Register Here for the Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Course - Session Five in Nashville

Start Time: November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 AM End Time: November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
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This is a special year for us as we honor the 40th year of our Comprehensive Orthodontic Program.  As we are recognizing the past, we are engaged in the present, offering a program that will provide current information and techniques.  You will gain the skills you need to meet today’s challenges and to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities.  What sets our orthodontic program for the general dentist apart from all others?  Our courses in Tulsa and Nashville are the only true Gerety courses, presented the way Big Bob taught it for over 35 years.  Our specially selected instructors are continuing to present Big Bob's curriculum with his guidance, support and involvement, maintaining the high standards that Big Bob has established.  We are dedicated to making our courses available to everyone who has a desire to learn orthodontics, both in the classroom and online.

This course will show you innovative solutions that will make orthodontics fun, easy, rewarding, and profitable.  The addition of orthodontics to your practice not only increases your profitability, but also adds a new and challenging dimension of service to your patients and practice. This course is ideally structured for the general or pediatric dentist with no orthodontic training other than dental school. Just as you have learned a technique for every other aspect of dentistry, Dr. Gerety’s method of teaching orthodontics will also provide you with a predictable technique. Each session builds on information, presented in the same sequence you will encounter in treatment delivery. When you have completed this course, you will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to treat 80% of the malocclusions that come into your office. 

This comprehensive, five-session (100-hour) seminar series will focus on the fundamentals of orthodontics and is designed exactly as you would treat a patient, from diagnosis and treatment planning, to case finishing mechanics. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Select the appropriate cases to treat

• Diagnose cases

• Plan patient treatments

• Treat patients using the Straight-Wire philosophy

• Evaluate case progressions

• Use the latest orthodontic treatment options

• Finish cases effectively

The lecture will include both didactic and hands-on instruction with typodonts to facilitate your understanding of our curriculum and treatment mechanics. The third day of each session is completely devoted to the participant's cases.  We will offer case diagnosis and treatment planning for potential cases as well as problem solving for cases already in treatment. Each participant will have the opportunity to present cases for help with initial diagnosis or cases that are in treatment. Not only will you receive advice on your individual cases, but because of the participation of the other doctors, both first-year and second-year attendees, you will see hundreds of cases presented and discussed. This exposure to many different treatment objectives and solutions is an invaluable part of the program.

The course will be presented by Dr. Joe Schmidbauer and Dr. Jordan Balvich. Dr. Schmidbauer is an experienced general practitioner from Oregon, Ohio, who has been carefully selected to present the most popular GP comprehensive orthodontic course in America, taught for 35 years by Dr. Robert G. Gerety. After completing Dr. Gerety’s Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program in 1989, Dr. Schmidbauer incorporated orthodontics into his practice and has continued to build that practice component utilizing a nonextraction philosophy for 26 years, completing over 2,000 cases.  For the last 6 years he has taught the philosophy and mechanics of Dr. Robert G. Gerety in the classroom with Kay Gerety in Tulsa, OK where the Geretys live.

Dr Jordan Balvich practices in Rensselaer, IN, and has been using the non-extraction orthodontic philosophy of Dr Robert Gerety for over 20 years.  Dr Balvich is a general practitioner who has completed over 500 orthodontic cases.  He has been teaching alongside Dr Joe Schmidbauer since 2009.  Dr Balvich is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, he is a Diplomate in the Academy of the American Orthodontic Society where he also served as an examiner as well as President.  He is a co-editor for the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society.  

Our course will be held in Nashville, TN at the Inn at Opryland.  

The dates for each of the sessions are:

March 31 - April 2, 2017
June 2 - 4, 2017
August 18 - 20, 2017
September 8 - 10, 2017
November 10 - 12, 2017


Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary!  To show our appreciation to the dental community that has honored us by continuing to support our courses, we are offering special discounted pricing for this year only.  Also, just for our Nashville course we will provide access to our ONLINE course for all early registration students to use as a study aid at home in between our sessions in Nashville.  The best of both worlds!  Enjoy the classroom interaction and then review the same PowerPoint and lecture material, and even the project videos that we present in the classroom, ONLINE from the comfort of your home or office. 


You’re in Good Company! Over 10,000 dentists have attended Gerety Seminars over the past 40 years—you probably know several of the attendees. Call us at 918-606-2809 and ask for a Gerety student in your area. Feel free to ask questions and speak candidly with Gerety course graduates about their experiences. The Geretys have taught much more than orthodontics, they have taught a lifelong commitment to dental excellence and it shows in their students’ treatment results.


Included with the Course
  • 100 CE credits for this year.
  • Free Monitoring of all sessions next year too!  Earn an additional 100 CE credits while you review the course.
  • 350 page course manual written by Dr Robert G. Gerety
  • Special 40th Anniversary Gift - Free one year Basic Membership to the Gerety Orthodontic Seminars website including access to Big Bob's Case Library, The Forum, and limited access to our Online Comprehensive to review and use as a study aid in between sessions. This offer is available to those participants registering before February 28, and will be available for only $399 after the deadline.  Make sure to register early to take advantage of this offer.
  • Do you have a conflict with one of the course dates?  We are committed to the success of each of our students and will provide access to our online course to make-up missed sessions.
  • The third day of each session is completely devoted to your cases.  Present your case and we will help with case diagnosis, treatment planning, and problem solving. 
  • One-on-one help from our instructors.  We are available to help you both in and out of the classroom.  We are dedicated to answering your questions and are always just a phone call or an email away.
  • Interest free payment plan, the option to make 5 payments and still receive our special Anniversary pricing!
  • Save $500 this year only!  To show our appreciation during our 40th year we are offering a special discounted price of only $4495.  This special price will expire on February 28 and return to $4995. 



To register or for more information please contact us at 918-606-2809


Registration Information

Course: The Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program  
CE Credits: 100 Total Credit Hours  
Prerequisite: None  
Course Code: GERE1N17  
Tuition: $4495.00  Special Anniversary Pricing expires February 28   
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Location: The Inn at Opryland 
2401 Music Valley Dr.
Nashville,  TN  37214

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

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