Embracing a New Era

Case Finishing Symposium in Dallas - Register Now!

Modified: August 3, 2020 - 03:09 PM

Our 20/20 Orthodontic Vision for 2020 

August 27-28, 2020      Dallas, TX

Attend In Person or LIVE STREAM 

Gerety Orthodontic Seminars is returning to Dallas!  We are excited to announce that all our upcoming classroom courses will be in Dallas, and this year’s Annual Symposium will kick it all off!  In 1976, Big Bob chose Dallas to begin his first comprehensive course and the Dallas course was the anchor to his program until he retired in 2009. After a decade away, we are looking forward to getting back to where it all began.

While we are excited to be returning to Dallas, we understand that some of our students may prefer to participate from home and we welcome their virtual attendance.  Simply register prior to August 27 to LIVE STREAM the Symposium and we will provide you with a temporary membership to our website and instructions on how to access the Symposium on August 28-29. For all who have registered in advance for the LIVE STREAM of the Symposium, it will be provided by logging into your Dashboard on our website and simply clicking on My Courses where you will find the link.  If you are not currently a member of our website we will provide you with a free membership that will expire a week after the event.  This is a great way to explore all the other areas of our website such as Big Bob's Case Library where you will see step by step photos of cases treated by Dr Gerety from the start of treatment all the way through finishing. You will also have access to The Forum which is the area for our students to network with each other, sharing ideas and cases they are treating with each other. The Resource Library will also be available for you to read articles and download forms. During your free week of membership the video of the Symposium will also be available for you to review segments that you might have missed or would like to see again.  Please remember to register in advance so we can make sure your access is set-up and to email you a PDF version of the course manual.

This year we will focus on “SEEING” the cases you are treating with 20/20 Vision and understanding the mechanics that are needed to finish the case. The 2020 Annual Symposium is guaranteed to be a tremendous learning experience for all, whether you are a new Gerety student, an experienced GOS graduate, or a dental professional seeking to find out more about us. Our emphasis will be given to case finishing. Our speakers will present Bob’s 7 Keys to Case Finishing Excellence using pure Gerety mechanics. The Annual Case of the Year Award will be presented to the attendee who presents the most outstanding case and we will be presenting our Lifetime Achievement Award for the first time. This course is structured for the doctor that is currently practicing the Straight-Wire technique, has a clear understanding of mechanics, and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics.

About the Course

In order to fine tune and precisely detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine minute details, and thoroughly understand the system of case finishing mechanics: 6 Keys to Optimal Occlusion.  I have asked each of our instructors to make a list of each detail they consider when finishing a case. We will share those with you as we present cases that were finished by each of our instructors as they teach you to “SEE” what they are looking for in a finished case. This 2 day program will focus on mechanics from beginning to finishing procedures, as well as using the proper tools to best resolve the issues in the most effective manner. 

While maintaining the Gerety philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose developments in appliances, materials, and products as they pertain to some of our more advanced or complicated cases. Definite advantages and disadvantages have been encountered over the years and we will present these mechanics and define our guidelines for determining when one appliance may be indicated or preferred over another. This course is structured for the doctor that is currently practicing the Straight-Wire technique, has a clear understanding of mechanics and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics. Our emphasis will be given to case finishing.


Need Hands-On Instructions?

Do you have a particular task or procedure that you would like to see demonstrated?  Bring your questions to our demonstration clinic immediately following class on Friday. Meet with the six instructors for a clinical session presenting any specific mechanic or procedure that you would like to see completed.  This is also an excellent opportunity to bring any cases on which you would like some help or guidance with.


Robert Gerety Case of the Year Award and the First Presentation of our Lifetime Achievement Award

We have asked each of our instructors to bring an exemplary case from their own practices to present at the meeting. We also invite each of our participants to bring a "best case" to present.  Each student case presented will be evaluated by our judges, and one winner will be awarded the Robert Gerety Case of the Year.  The winner will be presented with an engraved award as well as a lifetime membership to our website and 10 cases of brackets.  What a great promotion it will be for you to show off this beautiful award in your office!  Our winner last year was Dr Paul Bishop from Decatur, AL make sure to see his case in the Student Success Stories area of our website.

Please choose your case carefully and bring to class with you the following required hard copy records:

  • Before and after of:  panorex, ceph with tracing, models, and pictures
  • Patient history/ID/information

We are looking forward to you sharing your success story with us!


Our Instructors

Kay C. Gerety - Kay assisted Dr. Bob Gerety in teaching their Straight-Wire Orthodontic courses for over 30 years and is an immeasurable asset to the Comprehensive Orthodontic program. She has also taught her own clinical program for dental assistants in conjunction with Dr. Gerety’s courses. In addition to the clinical programs, Kay has lectured extensively on office managerial topics including Orthodontic Integration and Profitability, Practice Management and Marketing, and Effective Staff Utilization.  A highly enthusiastic presenter, Kay is motivating, as well as knowledgeable, enabling you and your staff to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry.

Dr Debra Ettle-Resnick - Deb earned her Dental Assisting degree before graduating from the University of Minnesota with her DDS degree.  In 1992, she started five private practices in northwestern MN, where began incorporating Straight-Wire Orthodontics into her practices in 1994.  Deb is a current member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.  In 2004, she was awarded her Diplomat status from the AOS, and she has served on their Board of Examiners. She is a multiple recipient of the Robert G. Gerety Case of the Year Award, which is presented by the AOS as recognition for the highest level of clinical achievement in orthodontics. 

Dr. Michael Auld - Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2005, and is a 2009 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry where he graduated with distinction.  Michael joined his uncle's dental practice in McAlester, OK where he practices family dentistry. Michael took our Comprehensive Ortho course in Tulsa in 2011 and immediately began incorporating the Gerety Straight Wire techniques into his practice. Michael has returned to our class each year and has been an invaluable mentor to our first year students, We welcomed him  to our team as an Associate Instructor in 2017.

Dr Damon Huffman - Damon graduated from the University of Texas Dental School at Houston in 1994.  The following year he took Dr. Robert Gerety’s GP Comprehensive Orthodontic course in order to incorporate orthodontics into his busy family practice.   In 20 years Dr. Huffman has completed over 700 orthodontic cases following Dr. Gerety’s Straight Wire techniques.  He has been an active member of the American Orthodontic Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Huffman received his Fellowship in the AOS in 2011,  his Fellowship in the AGD in 2013, and his Diplomate from the AOS in 2015.  In 2014 he was named Forum Master of the Gerety Orthodontic Seminars website and is currently and Associate Instructor for the Robert G Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Program in Tulsa, OK.

Dr Joseph Schmidbauer - Joe is an experienced general practitioner from Oregon, Ohio who has been carefully selected to work with Kay to present the Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program, which continues to be the most popular GP comprehensive orthodontic course in America. After completing Dr. Gerety’s Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program in 1990, Dr. Schmidbauer incorporated orthodontics into his practice; he has continued to build the orthodontic component of his practice component using a nonextraction philosophy for 26 years, completing over 2,000 cases.  Dr. Schmidbauer teaches the philosophy and mechanics of Dr. Robert G. Gerety in the classroom with Kay Gerety in Tulsa, OK.


For more information please contact us at 918-606-2809