Mini Implant Intro Course - June 21, 2024 - Birmingham

Mini Implant Intro Course - June 21, 2024 - Birmingham


Led By | Dr Simon Watkinson & Dr Charlotte Dugdale
Date | Friday 21st June 2024
Venue | Radisson Blu Hotel
                 Holloway Circus
                 B1 1BT
CPD | 7 CPD Points 
Cost | Trainee Rate - £325 + VAT / Standard Rate - £995 + VAT
Suitable for  
  • Trainee Orthodontists (more suitable for 2nd year and above)
  • Specialists Orthodontist
  • Consultant Orthodontists
  • Dentist with a Specialist interest in Orthodontics
  • Dentists currently studying towards a Diploma in Orthodontics
  • Anyone who is currently practicing Orthodontics

The Infinitas Mini Implant system represents a synthesis of theoretical and practical teaching in the placement of orthodontic mini implants (OMIs).  It is our philosophy that bone anchorage should be a simple and routine option for orthodontists and many of your patients.  

This well-established course aims to equip delegates with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge to begin using mini-implant anchorage in clinical scenarios. Intended as an introduction to OMIs, the course will cover the practical aspects of mini-implant techniques, including treatment planning and biomechanics.

  • To explain the indications, benefits and clinical usage of OMIs
  • To provide practical hands-on teaching using the Infinitas system
  • To provide a detailed appraisal of the treatment planning process and biomechanics involved for both buccal and palatal OMIs 
  • To discuss clinical techniques for using OMIs with direct & indirect anchorage
  • To discuss clinical techniques for anterior retraction, molar mesialisation, molar intrusion and molar distalisation.
  • To critically appraise the evidence regarding factors affecting OMI success rates 
CPD objectives & anticipated learning outcome
  • To understand OMI usage
  • Be able to use the Infinitas Mini Implant system
  • 7-hour session to receive 7 CPD points
    The price includes the following:
    • Infinitas Mini Implant Intro Kit with 2 x Sterile Implants
    • Typodont model with 2 mini implants to keep
    • 2nd Edition of the Orthodontic Mini Implant Clinical Handbook by Dr Richard Cousley 
    • Handout and reference material 
    • 7 hours of CPD with a CPD Certificate
    Infinitas Lecturing Team 

    Dr Simon Watkinson


    Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist | Honorary Lecturer
    in Orthodontics

    Simon qualified from Newcastle University in 2006. He undertook several hospital and practice jobs prior to his orthodontic training in Liverpool. On completion of training, in 2013, he was awarded both the William Houston Gold Medal at the Membership in Orthodontics examination and the British Orthodontic Society cases prize. In 2015 he completed his Post-CCST training in Manchester.

    He currently splits his time between Consultant posts at East Lancashire and Manchester Dental Hospital as well as working in private practice. He is an honorary lecturer for the University of Manchester, teaching in its MSc program.

    He examines for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a peer reviewer for a variety of orthodontic journals. Simon is the MCN chair for Lancashire and South Cumbria and sits on the organising committee for the British Orthodontic Conference.

    Simon has been using the Infinitas system for over a decade, using it for maximum anchorage cases, buccal segment intrusion and complex cases.



    Dr Charlotte Dugdale 

    BDS MSc (Ortho) MJDF RCSEng MOrth RCSEng FDS (Orth) RCSEng

    Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist | Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics

     Mrs Charlotte Dugdale completed a degree and Masters in Chemistry in 2002 and went on to study dentistry at the University of Manchester in 2003. After several years of dental foundation training, she went on to specialise in Orthodontics, gaining a distinction in her MSc (Clinical Orthodontics) and was awarded the Alan Hilton Prize for her orthodontic research. Mrs Dugdale completed her consultant training in and around the North West of England.

    She currently works as a consultant Orthodontist at Royal Blackburn Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She also works in a private orthodontic practice in Cheshire.

    At the University of Manchester, she teaches, trains and supervises UK and overseas orthodontic trainees, as well as examining for the University and Royal College of Surgeons England and she is an elected member of the British Orthodontic Society Consultant Orthodontic Group.

    Charlotte is involved in research and she has had papers published in the Journal of Orthodontics and British Dental Journal, along with other peer-reviewed journals. 

    Charlotte’s keen interest in the surgical aspects of dentistry has led to clinical curiosity in the application of orthodontic mini-implants as an adjunct to orthodontic treatment. This has developed over the years and she now uses mini-implants in her day-to-day clinical practice and values the benefits of their application.


    Please note that the Infinitas Mini Implant courses are only suitable for qualified Orthodontists and Orthodontic Registrars 

    BDIA CPD Code of Practice compliant
    Standard Ticket Trainee Ticket
    • Infinitas Mini Implant Intro Kit with 2 x Sterile Implants
    • 2nd Edition of the Orthodontic Mini Implant Clinical Handbook by Richard Cousley
    • Demo Model including 2 x Demo Implants 
    • CPD Certificate
    • Lunch & Refreshments
    • 2nd Edition of the Orthodontic Mini Implant Clinical Handbook by Richard Cousley
    • Demo Model including 2 x Demo Implants 
    • CPD Certificate
    • Lunch & Refreshments
    Regular price £325.00
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