events continuing education course 2004

Greater Philadelphia Society Of Orthodontists Annual Meeting

November 10, 2004
Union League, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker: Dr. John Sheridan
1. Essix Technology: Retention and tooth movement (space closure, intrusion and extrusion, torque, rotation, and tipping)
2. Air-rotor Stripping (ARS): The rapid resolution of mild to moderate crowding (8-10mm) without extraction or expansion.

Essix Technology

Essix appliances are unique alternatives to multiple laboratory fabricated clear plastic appliances. The clinician, not the laboratory, creates the force and space within the same plastic appliance and can alter it during the course of treatment to achieve treatment objectives. At all times, the clinician, who has all the responsibility for the case, is in control of the case.

1. To present the rationale and review the published data pertaining to Essix Technology
2. To familiarize the clinician with the fabrication techniques
3. To present the tooth moving potential of Essix technology
4. To familiarize the clinician with the in-course adjustments on an Essix appliance.

Air-rotor Stripping

Air-rotor stripping (ARS) involves the pain-free comprehensive removal of enamel (primarily in the buccal sections) to resolve moderate crowding-up to 8 mm. Space can be generated in direct proportion to crowding eliminating the problem of excess space associated with extraction or the frustration of coordinating and stabilizing expanded arches. To date, in vivo investigations have not revealed any correlation with induced pathology. On the contrary, data indicate that reduced interproximal enamel may be more resistant to carious and periodontal distress.

1. To present the physiological rationale of Air-rotor Stripping
2. To present the technique and instrumentation involved in removing a precise amount of interproximal enamel
3. To review crowded cases that were resolved with ARS, but without extraction or expansion

Dr. Jack Sheridan

attended the University of Pennsylvania and majored in Anthropology. He then served for five years as jet fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. After that, he subsequently earned his dental degree at Loyola University in New Orleans and received an M.S.D. in Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry.
He is currently a full tenured professor of orthodontics at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Assistant to the Editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. He has lectured Extensively throughout the world on the disciplines he developed, i.e. Air-rotor Stripping and Essix Mechanics.
Dr. Sheridan has two daughters and a son. They are all dentists; his son is finishing his first year of postdoctoral orthodontics this year.

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