The Full Face Philosophy: a 3-Year Orthodontic Program

This program consists of structured learning modules, which include lectures, practical components, live patient demonstrations, and take home assignments
It must be remembered that orthodontics is a clinical discipline. Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. The saying, “practice makes perfect”, certainly holds true in the context of providing orthodortho-mr-classontic treatment.
One does not achieve a competent performance in orthodontics solely by listening to a persuasive lecturer or by looking at pictures of treated cases completed by someone else.
The intricacies of treatment procedures, appliance adjustment, biomechanics and patient management can only be mastered when the clinician’s basic education is supplemented by hands on clinical experience under the direction of an experienced orthodontic specialist. Dr Derek Mahony will provide this opportunity , whenever feasible, in the context of his continuing education programs.
Dr Mahony presently offers clinical programs in his private practices, where participants observe him delivering orthodontic treatment to a large number of patients while demonstrating all of the procedures and protocols presented in the 18 modules mini-residency.

Course Dates in 2017, 2018 and 2019 :

Course # Date Headline


1 18-19 March 2017 Orthodontic Diagnosis
2 6-7 May 2017 Orthodontic Treatment Planning and Cephalometrics
3 15-16 July 2017 Mixed Dentition Treatment and myofunctional therapy
4 23-24 September 2017 Class II Correction
5 28-29 October 2017 Class III Correction
6 9-10 December 2017 Straightwire Mechanics and PSL
7 10-11 February 2018 High Angle Malocclusions
8 14-15 April 2018 Perio/Ortho Interface
9 2-3 June 2018 Orthodontic Biomechanics
10 11-12 August 2018 Surgical Orthodontics/Skeletal Anchorage/ENT
11 13-14 October 2018 Lingual Appliances
12 24-25 November 2018 Management of TMD
13 16-17 February 2019 Digital Smile Design
14 6-7 April 2019 Accelerated Orthodontics
15 1-2 June 2019 Clear Aligners
16 10-11 August 2019 The Orthodontic/Restorative Interface
17 12-13 October 2019 Advanced Biomechanics
18 30 November –

1 December 2019

Case Finishing and Retention
The mini residency programme consists of 18 courses (2 day theory lectures on the WEEKEND + 1 day practical on WEEKDAY for each course).
For clinical sessions you can express your preference as to which day would you prefer out of Thursday, Friday, Monday or Tuesday.

The courses will be held at:

The Dental Education Centre
Unit 6, 85 Bourke Road
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Course times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
The course fee is $2,500.00(incl GST) per course.
You can get :
15% discounts if you pay 3 years upfront.
10% discounts if you pay 2 years upfront.
  5% discounts if you pay 1 years upfront.
After completion of 2 years courses with all the exams and assignments, you can submit to get Diploma in Orthodontics from The City London Dental School. After completion of 3 years courses with all the exams and assignments and some other requirements, you are eligible to get exemption for MClintDent in Orthodontics programme from BPP University of London.

For registration and further information, please send email to

Course Outlines :