Registration for 2022 TAD Challenge Mentorship program now open
Since all participants will come from different backgrounds with different levels of experience, Dr.Baumgaertel will customize the format to your individual needs, and the format may even change as you progress through the Mentorship Program. The general format however will be as follows:
Patient Selection - A patient with a high anchorage requirement is a TAD candidate. You will briefly present this patient, mainly do discuss if your ideas are realistic, and determine the appropriate course of action going forward and the ideal time point for the TAD insertion.
Pre-Insertion Work Up – Approximately one month prior to the insertion you will complete a more in-depth work up of your patient, including progress records and intended treatment set-up, based on the knowledge acquired in the lectures and seminars.
Critical Review – Dr. Baumgaertel will subject your work up to a critical review and will use the clinical situation of your patient as a teaching moment to explain all the relevant factors that apply here. This will usually include, but is not limited to:
Follow Up – After the insertion you will follow up with Dr. Baumgaertel to discuss the experience and analyze your insertion and biomechanics using clinical photos.
First insertion completed. Now repeat. For a total of up to ten times.