Full Face Orthodontics “F2O” Physiologic Orthodontics

Course Type: Orthodontics Curriculum

This orthodontic course is designed to teach epigenetic facial development utilizing orthodontic growth appliances. By controlling the direction of orofacial growth, dramatic improvements in airway, function and aesthetics are achieved. Conventional retraction orthodontics in nearly all cases is contraindicated with protraction mechanics becoming established as the standard of care for orthodontic treatment. Whereas it was previously thought not possible, patients of any age can benefit from the orthopedic concepts taught presented in this course. Topics included are: recognizing the underdeveloped mid-face, facial biology of growth addressing both mid-face and mandibular growth and development, fixed and removable anterior growth guidance appliances, The Big 3 and its impact on proper facial development and occlusion and the Orthomatrix Total Diagnostics and Treatment Design. Doctors and team are encouraged to attend this course together and it is suggested to bring cases from their own practices for group participation of diagnosis and treatment planning.

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $3695 – Doctor Prerequisites: None
Team Tuition: $795 CE Credits:19
AGD Codes: 370 Length of Course: 2.5 days
Campus LVI Main Campus  

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Overcome craniofacial deficiency by harnessing growth and remodeling
  • Utilize new cutting edge diagnostic protocols
  • Discuss the significant limitations of conventional retractive orthodontic mechanics
  • Discuss how jaw surgery, reverse pull facemasks and sagittal appliances all fail to three dimensionally stimulate growth of the nasomaxillary complex
  • Discuss what all aspects of a beautiful face look like

Course Dates:

Thursday, March 5, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020 to Saturday, August 8, 2020


Take a look at our team:

Visiting Instructors
Dr. Timothy Gross
Dr. David Buck

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

Excellent, forward thinking material presented in a passionate, interactive, and organized manner. I will be implementing these disciplines as soon as I return to my practice!

Dr. Nancy Hamilton

The LVI F2O was a great introduction to the understanding facial growth and using this as a physiological basis for treating malocclusion with facial deficiency. David and Tim were extremely knowledgeable and presented the material in a practical and relevant manner. Absolutely fantastic!

Dr. Heba Skaros

This is cutting edge orthodontic knowledge presented in a practical and intelligent way. Thanks to David and Tim for standing with the cases in front of an analytical crowd.

Dr. Fred Calavassy

Academy of General Dentistry Approved
PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
6/1/19 to 5/31/22
Provider ID 208412


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