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In this course, diagnostics and therapy are demonstrated, scientifically substantiated and presented in a practical manner using treatment cases.
  • Rapid initial diagnosis of CMD using manual functional diagnosis (Kieler Konzept, Bumann)
  • Simplified differential diagnosis of CMD using the Aqua Splint
  • Decision rules for the need for therapy or for the FWT (“finger away therapy”)
  • The cracking phenomenon: but not a consequence of the malocclusion? Therapy superfluous?
  • Indication, use and management of the Aqua Splint (with demonstration)
  • Manual / physiotherapeutic accompanying therapy, holistic connections
  • What comes after the rail?
  • Is occlusal rehabilitation an absolute must?
  • Pre-prosthetic / pre-orthodontic bite determination with the Aqua Splint
  • Avoidance of iatrogenic TMD during dental / orthodontic treatment
  • When is the use of imaging procedures (MRT / CT / DVT etc.) necessary?
  • Contraindication, failures, recurrence
  • Current forensic and financial aspects Target group: Dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, physical therapists

Aqua Splint concept

A new method for simple diagnosis and therapy of the temporomandibular joint/CMD. CMD has a multifactorial genesis. The malocclusion is not always the main cause – psyche, stress, trauma, but also connective tissue weakness, cervical spine syndrome, hormonal factors often (single or multiple) play a major role.

The newly developed water splint (Aqua Splint) enables a quick and easy differential diagnosis of TMD and offers an uncomplicated and effective therapy.

Aqua Splint is the only self-adjusting splint that can be individually adjusted and used immediately – without impression or registration. The immediate help/pain relief achieved with this and the elimination of grinding in and adjusting the splint has shown excellent clinical results as well as doctor and patient satisfaction. With the new Aqua Splint concept, the complicated and unpopular topic of temporomandibular joint dysfunction / CMD is greatly simplified. It also enables colleagues who are not specialized in CMD to carry out a precise diagnosis and targeted therapy in daily practice with a reasonable amount of time and money*.

SARA@ Sabbagh Advanced Repositioning Appliance

An intermaxillary fixed telescopic appliance with an integrated spring.In contrast to the Herbst appliance, it offers a better alternative to conventional treatment for patients with:
  • lack of cooperation
  • Distal occlusion with little residual growth
  • Dental class II (also unilateral)
  • Non-surgical bite conversion in adults
  • Aplacien
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction / sleep apnea
Headgear, extractions or surgical correction of the bite position can also be dispensed with in adults. Furthermore, through the combined use of SUS² and mini screws (Tomas Pin), extensive orthodontic corrections can be carried out, especially as part of a pre-prosthetic treatment. The basics of functional mandibular advancement, indications and limits as well as the dentoalveolar and skeletal effects are presented in detail in a practice-oriented manner using treatment cases and are scientifically substantiated. In the practical part, the installation and activation steps are demonstrated and practiced, and questions about retention and troubleshooting are discussed. Target group: orthodontists, training assistants.

Trouble Shooting – Problem Management In Orthodontics

New innovations and proven procedures can significantly increase the effectiveness and stability of orthodontic treatment: 

  • Overcoming aligner limitations 
  • Hybrid orthodontics
  • Fascinations and limits of digital orthodontics / digital workflow
  • New aspects for the treatment of non-anlage, ankyloses, molar loss, 

   traumatic anterior tooth loss, and root resorption. 

  • The concept of “fixed progressive bite jumping © SARA®/Herbst®” for:


    • Non-compliant patients 
    • Unilateral class II/asymmetries 
    • Non-surgical bite jumping in adults 


  • Prevention and management of CMD / sleep apnea in orthodontics
  • Preprosthetic orthodontics – new aspects and procedures
  • Indirect bonding – analogue/digital – a practical process
  • Tips and tricks for the stability and easy handling of mini implants (TAD`S).
  • Repaid maxillary expansion, MARPA or Distractor?
  • Tongue dysfunction as a main Instability factor, management and solutions
  • Relapse: prevention, management and solutions
  • Relevant forensic and economic aspects 
  • Future horizons in orthodontics

Hybride orthodontics

New horizons and variations in aligner therapy

Compared to fixed appliances, clear aligners offer better aesthetics, more comfort and easier oral hygiene. On the other hand, aligners have some limitations regarding certain tooth movements such as extrusion, intrusion and root torque. In addition, there are limits to the treatment of complex malocclusions with aligners, for example in the case of a greatly enlarged sagittal anterior tooth step, a pronounced deep bite or bilateral crossbite. Aligner modifications such as Hemi-Splint, Torque TPP, SARA-Wings, as well as the combination of aligners and fixed appliances such as mini-pins, GNE appliances or SARA® can overcome limitations, expand the range of indications and reduce the duration of treatment and recurrences. The newly developed “shape memory effect” of the “direct print aligners” also makes a significant contribution and enables resource-saving production with higher precision, better fit and application of force as well as fewer attachments. The properties of these two orthodontic appliances and the efficient use of the various combinations in the treatment of complex cases are discussed based on clinical cases and scientific knowledge.