DIY Aligners - Software & Workflow Coaching


1-day Lecture & Hands-on training - 6.5 HOURS CPD

Melbourne Fri 31st May

AORTA HQ - Suite 18, 37-39 Albert Road, Melbourne, 3004

Melbourne Fri 9th Aug

Venue to be confirmed


Recent advances in technology have allowed dentists to produce aligners in their own clinics easily and effectively, whilst also increasing patient treatment options and practice profitability. AORTA and Pacific Dental Specialties have teamed up to create a training program that will guide you through this new technology and teaches you all you need to get started the next day!

The morning will start by learning the principles of case selection, treatment planning as well as DIY equipment selection. We will then go through a step-by-step demonstration on a DIY aligner case from start to finish (production). Once this is done, there is an extended interactive hands-on session where delegates will be given 20 clear aligner cases and individually assessed on how they manipulate the software to achieve a successful and predictable outcome. The group class is limited to 10 people to ensure all delegates will receive one-on-one coaching during this session. 

The day will end with implementation tips and tricks ranging from how to advertise and communicate DIY aligners to patients as well as how to train support staff to ensure you can create an efficient systemised approach. To ensure this course is truly beneficial, it is best that attendees have already completed greater than twenty clear aligner cases.

Lecture: Principles of aesthetic orthodontics
Lecture: Equipment used in DIY aligners
Tea Break
Interactive: Software coaching, part 1
Interactive: Software coaching, part 2
Lunch Break Interactive: Software coaching, part 3
Lecture: Practice integration Tea Break
Interactive: Patient communication on clear aligners Q&A

– Understand principles of facial aesthetics
– Be able to assess case complexity according to a SAC guideline
– Understand what equipment is needed to begin using DIY aligners
– Utilise third party software to plan orthodontic movement 
– Understand how to assess the software on predictability of movement
– Understand what hazards can negatively affect treatment outcomes and how
 to overcome these hazards 
– Understand patient communication around DIY aligners (inc first insert & final visit)
– Know how to train their staff to systemise clear aligners in their clinic
– Understand how to Implement DIY aligners into their clinic


Dr John Hagiliassis

Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998.  Dr John founded a South Melbourne-based dental clinic in 2011, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for the years 2011 and 2012.

Dr John is the largest provider of Phillips Zoom! whitening treatment in Australasia since 2012. Dr John absolutely loves technology and loves finding ways to incorporate it into his practice to make him more accurate and efficient.

Many years ago, John was one of the first people to have an iTero scanner in the world and has continued this trend by updating his technology constantly.

Dr John has treated over 3000 clear aligners cases to date.

His passion for cosmetic dentistry saw him further his education in 2017, completing a Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry.

John regularly speaks and mentors at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, as well as for Ivoclar (Trios Intraoral scanning) and 3D Meditech.

Dr George Abdelmalek

Dr. George completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)/Masters in Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo. After graduating, George was accepted into a highly regarded scholarship program and then moved into private practice in Melbourne CBD at the end of 2015. George is a clinical demonstrator and lectures to undergraduate dental students at La Trobe University and has completed post-graduate examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

Dr. George is particularly interested in education and the ability to transfer information in an engaging, fun and simplistic fashion. His dental interests include aesthetic dentistry and patient communication. He is passionate about dental volunteering and in 2015, together with friends, established a dental charity to provide dental aid in Australia, Vanuatu and Fiji.





Brisbane 31st May & Melbourne 9th August

Conditions of registration: Late cancellation fee applies. Fees will be fully refundable if registrant cancels 30 days or more prior to the lecture. 50% refund will be given for cancellations between 14 and 30 days prior to the lecture. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received with less than 14 days notice. Please note that your place is NOT confirmed until full payment received and confirmation sent. Please do not book flights or accommodation until confirmation is received.