Skills + Knowledge to take your cosmetic + implant dentistry to the next level

Dr. Salvatore Lotardo shares his extensive education and experience in orthodontics, implants, and cosmetic dentistry.  These hands-on workshops are designed for the general dentist seeking to improve restorative outcomes using simplified concepts of orthodontic tooth movement.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Learn the principles of cosmetic dentistry and how adding orthodontics to your skill set will improve esthetic outcomes

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Implant Dentistry

Learn tips and techniques to optimize soft and hard tissue for beautiful and predictable implant restorations.

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Understand how to develop proper occlusion to deliver comprehensive dentistry while lowering risk with simplified orthodontic methods.

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Make the most of your aligner therapy by adding fixed orthodontic bracketing and principles of tooth movement to your knowledge base for better results and increased profits.

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San Diego, CA: Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

JUNE 14-15, 2024

Join us for a unique learning experience in the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, known for its nightlife, cocktail lounges and trendy restaurants.

Course Location: Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 435 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101, Phone: 619-819-9500

CLICK HERE to book hotel at a discounted group rate.

  • $1,995
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Nashville, TN: Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023

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

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

Hotel Choices: Margaritaville Hotel. CLICK HERE to book hotel at a discounted group rate.:

Course is limited to 25 participants.



  • 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 
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: Restorative Driven Orthodontics: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

AUGUST 5-6, 2023

Improve your cosmetic & implant practice with orthodontics. Learn how to bracket teeth & enhance smile design outcomes with simple ortho techniques.

Course Location: Chennai Tamil Nadu 



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Roslyn, NY: Restorative Driven Orthodontics 2: 2 Day Hands-on Workshop

OCTOBER 14-15 2023

This course will only be open to people who have completed the RDO course with limited spots available.

Course Location: 1405 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn New York, at Bella Smiles of Roslyn office (historic white building across from Roslyn Savings Bank).

Hotel Choices: Roslyn, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn are nearby.

Course is limited to 25 participants.


  • $795 includes continental breakfast both days and lunch on Saturday.

About Your Instructor


Dr. Salvatore Lotardo has been working on complex cosmetic cases for many years. He has extensive education and experience in orthodontics and implants. Dr. Lotardo recognized that cosmetic dentists have general apprehension towards using orthodontics in their practices, which hindered their cosmetic dentistry outcomes. This has led him to develop specific orthodontic techniques using braces, which could be quickly learned and applied by cosmetic dentists in-house. Dr. Lotardo created 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.

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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.

Case Type Reviews.

Hands-On Teaching.

Live Demos. 

This unique two-day hands-on orthodontics course for cosmetic and general dentists is suitable for those with and without any prior education in orthodontics. In 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 the following Monday after the course.

Course participants will also learn new ways to use photography in their practice to showcase their improved results.  Free continuing mentoring for the first five orthodontic cases involving the implementation of techniques taught in the course will be provided as a special promotion to those taking the course in 2023 for a full year after the course date.

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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.

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  • Learn essential orthodontic principles to better understand diagnostics, treatments, and prognoses for effective patient communication and implementation for interdisciplinary care.
  • Learn to evaluate, select, and treat case types that would benefit from adjunctive orthodontics to ensure optimized outcomes.
  • Learn a simplified diagnostic system combining orthodontic and esthetic design and protocols.
  • Learn the Straight Wire Appliance concept and its applicability.
  • Learn to place brackets, wires, and auxiliaries to begin treating limited fixed orthodontic cases.
  • Learn how combining fixed (braces) with removable (aligner) treatments can lead to more predictable and profitable results.
  • Learn proper record taking for diagnostics, and photography techniques to market your practice.
  • Learn retention and how to fabricate bonded fixed lingual retainers.



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


Case Type Review

  • Pre-prosthetic ortho set-up + interceptive treatment
  • Alignment & gingival margin correction
  • Pre-surgical implant optimization cases
  • When to recommend canine substitution
  • Opening and closing space + level & Alignment
  • Resolving occlusal problems + restorative risk management
  • Invisalign/aligner combination, back up, and rescue
  • Case selection + setting up for cosmetic restorations
  • Fixed appliance therapy vs. removable aligners

Case Type Review

Hands-on Bracketing (Typodont)

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

Hands-on Bracketing (Typodont)

Orthodontic Principles

  • The Straight Wire Appliance
  • Essential mechanics

Orthodontic Principles

Hands-on Retention (Typodont)

  • Hands on bonded retainers

Hands-on Retention (Typodont)


  • Orthodontic records
  • Smile design
  • Marketing




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

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Use the contact form below to send us any questions about the course.

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