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Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Therapy (CO1) | 13 CE Credits

Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Therapy (CO1) Attendees will participate in an engaging and informative overview of orthodontics. We will revisit the salient aspects of orthodontic tooth movement, occlusion, diagnosis, and treatment planning as it pertains to the restorative dental practice and as taught in dental school.

The course will also begin to introduce aligner therapy and the SureSmile® Aligner system and to help the restorative dentist understand how to best leverage aligner therapy in the restorative practice environment as well as when it is optimal to refer to an orthodontic specialist.

A hands-on workshop will include setup of the SureSmile® Aligner account, review of the important tools, initial case workup, and understanding of patient flow.

Participants are required to bring a laptop to this workshop.

It is recommended that our Orthodontics courses are taken in order. This course is typically offered two days prior to Clear Aligner in Advanced Cases and we encourage participants to attend the courses back-to-back as part of our Training to Treatment in 4 Days program.

Participants Will Learn:

  • SureSmile® Aligner system overview with demo of case
  • Workflow within the SureSmile® Aligner system
  • Strengths of the SureSmile® Aligner software in planning and managing the patient: displacements, global positioning, IPR
  • Orthodontic Basics such as tooth movement
  • Review of dental and skeletal envelope of discrepancies
  • Orthodontic treatment modalities with a focus on SureSmile® Aligners
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning:
  • Review the importance of skeletal and dental analysis in three planes of space
  • Lateral ceph tracing (case example)
  • Understanding of the role of the transverse skeletal relationship and key clinical identifiers


  • Aligner Case Selection:
  • Cases that are ideal in the restorative environment
  • What risks to look for in patients that would benefit from an orthodontic referral
  • How to present the orthodontic value proposition to the patient
  • Practice on demo patients
  • IPR lab practice
  • Hands-on attachment placement
  • QuickStart Guide:
  • Essentials for your first full-aligner case
  • Setting up your favorites
  • Review of a case submission and pricing
  • Patient Management:
  • How often should aligners be changed
  • Tracking the effectiveness of aligners
  • Setting patient expectations at the outset – IPR, refinements, etc.
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  • $3,295 Doctors
  • $995 Team Members*


  • 13 CE Credits


  • Shalin Shah, DMD, MS
  • Tyler Rathburn, DMD

2021 Dates


CDOCS Campus, Scottsdale, AZ
7201 E Princess Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Give us a call at 877.295.4276 or email us.

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Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Therapy (CO1)

* Team member must accompany a paying Doctor to receive the Team member rate.

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