Progressive Orthodontics has been the worldwide leader in comprehensive Orthodontic continued education since 1984.
Over this time, they have developed a training philosophy that is practical, easily reproducible, and effective. Progressive was formed with the idea of bringing practical, high-quality dental education to improve the abilities of students. In all seminars, they are focused on teaching skills which can be used in a practice the very next day. They also strive to stay at the forefront of the profession by teaching cutting edge technology and procedures that work.
Dr Charlie Kahwagi is proud to be a “Progressive Orthodontics Seminars” Tenured Instructor and Mentor. Dr Kahwagi provides high-quality education, training and mentorship for other doctors both in Australia and internationally.
In 2011 he was invited to undertake the intensive “Instructor” course and as a part of this program he spent time internationally working on some of the most severe orthodontic cases in the world in the company of other very experienced mentors. He continues to teach orthodontics and is a highly sought after lecturer and mentor doctors from around the world on their cases. Dr Kahwagi is now a “Tenured” instructor teaching the “Basic” and the “Advanced” series to doctors nationally and internationally. He is also co-author and presenter of “Mechanics in orthodontics Seminar” for the McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry, class of 2017 to present day.
What is Dr Kahwagi’s Orthodontic treatment philosophy and where does his passion come from?
“I believe the general dental practitioner, when suitably trained, is in a unique position to deliver highly efficient and effective orthodontic treatment that fits in as part of a holistic approach to a patient’s general dental needs and overall health. In recent years there has been a focus on aesthetic Orthodontics: Orthodontics is NOT meant to be solely about aesthetics but is an integral and vital part of the “function” and long-term health of the oral environment.”
“When the bite is well balanced and in harmony with the face, not only does it provide a pleasing aesthetic result, also equally as important, provides proper health (function) to the teeth, gums, jaw joints and muscles of the head and neck. Many chronic dental diseases such as excessive wear, gum disease, Oro-facial pain, severely worn-down teeth and sleep apnoea have a basis in incorrect bites.” “By using these principles, I am better able to service the needs of my patients, and I firmly believe that it is incumbent on all general dental practitioners to equip themselves with the correct training in orthodontics so they can better educate their patients, diagnose problems for them, and help provide individual solutions that provide wonderful aesthetic and functional outcomes. It is for this reason that I receive a great reward from teaching other doctors in modern orthodontic techniques through Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.”