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Start Time: March 05, 2021 @ 9:00 AM End Time: March 06, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

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Kay Gerety's Basic Orthodontic Training for Assistants  

March  5 - 6, 2021

Dallas, TX 

We are very excited to present a completely restructured Basic Orthodontic course for the dental auxiliary! Due to the increased usage of third party ceph tracing services and digital tracing software, we have removed the clinical portion of ceph tracing from the two day program. This will allow more time to focus on the clinical procedures that will better serve the doctor in their day to day delivery of patient care. We listened to your requests and have introduced a clinical photography module to the basic program. Our goal is to teach proper techniques and procedures for producing consistent high quality images for orthodontic documentation. Each office that is represented is encouraged to bring their camera in order for us to customize their procedures and settings, but that is not a requirement as Shofu will be attending this class and will provide demo cameras for us to use.  For this exercise multiple stations are set-up in the classroom so that each assistant can produce a complete set of images that meet the standard of care guidelines.

Enroll now while seats are still available because this course will sell out! Kay Gerety's orthodontic assistant courses are highly respected and only offered once a year. Kay's Basic Ortho Training course is the perfect opportunity for you to begin the process of providing your staff with the knowledge and confidence they need to successfully perform the duties you choose to delegate. If your staff members are more experienced and are looking for more of a challenge and want to further expand their knowledge, Kay also offers an Advanced course that will meet their needs.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to train new staff members or update your entire staff! Discounts are available for multiple registrations, register 4 assistants and the 5th is FREE!  


Basic Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries March 5-6, 2021 $595
Advanced Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries May 7-9, 2021 $595

Register 4 Assistants and the 5th is FREE!


Both classes are held at the Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

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Kay's Complete Assistant Training Brochure 


About the Basic Course

The success of a dental practice, and the successful incorporation of orthodontics into a practice, can hinge on the education and training of its staff. This hands-on course is designed to meet the needs of doctors and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight-Wire mechanics and would like to expand the duties that may be delegated to, and performed by, the assistant. You can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity to train your staff to accept these responsibilities and to encourage their professional growth.

This is a beginning course specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of orthodontics to chair-side auxiliaries. No experience is necessary to succeed in this course and there are no orthodontic prerequisites. This is a two-day course featuring lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Our instructor Kay Gerety will provide your staff with a clear understanding of orthodontics beginning with patient records, and building on each lesson to conclude with bracket and archwire placement.

Course Outline

  • Patient records, standard of care, radiographs, impressions and models, photography, clinical exam and evaluation
  • Insurance procedures, patient management forms, informed consent, financial options
  • Orthodontic Photography – Hands On
  • Principles and mechanics of the straight-wire bracket
  • Understanding proper bracket placement and the principles of movement
  • Direct bond bracketing of anatomical teeth – Hands On
  • Placement of separators, sizing and cementing molar bands, bracket placement aids, cements and materials, patient management, and post operative procedures
  • Archwire Sequence to include .0175, .016 Thermal Activated Nitanium, .016 SS and .018 SS archwires. Using these archwires we will complete three projects to learn ligation methods, placement of rotation wedges, placement of chain elastic, archwire coordination, placement of stops and open coil spring – Hands On
  • Scheduling and practice management, ordering orthodontic supplies, operatory armamentarium, and set-up


Hear What Kay's Students Are Saying

"Kay is great. I feel like I have learned a great deal more from taking her classes." – Megan

"Thanks for the wonderful time. Kay is a very good instructor and all of you are amazing, thanks for everything" - Helen

"Kay is an amazing instructor - I really learned a lot and she made it very easy to learn and very fun!" - Crystl

"You are a wonderful teacher Mrs. Kay. This is my 3rd time taking the Advanced course. The 1st time I learned to do the treatment and the 2nd time I learned why. This class has been my favorite. I feel that now that I know how and why I can look for ways to improve and become a better asset to my doctor! Thanks so much!" - Cami

"Great course. Highly recommend!" - Cheri

"Love Kay! She is the best!" - Kelly

"Kay is a great speaker and very nice to talk with." - Jeannie