The Aligner Intensive Fellowship
A Comprehensive Course Reviewing the Biomechanics of Clear Aligner Therapy for Every Malocclusion, Including Clinical Systems and Business Considerations.
This Fellowship will be facilitated through a private Facebook study group led and moderated by Drs. Moshiri and Nicozisis, where they will teach and review all of their intellectual property on delivering aligner therapy. Think of it as a live and dynamic text book at your fingertips, in the comfort of your home, office, or mobile device without having to travel.
You do not have to be present and in front of a computer at a certain time to participate. Rather, you can view the recordings at your leisure throughout the week. You can review previous weeks’ content and discussion at any time. You will be able to download all recordings for your keeping and future reference when treatment planning.
All content will be delivered as outlined below with at least 2 submissions per week so that you can review concepts, supplemented by case examples, with the opportunity for discussion and dialogue of each topic along the way during the week. After the 4-month course, the “graduates” will remain in the Facebook study group to continue to learn and participate with their fellow graduates/peers to further review cases within their respective closed forum for a period of a year. New content will be delivered as it becomes relevant on the secondary forum (i.e., new developments with aligner therapy, etc.) by Drs. Moshiri and Nicozisis, but not on a formal basis as with the initial course.
Based on the consistent feedback from previously surveyed Fellowship Alumni, for the first time ever, we now have live treatment planning support during the course! Via a collaboration with Align’s i-Pro team, we have support from a dedicated group of their clinical advisors, allowing for live treatment planning assistance to facilitate the learning process. This group of advisors responsible to the Fellowship are specific to our course, and familiar with all of the biomechanic philosophies we impart during the lectures. This is an incredible adjunct to have, in addition to the didactic information. Please note this support from iPro is currently only available for orthodontists in North America.
Course Prerequisites: It is expected that participants have a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic biomechanics with at least 2 years of full-time orthodontic practice and advanced training.
Teaching methods: Online Video Lectures, Articles, Group Discussions
Course Duration: 17 weeks with access to Facebook study group, with an additional 12 months to use as a treatment planning forum
Total Video Duration: 28 Hours
CE Credits: CopestheticCE designates this activity for 45 lecture, 0 participation continuing education credits
Week 0 (pre-course): A review of the historical development of Align Technology.
Week 1: Initial submission, office systems, and bonding attachments review
Weeks 2-3: Biomechanical considerations of moving teeth with plastic
Week 4: A Thorough review of the Clincheck Pro software
Week 5: Phase I treatment with aligners, and a consideration of Bolton discrepancies in treatment planning
Weeks 6-7: Deep Bite malocclusions
Weeks 8-9: Open Bite malocclusions
Weeks 10-11: Class II malocclusions treated with aligners, including the Mandibular Advancement Feature
Week 12: Class III malocclusions
Week 13: Orthognathic surgical considerations
Week 14: Extraction and impaction/exposure considerations with aligners
Weeks 15-16: Finishing and retention considerations when treating with aligners, along with a review of fabrication and use of in-house aligners
Week 17: The economics of treating more aligners cases in your practice
Educational objectives: Upon course completion, participants should understand all innovations of the most prevalent clear aligner systems. Furthermore, fundamentals of tooth movement with plastic will be reviewed in detail, allowing the practitioner to handle situations where “innovations” may not exist, or to reproduce force-systems and solutions for in-house aligners as needed. Practice systems and suggestions for seamless integration of digital workflows will be reviewed, from tracking submitted cases to bonding attachments clinically. Suggestions for how to successfully treat Class I, II, III, deep bite, open bite, extractions, TADs, and orthognathic surgery cases will also be discussed in detail. Phase I aligners, teens, and new functional appliances features are also thoroughly reviewed. Lastly, business considerations and profitability determinations will be reviewed.
Course materials: Online videos that may be downloaded to keep, handouts for personal use, articles to read from manufacturers and peer reviewed journals that are topic specific, CE verification after passing quizzes, access to the group for one year as a private study group and peer enhanced forum for continued learning.
Course location: Registrants will be emailed specific details to join a private Facebook group where an interactive group discussion based on the written and video course materials will ensue for the duration of the course as well as 12 months after.
Maz Moshiri, DMD, MS
Dr. Maz Moshiri maintains his private practice in St. Louis, MO alongside his father and sister. In addition to leading multiple Ask the Expert webinars, Dr. Moshiri has led peer to peer clinical lectures and Clear Techniques II courses throughout North America, and was a lead educator for the launch of both the Class II protocols of Invisalign G4 and the Deep Bite Solutions of Invisalign G5. He founded The Aligner Intensive Fellowship, a 4-month residency for orthodontists who wish to learn to use Invisalign to its full extent. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, where he developed and now teaches a clinical focus on the use of Invisalign. Dr. Moshiri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow, American College of Dentists.
Jonathan Nicozisis, DMD, MS
Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis is in private practice in Princeton and West Windsor, New Jersey, as an orthodontic specialist. With over 80% of his patients being treated with aligners, he has been actively educating his peers in aligner orthodontics since 2003 after only 3 years of private practice. He has co-authored a text book chapter on aligner orthodontics and has numerous journal publications. In addition, he has given over 500 lectures nationally and internationally throughout his career. Most recently, Dr. Nicozisis has been leveraging internet-based platforms for consulting with orthodontists on aligner treatment planning and co-teaching a four-month course on orthodontics with aligners.
Instructor conflict of interest disclosure:
Maz Moshiri, DMD, MS – The instructor reports a financial interest in the products or companies discussed in the course.
Jonathan Nicozisis, DMD, MS – The instructor reports a financial interest in the products or companies discussed in the course.
Contact person: Michelle Moshiri, firstname.lastname@example.org
CE Provider: CopestheticCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, CopestheticCE Education Policies Link
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between CopestheticCE and Aligner Intensive Fellowship.
Refund and cancellation policy: Once purchased, this course cannot be canceled or refunded.
Course Feedback Policy: During the viewing period, participants will have access to a private online Facebook group for interaction and further feedback for an additional 12 months.
Commercial Support: CopestheticCE reports that no commercial support has been provide for this course.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.