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ADOHTA WA CPD & Networking Event - Mastering Modern Orthodontics: Leveraging TADs, Customised Appliances & Digital Workflow for Transformative Results - 20 February 2024

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • Perth Surf Life Saving Club, 181-183 Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015


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Event Outline

  • Member networking 6:00pm - 6:30pm with finger food & drinks.
  • Meeting 6:30pm - 6:45pm
  • CPD Presentation 6:45pm - 8:00pm 

Mastering Modern Orthodontics: Leveraging TADs, Customised Appliances & Digital Workflow for Transformative Results

This lecture delves into the transformative role of 3D-printed, implant-supported orthodontic appliances, a cutting-edge advancement in the field of orthodontics. Emphasizing their clinical applications, the presentation will explore how these innovative devices address complex orthodontic challenges in patients of all ages - from children to adults.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing in Orthodontics: Unpacking the evolution of 3D printing technology and its burgeoning role in orthodontic treatment planning and appliance fabrication.
  2. Clinical Applications and Case Studies: Detailed exploration of various clinical scenarios where 3Dprinted implant-supported appliances have been successfully utilized. This segment will include diverse case studies encompassing paediatric, adolescent, and adult patients, illustrating the versatility and efficacy of these appliances in addressing unique orthodontic needs.
  3. Overcoming Traditional Limitations: Analysing how 3D-printed appliances surmount conventional orthodontic challenges, such as complex tooth movements and individual anatomical limitations, offering more precise and efficient treatment outcomes.
  4. Interdisciplinary Approach: Discussion on the integration of 3D-printed appliances within an interdisciplinary treatment framework, emphasizing collaboration with other dental specialties for comprehensive patient care.
  5. Technological and Material Innovations: Examination of the latest advancements in materials and digital technologies that enhance the functionality and biocompatibility of these appliances.
  6. Patient-Centric Outcomes: Focusing on patient comfort, customization, and overall experience, highlighting how these modern solutions align with patient expectations and improve compliance.
  7. Future Directions and Research: A glimpse into the future potential of 3D-printed orthodontic appliances, including ongoing research, potential developments, and the broadening scope of their application. 

About Dr Siva Vasudavan, Orthodontist 

BDSc (W.Aust) | MDSc (Orthodontics)(Sydney) | MPH (Harvard) Cert. Craniofacial & Cleft Lip/Palate Orthodontics (Harvard/Boston Childrens Hospital) | M Orth RCS (Edinburgh) | MRACDS (Ortho) | FDS RCS (Edinburgh)

Dr Sivabalan Vasudavan graduated from the University of Western Australia School of Dentistry, and worked as a Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital for several years. Siva completed Specialist training in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney, and was selected as the Inaugural Fellow in the two-year Fellowship program in Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontics at Boston Children's Hospital. He concurrently completed a Master of Public Health degree, graduating from the Harvard School of Public Health at Harvard University. Siva commenced specialist private practice upon his return to his hometown of Perth nearly fifteen years ago and established his offices, Orthodontics on Berrigan in Jandakot, and Orthodontics on St. Quentin in Claremont.

Siva's co-authored a textbook in Orthodontic Biomechanics, several chapters in various orthodontic and medical textbooks, and contributed over 30 publications to the scientific peer-reviewed literature. Beyond the rigors of professional life, Siva spends his spare time with his family of three children, engaging in their sporting interests and pursuits. Siva's an avid basketballer and snowboarder, and held a long-term interest in various mixed martial arts. Siva's hoping to complete a few more marathons before his knees decide otherwise.

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