We are so excited about our return to Dallas! Please join us as we pay homage to our hero Big Bob Gerety this year during our annual symposium. In 1978 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. In 2020 we will have some fun as we focus on Dr Gerety's teachings and techniques, philosophies and mechanics, liberally combined with his memorable pearls of wisdom. This symposium is guaranteed to be a tremendous learning experience for all, whether you are a new Gerety student, an experienced Gerety Orthodontic Seminars graduate, or a dental professional seeking to find out more about us. Big Bob was an avid pilot, flying from city to city to teach his courses. We continue to follow his lead as we announce our symposium theme: Soaring to New Heights and to Orthodontic Excellence!
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. 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.
Just as a pilot has specific procedures to follow, we will present our proven techniques to help you achieve new heights and soar to case finishing excellence. We will begin with the pilot’s flight planning and preflight checklist: orthodontic records and diagnosis. Next, hit the runway and cruise with our treatment options and archwire mechanics. In case of a bumpy flight, we have contingency plans and options for overcoming obstacles. Then we will prepare you for the final approach and smooth landing.
We have many new ideas and solutions to help you navigate your cases. This program is your flight plan to orthodontic excellence. This 2 day course is structured for the doctor that is currently practicing the Straight-Wire technique, has a clear understanding of mechanics and the Straight-Wire philosophy, and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics; emphasis will be given to case finishing.
While maintaining the Gerety philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose new 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 over another.
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.
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:
We are looking forward to you sharing your success story with us!
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.
Dr. Matthew Standridge - Matt attended college at Wichita State University and then attended UMKC School of Dentistry. After graduating, Matt worked in public health in Missouri and Kansas. In 2012 he opened his first practice in Eureka,KS, and then bought his second office in nearby Yates Center. In 2017, both offices were merged into one newly remodeled location in Yates Center. He has been very committed to excellence and continuing education, earning his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Matt graduated from our Comprehensive Ortho program in 2014 and immediately began incorporating the Gerety Straight Wire techniques into his practice. Matt has returned to our class each year and has been an invaluable mentor to our first-year students. This year we welcomed him to our team as an Associate Instructor!