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The Clear Aligner Course

New to the Lodge Training Programme for 2024 is The Clear Aligner Course; designed and delivered by Dr Chloe Harrington Taylor.

This comprehensive 2-day course is designed to provide delegates with the theoretical and practical knowledge to offer a complete approach to aligner therapy, ideal for those embarking on their aligner journey.

Taking you from aligner essentials to aligner mastery. With a particular focus on pre restorative orthodontics setting the teeth into an ideal position to facilitate minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.

Learn how to finish cases with a composite bonding masterclass delivered by  Dr Mike Gray.

Course dates: Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14h September 2024

This is an ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE including  tuition fees, use of equipment & materials, hotel accommodation and dinner at the luxurious Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales.

10% discount for early-bird bookings (until end of June) or Lodge Alumni, full price £1950, discounted price £1755.

Limited spaces, sign up now!

Total course fee £1,755
Finance options are available, for more information get in touch
Secure your place with a £250 deposit
Course instructors
Chloe Harrington-Taylor
Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics and Implant Prosthodontics
Course modules
Day 1

Assessment Diagnosis and Consent

  • Introduction to orthodontics
  • The comprehensive orthodontic assessment
  • Diagnosis and the problem list
  • Treatment goal setting and writing the prescription
  • Orthodontic risks and consent
  • Case selection

Aligner Biomechanics and treatment protocols

  • Principles of orthodontics
  • Biology of tooth movement
  • Aligner biomechanics
  • Anchorage
  • Occlusion
  • Treatment protocols
  • Class I, spacing and crowding, transverse discrepancies and cross bites
  • Class II
  • Class III
  • Anterior open bites
  • Deep Bites

Clinical records and Aligner treatment

  • Photographs in orthodontics
  • Camera lens and flash selection
  • Camera settings
  • Digital scanning
  • Impression taking
  • Attachments
  • IPR
  • Pontics
  • Auxiliaries
Day 2

**Advanced treatment mechanics **

  • Overcorrection and overtreatment
  • Auxiliaries and elastics
  • Trouble shooting
  • Severe rotations
  • Lagging laterals
  • Tracking issues
  • Gingival recession
  • Ortho/perio considerations
  • The multidisciplinary treatment plan


  • Refinements
  • Removable retainers
  • Bonded retainers
  • Retention and consent

Ortho restorative interface with Dr Mike Gray and Dr Richard Field

  • Debonding and teeth whitening
  • Smile design
  • Ortho restorative interface composite
  • Ortho restorative interface ceramic
Training Suite

Our bright and comfortable training suite features two large scale interactive screens for viewing presentations, live streaming from the demo surgery, sharing course materials or playing supporting videos.

With underfloor heating, sliding doors out onto a garden terrace and a well stocked snack and refreshment bar - we've created a comfortable area conducive to learning.


This all-inclusive course includes excellent accommodation at The Angel Hotel, just minutes away from Lodge Dental. The hotel holds a prestigious 4 Silver Star grading from The AA and was named AA Hotel of the Year, Wales 2016/17. It boasts a central Abergavenny location near the Castle and renowned Angel Bakery, making it a convenient and celebrated choice for participants, within a short walk or drive from the Training Academy.

Limited places available
Secure your place with a £250 deposit

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