Esthetic Dentistry

Through Orthodontics


Nashville, TN

Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

September 16-17, 2022

Join us for some great leaning as well as the legendary music scene, gourmet restaurants and family activities!

Course Location:  TBD

Hotel Choices: Margaritaville Hotel: 425 Rep John Lewis Way S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Tel: 877-505-7223

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  • Early Bird: $1,795 (the first 10 people to register for the course will receive $500 off the regular price of $2,295)
  • Regular: $2,295 

Course is limited to 25 participants.




Scottsdale, AZ

Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

February 17-18, 2023

February is one of the best times to visit Phoenix, with temperatures ranging around 80F (26 C) . Enjoy the time studying as well as attending multitude of golf courses, restaurants, natural red mountain and canyon wonders!

Course Location:  TBD

Hotel Choices: TBD


  • Early Bird: $1,795 (the first 10 people to register for the course will receive $500 off the regular price of $2,295)
  • Regular: $2,295 

Course is limited to 25 participants.







The Team

About Us

Dr. Salvatore Lotardo and Dr. Marina Ambridge have been working together on complex cosmetic cases for many years. They both have extensive education and experience in orthodontics and implants. They recognized that cosmetic dentists have general apprehension towards using orthodontics in their practices, which hindered their cosmetic dentistry outcomes. This has led them to come up with specific orthodontic techniques using braces, which could be easily learned and applied by cosmetic dentists in-house. Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Ambridge formed a team to create a comprehensive two-day hands-on course to teach such techniques to cosmetic dentists, who want to take more control as well as lower the time and costs of their cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Salvatore Lotardo


Dr. Lotardo is an accredited member and the former 2020/2021 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Orthodontic Society and a graduate of Progressive Orthodontics. After obtaining his degree at The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, he opened three start up practices on Long Island focused on Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr Lotardo has published multiple articles and lectures internationally on Smile Design, Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Driven Orthodontics. With over 25 years of experience treating multidisciplinary cases, he has devised systems and modalities that allow general dentists to expand there knowledge base and skillset to ensure optimized outcomes for their patients.

 Salvatore Lotardo DDS, AAACD

Dr. Marina Ambridge


Dr. Ambridge is a cosmetic, orthodontic and implant general dentist in Peoria, AZ. Dr. Ambridge is a graduate of Progressive Orthodontics and Ti-Max Implant Institute. Dr. Ambridge is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a lecturer at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Ambridge graduated from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry and received award for the best academic achievement in all four years of dental school. Dr. Ambridge continued to pursue academic development, earning multiple awards along the way.  She has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 dentists in USA. Her successful practice uses a unique combination of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry to achieve ideal outcomes in cosmetic cases. Dr. Ambridge has also worked in the fashion industry for more a decade, giving her a unique perspective on dental photography. Dr. Ambridge has been featured in major media: Dr. Howard Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored podcast, AGD Impact magazine, and NBC radio.


Marina Ambridge

Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

The two-day hands-on orthodontics course for cosmetic dentists is suitable for those with and without any prior education in orthodontics. Within just two days, you will learn and practice select orthodontic techniques especially chosen to dramatically improve your cosmetic and restorative procedures. These orthodontic techniques are easy to master and you will be able to implement them in your practice starting next Monday after the course. You will also learn new ways to use photography in your practice to showcase your improved results.  Free continuing mentoring for the first five orthodontic cases involving implementation of techniques taught in the course will be provided as a special promotion to those taking the course in 2020 for a full year after the course date.

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Course Overview

Implementing orthodontics into your restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry is essential for achieving successful outcomes. This 2-day course will provide you with the knowledge to evaluate cases that will benefit from integrating orthodontics into your smile design and restorative treatment planning. The hands-on portion of the course will teach you bracket placement, wire progressions, mechanics, and the skillset needed to accomplish key tooth movements in your practice on Monday.


Course Objectives


Course Curriculum


  • Orthodontics, Responsible Esthetics, & PredictableOutcomes
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Orthodontic vs. Restorative Metrics
  • Smile Design


Case Type Review

  • Pre-prosthetic orthodontic set-up
  • Alignment & gingival margin correction
  • Pre-surgical implant optimization cases
  • Extrusion to manage hard & soft tissue
  • Peg and missing lateral cases
  • Interceptive treatment
  • When to recommend canine substitution
  • Opening and closing space
  • Resolving occlusal problems
  • Restorative risk management
  • Invisalign/aligner combination, back up, and rescue
  • Level & Alignment
  • Case selection
  • Setting up for cosmetic restorations
  • Fixed appliance therapy vs. removable aligners

Hands-on Bracketing (Typodont)

  • Bracket positioning and bonding
  • Archwire progression and tie in
  • Step bends
  • Chain
  • Lacing
  • Rotation wedges


 Orthodontic Principles

  • The Straight Wire Appliance
  • Essential mechanics


Hands-on Retention (Typodont)

  • Hands on bonded retainers


Live Demo – Photography

  • Orthodontic records
  • Smile design
  • Marketing


Our Results

Cases below are examples of how simple orthodontic techniques using braces can assist in treating specific cosmetic issues.

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