Watch this video of our 2021 Gerety Advanced Treatment Mechanics Annual Symposium from the comfort of your home or office, when it fits best into your schedule. The format of the video allows you to view the speaker in a portion of the screen with the main focus on their slide presentation. For crystal clarity the sound is directly from our sound board and the slide presentation is the feed from the computer, providing you the best digital quality of both the audio and visual. We are so excited to now have the capability to offer a Live Stream venue of our courses to our students! This allows us to provide access to a video of the entire course for all who missed the live event. Don't miss a minute from the weekend, the video includes all presentations from the weekend including the lectures of all 3 instructors, and the 3 Table Clinics. We had a wonderful weekend in Dallas and are honored to be able to have this to share for years to come!
Each year, when planning the Annual Update Symposium, our focus is always Case Finishing. Our goal is to bring you information, products, material, and appliances that are current and relevant to case finishing. This year we will be presenting cases from each instructor with a focus on perfecting orthodontic mechanics. The slight nuances of a procedure can sometimes change the outcome of the entire case and we want you to understand and learn the precise details of the mechanics.
To fine tune and precisely detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine many minute details, and thoroughly understand the system of case finishing mechanics. We must discipline ourselves to have a vision of the 6 Keys to Optimal Occlusion and the components of a beautiful smile. Each of our instructors will detail their vision for case finishing and share their cases with the participants. This 2-day program will focus on basic and advanced mechanics, from beginning to finishing procedures, as well as using the proper tools, in the right sequence, to best resolve the issues most effectively.
While maintaining our core philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose developments in appliances, materials, and products as they pertain to some of our more advanced or complicated cases. Definite advantages and disadvantages have been encountered over the years and we will present these mechanics and define our guidelines for determining when one appliance may be indicated or preferred over another. This course is structured for the doctor that is currently utilizing the Straight Wire appliance, has a clear understanding of mechanics and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics.
Yes, they were so popular last year that we are bringing them back again this year! During each break one of our instructors will be presenting a table clinic that will be relevant to our focus on case finishing. They each have great ideas and we are excited to share them with you on the LIVE STREAM as well!
Kay Gerety - Kay is the Director of Education at Gerety Orthodontic Seminars and is the lead instructor of our classroom courses and our online program. As a CDA, Kay worked alongside Dr Gerety in their dental practice, and for over 30 years she assisted him in presenting the Comprehensive Orthodontic program. She developed and taught her own clinical program for dental assistants and has lectured extensively on office managerial topics including Orthodontic Integration and Profitability, Practice Management and Marketing, and Effective Staff Utilization. A highly enthusiastic presenter, Kay is motivating and knowledgeable, encouraging you and your staff to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry.
Dr Debra Ettle-Resnick - Deb earned her Dental Assisting degree before graduating from the University of Minnesota with her DDS degree. In 1992, she started five private practices in northwestern MN, where began incorporating Straight-Wire Orthodontics into her practices in 1994. Deb is a current member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. In 2004, she was awarded her Diplomat status from the AOS, and she has served on their Board of Examiners. She is a multiple recipient of the Robert G. Gerety Case of the Year Award, which is presented as recognition for the highest level of clinical achievement in orthodontics. We are honored to have Deb lead our Comprehensive Course team as Senior Instructor in Dallas.
Damon Huffman - Damon graduated from the University of Texas Dental School at Houston in 1994. The following year he took Dr. Robert Gerety’s GP Comprehensive Orthodontic course. This allowed him to incorporate orthodontics into his busy family practice. In 20 years Dr. Huffman has completed over 700 orthodontic cases following Dr. Gerety’s Straight Wire techniques. He has been an active member of the American Orthodontic Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Huffman received his Fellowship in the AOS in 2011, his Fellowship in the AGD in 2013, and his Diplomate from the AOS in 2015. In 2014, Damon joined our Comprehensive Course team and is an associate instructor in Dallas.
Joseph Schmidbauer - Joe is a member of our classroom teaching team for the Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program in Dallas and is a presenter for our annual Symposium. He joined the Dr Gerety's course in 1990, incorporating orthodontics into his practice and continuing to build practice component utilizing the Gerety non-extraction straight wire philosophy for 29 years. His vast experience includes completing over 2,000 orthodontic cases. Since 2010, Joe has taught the philosophy and mechanics of Dr Gerety in the classroom in Atlanta, Nashville, Tulsa and currently with the team in Dallas. Joe graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1979 and has maintained a private general practice in Oregon, Ohio for over 32 years.
Michael Auld - Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2005, and is a 2009 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry where he graduated with distinction. Michael joined his uncle's dental practice in McAlester, OK where he practices family dentistry. Michael completed our Comprehensive Ortho course in Tulsa in 2011 and immediately began incorporating the Gerety Straight Wire techniques into his practice. Michael has returned to our class each year and has been an invaluable mentor to our first year students, and a contributor to our online forum. We welcomed him to our team as an Associate Instructor in 2017.
All Times Listed are Central Standard Time. Actual times and schedule may vary.
8:00 Registration and Table Clinics
9:00 Kay Gerety - Welcome and Introductions
9:15 Michael Auld - Tried and True: 7 Keys of Occlusion/7 Secrets to Case Finishing
10:30 Michael Auld - Continued
1:30 Deb Ettle-Resnick - Finding the Red Flags with Predictable Clues
3:30 Deb Ettle-Resnick - Continued
5:00 Adjourn – Welcome Reception - Table Clinics with Instructors – Review Participant Cases
8:00 Registration and Table Clinics
9:00 Dr Damon Huffman - The Devil’s In The Details
11:00 Dr Damon Huffman - Continued
1:30 Dr. Joe Schmidbauer - Bread and Butter Big Bob
Comprehensive Cases Finished with Pure Gerety Mechanics
4:00 Dr. Joe Schmidbauer - Continued
5:00 Adjourn - Review Participants Cases - Table Clinics with Instructors
The table clinics will be held in the classroom before class both days and at the end of the lunch hour on Friday. These are short presentations and demonstrations to address some of the treatment mechanics that will not be covered in depth during the lecture. Additional CE hours will be earned. Enjoy!
Friday August 27
8:00 -8:30 Deb Ettle-Resnick - Simple Secrets to Airway Evaluation
10:00 -10:30 Deb Ettle-Resnick - Simple Secrets to Airway Evaluation
1:00 – 1:30 Joe Schmidbauer - Expansion and Archwire Sequence to Develop the Maxillary Arch
3:00 – 3:30 Joe Schmidbauer - Expansion and Archwire Sequence to Develop the Maxillary Arch
Saturday August 28
8:00 -8:30 Michael Auld - The Power of the Tongue: Diagnostics and Protocols
Enlargement of the Maxillary Arch for Function and Health
10:00 -10:30 Michael Auld - The Power of the Tongue: Diagnostics and Protocols
Enlargement of the Maxillary Arch for Function and Health
1:00 – 1:30 Damon Huffman - MDA and Archwire Sequence to Develop the Maxillary Arch
3:00 – 3:30 Damon Huffman - MDA and Archwire Sequence to Develop the Maxillary Arch
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