Dr. Sonia Palleck
Solving the Patient Puzzle: Digital Orthodontics with Insignia
Every patient presents to us as a puzzle to be solved. Traditionally orthodontists have been taught to study the problem at length and imagine a solution in our minds. Standard appliances are applied which require us to work out the shortfalls of the system in the patient’s mouth, hoping to gain an acceptable result in an acceptable amount of time. Insignia allows us to change our focus and requires us to reverse our thought process. By developing a clear solution prior to initiating treatment and working with an appliance system that more closely approximates the goals of treatment for the patient, we can work more effectively and efficiently. Join Dr. Palleck as she demonstrates how using Insignia and starting with the end in mind unlocks the patient puzzle.
Category 2: Course – 3 CE Points
Dr. Palleck is a two-time graduate of the University of Western Ontario (UWO), having completed her dental program then receiving her masters in orthodontics there. In private solo practice for 19 years, she is also a clinical instructor at UWO and has served four terms as president for the Oxford County Dental Society. With special interest in office systems and digital orthodontics, specifically Insignia, she has lectured internationally in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. She has focused on treatment efficiency and has worked with micro-pulse and light technology as well as micro-osteoperforation to study the effects on treatment time with custom appliance therapy.