DIPLOMA COURSE IN FIXED ORTHODONTICS
2018 Schedule – 3 day orthodontics course (Level I) in Miami from February 23rd to 25th and September 28th to 30th; a 5 Days Course (Level I & II) – Straight Wire Orthodontics Demystified – in New York from June 28th to July 2nd and November 29th to December 3rd ; a 2 day Damon Orthodontics course in New York from June 23rd & 24th, December 8th & 9th at SoTechie Spaces, 28 West 39th Street #401, New York, NY 10018, United States. Outstation participants please contact us for Visa invitation letter and to book discounted sleeping rooms at the hotel.
Course Fee is 2000 USD
Contact AFO Course Coordinator (North America) Ms Benardina Radi, Cell: 917-580-1180 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AFO brings to you the only self-starter orthodontic Diploma course in the world where you can learn everything in Labial and Lingual orthodontics. What is more, you get 5 years of free post-course mentoring for all your extant and new cases. The concepts and implementation of this practice oriented handson self starter online course will allow any participant to choose the content / period of study that best suits his/her practice. If you are a practicing orthodontist, you can buy the Lecture and Practice Videos only and use it as a reference text. The Diploma course covers the latest and best in fixed orthodontic treatment mechanics including MBT (Straight Wire) system, Orthodontic Mini Implants (TAD), Self Ligating Brackets, Tip-Edge, Begg’s and the STb in Lingual orthodontics..
The course is designed in such a way that the participant can easily understand the basics and will confidently be able to incorporate fixed orthodontics in the general practice. This distance learning (correspondence) course in orthodontics has helped many dentist learn orthodontics from the comforts of their home/office. You can start from the basic Level I course and go upto the Diploma after learning Lingual orthodontics.
SELF STARTER EDUCATION IN ORTHODONTICS? IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes. All you have to do is select the course best suited for you and pay the course fee. We will then send you the AFO Course-in-a-box package which contains the Course Manual, Lecture and practice videos, Typodont and practice materials and the basic instruments. The Course Manual is a handbook / ready reckoner providing you with just enough theory and the practical steps for use in most of the routine cases. You will read this first and then watch the Lecture Videos. Once you have done this, you are now ready to try it on the Typodont. Using the basic instruments and the practice kit, you will watch the step by step practice video and can then practice bonding, placing the wire etc any number of times on the typodont. You can then take photographs of the exercises you have done and send it to AFO for discussion of your doubts using the 5 – 10 hours of quality time you get with AFO Faculty. For this you will have to have a multimedia computer (with webcam) and a broadband (above 250kbps) internet connection. Now you are ready to start on patient cases! You can use the Case Discussion forum on the website (available to course participants only) to discuss each case with AFO Faculty and with all the AFO course participants from all over the world!
Typodont, Orthodontic brackets and materials for handson exercises.
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IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This self-starter course allows you to study orthodontics on your own pace, at your own practice or home. Hotel, meals, and airline transportation costs add up when attending seminars, especially for those living away from the seminar location. Hence, this course leads to significant savings. Through the online self-starter program, you can start the learning process at any time of the year, and no longer need to wait for the class-room based course to come to your City.
We have participants from every corner of the world, and they are able to learn orthodontics via our online program. Whether you live in a distant corner of the earth or a major metropolis, orthodontic education is now available to you at the click of a button. And what more, you can now learn everything in orthodontics from Labial to Lingual techniques.
This course in orthodontics allows you to customize your learning to your budget as the course can be scheduled (see below) when you have the money to invest. You can start with Level I and continue to Level II and go for advanced Fellowship / Mastership and Diploma programs. Together with the free post course mentoring for 5 years, this is the ideal course for a busy practitioner. Additionally, you can join the class-room based course for tier advancement at anytime if you choose so. All online course participants receive special discounts when then take up the class room based courses held in New Delhi and Bangalore, India.
Course Purpose: The purpose of this comprehensive program is to teach general dentists how to diagnose and treat orthodontic cases. Emphasis will be placed on thorough records and diagnosis. Treatment will involve using the Straight Wire (MBT). Advanced techniques can be taught at request.
Eligibility : BDS / DDS / MDS. Participant should have access to multimedia computer, internet and video conferencing through Yahoo / MSN messenger, Skype or Google voice & video.
Maximum of 250 Credit Hours divided equally over 5 sessions. These sessions can be taken anytime within a period of 1 year.
CP: Completing this course entitles the participant to a Level One (L I) or Level Two (L II) AFO certificate and 200 or 500 credit points respectively.
This course runs throughout the year at our institution.
Topics covered are –
2. Growth and Development
4. Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Problem
5. Treatment Planning – Extraction vs Non-Extraction
6. The Straigth Wire Orthodontic Theory
7. MBT (Straight Wire) Treatment Mechanics – Theory & Practice
8. Functional Orthodontics – Twin Block (only in Level II)
Sessions 1 & 2 consists of the above mentioned theoretical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours.
9. Cephalometrics in detail
10. Wire-bending within the Preadjusted Edgewise Technique
11. Realistic Treatment Philosophy (RTPtm)
12. Mini Implants in Orthodontics
13. Self Ligation in Orthodontics
14. Tip Edge Technique
15. Begg’s Light Wire Technique
Sessions 6 & 7 consists of the above mentioned theoretical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours.
Extensive training on typodont will be provided in any student selected treatment technique. The student will be given training in banding, bonding and wire placement on typodont.
Sessions 3 & 4 consists of the above mentioned practical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours. In the Fellowship course, Sessions 8, 9 & 10 are also included with a total duration of 400 credit hours.
Hands-on course is supported by extensive online Audio/Video Lectures detailing each procedure
Extensive case discussion is done on 10 patient records. Participant will also be encouraged to start orthodontic cases during the course, which will provide immediate income to pay for the course. Session 5 consists of case discussions with a total of 300 credit hours (at Level II) devoted for this.
Case Review & Post-Course Mentoring:No extra charges will be levied for the post-course mentoring of all new and in-progress cases for a period of 5 years when you select the Level II course. For those selecting the Level I course, the first 10 cases will be free of charge. This post course mentoring is the unique highlight of the course as this will allow the participant to discuss their cases as the treatment progresses!
Course Schedule and Fees
Level I (Online)
This is the most economical course for a beginner who has just started on his clinical practice and wants to take a peek into orthodontics. This course comes with the Session 1 & 2 lecture DVD’s, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials and 10 Free case discussions (all 10 cases have to be taken up within the first year itself). Additional cases can be discussed at 100 USD per case. You also get 5 hours of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time
Course Fee= 30000 INR / 600 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 800 USD + Tax***
Level II (Online)
This course comes with the Session 1 & 2 lecture DVD’s, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials. Also apart from all that you get in Level I, you also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 10 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 60000 INR / 1200 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 1400 USD + Tax***
Level III (Online Fellowship)
This course comes with the Session 1 & 2, Session 6 & 7 lecture DVD’s, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4, Sessions 8 & 9, Session 10 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 10 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 100,000 INR / 2000 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 2200 USD + Tax***
Sessions 1 & 2, 6 & 7 = 100 Credit hours each of Lectures on DVD’s (Based on study manual and Power Point Presentation)
Sessions 3 & 4, 8 & 9, Session 10 = Practice Videos(100, 100 and 300 Credit hours respectively for Practicals – Typodont, brackets and wire kit will be sent by courier**)
*Please check the latest currency conversion rate.
**For countries other than India, courier charges to be borne by participants. The Course Manual, Typodont, MBT brackets and wire sequence for practicals provided free of cost. Courier will be sent through DHL (Preferred) / EMS SPEED POST / ARAMEX / TNT / FEDEX. Check if any of these companies service your area and intimate us of any preferences. Instruments has to be bought by the participants.
***Refund Policy: No refund requests will be entertained once the course materials are dispatched to the billing address provided by the course participant. Please email / call us before you make a transaction and we are always here to help you make the right decision.
Practice Starter Kit: Includes the complete essential instruments for lifelong orthodontic practice. The kit also includes materials and brackets for 10 patients. The cost of the Practice Starter Kit is 1100 USD.
Once the payment is received, we will send the Course materials within 2 weeks. If you have not already done so, please register here with your full billing address
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7 DAYS COMPREHENSIVE ORTHODONTICS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP COURSE – Special Discount for Online Course Participants
April and October in Bangalore, India, May and November in New Delhi, India – Click here!
Take up with Level I Online (10 Cases Free Discussion) @ 600 USD – Attend the Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 1200 USD
Take up Level II Online (5 years Free post course Mentoring) @ 1,200 USD – Attend the Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 800 USD
Take up Level III (Full Fellowship Online with 5 years Free post course Mentoring) @ 2000 USD – Attend Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 500 USD
Only self starter Lingual course in the world for general practitioners and orthodontist. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 2 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 40,000 INR / 800 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 1000 USD + Tax***
Take up the Fellowship and the Lingual course to earn you Post Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics from AFO
Orthodontic Mini Implant (Stand Alone)
Only self starter Mini Implant course in the world for general practitioners and orthodontist. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 2 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 20,000 INR / 400 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 600 USD + Tax***
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