The Full Face Philosophy: a 3-Year Orthodontic Program.
Dr Mahony’s renowned Mini Residency orthodontic programmed is a three year course designed for the general dental practitioner and is delivered over 9 modules.
This program consists of structured learning modules, which include lectures, practical components, live patient demonstrations, and take home assignments.
It must be remembered that orthodontics is a clinical discipline. Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. The saying, “practice makes perfect”, certainly holds true in the context of providing orthodontic treatment.
One does not achieve a competent performance in orthodontics solely by listening to a persuasive lecturer or by looking at pictures of treated cases completed by someone else.
The intricacies of treatment procedures, appliance adjustment, biomechanics and patient management can only be mastered when the clinician’s basic education is supplemented by hands on clinical experience under the direction of an experienced orthodontic specialist.
Dr Derek Mahony will provide this opportunity, whenever feasible, in the context of his continuous education programs.
The Course also incorporates T32 Dental Academy Malaysia’s philosophy of Continuous learning and mentoring.
The course incorporates a local team of orthodontists who will be playing the role, for continuous tutorial, mentoring and mentoring and advisory to the participants. The tutorials are based on small group teaching after every module.
This program also incorporates the possibility of “Live” patient training with mets guidance from our local team making it one of the most comprehensive orthodontic program focuses on competency.
Dr Derek Mahony
Specialist Orthodontist BDS(Syd) MScOrth(Lon) DOrth RCS(Edin) MDOrth RCSP(Glas) MOrth RCS(Eng) MOrth RCS(Edin) FRCD(Can) FICD FICCDE FACE FADE Grad Dip Dental Sleep Medicine (WA)
Derek Mahony is a Sydney based Specialist Orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect of functional appliance therapy on patients in orthodontic treatments. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact of the combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits of this philosophy provides from a practice management viewpoint.
After completing his dental degree at the University of Sydney, Dr Mahony proceeded to the United Kingdom where he completed his Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute of Dental Surgery, London.
Further studies led to the successful completion of a Diploma in Orthodontics at the the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Mahony has also passed the Royal College of Dentists in Canada post graduate examination in the field of orthodontics.
Dr Mahony has passed examination leading to a postgraduate qualification in Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. He has also attained his Membership in Orthodontics qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Dr Mahony has been seeing an average of 250 patients per week for the last decade and has gained a vast amount of experience which he can pass on to clinicians so that they can come appreciate the key elements of his combined treatment approach. He currently has over 3000 orthodontic patients in active treatment and has been a key note speaker at the International Orthodontic Summit meetings, the International Association of Orthodontics meetings, and the American Association of Functional Orthodontics meetings. He is considered by some to be the ”next leading lecturer on functional/fixed orthodontics.” Dr Mahony will provide a stimulating presentation for clinicians wishing to advance their treatment results via a simplistic step by step approach .
Dr Mahony approaches his orthodontic diagnosis from a “facial profile” point of view. He sets his treatment goals to create not just straight teeth, but beautiful faces and healthy temporomandibular joints.
Dr Mahony is contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, International Orthodontic Journal and Spanish Journal of Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
- Orthodontic Diagnosis
- Cephalometric/ Radiography+
- Treatment In The Mixed Detention
- Class II Correction OSA/ Snoring
- Class III Correction
- Straight wire Mechanics
- High and low angle Malocclusions
- Stability and Retention
The practical segment of the course provides “hands on” instruction in the following areas:
- Cephalometric tracing
- Model analysis
- Bracket placement
- Wire bending
- Construction of utility arches
- Fitting and adjusting functional appliances
- Fitting Reverse Pull Face Masks
- Canine Exposures
- Fitting and Adjusting Occlusal Splints
- Invisalign Treatment
- Bonding Fixed Reatainers
- Airway Evaluations
- Indirect bonding for Lingual Anime
- Placing Micro-Implants