Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists practicing with his parents Dr. Michael Stewart and Dr. Melisa Rathburn. In addition, he is proud to practice with Dr. Chris Brady, Dr. Kent Starling, and Dr. India Collier. Dr. Tyler is an active member of the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists, and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He was involved in a leadership role with the Southern Association of Orthodontists as an alternate delegate representing new and younger members until 2020.
Outside the office, Dr. Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie (another former UVA grad!), two dogs Ray-Ray and Cocoa, and their daughter Charlotte! He enjoys traveling, skiing, music, and having the opportunity to lecture with CDOCS, Suresmile, and Dentsply!

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