In for the Save: Applications of Osteoperforation

R. Bruce McFarlane, DMD, B.Sc.D, MCID, FRCD(C), In for the Save: Applications of Osteoperforation
Speaker: R. Bruce McFarlane, DMD, B.Sc.D, MCID, FRCD(C)
Category: Orthodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
Micro-osteoperforation (MOP) is a well-established method of orthodontic acceleration. It can be used in a proactive or reactive role as an orthodontic case is executed. This article focuses on the la...more
  • Released: 8/1/2016
  • Expiration Date: 8/1/2019
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

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Since the publication of the original research on manual osteoperforation performed at New York University,1 the clinical application and acceptance by practitioners of the system has grown significantly.2 It has proven to be useful in both proactive and reactive clinical applications for orthodontic cases being treated with fixed brackets or clear aligners. The reactive application is especially interesting to me, because it can put an orthodontic case back on track toward a more successful and expedited conclusion, thus saving time, money and reputations.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane is a 1984 dental graduate of the University of Manitoba and holds a master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Western Ontario. He has since had practices in Winnipeg, Kenora, and Thunder Bay, Canada, as well as Beverly Hills, California. He travels and teaches extensively for Align Technology, Henry Schein Orthodontics and Propel Orthodontics. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, technology and philanthropy

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand the difference between proactive and reactive use of manual osteoperforation (MOP)
  • Know which orthodontic movements are commonly involved in making a case lag
  • Understand the targeted use of MOP for specifi c areas, and anchorage requirements
  • Appreciate the effi ciency, economic and reputation-saving advantages of MOP
  • Feel confi dent about when, where and how to apply MOP in a reactive role

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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