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Orthodontic Considerations in Comprehensive Care

Saturday, May 30, 2015 | Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

CDE Credits: 2.00 Teaching Methods: Lecture; Live Online or Self-Instructional Video Length: 2 hours

PDL is an ADA CERP recognized provider. PDL designates this activity for 2.00 hours continuing dental education credit.

Webinar Title: Orthodontic Considerations in Comprehensive Care

Presenters: Dr. Marc Alexander & Dr. Raymond Kubisch

Date Recorded: May 30, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

CDE Credits: 2.00 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



All of us have experienced patient consultations where orthodontic treatment would provide a tremendous benefit to the patient and would assist other members of the interdisciplinary team in their treatment delivery and yet so often the patient refuses to wear braces. As a consequence, the final treatment result suffers great compromise. In some cases, even modest changes in tooth position could offer dramatic assistance to other members of the interdisciplinary team to improve their ability to provide their highest quality treatment with the patient being the ultimate beneficiary. Patients who are considering restoration of their dentition often have concerns regarding the potential orthodontic component due to the treatment time, cost and appearance of the appliances required for optimal treatment. This presentation will include numerous patients where these objections were minimized by using innovative strategies without sacrificing the quality of treatment. Removable aligner applications and other combination treatments will be presented and discussed.

Course Outline


  • To provide an overview of the scope of removable aligner treatment as it pertains to interdisciplinary treatment.
  • To illustrate interdisciplinary treatment in action with examples of the Prosthodontist and Orthodontist working together.
  • To assist in securing improved case acceptance for interdisciplinary treatment.

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Dr. Marc Alexander

Dr. Marc Alexander


P.O. Box 743
Summerland, CA 93067, United States


Dr. Marc L. Alexander was born in Cape Town, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Science and Dental Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1985. He served as Director of South African Air Force Base Dental Clinic prior to joining as a partner in a private Dental Practice specializing in Prosthodontics and Periodontics in South Africa. In pursuit of specialization in Prosthodontics, together with his wife, Vivien, Dr. Alexander moved from South Africa to the United States. In 1996 he graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, Advanced Prosthodontics, and was awarded the Alex Koper Merit Scholarship for Excellence in Clinical Achievement. Upon completion of his Prosthodontic Studies, Dr. Alexander joined the Faculty of USC as Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Director of Occlusion (bite and function);Director of Treatment planning, and Director of all outside Laboratory services for USC. He currently continues as a part-time Associate Professor. In May, 1999 Dr. Alexander began his current full-time private practice in Montecito, CA specializing in Prosthodontics. He is a Past-President of the Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Esthetic Dental Network, and has lectured for the California Dental Association , University of Southern California, and Component Dental Societies on topics related to Prosthodontics, Esthetics and Occlusion. He is also published in peer reviewed Journals. Dr. Alexander is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Alexander is currently on the USC Faculty for Continuing Education of Dentists (Odontic Seminar). He resides in Montecito, California with his wife and three children.

Dr. Raymond Kubisch

Dr. Raymond Kubisch


3820 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States


Dr. Raymond Kubisch graduated from Indiana University School of Business with a BS in Marketing in 1968, Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1974 and received his MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Washington in 1976. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Ray has lectured Internationally on the structure and value of interdisciplinary treatment planning, the importance of study group activity and the effective use of Invisalign. He is a “TOP 1%” provider. His practice has a large focus on providing the orthodontic component needed for interdisciplinary treatment planning and delivery. In 2001, Ray and his wife Linda transitioned their Seattle practice and moved to Santa Barbara to continue practicing orthodontics. Education:<ul><li>B.S. Marketing & Business Administration; Indiana University; 1968</li> <li>D.D.S. Indiana University; Valedictorian/High Distinction; 1974</li> <li>M.S.D. Orthodontics; University of Washington; 1976</li></ul>Awards:<ul><li>Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges; 1973-74</li> <li>Omicron Kappa Upsilon Scholastic Honorary Society; 1974</li> <li>Alpha Omega Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement in Dental School; 1974</li> <li>Maynard K. Hine Award For Professional Attitude and Habits; 1974</li> <li>American Society of Dentistry for Children Award For Outstanding Interest and Proficiency in Treating Children; 1974</li> <li>John W. Geller Award For Attributes Beyond Technical Knowledge and The Sincere Desire to Achieve What is Best For The Patient; 1974</li></ul>Faculty Positions:<ul><li>Human Anatomy; Indiana University School of Dentistry; Laboratory Assistant; 1972</li> <li>Operative Dentistry Lab; Indiana University School of Dentistry; Lab Assistant; 19</li> <li>Dental Hygiene: Indiana University School of Dentistry; Clinical Instructor; 19</li> <li>Orthodontics; University of Washington Orthodontic Department; Under Graduate Lectures; 19</li> <li>Orthodontics; University of Washington Orthodontic Department; Assista</li> <li>Clinical Professor of Orthodontics; Graduate Clinic; 1981-19</li></ul>Publications:<ul><li>Comparative Study of Full-Time vs. Part-Time Headgear Wear; American Journal Of Orthodontics; 1977</li> <li>Building Relationships With General Dentists Through Continuing Education; Journal Of Clinical Orthodontics; 1996</li> <li>Interdisciplinary Restoration of a Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion; Compendium of Continuing Education In Dentistry, April 2013, Volume 34, Issue 4</li></ul>Professional Activities:<ul><li>Founder and Director; Summit Dental Study Group; A Multi-State Dental Continuing Education Seminar Series; 1986-2001</li><li>National Director Specialist Care Alliance; ExperDent Centers of Dental Excellence; 1998-2001</li><li>Vice President; Washington State Society of Orthodontists; 1998</li><li>Seattle Magazine; Designated as a “Top Orthodontist” in Seattle; 2002</li><li>America’s Top Dentists 2003-2007; Consumer’s Research Council of America</li> <li>Co-Director Santa Barbara Dental Study Group 2001-Present</li></ul></ul><ul<li>Board Certification:</li><ul><li>Diplomate Of The American Board Of Orthodontics, 1986</li></ul>State Dental Licensure:<ul><li>California and Washington</li></ul>Associations:<ul><li>College of Diplomates of The American Board of Orthodontics; American Association of Orthodontists; Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists; California State Society of Orthodontists; World Federation of Orthodontists; American Dental Association, California State Dental Association; Santa Barbara – Ventura County Dental Society</li></ul></ul>Private Orthodontic Practice Experience:<ul><li>Seattle, Washington; 1976-2002</li> <li>Santa Barbara, California; 2001-Present</li></ul>

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