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Start Time: May 13, 2022 @ 9:00 AM End Time: May 14, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

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The Gerety Advanced Orthodontic Training for Assistants  

May 13- 14, 2022

Dallas,  TX  

We are very excited to announce that Dr Damon Huffman will be our new instructor for the assistant program!  Dr Huffman has been part of our teaching team for the doctor's Comprehensive Orthodontic Course in both Tulsa and Dallas since 2014 and has participated in the assistant training along with Kay during that time.  He is looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!  The curriculum will continue to be the program that Kay Gerety originated and fine-tuned to fit the needs of todays practice.  We recognize that the success of a dental practice, along with the successful incorporation of orthodontics into a dental practice can depend on the education and training of the staff; with that in mind we designed this course to help fulfill those needs. This 2 day course features lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises and is designed to meet the needs of the doctor and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight Wire mechanics and would like to expand the delegable duties to be performed by the orthodontic assistant. While this is not a beginning course, it is an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in the Basic Assistant course or who have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting.

Although it is not mandatory to have participated in the Gerety's Basic Assistant Course, this advanced course is specifically structured to enhance and develop the principles and techniques taught in the basic course. Additionally, it will provide an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in the Basic Assistant Course or who have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting. It is recommended that participants be familiar with Cephalometric Values, ligation methods, and general monthly maintenance procedures. Each assistant needs to be comfortable with basic orthodontic treatment concepts.
This is a wonderful opportunity to provide your staff with additional orthodontic training and to encourage their professional growth.

Basic Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries March 11-12, 2022 $595
Advanced Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries May 13-14, 2022 $595

Register 4 Assistants and the 5th is FREE!

 

All classes are held at the Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, Dallas TX

 


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About the Advanced Course

Dr Damon Huffman will be presenting the Gerety Advanced Orthodontic Training for Assistants in Dallas May 13-14 in conjunction with the Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic course, and we are looking forward to another great course! Dr Huffman is a highly enthusiastic presenter, motivating, as well as knowledgeable, and enables his students to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry and the ability to contribute to your office.

This 2 day, hands-on course for experienced Orthodontic Assistants is designed to meet the needs of doctors and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight-Wire mechanics, and would like to expand the delegable duties to be performed by the assistant. Although it is not mandatory to have participated in the Gerety Basic Assistant Course, this advanced course is specifically structured to enhance and develop the principles and techniques taught in the basic course. Additionally, it will provide an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in the Basic Assistant Course or who have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting. It is recommended that participants be familiar with taking basic orthodontic records, bracket and molar band placement, ligation methods and basic wire changing techniques. Each assistant needs to be comfortable with basic orthodontic procedures.

Course Outline

  • Establishing objectives for treatment
  • Understanding skeletal and dental classifications and discrepancies
  • Treatment options
  • The Straight-Wire philosophy and how it pertains to bracket placement; tip and torque; level, align and rotate; and forces
  • Archwire sequence and auxiliary forces

 

Hands-On Participation exercises include:

  • Anchorage & Space Maintenance Using Closing Springs 
  • Step In/Out Bends 
  • Molar Distalizing Arch (MDA) 
  • Cuspid Retraction – Pletcher Springs 
  • Individual Root Torque 
  • Anterior Retraction-Posted Archwire/Pletcher Springs 
  • Bonded Lingual Retainer