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Thursday, March 9, 2023

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. | 2.5 Credits

Georgia School of Orthodontics - Atlanta

8200 Roberts Drive, Suite 550 | Atlanta, GA 30350

Dinner and tour of the clinic will be provided

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    Course Audience: Dental Professionals

    Course Type: Lecture

    Orthodontic MythBusters

    Course Description

    The course covers the evolution of orthodontic appliances and some of the notable “claims” that these appliance systems advocate, mechanical changes to the bony anatomy and their influence on the rate of tooth movement, intraoral scanning and aligner therapy. The attendee will be exposed to the advertisement of new appliance systems and the evidence-based research reality of these treatment modalities. The entry of orthodontic treatment into the retail shopping arena in the United States is discussed as well as the emergence of clandestine orthodontic providers not licensed by any governing entity. The presentation is ended by the detailed description and observation of a significantly difficult case treated with principles backed by evidence-based orthodontics.

    Educational Objectives

    1. Develop an understanding of how evidence-based orthodontics and dentistry in general has come to the forefront of educational programs.

    2. Learn how to develop a skeptical eye when evaluating information about advertising claims that permeate the orthodontic industry.

    3. Attendees will be presented with scientific principles of tooth movement and how some of the new products in the market neglect some of the scientifically and time-proven principles.

    4. Course participants will be able to be able to offer patients knowledgeable advice on the use of some of the new products in the orthodontic arena.

    About the Presenter

    Sergio Real, DDS, MS

    Dr. Sergio Real brings over 28 years of private practice experience to GSO. Dr. Real graduated from the dental program at the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in his native country of Colombia in 1991. He then went on to attend the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency Program at the Pontificie Universidad Catolica Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires, where he graduated in 1995 with a strong background in orthopedic early treatment and the use of functional appliances. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Real moved to San Diego, CA to receive additional instruction in the MBT system of orthodontic training. He received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Masters in Orthodontics at Nova Southeastern University in 2013.

    In addition to his years in private practice, Dr. Real has served in the positions of Clinical Instructor, Associate Professor, and Clinical Director at NOVA Southeastern University’s Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has lectured extensively and is a Member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Sergio Real is fluent in both English and Spanish.

    In his spare time, Dr. Real enjoys working out, playing basketball, and spending time with his growing family.


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