Live Webinar: Re-imagining the Future of Orthodontics with Clear Aligner Technique

Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Pacific time) The registration period has closed for this event. 


This course will be a live, interactive webinar offered through Zoom, which enables you to participate in distance learning from anywhere in the country. This live, interactive webinar will count towards in-person instructional hours per the Dental Board of California. However, this may vary for license renewal in other states. 


Clear aligner treatment is now a proven orthodontic technique that is able to treat a wide range of malocclusions. This presentation will cover the differences in biomechanics between how fixed appliances and clear aligners move teeth. Dr. Tai will offer a perspective on how to evaluate different clear aligner systems and to select a product based on components of the system and the type of tooth movements required. An overview of clear aligner treatment will be given, including aligner innovations that are available to treat deep bite, open bite, Class II, and premolar extraction cases with excellent clinical outcomes.


You Will Learn

  • The differences in biomechanics and anchorage considerations between fixed appliances and clear aligners
  • How to evaluate different clear aligner systems based on material, attachment design and software design
  • What type of clear aligner features to incorporate for the treatment of deep bite, open bite malocclusion
  • How to stage tooth movements in the software plan for treatment of different malocclusions


Who Should Attend

This informative course is designed for orthodontists, general dentists who provide clear aligner treatment, orthodontic clinical staff and treatment coordinators.


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course material and other timely information. Registration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 4

This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals


Sandra Tai, BDS, MS is a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific. Dr Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 who has treated over 3,000 cases with Invisalign clear aligners. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique” which has been translated into 11 languages, and the author of the chapter on Clear Aligner Treatment in Graber's Orthodontics 7th Edition. She is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.



The interactive webinar will be hosted by Zoom.


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