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6E Instructors

 

Dr. Lawrence F. Andrews

 

Lawrence F. Andrews, D.D.S.Dr. Lawrence F. Andrews completed orthodontic training at Ohio State University in 1958.  He is the inventor of the Straight-Wire Appliance System and discoverer of the Six Keys to Normal (Optimal) Occlusion and the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony.  In 1989, he authored the textbook “Straight-Wire, The Concept and Appliance”.  He is a clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, an adjunct professor at West Virginia University, a visiting professor at Bauru Dental School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the co-director of the L.F. Andrews Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research.  In 2005, he was the recipient of the PCSO Lifetime Achievement Award.  He has lectured worldwide about the Six Keys to Optimal Occlusion, the Straight-Wire Concept and Appliance, 6E Orthodontic Philosophy, andmaintains a private practice limited to orthodontics and orofacial harmony in San Diego, California.

 

 

Dr. Will A. Andrews

 

Will A. Andrews, D.D.S. Dr. Will A. Andrews completed orthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in 1992.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, an assistant clinical professor at UCSF, and an adjunct assistant professor at West Virginia University.  He is the co-director of the L.F. Andrews Foundation for Orthodontic Education and Research and Research Editor for the Andrews Journal of Orthodontics and Orofacial Harmony.  He has lectured worldwide about the 6E Orthodontic Philosophy and maintains a private practice limited to orthodontics in San Diego, California.

 

 

Dr. Marco A. Estrada

 

Dr. Marco EstradaDr. Marco A. Estrada completed orthodontic training at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (UPCH) in 2003. He is a Master in Stomatology (UPCH) and Diplomate in Orthognatic Surgery at the University of Chile. Graduated of the 6Elements Orthodontic Philosophy Course, Sapunar/Roth/Williams Orthodontic Philsophy Course and the MBT Orthodontic Philosophy Course. Professor in the program of specialization in Orthodontics of the UPCH. Co-foundator of OCEA Center for Function and Orofacial Harmony. Maintains a private practice exclusively in orthodontics in Lima, Perú.

 

 

Dr. Edward M. McFarland III

 

Dr. Marco EstradaDr. Edward M. McFarland III received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1973, and his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science in 1978. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Orthodontics. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia School of Dentistry.

 

Dr. McFarland has lectured nationally on the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony in 2010 to the Orthodontic Residents of the University of North Carolina, in 2012 to the Orthodontic Residents of Tufts University, Harvard University, and Boston University. He has lectured internationally at the Leone Dentistry in Florence, Italy, and in 2013 at the Six Elements International Symposium in San Diego.


Since 1996, he has diagnosed and clinically treated all of his patients using the Andrews 6E Orthodontic Philosophy and the Andrews2 Straight-Wire Appliance. Dr. McFarland maintains a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2012-2014 he has spoken at the Annual International Six Elements meeting prior to the AAO.

 

 

Dr. Raúl A. Morales

 

Dr. Raúl  A. MoralesDr. Raúl A. Morales received his dental degree from the University of Costa Rica, School of Dentistry in 1979, and his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from The University of Michigan in 1982. He is currently a Professor at the University of Panama, School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Orthodontics, where he teaches the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony in his Diagnostics and Treatment Planning classes, both in seminars and in clinics. He also introduced and taught the Six Elements philosophy at ULACIT/UIP University, Graduate Orthodontic program. He maintains a private practice in Panama City, Republic of Panama


He started using the Straight-Wire Appliance in 1989, and in the mid to late ‘90s became a Six Elements orthodontist. In his practice, all patients are treated to Six Elements standards, and all cases are treated exclusively with the Andrews2 Straight-Wire Appliance and the Andrews Articulator System for cast mounting.

Dr. Morales is a member of the Midwest component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists. He is also a member and Past-President of the Panamanian Society of Orthodontists. For many years, he has lectured on the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony, the use of the Andrews2 Straight-Wire Appliance and the Andrews Articulator System, in Panama and internationally, including Spain, México, Peru, Marquette University in the United States of America and Puerto Rico, among others. He also translated Dr. Andrews’s textbook Straight-Wire Appliance – The Concept and Appliance, into Spanish.

 

 

Dr. Peter Ngan

 

Dr. Marco EstradaDr. Peter Ngan holds a dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Certificates in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry. He is also head of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at WVU.

 

Dr. Ngan is a Fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has published over 130 original research and clinical papers in refereed journals, 160 abstracts, including contributions in several monographs and textbooks, and has been invited to lecture in over 20 countries.

 

Dr. Ngan’s focus is in the early treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions. His research interests include growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology, and orthodontic bonding systems.

 

 

Dr. Timothy Tremont

 

Will A. Andrews, D.D.S.Dr. Tremont is in the private practice of orthodontics in White Oak, Pennsylvania and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters of Science from the University at Buffalo. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society.

 

Dr. Tremont’s academic focus is on diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical strategies. He developed the popular Cantilever Wrap Around Appliance™ for maxillary retention. He is a very active teacher of the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony and has published articles in several professional journals. The Four Faces of Orthognathic Surgery is a system he developed to assist in attaining surgical results that are accurate with pre-surgical predictions. He holds a U.S. patent for a surgical measuring device, the Tridimensional Orthognathic Gauge™ (TOG™).

 

Known for his patient and effective teaching style, Dr. Tremont lectures both nationally and internationally, and regularly provides courses on subject matter relating to orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.