Type of the workshop: International Workshop
The workshop in brief:
The workshop covered the basis of biomechanics and tooth movements, with a highly practical and clinical approach. In-depth teaching on more complex tooth movements and appliances, as well as the clinical application of biomechanics to the most used straight-wire techniques, compared with the new i-arch approach.
- To enable the participants to identify and understand various biomechanical principles.
- To enable the participants to understand how to apply various principles to their appliance.
- To enable the participants to understand how to create desired and predictable tooth movements.
- To enable the participants to understand efficient biomechanics to achieve effective results in a variety of patients.
- To enable the participants to understand the archwires sequence comparing Traditional Vs. i-Arch approach.
- To enable the participants to debate clinical case.
Number of participants: 90 participants from the academic staff of Dentistry Faculty – TIU, Orthodontics postgraduate students of Hawler Medical University, in addition to some specialist dentists from other different universities participated in the workshop.
Date and time:
May 19, 2021. 14:00
Tishk International University – Dentistry Faculty building.
- First Session: Introducing and discussing the basis of biomechanics and tooth movements by Prof. Dr. Giovanna Perrotti.
- Second Session: Explaining archwires sequence and comparing Traditional Vs. i-Arch approach by Dr. Omar Sabah.
- Third Session: Hands-on training regarding i-arch system applications and biomechanics.
Presenters names and affiliations:
- Prof. Dr. Giovanna Perrotti (Head of Department of orthodontic and pediatric Dentistry) the University of Milan.
- Dr. Omar Sabah (Head of Orthodontic department ) Tishk International University.
Outcome of the workshop:
The workshop simplified force systems to address any type of tooth movement necessary, because in orthodontics ‘tooth movement’ has always been the name of the game. Numerous cases and hands-on exercises, including wire bending and typodont exercises, were used to demonstrate various aspects of these ‘simplified common sense mechanics’.