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Treatment Efficiency in Passive Self-ligation Systems
Date: 5 May 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Link: https://hku.zoom.us/j/97255864066?pwd=OVVHMVlSa2l5RFh1RTh3cDl4OFhIQT09
Meeting ID: 972 5586 4066
Password: 086335
 
Speaker
Professor David Birnie
BDS (Edin) FDS DMI RCSEdin FDS MOrth RCSEng
Consultant Orthodontist
Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust
Professor David Birnie is a consultant orthodontist at Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust in the UK and has an honorary appointment with Newcastle University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Health Informatics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh until 2009 and was a member on the Council of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the College from 1986-2010. Professor Birnie was awarded the British Orthodontic Society’s Distinction Award in 2009, The Dental Faculty Medal, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012, honorary membership of the British Orthodontic Society in 2016 and is Honorary Patron of the British Orthodontic Society for 2018. From 2007 to 2016, Professor Birnie presented the Excellence in Orthodontics course with Nigel Harradine. He has lectured extensively the UK and internationally.
 
Abstract
Self-ligation is an increasingly popular fixed appliance modality. Recent research has strengthened our understanding of the differences between passive self-ligation and conventional elastomeric ligation. The core advantages of passive self-ligation are recognised and the evidence for some less certain advantages will be reviewed and updated. The lecture will be comprehensively illustrated with clinical cases. Multi-force/multi-memory material archwires will be discussed and how these might improve treatment efficiency. Anterior open bite, innovative elastic wear patterns and efficient use of treatment visit intervals will also be discussed.
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