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Micro-implants Supported Mid-facial Skeletal Expander (MSE)

Lecture / Hands-on Workshop  |  Thursday, June 24, 2021 |  Cambridge, MA

Join Dr. Won Moon, DDS, MS, former Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics at UCLA and Founder of the Moon Principles International Research Institute for a comprehensive lecture and workshop on the Micro-implants Supported Mid-facial Skeletal Expander (MSE) - a retrospective overview, the latest developments, and prospective advanced applications. 

Lecture topics will include:

  • Nonsurgical orthopedic expansion in adults with MSE
  • Craniofacial vs. dentoalveolar changes with MSE
  • Indications for the use of MSE in children and adults
  • Improving an obstructive nasal/pharyngeal airway with MSE
  • Differences in expansion by RPE, SARPE, MARPE, and MSE
  • Overall concept of MSE, Dx and Tx planning, and patient selection
  • New and improved MSE and future direction

Dr Won Moon, DDS, MS

The MSE is a version of the Micro-implant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander (MARPE) and was introduced to the market in 2010. 

The MSE is capable of producing dramatic (non-surgical) maxillary skeletal expansion. 

The expansion screws are available in 8mm, 10mm and 12mm stainless steel. The MSE uses four titanium alloy TADs for fixation to the palate and a wrench for activation. It attaches to two molar bands via four legs for stabilization. 

Seminar Details: 

Date:                Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location:         The Forsyth Institute
                           245 First Street, Cambridge, MA
Lecture:           8:30am–4:30pm (EST)
Course Fee:     $480   |   CDE Credits: 6
Workshop:       4:30-6:30pm (EST)
Course Fee:     $380   |    CDE Credits: 2

(Enrollment in lecture required to attend workshop)

Hands-on Workshop Topics: 

  • Overview of MSE fabrication and clinical tips through case studies
  • Proper placement of MSE and contouring of the supporting arms on the typodont
  • Inserting micro-implants into the synthetic bone using both the mini-hand-driver and ratchet wrench
  • MSE activation
  • Removing micro-implants with the mini-hand-driver

Great Lakes is pleased to present this seminar in partnership with The Forsyth Institute, a world leader in oral health research and education and the only independent research institute in the United States focusing on the connections between oral health and overall wellness.

The Forsyth Institute is an ADA CERP recognized provider.