Understanding the Benefits of Miniscrew Anchorage in Your Practice

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About The Presenter

Dr. Jason B. Cope got an early introduction to orthodontics, beginning his informal education at 13 years of age by making retainers and grinding study models in his father’s lab. By age 15, he was helping his father as an orthodontic chair-side assistant. He now runs a private orthodontic practice in Dallas, Texas, where he treats patients three days a week while also developing new orthodontic products, lecture materials, and educational aides, which are available at www.CopestheticCE.com.

A recognized innovator in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Cope has recently focused on developing clinical protocols and products to enhance Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) use, particularly Miniscrew Implants (MSIs), the most popular subcategory of TADs. In 2003, he partnered with IMTEC Corp. to develop the Ortho Implant, one of the first U.S. manufactured orthodontic miniscrew implants. Since then, he developed the Cope Placement Protocol™, the first minimally invasive protocol to utilize drill-free MSI placement with topical anesthetic only, a patented life-like triple-density typodont for teaching MSI placement methods, and several other TAD protocols and products relating to openbite closure and Class II distalization.

A prolific author and lecturer, Dr. Cope has published eight non peer-reviewed and 19 peer-reviewd journal articles, 37 book chapters, a research handbook, and a 400-page dissertation. He also co-edited a multimedia CD-ROM and a 600-page textbook, Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis, and self-published a 500-page textbook entitled OrthoTADs: The Clinical Guide and Atlas, available exclusively at www.UnderDogMedia.us. He has given over 250 lectures nationally and internationally, and has been involved in the development of several educational websites. Dr. Cope is an ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the World Journal of Orthodontics, The Angle Orthodontist, the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Journal of Dental Research, Archives in Oral Biology, and was the guest editor for the March 2005 issue of Seminars In Orthodontics on OrthoTADs.

Dr. Cope received his DDS, Orthodontic Certificate, and PhD in craniofacial bone biology from the Baylor College of Dentistry.? He has been a researcher on over 20 funded research projects, and has served as a committee member on numerous orthodontic graduate student thesis projects. He also serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Graduate Orthodontics at St. Louis University, is a visiting professor at serveral universities, and has lectured to graduate students at 11 universities in North America, Central America, South America, and Australia.

  • December 10, 2010
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Location: Memphis
  • CE credit: 7 Hours
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Jason B. Cope
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Cost and Location Specifics

This course is intended for Orthodontists: Early Bird Special - $179 / After November 1 - $199.

Registration at the door is an additional $25. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Description

Dr. Cope uses his unique PhD background in bone biology in combination with basic biomechanical principles to explain the basic fundamentals of miniscrew implant placement, loading, and use in a way that no other current speaker can…and with success rates well over 90%. He will walk you through the confusing nomenclature surrounding the “prescription” of miniscrews, treatment planning, surgical placement, biomechanical considerations, clinical applications, and removal procedures. At the conclusion of the presentation, you will clearly understand the benefits of miniscrew anchorage in your practice.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and 3M Unitek.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry 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 University of Tennessee designates this activity for 7 hours continuing education credits.