DIY Aligners, Software & Workflow Coaching


THE NEW FRONTIER IS FINALLY HERE! Recent advances in technology have allowed dentists to produce aligners in their own clinics efficiently and effectively, whilst also increasing patient treatment options and practice profitability. AORTA and Ivoclar Vivadent have teamed up to create a training program that will guide you through this new technology and teaches you all you need to get started the next day!

The morning will start by learning the principles of case selection, treatment planning as well as DIY equipment selection. We will then go through a step-by-step demonstration on a DIY aligner case from start to finish (production). Once this is done, there is an extended interactive hands-on session where delegates will be given 20 clear aligner cases and individually assessed on how they manipulate the software to achieve a successful and predictable outcome.

The group class is limited to 10 people to ensure all delegates will receive one-on-one coaching during this session. The day will end with implementation tips and tricks ranging from how to advertise and communicate DIY aligners to patients as well as how to train support staff to ensure you can create an efficient systemised approach.

To ensure this course is truly beneficial, it is recommended that attendees have already completed great than twenty clear aligner cases.


  • Lecture: Principles of aesthetic orthodontics
  • Lecture: Equipment used in DIY aligners
  • Tea Break
  • Interactive: Software coaching, part 1
  • Interactive: Software coaching, part 2
  • Lunch Break
  • Interactive: Software coaching, part 3
  • Lecture: Practice integration
  • Tea Break
  • Interactive: Patient communication on clear aligners
  • Q&A

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants are expected to:

  • Understand principles of facial aesthetics
  • Be able to assess case complexity according to SAC guidelines
  • Understand what equipment is needed to begin using DIY aligners
  • Utilise third party software to plan orthodontic movement
  • Understand how to assess the software on predictability of movement
  • Understand what hazards can negatively affect treatment outcomes and how to overcome these hazards
  • Understand patient communication around DIY aligners (including first insert and final visit)
  • Know how to train their staff to systemise clear aligners in their clinic
  • Understand how to Implement DIY aligners into their clinic

Providers Terms

Conditions of Registration

Late cancellation fee applies. Fees will be fully refundable if registrant cancels 30 days or more prior to the lecture. 50% refund will be given for cancellations between 14 and 30 days prior to the lecture. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received with less than 14 days notice. Please note that your place is NOT confirmed until full payment received and confirmation sent. Please do not book flights or accommodation until confirmation is received.

Course Fee$1,539Closed


Course FeeClosed
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Fri, 11 October 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands-on




ICDE Perth

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134 Charles St,
Perth, Western Australia,
Australia, 6005


Ivoclar Vivadent

Dr john hagiliassis

Dr John Hagiliassis

Dr Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998. In 2011 he founded a dental clinic in South Melbourne, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for 2011 and 2012.

Dr Hagiliassis absolutely loves technology and constantly finds ways to incorporate it into his practice, helping him be more accurate and efficient. He is Australasia’s largest provider of, and clinical advisor for, Phillips Zoom! whitening treatment and was one of the first clinicians in the world to have an iTero scanner. He has treated over 3500 clear aligner cases to date and has been an Invisalign mentor since 2014.

Dr Hagiliassis completed a Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics in 2017 at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry and founded the Freedom Dental Study Group (CPD) in 2010. He has been the president of the Australasian Clear Aligner Society (ACAS) since 2017.

Dr Hagiliassis regularly speaks and mentors at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, as well as for Ivoclar Vivadent (TRIOS Intraoral scanning) and 3D Meditech. He also founded the Aesthetic Orthodontic and Restorative Training Academy (AORTA) with the aim of promoting further education for dental clinicians in the new fields of digital dentistry and aesthetic orthodontics.

George abdelmalek

Dr George Abdelmalek

Dr Abdelmalek completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)/Masters in Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo. After graduating, he was accepted into a highly regarded scholarship program and then moved into private practice in Melbourne CBD at the end of 2015. Dr Abdelmalek is a clinical demonstrator and lectures to undergraduate dental students at La Trobe University and has completed post-graduate examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

Dr Abdelmalek is particularly interested in education and the ability to transfer information in an engaging, fun and simple fashion. His dental interests include aesthetic dentistry and patient communication. He is passionate about dental volunteering and in 2015, together with friends, established a dental charity to provide dental aid in Australia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Dr Abdelmalek lectures for the Aesthetic Orthodontic and Restorative Training Academy (AORTA) and aims to share his knowledge of digital dentistry and aesthetic orthodontics with as broad a range of professionals as possible. He has been vice-president of the Australasian Clear Aligner Society (ACAS) since 201

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