How the Latest Technologies Will Affect the Way You Practice in 10 years - 2018 Wendell Wylie Memorial Lecture

Medical Science Building S-214

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The past two decades have seen a tremendous evolution in and introduction of technology in orthodontics. Rapid advancements and decreasing production cost for computer hardware and software, CAD-CAM appliances, 3D printing, 3D Imaging and Skeletal Anchorage have made it practical and cost-effective to incorporate these technologies into clinical practice. However, several basic question remain to be addressed: "Which of these innovations are truly impactful and effective, and which ones are not? Do they aid in enhancing treatment efficiency and outcome, and what are best the ones to use for our patients?" This presentation will highlight current available and emerging technologies, show examples of clinical cases using these technologies, and examine the scientific data or lack thereof regarding their effectiveness.


  • Better informed on whether or not to invest in 3D technology such as intra-oral scanners, 3D printers,
    CAD-CAM appliances and CBCT scanners.
  • Learn techniques that have been shown to reduce the need for orthognathic surgery and improve the
    quality of life for their patients
  • Discuss evidence-based treatment protocols versus expert-opinion techniques.

Educational Objectives:

  • List the currently available 3D Imaging technology and understand their current and future
    applications in orthodontics.
  • Appreciate the range of currently available "custom" 3D computer designed appliances, their
    applications in orthodontics, and decipher the advantages and limitations of these appliances.

Intended Audience:
This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists, orthodontists, and dental professionals interested in multidisciplinary treatment.


Tung T. Nguyen, DMD, MS

Dr. Nguyen completed his Dental training at Tufts University and received his Master's Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina (UNC). He completed the William R. Proffit Teaching Fellowship before joining the faculty at UNC, where he is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Dentofacial Deformities Clinic. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists. He received the BF and Helen Dewel Award for best clinical research from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2012 for the work done on Class III bone anchors. Dr. Nguyen has over 50 publications and book chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally. His research interests are 3D imaging, 3D printing and dentofacial orthopedics.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Dentist - $325
Auxiliary - $249
UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, lunch, course materials (if applicable), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.

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