Dr. Sercan Akyalçin: Mastering Ideal Case Finishing

March 22-23, 2024, Marriott Hotel, Bucharest

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2 full days

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Course Program

Friday, March 22

09:00–10:45 - Beginning the Orthodontic Treatment with the “End-in-Mind” Approach
10:45–11:15 - Coffee break
11:15–13:00 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Modern Orthodontics / Listing the Objectives
13:00–14:00 - Lunch Break
14:00–15:15 - Role of Expansion and TADs in Orthodontic Malocclusions
15:15–15:45 - Coffee break
15:45–17:15 - Understanding the American Board of Orthodontics Criteria / Progress Visits for Preparing the Case for Debonding / Detailing

Saturday, M​arch 23

09:00–10:45 - Class II – Growth Modification, Class II Correctors, Distalization and Extractions
10:45–11:15 - Coffee break
11:15–13:00 - Vertical Dysplasia – Open Bite Management, Class III
13:00–14:00 - Lunch Break
14:00–15:15 - Finishing the Case (Occlusal and Radiographic Evaluations)
15:15–15:45 - Coffee break
15:45–17:15 - Outcome Assessment of the Finished Cases, Esthetics, Retention and Relapse
17:15–17:45 - Course Review



Head of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Sercan Akyalçin is the Head of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has a DDS-PhD degree and is a graduate of the orthodontic program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He was a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, where he also served as the chair and graduate program director of Orthodontics before joining Harvard University. Dr. Akyalçin is active in many leadership roles, serving on the Northeast Society of Orthodontists (NESO) Board of Directors and representing NESO on the House of Delegates at the AAO. He also advocates for the Northeast region on the AAO Council on Education. As a dental educator and orthodontist, he has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers, co-edited a textbook, contributed to twelve other orthodontic books, and served on the editorial boards of orthodontic and dental journals. In addition, he has been recognized with several awards in the field, including the 2019 Edward H. Angle Research Prize. Additionally, he serves as an examiner for the Council on Dental Education and the American Board of Orthodontics.

Course Outline

Orthodontic malocclusions, specifically skeletal Class II, and open bite present unique challenges for orthodontists to diagnose and treat efficiently. Many of these challenges relate to the wide diversity of the clinical presentation and complicating factors such as incisor position and torque, the need for transverse expansion, and vertical management of the case. In this course, the participants will be trained to diagnose and treat the cases with the “end-in-mind” approach.

The course will focus on the case finishing from multiple aspects: 

1.How to achieve excellent case outcomes reflecting the board standards

2.How to utilize the remaining growth and mechanotherapy to improve the facial esthetics

3.Smile-design strategies and positioning the teeth accordingly

4.How to be mindful of relapse and strategize the retention protocol accordingly


With advanced technology and upgraded materials, orthodontists have a wide variety of options, including but not limited to skeletal anchorage applications, aligners, and 3D-printed custom appliances. This course will provide the audience with clinical pearls while contrasting conventional and contemporary approaches for case management and finishing.

Why join the course?

Learn from an Expert: Dr. Sercan Akyalçin, a distinguished Harvard faculty member, will provide valuable insights and guidance.

Comprehensive Skills: Master the "end-in-mind" approach for diagnosing and treating complex malocclusions, ensuring board-standard outcomes.

Aesthetic Mastery: Discover effective smile-design strategies and techniques for optimal facial aesthetics.

Updated Techniques: Stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and learn to integrate modern approaches with traditional methods.

Practical Insight: Gain valuable knowledge in a two-day program, focusing on essential aspects of orthodontic treatment and case evaluation, ensuring immediate clinical applicability.

Course Price

Early Bird Fee

Until December 31, 2023

Euro 499


Euro ​699


Best Deal

Regular Fee

Until February 22, 2024

Euro 699


Euro ​849


Late/Onsite Fee

After February 22, 2024

Euro 899


Euro ​999


Date & Time
March 22, 2024
Start - 9:00 AM
March 23, 2024
End - 5:00 PM Europe/Bucharest

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

Calea 13 Septembrie 90 B Romania
--JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel--
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+40 725 192 192

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