ACADEMY OF FIXED ORTHODONTICS
COMPREHENSIVE ORTHODONTIC EDUCATION
Palakkad, Kerala, India
ph: 0466 2271771
The concepts and implementation of this practice oriented handson self starter online course will allow any participant to choose the content / period of study that best suits his/her practice. The course covers the latest in fixed orthodontic treatment mechanics including MBT (Straight Wire) system. The course is designed in such a way that the participant can easily understand the basics and will confidently be able to incorporate fixed orthodontics in the general practice. This distance learning (correspondence) course in orthodontics has helped many dentist learn orthodontics from the comforts of their home/office.
Dr. Ravi Kumar, the course director, has been practicing fixed orthodontics for the past 10 years. He is the Founder President of Indian Society Of Orthodontics For General Practitioners and is a keen researcher in Dentistry with a patent for his research granted by the Govt. Of India. Dr.Ravi Kumar has also published in several scientific Journals and has authored a textbook for the undergraduate dental student. He has also developed a short course interdisciplinary treatment method, using orthodontics, prosthodontics and endodontics, ideally suited for adult patients, called the Realistic Treatment Philosophy (RTP) and is presently engaged in popularizing this. Check out our Orthodontics Diploma Course in New York, USA.
Yes. All you have to do is select the course best suited for you and pay the course fee. We will then send you the AFO Course-in-a-box package which contains the Course Manual, Lecture and practice videos, Typodont and practice materials and the basic instruments. The Course Manual is a handbook / ready reckoner providing you with just enough theory and the practical steps for use in most of the routine cases. You will read this first and then watch the Lecture Videos. Once you have done this, you are now ready to try it on the Typodont. Using the basic instruments and the practice kit, you will watch the step by step practice video and can then practice bonding, placing the wire etc any number of times on the typodont. You can then take photographs of the exercises you have done and send it to AFO for discussion of your doubts using the 5 - 10 hours of quality time you get with AFO Faculty. For this you will have to have a multimedia computer (with webcam) and a broadband (above 250kbps) internet connection. Now you are ready to start on patient cases! You can use the Case Discussion forum on the website (available to course participants only) to discuss each case with AFO Faculty and with all the AFO course participants from all over the world!
AFO COURSE-IN-A-BOXThe course manual, videos, certificate and practice materials including the Typodont for handson exercises in one package.
Course Manual and Course Videos in DVDA Handbook For The Preadjusted Edgewise Appliance System
Practice KitTypodont, Orthodontic brackets and materials for handson exercises.
This correspondence (distance) education, handson online programme is intended for GP dentists who have little or no experience in orthodontics and want to learn to incorporate it into their practices or progress from removable appliances to a comprehensive, fixed technique. This is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on course which will help you to increase your practice base.
This online correspondence (distance) education course allows you to study orthodontics on your own pace, at your own practice or home. Hotel, meals, and airline transportation costs add up when attending seminars, especially for those living away from the seminar location. Hence, the online course leads to significant savings. Through the online program, you can start the learning process at any time of the year, and no longer need to wait for the class-room based course to come to your City.
We have participants from every corner of the world, and they are able to learn orthodontics via our online program. Whether you live in a distant corner of the earth or a major metropolis, orthodontic education is now available to you at the click of a button.
The online course in orthodontics allows you to customize your learning to your budget as the course can be scheduled (see below) when you have the money to invest. You can start with Level I and continue to Level II and go for advanced Fellowship / Mastership and Diploma programs. Together with the free post course mentoring for 5 years, this is the ideal course for a busy practitioner. Additionally, you can join the class-room based course for tier advancement at anytime if you choose so. All online course participants receive special discounts when then take up the class room based courses held in New Delhi and Bangalore, India.
Course Purpose: The purpose of this comprehensive program is to teach general dentists how to diagnose and treat orthodontic cases. Emphasis will be placed on thorough records and diagnosis. Treatment will involve using the Straight Wire (MBT). Advanced techniques can be taught at request.Course Registration Form
Eligibility : BDS / MDS. Participants should have clinical access to prepare complete records for orthodontic cases. Participant should have access to multimedia computer, internet and video conferencing through Yahoo / MSN messenger, Skype or Google voice & video.
Maximum of 250 Credit Hours divided equally over 5 sessions. These sessions can be taken anytime within a period of 1 year.
CP: Completing this course entitles the participant to a Level One (L I) or Level Two (L II) AFO certificate and 200 or 500 credit points respectively.Course Schedule
This course runs throughout the year at our institution.
Topics covered are -
2. Growth and Development
4. Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Problem
5. Treatment Planning - Extraction vs Non-Extraction
6. The Straigth Wire Orthodontic Theory
7. MBT (Straight Wire) Treatment Mechanics - Theory & Practice
8. Functional Orthodontics - Twin Block (only in Level II)
Sessions 1 & 2 consists of the above mentioned theoretical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours.
9. Cephalometrics in detail
10. Wire-bending within the Preadjusted Edgewise Technique
11. Realistic Treatment Philosophy (RTPtm)
12. Mini Implants in Orthodontics
13. Self Ligation in Orthodontics
14. Tip Edge Technique
15. Begg's Light Wire Technique
Sessions 6 & 7 consists of the above mentioned theoretical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours.
Extensive training on typodont will be provided in any student selected treatment technique. The student will be given training in banding, bonding and wire placement on typodont.
Sessions 3 & 4 consists of the above mentioned practical studies. Total duration is 100 credit hours. In the Fellowship course, Sessions 8, 9 & 10 are also included with a total duration of 400 credit hours.
Hands-on course is supported by extensive online Audio/Video Lectures detailing each procedure
Extensive case discussion is done on 10 patient records. Participant will also be encouraged to start orthodontic cases during the course, which will provide immediate income to pay for the course. Session 5 consists of case discussions with a total of 300 credit hours (at Level II) devoted for this.
Case Review & Post-Course Mentoring:No extra charges will be levied for the post-course mentoring of all new and in-progress cases for a period of 5 years when you select the Level II course. For those selecting the Level I course, the first 10 cases will be free of charge. This post course mentoring is the unique highlight of the course as this will allow the participant to discuss their cases as the treatment progresses!Course Registration Form
Course Schedule and Fees
Level I (Online)
This is the most economical course for a beginner who has just started on his clinical practice and wants to take a peek into orthodontics. This course comes with the Session 1 & 2 lecture DVD's, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials and 10 Free case discussions (all 10 cases have to be taken up within the first year itself). Additional cases can be discussed at 100 USD per case. You also get 5 hours of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time
Course Fee= 30000 INR / 600 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 800 USD + Tax***
Level II (Online)
This course comes with the Session 1 & 2 lecture DVD's, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials. Also apart from all that you get in Level I, you also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 10 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 60000 INR / 1200 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 1400 USD + Tax***
Level III (Online Fellowship)
This course comes with the Session 1 & 2, Session 6 & 7 lecture DVD's, the Course Manual, Sessions 3 & 4, Sessions 8 & 9, Session 10 Practice Videos, Typodont and practice materials. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 10 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 100,000 INR / 2000 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 2200 USD + Tax***
Sessions 1 & 2, 6 & 7 = 100 Credit hours each of Lectures on DVD's (Based on study manual and Power Point Presentation)
Sessions 3 & 4, 8 & 9, Session 10 = Practice Videos(100, 100 and 300 Credit hours respectively for Practicals - Typodont, brackets and wire kit will be sent by courier**)
*Please check the latest currency conversion rate.
**For countries other than India, courier charges to be borne by participants. The Course Manual, Typodont, MBT brackets and wire sequence for practicals provided free of cost. Courier will be sent through DHL (Preferred) / EMS SPEED POST / ARAMEX / TNT / FEDEX. Check if any of these companies service your area and intimate us of any preferences. Instruments has to be bought by the participants.
***Refund Policy: No refund requests will be entertained once the course materials are dispatched to the billing address provided by the course participant. Please email / call us before you make a transaction and we are always here to help you make the right decision.
Practice Starter Kit: Includes the complete essential instruments for lifelong orthodontic practice. The kit also includes materials and brackets for 10 patients. The cost of the Practice Starter Kit is 1100 USD.
Once the payment is received, we will send the Course materials within 2 weeks. If you have not already done so, please register here with your full billing addressCourse Registration Form
7 DAYS COMPREHENSIVE ORTHODONTICS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP COURSE - Special Discount for Online Course Participants
April in Bangalore, India, May and December in New Delhi, India - Click here!
Take up with Level I Online (10 Cases Free Discussion) @ 600 USD - Attend the Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 1200 USD
Take up Level II Online (5 years Free post course Mentoring) @ 1,200 USD - Attend the Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 800 USD
Take up Level III (Full Fellowship Online with 5 years Free post course Mentoring) @ 2000 USD - Attend Full Fellowship City Based (7 days course) @ 500 USD
Only self starter Lingual course in the world for general practitioners and orthodontist. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 2 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 40,000 INR / 800 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 1000 USD + Tax***Click here to go to the Lingual Orthodontics Course page
Orthodontic Mini Implant (Stand Alone)
Only self starter Mini Implant course in the world for general practitioners and orthodontist. You also get 5 years of free post-course mentoring and 2 hours of of face to face discussion time with AFO faculty at a mutually convenient time.
Course Fee= 20,000 INR / 400 USD*
Add 200 USD as Courier Charges**. Total 600 USD + Tax***Click here to go to the Mini Screw Implant Course page
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I would be honored to testify on my association with your educational facility, please do not hesitate to give my name and phone number, just let them call me on my office phone number. Dr.M Y Saleh, DDS, California, United States of America (USA). Office Phone: +1 559-734-1966 (Office time PDT)
EXTRAORDINARY. BECAUSE BEFORE JOINING THIS COURSE I COULD NEVER IMAGINE PRACTICING ORTHODONTICS. BUT NOW I FEEL CONFIDENT WHILE TAKING AND TREATING THE CASES. Dr.Rizwan, BDS, Gujarat, India. Mob. 09428442074 (2.00pm to 5.00pm IST)
Simply great! Dr.Amit Baporikar, BDS, Maharashtra, India. Mob. 09960745489
Met my objectives in terms of where I started off with no knowledge about orthodontics to a confident, skilled orthodontic practitioner. Dr.Moses Aluteni, Windhoek, Namibia. Mob. +264855532165 / +264811244590 Dr Moses continued his Online course to Level III (Clinic based) and is now a Felllow of AFO
Wonderful course for a novice like me! Dr.Vipin Nair, United Kingdom (UK)
+91 466 2271771
"This online course helped me a lot in learning fixed orthodontics, without missing on my clinic."
Dr.Ahmed Mostafa, Egypt
"Great online course, worth much much more than the fees charged. Thanks for teaching me fixed orthodontics"
Dr.Robert Wickramsinghe, SriLanka
"I am now a convert to Self-Ligating Brackets, and that too without missing out on my busy practice. Tks Dr.Ravi."
Dr. Melinda Supomo, Indonesia
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Palakkad, Kerala, India
ph: 0466 2271771