About the course

The Orthodontic Mini-Residency in Clear Aligner Technique is a systematic on-line training program in clear aligner technique based on 12 Modules. Each module is a 2 hour recorded video that you may watch at your convenience, download pdf notes and take a quiz to reinforce your learning and earn continuing education credits. This course utilizes an advanced online learning platform where you can access your course content on desktop, tablet or mobile phone. You will join our online community and network with other dentists and orthodontists who are taking the course as you post questions, updates and discussions in an exclusive group of alumni. This course is open to orthodontists and general dentists and is eligible for 30 CE credits as an approved PACE program by the Academy of General Dentistry.

Recommended Textbook

Clear Aligner Technique

The recommended accompanying textbook for this course is Clear Aligner Technique and you may purchase either a hard or electronic copy at Quintessence Publishing using the discount code 'tailecture18'.

What's included

  • Each module includes a 2-hour recorded video and downloadable PDF lecture notes

  • Quizzes to reinforce your learning for each module and earn your continuing education credits

  • Discussion board to share and learn findings from other students in the course

Course curriculum

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  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Let's get started

  • 2

    Module 1: Clear Aligner Technique - Basic Principles

    • Clear Aligner Technique – Basic Principles

    • Quiz: Module 1

  • 3

    Module 2: Anterior Open Bite Treatment and Resolution of Crowding

    • Anterior Open Bite and Resolution of Spacing/Crowding

    • Quiz: Module 2

  • 4

    Module 3: Deep Bite Treatment

    • Deep Bite Treatment

    • Quiz: Module 3

  • 5

    Module 4: Class II Treatment with Clear Aligners

    • Class II Treatment with Clear Aligners

    • Quiz: Module 4

  • 6

    Module 5: Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement

    • Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement

    • Quiz: Module 5

  • 7

    Module 6: Class III Treatment with Clear Aligners and Lower Incisor Extraction Protocol

    • Class III Treatment with Clear Aligners

    • Quiz: Module 6

  • 8

    Module 7: Premolar Extraction Protocol for Clear Aligners - Part 1

    • Premolar Extraction Protocol for Clear Aligners - Part 1

    • Quiz: Module 7

  • 9

    Module 8: Premolar Extraction Protocol for Clear Aligners - Part 2

    • Premolar Extraction Protocol for Clear Aligners - Part 2

    • Quiz: Module 8

  • 10

    Module 9: Advanced Clincheck Techniques

    • Advanced ClinCheck Techniques

    • Quiz: Module 9

  • 11

    Module 10: Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Finishing, and Retention

    • Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Finishing, Retention

    • Quiz: Module 10

  • 12

    Module 11: Phase 1 Mixed Dentition Treatment with Invisalign First

    • Phase 1 Mixed Dentition Treatment with Invisalign First

    • Quiz: Module 11

  • 13

    Module 12: Interdisciplinary Treatment, The role of TADS in Clear Aligner Treatment and Orthognatic Surgery with Clear Aligners

    • Interdisciplinary Treatment, The role of TADS in Clear Aligner Treatment and Orthognatic Surgery with Clear Aligners

    • Quiz: Module 12

  • 14

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

Recommended Guide

It is recommended that you follow the course content in the following order:

  1. Modules 1-4 in your first year of residency;
  2. Modules 5-8 in your second year and;
  3. Modules 9-12 in your third year. 


Once you register, you will have access to the course for 3 years during your residency program. To progress to the next module, complete watching the video, answer the quiz and that will unlock the next video.

Instructor(s)

Dr. Sandra Khong Tai

Dr. Sandra Khong Tai received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is also Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Sandra Tai has been an Invisalign certified orthodontist since 2000 and is currently an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider who has treated over 2,500 cases with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Tai is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics and the author of the textbook “Clear Aligner Technique”. (Quintessence Publishing 2018) which has been translated into 11 languages - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portugese, Russian,Korean, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese. She is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional affiliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Tai has lectured extensively on clear aligner technique all over the world. She is one of the pioneer testing doctors on Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement and Invisalign First appliance and is involved in several research projects on clear aligners.

Continuing Education Credits

This course is eligible for 30 CE credits as an approved PACE program

Aligner Resources
Nationally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGDD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement 
10/01/2020 to 09/30/2021 Provider ID# 400362

Pricing options

Prices are in USD

FAQ

  • What is AGD PACE approval?

    This is a recognition by the Academy of General Dentistry for Continuing Education Credits. This means you may submit any CE credits earned to your licensing body for approval. In many countries, a number of Continuing Education Credits are required for licence renewal. There may be a limit on the number of on-line credits submitted, although live on-line webinars fall under the category of live courses and not self-learning.

  • How long is this course?

    The duration of this course is set by your own pace. Once you register, you will have access to the course for 3 years during your residency program.

  • How do I ask questions during each module?

    You can post discussion questions within the course learning platform where those who are also taking the course can respond in a public forum. If you'd like to ask a private question, you can e-mail Dr. Sandra Tai a personal e-mail.

  • How do I get CE credits?

    At the end of each module, there will be a 5 question quiz based on the learning outcomes of each module. You are required to answer 3/5 questions correctly to move on to the next module. If you have insufficient correct answers, watch the video lecture again and you may attempt the quiz multiple times until the required number of correct answers is achieved. Upon completion of the 3 month course, you will be emailed a PDF certificate certifying successful completion of the course. You may then use the certificate to apply for CE credits with your dental licensing authority.