Basic Comprehensive Course In Aligner Orthodontics - Singapore


Since 2010, the Clear Aligner industry has grown dramatically, helping many patients who want better smiles without the use of fixed braces. With its rapid growth, however, we as dentists have faced several challenges as the biomechanics and management of an Aligner patient is somewhat different from Fixed braces. To add to the complexity of managing these patients were 2 major challenges - one of which was the ability to interpret the Digital Treatment Plan as to how realistic the plan would be. The other was the challenge of any removable appliance-motivation for co-operation. 

The CA modules have been specially curated to handle the myriad of diffrent aligner systems in the market as most CA have certain commonalities in their workflow. Doctors will be armed with the ability to discern and select which cases are those that can achieve results predictably and which cases would be those that would pose a challenge and may need auxiliaries like Sectional fixed braces and Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs). Doctors would also be taught what are some tell-tale diagnostic criteria which may impact decisions in treatment planning, what are some movements to avoid so as we achieve clinical predictability while respecting biological limitations and finishing standards. Doctors would be exposed how to handle patients who are failures to CA and would like to offer Sectional Lingual braces to align 6 anterior teeth.

We have trained thousands of dentists to provide quality orthodontic care in Fixed Orthodontics since 2000 regionally. Invisalign Certified since 2005 and having experience of using many other aligner systems, we are now introducing our Modular Clear Aligner course to provide a researched curriculum, so that GPs and orthodontists can effectively grow their orthodontic practices within their dental practice. 

Six days of education will give you the tools to choose the right cases for Clear Aligner treatment and how to incorporate orthodontic adjuncts used in fixed braces to help treat more challenging cases in more challenging Class I and Class II and Class III extraction and non-extraction modalities. To simulate the challenges in clinical practice of aligners, Hands-on workshops have been specially curated into the modules.

Course Highlights

  • Generic Aligner Orthodontics
  • Not commercially driven
  • Hands on workshop on sectional fixed with Aligners, buttons to settle posterior open bite and Social 6 Fixed Lingual
  • Building the Clear Aligner Orthodontics team

Module 1 - 29-30 March 2020

  • The transition from Straightwire Appliance (fixed braces) to Clear Aligners (CA)
  • Fundamentals in Biomechanics of fixed braces and CA.
  • Selecting the right cases to start CA
  • The importance of good records in CA treatment
  • The digital workflow starts with an Intra-Oral Scan or PVS impression
  • The treatment planning software
  • Plastics used to fabricate CA - is there a difference?
  • Considerations in Attachment placement - are they all needed? Theory and Hands On
  • Attachments Bonded to Aligners, Engagers, Power ridges, Bite ramps
  • The Treatment planning appointment discussing the digital treatment
  • Interproximal reduction (IPR), Expansion (Anterior - proclination, lateral, posterior - Distalization).
  • The delivery of aligners

Module 2 - 7-8 June 2020

  • Informed consent for CA and Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD)
  • The CA patient - From patient acquisition, patient evaluation, clinical/ex-clinical, engagement during the process of treatment planning, review visits and diagnosis to delivery of aligners
  • Monitoring treatment clinically and remote monitoring
  • Class I treatment with CA
  • Anterior-posterior malocclusion (I): Class II treatment with CA - Hands On: Cuts and Cut Outs and utilization of various Aligner pliers
  • Anterior-posterior alocclusion (II): Class III treatment with CA
  • Trouble shooting and case finishing - Adding Torque with Torqueing Aligner Plier, Button cutter, Ter drop elastic plier
  • Unsatisfactory extraction space closure and posterior open bite - how to deal with this using auxiliaries - Buttons and Sectional fixed Hands On

Module 3 - 13-14 September 2020

  • Vertical malocclusion (I) - Anterior open bite treatment with CA. Treatment with and without TADs - when to indicate. Movements that are less likely to relapse - is there difference between active extrusion and passive extrusion and Molar intrusion
  • Vertical Malocclusion (II) - Deep bite treatment with CA
  • Transverse Malocclusion and facial asymmetry treatment with CA
  • Aligner protocol (I) - Extraction Lower Incisor
  • Aligner protocol (II) - Extraction Premolar
  • Aligner protocol (III) - Orthodontic Restorative
  • Aligner protocol (IV) - Orthodontic Peri-orthodontics
  • Aligner protocol (V) - Orthognathic Surgery
  • The non cooperative CA patient: Is lingual braces an alternative?

Providers Terms

All paid course fees are non-refundable. The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date and time of the event in the event of unforseen circumstances. Should there be a cancellation of the course, fees will be fully refunded. 

Module 1-3 Non Member$5,200Closed
Module 1-3 CGDP Member$4,800Closed
Retake/Transfer Fee per module$1,250Select


Module 1-3 Non MemberClosedModule 1-3 CGDP MemberClosedRetake/Transfer Fee per module$1,250
Contact Hours:

42.0 hrs


Sun, 29 March 2020

Start Time:

8:30 AM


Three 2 Day Modules






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13 Kaki bukit road 1, #03-03, Eunos Techno Link,
Singapore, Singapore,
Singapore, 415928

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Dr Kenneth Lew

Dr. Kenneth Lew graduated with a BDS in 1982 with numerous university medals. He then studied orthodontics in University of Adelaide. After graduating with an MDS (Ortho) in 1987, he served as an academic in NUS Dental Faculty and a clinician in NUH. In 1992, he received the Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as an acknowledgment of his contribution to dentistry. A Fellow of The Academy of Medicine on both general and specialist roles, Dr. Lew has served as an external examiner to both BDS and MDS Orthodontics programs regionally as well as in Australia. Dr. Lew is cited in “International Who’s Who of Professionals” as a ‘dental expert in orthodontic and aesthetic dentistry who is the secret behind the smiles of many Asian celluloid personalities’. Prior to his departure to full-time private practice in 1994, Dr. Lew founded and co-directed the MDS Orthodontics in NUS. He was a founding member of the Association of Orthodontics (Singapore) and served previously as the President of AOS (Singapore). Many dentists have benefitted from his approachable mentorship cum extensive clinical experience in treating both Asian and Caucasian patients for the last 25 years and his unique ability to impart knowledge in an easily comprehensible manner. Dr. Kenneth also has immense experience and expertise in using Invisalign technology. He has been an Invisalign Diamond Provider for the last 3 years (2015, 2016 and 2017) and was conferred the coverted title of ‘Clinical Speaker’ by Invisalign, USA. 

Course Information: Aligner-RGB.pdf

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