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20 May 2020 г.

New forms of educational process organization at the Dental Faculty

New forms of  educational process organization

Modern conditions dictate the need to use new forms of educational process organization using modern communication technologies.

So in addition to theoretical classes 5th year students and clinical residents of the orthodontics department took part in educational webinars held online by renowned specialists in the field of orthodontics of the near and far abroad. At the end of the events, participants could ask lecturers questions and receive comprehensive answers live.

During the analysis of theoretical material with students in an online format, a discussion was held on the issues raised at the webinars. The content of the lectures, as well as the professional approach of speakers in presenting rather complex material, aroused keen interest among students and clinical residents who expressed their wishes to further develop this area of acquiring modern knowledge in the specialty.

The topic of webinars was as follows:

  • 04/17/2020 - Dr. Thomas Pitts (USA) «Pitts21 Live streaming - Educational Series2»;
  • 05/05/2020 - Dr. Gioacchino Pellegrino (Italy) «Management of deep bite with LM-Activator»;
  • 05/15/2020 - Dr. Chris Chang (Taiwan) «Treatment of complex cases using modern technologies»;
  • 05/17/2020 - Dr. Spesivtsev Alexander (Russia) «Iatrogenic orthodontics. How to avoid mistakes and fix them?»

Thomas Pitts, Doctor of Medicine, MSc in Dentistry is a visiting clinical professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry named after Arthur Dugoni at the Pacific University in San Francisco.

According to Thomas Pitts, modern orthodontics is based on a combination of advanced technology and art. As part of the webinar, a number of author's concepts were considered to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results:

  • Smile Arc Protection treatment technique (high positioning);
  • Pitts Early Active Approach Technique;
  • modern diagnostic procedures;
  • ways to increase the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment;
  • details and subtleties in the process of orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Gioacchino Pellegrino, DDS, Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics at the University of Foggia (Italy); Associate Professor, Department of Postgraduate Education in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Naples Frederick II  is a guest lecturer at many national and international conferences and private seminars.

The webinar was devoted to the managementof a deep bite in children using LM Activator. The presentation of Dr. Pellegrino examines various models of the LM Activator and, using an example of a series of clinical cases, demonstrates how and when to correct a deep bite effectively.

Dr. Chris Chang has a PhD from Indiana State University and a diploma from the American Council on Orthodontics (ABO).

During the webinar, many complex clinical cases were considered and the author's recommendations on choosing the most simple and effective treatment tactics were presented. Questions were raised regarding the use of the Insignia system, the features of the use of intermaxillary elastics, periodontal surgery using a laser, and much more.

Alexander Spesivtsev, assistant of the Department of Dentistry No. 2 of the Ivanovo State Medical Academy is an experienced speaker who has extensive experience in orthodontic practice using the Damon System and other equipment.

During the webinar, the lecturer examined the most common complications that were the result of medical errors (iatrogenic factors) at the stage of planning and conducting orthodontic treatment (choosing the wrong treatment tactics, extraction errors and etc.), as well as options for solving problems have been demonstrated. 

Sergey Denisov, Assistant, Department of Orthodontics
Translation: Anastasiya Karnacheva.

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