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Orthodontic Hands On Training for Dental Hygienists

This is a unique Orthodontic Training Course for Dental Hygienists who are looking to hone in their skills in an orthodontic or a general practice. It is designed to update hygienists’ knowledge of orthodontic theory and the most current and cutting edge procedures, like the use of Invisalign, Lingual braces and Accelerated tooth movement. Growth, development and the etiology of malocclusions are integrated with clinical aspects of practice (including placement and the use of bands, brackets, archwire types and bends). Focus on the significance of diagnostic records in the design of treatment plans.

Why Choose Our Course?

  • ONE-ON-ONE training – we train one hygienist at a time in our clinical environment rotating all 3 instructors for diverse practical skills development.
  • All procedures are performed on our patients, not on typodonts, under close supervision of an Orthodontist and our clinical staff.
  • Clinical skills are taught in a logical sequence of an every-day-orthodontic-office-flow.
  • Theoretical lectures and clinical manuals available for e-access upon registration. All questions and review of theoretical materials will be conducted over lunch hours.
  • Two consecutive weeks totalling 50 hours of hands-on training and 20 hours of theory (Tues-Thur from 9am-6pm).
  • Due to on-going COVID-19 concerns and varied governing body regulations, course participants will be provided one reusable shield and one disposable mask per day for the duration of the course. Participants may also bring their own PPE based on their comfort level.
  • Participants will be provided an accredited certificate upon course completion and 20 CE credits.

From A Participant

This was an unbelievable course. Dr. Sky and Dr. Holta were patient, friendly and very knowledgeable. The hands on experience with actual patients really set this course apart, I felt confident and comfortable using my new skills and knowledge. The entire staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and taken care of and they were all passionate about helping me learn. I cannot wait to use all my new skills!

Jessie O'Brien, Hygienist (April 2018)

Dr. Sky, Course Director & Instructor

Dr. Sky successfully pioneered several continuing education courses that she teaches to dentists and dental specialists. In addition to her work at Orthodontic Studio, Dr. Naslenas also works at the Hospital for Sick Children. There she’s committed to working with children with craniofacial anomalies, cleft lips and palate syndrome, and other developmental challenges. Dr. Sky believes strongly that a positive self-image and self-confidence can result from proper orthodontic care, and that belief and commitment is the foundation upon which Orthodontic Studio is built. “It’s a privilege and an honour to be able to positively impact people’s self-esteem and confidence. Our goal is to train hygienists who will provide orthodontic care at a standard of excellence. We want to deliver orthodontic knowledge and skills that exceed your expectations.

Dr. Holta, Course Instructor

I love working with patients of all ages and am committed to creating beautiful smiles. I have been an orthodontic hygienist for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy helping our patients progress from the beginning of treatment to the glorious end. I graduated University of Toronto Qualifying program and feel proud to join Dr. Sky and her team. I share the same vision of implementing the latest orthodontic advances. Together with Dr. Sky we share our knowledge to create, healthy beautiful smiles. I also speak Albanian and Italian. Allow us to exceed your orthodontic expectations!

Eni Ulaj, Hygienist and Instructor

I graduated from Toronto Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries College. I happily share my knowledge, skills, and ten years of dental experience to deliver optimal care and high standards of practice to every one of our hygiene students and our patients.

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course fee $2335*

*Cancellation Policy: Please note, that upon registration you automatically will be emailed all course materials, hence we cannot offer you a refund. We understand that emergencies do arise and you can re-book the course for a different date.