In August we held our annual Gerety Advanced Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics Symposium and dedicated this year as a tribute to Big Bob Gerety and his enormous contribution to GP orthodontics. Since his greatest reward for teaching orthodontics was seeing the excellent results his students achieved for their patients, this year couldn't have been a better time to introduce our first Robert G Gerety Case of the Year Award. As a “Celebration of Excellence” we invited each of our participants to bring their best case to present at the symposium, and we are so pleased to announce that the first recipient of our Case of the Year Award is Dr. Gary Blaich from Coffeyville, KS.
There are many qualities and factors that are necessary for excellence in orthodontic case finishing, determination, attention to detail, persistence, and the dedication to maintain the highest standards possible as taught by Big Bob. Big Bob Gerety excelled at case finishing and has set the bar very high. He has also proven that his superior results are repeatable by his students who are using the Gerety philosophy and techniques and are achieved with consistency and predictability. We are so proud to be able to honor our students who have proven they have the qualities, knowledge and the passion to achieve orthodontic excellence!
Kay Gerety presented the award to Gary who is a student in our Tulsa class and also one of our Online students. Gary received a beautifully engraved award that will be an outstanding achievement for him to display at his office, a lifetime membership to our website, and 10 cases of brackets!
Our entire instruction team from Tulsa was there to support and applaud Gary for his diligence and success in achieving this level of excellence with his orthodontic results. Kay and the Tulsa Team are so proud to have Gary as a part of our Gerety community!
The Gerety family was also there to support and to celebrate the continuation of Big Bob's commitment to excellence with Gary. Along with his wife Kay, Bob's daughters Sandy and Neva were excited to be a part of the weekend. Bob would have been so proud!
We are so excited to have just launched an area of our website that will showcase the achievements of our students and to show their mastery of orthodontics! Please visit our Student's Success Stories page to see Gary's case and so many other tremendous cases! If you are a Gerety student and have a case that you are particularly proud of, please contact us and we will proudly show it off too!