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Start Time: March 08, 2024 @ 9:00 AM End Time: March 09, 2024 @ 5:00 PM

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The Gerety Basic Orthodontic Training for Assistants  

March  8 - 9, 2024

Dallas, TX 


We are very excited to announce that Dr Damon Huffman will be returning as our 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, including the very popular clinical photography module.  The goal of the photography module is to teach proper techniques and procedures for producing consistent high quality images for orthodontic documentation. Shofu Dental 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. Our 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, then we also offer 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 8-9, 2024 $650
Advanced Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries May 17-18, 2024 $650

Register 4 Assistants and the 5th is FREE!


Both classes are held at the Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

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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 Dr. Damon Huffman 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