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Finishing & Detailing - A Practical Approach to Wire Bending


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Course Overview

Towards the end of fixed orthodontic treatment, many dentists find themselves re-positioning brackets or turning to finishing aligners to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

Finishing and Detailing - A Practical Approach to Wire Bending is an intensive two-day practical course which arms dentists with wire bending skills for completing treatment.

Delegates learn the appropriate bends to achieve specific outcomes like intrusion, extrusion, rotation, torque and more. IAS course leaders Asif Chatoo and Ross Hobson also share a wealth of tips, techniques and insight into the finishing and detailing with wire bending. 

The course is open to specialists, trainee specialists and GDPs with some prior fixed appliance experience. 


The next course starts on 19 March 2021 in Surrey.

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AM Day 1
Introduction to Wire Bending
  • Why finishing and detailing is essential for excellence
  • Simple bends
  • Practical technical exercises
  • Explaining torque and its control
  • Appliance selection and implications for finishing and detailing
AM Day 2
Mastering Wire Bending Techniques
  • Achieving control - selecting appropriate bends
  • Practical clinical exercises
  • Achieving control
  • Managing the overbite
  • Missing teeth and finishing implications

Benefits of this course

  • Learn invaluable wire bending techniques
  • Complete orthodontic treatment without re-siting brackets or using aligners
  • Achieve improved outcomes for patients
  • Access post-learning clinical support

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What you will learn

  • Appliance choice and its effect on finishing
  • The Seven Keys of Excellence
  • First, second and third-order wire bending technical and practical exercises
  • Selecting and mastering bends to achieve the desired intrusion, extrusion, rotation, torque, etc
  • Extruding canines - traction arms
  • Intrusion arches
  • Lingual mechanics - accuracy/small spans/ "opposite to buccal"
  • Closing loops
  • Clinical tips and tricks

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Upcoming course dates

19 March 2021 - 20 March 2021



Meet the lecturers

Ross Hobson
Ross Hobson

Prof* Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS, MDOrth (RCPS), FDS (RCS Ed), FDS (RCS Eng), SFHEA

Ross graduated from the University of Newcastle, has Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Glasgow, Edinburgh and England. His MDOrth is from the RCPS Glasgow). He was the first dentist to be awarded the prestigious Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. His specialist orthodontic training was completed in Dundee. He has published over 60 refereed articles on Orthodontics, hypodontia, dental materials and education. He was appointed to the Chair in Orthodontics at UClan to develop part-time specialist orthodontic training in primary care.

1992 – 2009: Newcastle upon Tyne University, Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Head of Department and the MSc/ Specialist training program in orthodontics.

2004-2008: Chair of CCDAS (the BDA academic committee) and a member of the BDA Executive Board.

2010: He was awarded the BDA Fellowship in recognition of his work for the profession.

2012: He and his partners established Windmill Orthodontic Group, the North of England’s first 7 private multidisciplinary specialist practices

*Ross is a former retired professor of UClan.

Asif Chatoo
Asif Chatoo

Dr Chatoo qualified as a Dentist from King’s College, London in 1993 and gained his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at GKT Dental Institute, London in 2001. He received specialist training in Lingual Orthodontics in Paris in 2002.

In 2005 he opened The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, the first clinic in the UK dedicated to lingual Orthodontics. Asif has lectured around the world on a variety of topics, on lingual orthodontics, adult treatment and digital technology. Last year he lectured at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in Tunisia at the first ever meeting of the Tunisian Lingual Orthodontic Society and at the British Orthodontic Conference.

He is the Secretary of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of ESLO 2018. Dr Chatoo is the only orthodontist accredited by both the World and the European Lingual Orthodontic Societies.

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