Join us for a 3-credit CE course with Dr. Won Moon, the Founder of the Moon Principles Institute (“the MoonLab”) and BioTech Innovation.
Dr. Moon served as the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics for the orthodontic residency program at UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002, and completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA.
Dr. Moon is responsible for developing Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE), a unique micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE). In this course, participants will learn how to incorporate MSE into their practice.
How to Incorporate Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE) in Your Practice Immediately: The Nuts and Bolts of MSE Application
Date and time:
7-10PM EST, Saturday, February 27, 2021. Two-hour lecture and one-hour Q&A via Zoom.
Time zone in Boston, MA (GMT-5)
Three (3) CE credits will be provided.
The non-surgical Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE) has evolved since 2004, and its application has steadily been growing globally. With the proliferation of MSE-related publications by multiple authors, there is clear evidence to support its impact. The essential nuts and bolts of the diagnosis, treatment planning, appliance selection, fabrication, expansion protocols, patient management, and troubleshooting process related to MSE will be highlighted. Some recent discoveries will be explored with research data. The aim of this presentation is to relay the most practical information for immediate implementation of this novel technique in everyone’s clinical practice.
- Overall concept of MSE, Dx and Tx planning, and patient selection
- Craniofacial vs dentoalveolar changes with MSE
- Proper appliance selection and fabrication
- Optimal activation protocol based on mechanical and biological considerations
- Solution for patients with narrow palates
- Solution for patients requiring multiple MSEs
- Asymmetric patients and asymmetric expansion
- Cortopuncture and MSE for challenging cases
- Combining minor surgical procedure with MSE for even more challenging cases
- MSE and airway changes
Learn more about Dr. Moon:
Dr. Won Moon is the Founder of the Moon Principles Institute (“the MoonLab”) and BioTech Innovation. He served as the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics for the orthodontic residency program at UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002. He completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA. He studied mathematics prior to dentistry, and his research topics include 3D image analysis utilizing surface mapping functions and Elliptical Fourier’s Descriptors, Genomewide Association Study of Craniofacial Phenotypes, Finite Element Model (FEM) Development and Simulation, Applications of 3D Printing in Orthodontics, Orthopedic Correction, Airway Changes with Orthopedic Corrections, Accelerated Tooth Movement, and Micro-implant (MI) Design study. His work has been published in various journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics because of his background, and he is a co-author of four textbooks. He has presented these findings in 37 countries, totaling over 450 presentations. His current focus has been establishing protocols for orthopedic corrections with MI, improving the airway for patients with nasal obstruction, and creating virtual patients utilizing image analysis and FEM.
His interest in mid-facial expansion began in 2004 as micro-implant became available in the USA, and he is responsible for developing Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE), a unique micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE). He has been active in advocating non-surgical skeletal expansion in both children and adult patients, especially for those who may suffer from airway restrictions. His presentation in MSE has been widely accepted internationally, and numerous peer-reviewed publications are available.
The Forsyth Institute is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Forsyth Institute designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Cancellations and Refunds
Forsyth will grant refunds for all cancellations received within 15 days prior to the course date.
Forsyth will retain a $5 cancellation fee for any course.
Forsyth will grant a full refund if the lecturer must cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. Forsyth will try to contact all registrants at the time of course cancellation.