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Orthodontics getting "Smart"er!!! SL3 & Clarity SL Brackets in the Galaxy of SL appliances
held at 3M India, Chennai, Faculty: Dr Nikilesh Vaid, Mumbai, April 26th 2012,

On April 26th a group of orthodontists from the Vasan group of Dental Clinics gathered at the 3M Office in T-Nagar Chennai for a lecture and hands-on program on Self Ligation. Dr Nikilesh Vaid covered the evolution of Self ligation, various self ligation systems and their applications in clinical orthodontics. Dr Vaid being a user of Smart Clip and Clarity SL from 3M Unitek, spoke about the features and benefits these self ligating products bring to his practice and patients alike and shared many cases treated with these systems.

The hand-on session gave the participants a real time experience on application of the products on typodont models and learnt the finer details of the system through practical handling of the product.

Overall the improvement in efficiency in orthodontic practice, through use of self ligation, was what was brought to the forefront with this program.

The Workshop On Efficient And Effective Orthodontics For The Armed Forces
held at The Trident, Gurgaon, Faculty: Prof Anmol S Kalha May 12th, 2012.

12th May witnessed a group of eminent orthodontists from the armed forces attend a course on efficient and effective orthodontics. We were honored to have dignitaries from the armed forces join us on this first program for the armed forces from 3M Unitek.

The key issue in providing orthodontics to the service population is the mobility, accessibility and availability of suitable orthodontic services. Due to the frequent mobility, it is imperative that orthodontic care to the Armed Forces personnel needs to be focused, and efficient producing predictable results in the optimum time.

The impact of technology has revolutionized clinical orthodontics and self ligation, precise wire sequencing and optimal mechanics has had a considerable impact on the time focused delivery of orthodontic care. Prof Kalha brought considerable insight into these issues as he is no stranger to the service conditions and the demands that service orthodontists have to accede to. This presentation and workshop highlighted the impact of newer technologies and their utilization to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Orthodontics getting "Smart"er!!!
held at The Orchid, Mumbai,By Dr Nikilesh Vaid, Mumbai,July 18th, 2012.

Mumbai witnessed another successful lecture and hands-on program by Dr Nikilesh Vaid on "Orthodontics getting smarter". Again the focus was on the pros and cons of self ligation in the Indian context and how the 3M Unitek Self ligations systems, that are being used by the speaker, have improved efficiency in his practice and patient comfort and better oral hygiene management.

The group sat intently on a Wednesday evening listening to Dr Vaid's eloquent yet entertaining lecture and hands-on, where they got a practical experience of the self ligation systems Smart Clip and Clarity SL from 3M Unitek. Various clinical cases were showcased on the use of Forsus – Class II correctors and the self ligation systems from 3M Unitek.

Again the bottomline was improving productivity and efficiency in the orthodontic practice while making the right appliances to work for you.


  • Bombay Orthodontic Study Group Pogram: Feb 2012
  • Mangalore Orthodontic Study Group Pogram: Feb 2012
  • Kerala Orthodontic Study Group Pogram – Trivandrum Branch: Feb 2012
  • Darshan Dental College & Hospital– Udaipur : Feb 2012
  • 17th Ios Post Graduate Convention - Vishakapatinam: March 2012
  • Pune Orthodontic Study Group Pogram: April 2012
  • Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital - Mbt Course: April 2012
  • K D Dental College & Hospital -Mathura : April 2012
  • Navi Mumbai Orthodontic Study Group – D Y Patil, Navi Mumbai: April 2012
  • Ios Mid Year Convention In Langkawi –Malaysia: May 2012
  • Sri Sai College Of Dental Surgery – Vikarabad: July 2012
  • Kerala Orthodontic Study Group Pogram - Kottayam: July 2012
  • Kolkatta Orthodontic Study Group Pogram: July 2012

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