Dr Drew Ferris earned his DDS from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and finished with top honors. From there, he completed an orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University and earned a MS certificate. Drew has lectured in the United States, Canada, Europe, and at multiple Seattle Study Club affiliates and the national Symposium on interdisciplinary treatment planning and treatment delivery with emphasis on the effective use of removable aligner therapy. He is a Top 1% provider for Invisalign and a member of the Invisalign Faculty. He has been recognized for his quality treatment results using removable aligners and is proficient at treating and teaching others how to effectively treat even the most complex challenging cases. Drew has developed a practice model for gaining improved acceptance of orthodontic treatment by the patient while maintaining a high standard of care. He practices orthodontics full time in Santa Barbara, CA, where he is codirector of the Santa Barbara Dental Study Group, an active Seattle Study Club affiliate.
The Use of Removable Aligners for Orthodontic Prerestorative Tooth Movement
Option 1: Special Three-Part Program
Part 1: Video conference
One month prior to regular member meeting, Drew will confer with your orthodontic advisor to plan the pre-program training meeting according to the orthodontist’s experience with aligner treatment. This conference ensures that the pre-program training and member program will match the experience of the advisor. The orthodontic advisor will then have an opportunity to prepare prior to the member meeting.
Part 2: Preprogram training
On the afternoon or evening prior to the study club meeting, Drew will meet with the orthodontic advisor (as well as the oral surgeon, periodontist, and other team members as appropriate) to review treatment planning, sequencing, biomechanics, attachment design, treatment protocol, fees, and other information to prepare for the success of the team. The discussion will be informal and based on any expressed areas of concern. If your study club normally meets on Friday during the day, this session can be held on Thursday evening. Estimated length of time is 3 hours.
Part 3: Member meeting
On the morning following the preprogram training, all members will come together for your normal meeting. Drew will give a comprehensive lecture on prerestorative orthodontics and Invisalign’s role in the process. The orthodontics advisor will interact with Drew and the other advisors to practice treatment planning patients in preparation for the interdisciplinary patients that they will be treating in their practices. Example patients will be diagnosed and treatment planned by the entire group. This part of the program can be arranged for a half day or full day depending upon what works best for your club by varying the start and stop times. Note: Drew will assist in treatment planning two additional cases during the 60 days following the program.
Option 2: Member Meeting Only
Drew will present a comprehensive lecture on prerestorative orthodontics and Invisalign’s role in the process. The objective will be to provide an overview of the scope of removable aligner treatment as it pertains to interdisciplinary treatment. This presentation will include numerous cases involving patients whose objections were minimized by the use of innovative strategies without sacrificing the quality of treatment. Removable aligner applications and other combination treatments will be presented and discussed.
The objectives of this course are as follows:
Who would benefit from this program?
This program is designed for doctors who would like to become more familiar with the capabilities of aligner treatment in the interdisciplinary setting and more proficient in the use of removable aligners for patients who are being prepared for restorative treatment.
Drew’s fee for this three-part program is $9,000, plus round-trip coach airfare, parking, ground transportation, meals, and hotel for one or two nights depending upon location. A $1,000 nonrefundable advance deposit is due prior to the video conference.
Drew’s fee for this program is $6,500 plus round-trip coach airfare, parking, ground transportation, meals, and hotel for one or two nights depending upon location.
Single screen capable of accommodating 3:1 projection ratio and one lavaliere microphone. Drew will provide a laptop computer as well as an adequate projector if needed. Details to be discussed in advance of the presentation.