5 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Aligner Resources' Alumni Perks

Did you recently complete our January-March 2023 clear aligner training, “Orthodontic Mini Residency in Clear Aligner Technique”? If so, you might be wondering what’s next. In addition to the knowledge you’ve gained to confidently offer Invisalign clear aligner treatment at your practice, completing the course opens up alumni perks that will continually benefit your Invisalign service. Here are 5 ideas for taking advantage of the alumni resources available to you.

1. Network Through the Private Facebook Group

It’s easy to focus only on your patients and team while you’re building or growing your dental practice. After all, a robust dental practice takes up a lot of time and energy, and you still want to have time for family, friends, and yourself. But when you’re ready, having access to other dental professionals can help your professional practice. When you complete our online orthodontic course, you can join other dentists who have also taken the course in a private and exclusive Facebook group.  

This Facebook group is comprised of those who have taken any of Aligner Resources’ online clear aligner courses. So it’s a great forum for connecting with dentists who have added Invisalign to their services. The group is useful for asking questions as you set up your own clear aligner offering — for example, questions about using ClinCheck®, the many digital tools available, or treatment practicalities or issues you encounter. Network and learn from Invisalign practitioners and experts from around the world who can offer experienced insight. And it’s a group and you can contribute advice to in return.

2. Collaborate on Challenging Cases

Of course, the online course you took with Aligner Resources included clear aligner treatment sessions that will help equip you for more complex cases. But afterwards, having other dentists weigh in on your real-life, real-time cases can only benefit your patient care and your own professional growth. Within the Facebook group, members can bring up challenging cases as they arise, ask for assistance, and collaborate. As mentioned, the group is made up of online course alumni, so there’s a depth and breadth of fellow dental professionals to turn to for advice.

3. Get Mentoring From Dr. Sandra Khong Tai

In almost 25 years of experience as a certified Invisalign orthodontist, Dr. Sandra Khong Tai has treated over 4,000 cases and is a Diamond+ Invisalign Provider. She is a recognized global expert on Invisalign clear aligner treatment, speaking at various industry conferences and events about the intricacies of clear aligner technique. As the creator of Aligner Resources’ orthodontic courses for general dentists and the author of the textbook, Clear Aligner Technique, Dr. Tai serves as a valuable mentor to course alumni.

Reaching out to Dr. Tai through the Facebook group, you can get one-on-one help on a particularly unique Invisalign case in addition to the advice of other dentists in the group. Dr. Tai is happy to answer questions and offer suggestions to help you improve your clear aligner treatment techniques.

4. Troubleshoot Challenges Using the Review Sessions Library Available From Your Clear Aligner Training

Another alumni perk from taking the Aligner Resources’ Invisalign course online is forever-access to a library of review sessions. With these resources in your back pocket, you can troubleshoot challenging cases, as well as refresh your Invisalign knowledge as an Invisalign provider.

5. Stay Up-to-Date on New Clear Aligner Treatment Techniques

Participating in the private, alumni Facebook group can also help you stay abreast of new clear aligner treatment techniques and news. As a global Facebook group, you have the opportunity to stay in-the-know about clear aligners locally — in your own city and country — but also have direct insight into what Invisalign practitioners abroad are doing and achieving.

Clear Aligner Continuing Education that Goes Beyond the Course

“Orthodontic Mini Residency in Clear Aligner Technique” is an invaluable online orthodontic course for raising your dental practice to the next level, adding to your professional development, and increasing your bottom line. But it goes beyond that — Aligner Resources clear aligner courses come with alumni perks that will support your Invisalign treatments and techniques long after the course you take is over.

This module-based course is flexible and can be started and completed at your own pace, a perfect fit for busy dentists. And bonus? Completion of this accessible clear aligner continuing education counts as 30 CE credits.

About Dr. Sandra Khong Tai

Dr. Tai is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada and has almost 25 years of orthodontic expertise as a certified Invisalign® orthodontist. A Diamond+ Invisalign Provider, Dr. Tai has treated over 4,000 cases with Invisalign.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, Canada. Professional affiliations include memberships in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. 

As an educator and expert, Dr. Tai is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco teaching and mentoring the next generation of dentists and orthodontic specialists. 

Sign Up for the Next Online Course for Clear Aligner Technique

If you haven’t taken our clear aligner training, don’t worry, you can start the course whenever it works for you. Our previous seasonally-based schedule was so in-demand that we now offer an open start for even better flexibility: you can now begin these online orthodontic courses as soon as you register and attend any ClinCheck review session over Zoom that fits your schedule.

Sign up for what our alumni consider the best online Invisalign courses for busy, practicing dentists and get exclusive access to a global network of fellow Invisalign dentists.

Register now to start Aligner Resources’ Invisalign course online.