Ricketts Retainer Online Training Course / 90 Days Access / 10 CE Credits
Item #: 270-052
This course will teach you how to fabricate a Wrap Around Retainer, commonly used for post-orthodontic retention. You will receive step-by-step instruction of this labial bow stabilizing wire, as well as acrylicing, trimming, and finishing procedures.
Continuing Education Credits
This course includes free Continuing Eduction (CE) submission to the National Board of Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). To receive CE credit, you must complete the work listed in the last chapter of this course and then submit a series of digital photographs to our instructors. Once approved, you will be able to download and print a letter and certificate of course completion.
|Validity:||Credits are valid during your one-year renewal cycle.*|
1. Introduction (3min. 11sec.)
2. Preparation of Models (5min. 42sec.)
3. Ricketts Labial Bow (16min. 13sec.)
4. Prepare Wires on Model (1min. 26sec.)
5. Acrylicing Procedure (6min. 49sec.)
5A. Salt & Pepper Acrylic Technique (9min. 23sec.)
5B. Premix Acrylic Method (6min. 52sec.)
5C. Biostar/MiniSTAR Acrylic (10min. 38sec.)
5D. Light Cure VLC Technique (6min. 14sec.)
6. Trim Acrylic Plate (16min. 4sec.)
7. Appliance Finishing (Pumice & Polish) (5min. 9sec.)
You will receive immediate and unlimited access to this course for 90 days at our online portal. Important: The course will only be accessible when logged into your Great Lakes ecommerce account using the email address you used to purchase the course.
Prior wire bending experience is a must. To ensure a successful learning experience, you are strongly encouraged to take these courses prior to the Wrap Around Retainer:
Hands-On Classes are also available at our training facility near scenic Niagara Falls. (Click Here)
Materials & Equipment Checklist
To take this course you will need:
Maxillary and mandibular stone models possessing a relatively ideal dental alignment.
Note: Pour your own models or order them from Great Lakes for a nominal fee.
To order models: Click Here
- Safety Glasses
- Ball Clasps
- Arrow Clasps
- Arrow Claps-Assorted
- Stainless Steel or Duraloy Wire (0.028”)
- Serrated #134 Pliers
- Three Prong Pliers
- Lab Wire Cutters
- Jarabak Pliers
- Special Adjusting Pliers #239
- Model Holder (optional)
- Torch & Wax
- Wax Spatula
- Biocryl Resin (1lb. Kits)
- Great Lakes Pressure Pot
- Handpiece & Burs
- Finishing Equipment (Dental Lathe, Splash Pans, Polishes)
Before you purchase access to this course, please make sure your computer and Internet connection meet our minimum system requirements. The best way to verify this is to watch one of our free courses prior to purchasing this paid course. You must be connected to the Internet at all times during video playback.