Basic Comprehensive Orthodontic Course - Group 9


Following the success of this course in Malaysia and Singapore, Ancora Imparo is proud in continuing to bring you Dr. Kenneth Lew and his highly sought after orthodontic program. This 1 - 2 year program’s main focus is to educate general dental clinicians on integrating orthodontics into their daily discipline. This course will help general practitioners, who usually make up the first line of contact with patients, to proactively diagnose and treat simple to moderate orthodontic cases. Furthermore, it also provides participants the knowledge required to identify complicated orthodontic cases and thus allow earlier intervention by orthodontists to achieve a successful outcome.

The aim of this comprehensive basic course is to increase your knowledge in the science and techniques of orthodontics thus allowing better management of your patients either for treatment of malocclusion or as an adjunct to improve the occlusion in other parts of dentistry in your practice. The course consists of 2 parts to be conducted over a period of 1 - 2 years. The first part involves 4 modules with each module held every 3 months. During the progress of these 4 modules, participants are advised to select 2 cases for presentation, to continue with the second part of the course. The second part involves a mentoring program with experienced orthodontists. They will continue to provide guidance and knowledge to the participants on their cases over a period of 4 sessions, which will be held every quarterly over the second year.

Participants are also able to retake any of the modules to ensure that they have the requirements to improve their knowledge and skills in orthodontics.

Course Highlights

  • A renowned consultant orthodontist will be conducting the course. This course is designed to cater ideally to dentists who have an interest in the discipline of orthodontics.
  • Hands-on training in a live seminar format with an instructor lecturing the material as well as teaching you the hands-on.
  • Mentoring program with trained experienced specialists to provide further guidance in the cases. This will enable the participants to receive the highest level of understanding and success in managing their orthodontic patients.

Course Module 1

23 Jun 2019 - 25 Jun 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Andrew’s Six Keys to Occlusion
  • Concept of Straightwire Appliance (SWA) and Straightwire Low Friction (SWLF) 
  • Bracket Positioning and Orthodontic bonding theory and hands-on 
  • Banding Procedures • Instumentation in Fixed appliances 
  • The 3 Stages in SWA, Basic archwire properties and sequencing in SWA     

Stage 1 (Level & Align) - Theory and hands-on 

Stage 2 (SWA Therapy) - Theory and hands-on with enmasse retraction 

Stage 3 (Finishing) - Debanding and enamel clean up procedures 

  • Retention in Orthodontic treatment 
  • Arch Length Discrepancy 
  • Introduction to Cephalometry & Cephalometric Analysis 
  • Introduction to Invisalign 
  • Fixed Appliance versus clear aligners - How and when to decide on choice?

Course Module 2

08 Sep 2019 - 10 Sep 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Vertical control in dealing with SWA and SWLF - dealing with deep bites and open bites 
  • Overbite control in dealing with SWA using Reverse Control and Utility Archwires 
  • Utility Archwire and Reverse Curve Archwire-hands-on 
  • Space gaining techniques in Orthodontics diagnosis 
  • The great debate - To extract or not to extract? 
  • Principles of achorage in Orthodontic treatment - minimum, moderate and maximum anchorage 
  • Adult Orthodontic treatment - Key dif erences from adolescent treatment 
  • Aesthetic appliances - Ceramic appliances, lingual appliances, clear aligners 
  • Use of Rapid Palatal Expanders to gain space in adult treatment 
  • Invisalign Appliance - Treatment of various malocclusions 
  • Temporomandibular Joint considerations in orthodontic treatment

Course Module 3

10 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Overjet control in SWA and SWLF 
  • Class II and Class III mechanics in SWA 
  • T-loop closing archwire in deep bite Class II cases - Theory and hands-on 
  • Cephalometrics II - Theory and Practical of location of points, planes and cephalometric measurements 
  • Finishing procedures in SWA treatment
  • Interpretation of Cephalometric analysis, computerised cephalometric 
  • Cephalometric superimposition techniques to assess treatment response 
  • Introduction to Submentovertex to assess asymmetry 
  • Limits to Orthodontic - Orthognathic Surgery cases 
  • Principles in Orthodontic - Restorative cases with SWA and clear aligners 
  • Anchorage principles in Orthodontic treatment 
  • Microimplant anchorage - Theory and hands-on

Course Module 4

19 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Phase I Orthodontic treatment - Indications for early orthodontic treatment 
  • Craniofacial growth and its implications to orthodontic treatment 
  • 2 X 4 Fixed appliances 
  • Functional appliances with special reference to Twin Block and Bionator 
  • Orthopaedic appliances and its ef cacy 
  • The use of Herbst Appliance for correcting Skeletal Class II cases in late adolescence 
  • Elastics in SWA 
  • Six keys to success in SWA 
  • 3 stage 5 archwire approach to SWA 
  • Self-ligating and Low Friction appliances - Damon and Straightwire Low Friction 
  • Sectional mechanics in Orthodontic therapy - indications and principles 
  • Sectional Molar uprighting techniques - Theory and hands-on 
  • Management of impacted canines, premola and incisors 
  • Third molar protocol in orthodontic therapy 
  • Retention

Providers Terms

The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date and time of the course should unforeseen circumstances occur. In the event the course is unable to proceed and the organizer cancels the course for any reason whatsoever, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded. The organizer shall not be liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to such cancellation, including, but not limited to, airfare, hotel expenses, cancellation penalties and any other private expenses.

Should the participant cancel his/her registration/participation in the course or is unable to attend the course due to any unforeseen circumstances, the following shall apply subject to the participant’s notification of such cancellation to the organizer in writing: 

  • If notification of cancellation is given more than 6 months prior to the start of the course, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded, subject to a deduction of SGD100 for administration and bank charges. 
  • If notification of cancellation is given 4 - 6 months prior to the start of the course, 75% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded. 
  • If notification of cancellation is given 2 – 4 months prior to the start of the course, 50% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded. 
  • If notification of cancellation is given 1 - 2 months prior to the start of the course, 25% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded. 
  • If notification of cancellation is given less than 1 month prior to the start of the course, there shall be no refund of any fees/money paid for the course. 

The organiser reserves the right to amend or substitute any of the above from time to time as they deem fit.

Course Fee$12,895Closed


Course FeeClosed
Contact Hours:

84.0 hrs


Sun, 23 June 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


Four 3 Day Modules


Lectures and Hands On




Center of Excellence for Advanced Dentistry - CEAD

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Artius Dental Specialist Center, Suite #01-14, Level 1, Menara See Hoy Chan, 374, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, 50400

Ancora Imparo
Kenneth lew

Dr Kenneth Lew

BDS (Singapore), MDS Orthodontics (Adelaide) FDSRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Singapore)

Always embracing new technology, Dr Kenneth Lew offers his patients a variety of braces systems. He is a well-known Invisalign Orthdontist who has treated many Invisalign, from simple to complex. Dr Kenneth Lew is able to treat complex Invisalign cases without extracting teeth. When you visit us, ask Dr Kenneth Lew how he aesthetically corrects Anterior Open Bites without teeth extractions.

Dr Kenneth Lew, is named in the International Who’s Who (USA) as a ‘dental expert in the field of esthetic dentistry and orthodontics’, and has more than two decades of clinical experience treating orthodontic and dental patients in Singapore and Australia, where he obtained his Masters in Orthodontics.

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