Embracing a New Era

Classroom Courses Coming Up This Fall in Tulsa

Modified: August 24, 2016 - 08:13 AM

We offer a complete program of orthodontic education structured for the general dentist to successfully integrate orthodontics into their practice.  Our curriculum was developed and taught by Dr Robert Gerety 40 years and is the only true Gerety program taught with his guidance and support.  Regardless of your orthodontic education needs,we have the solution for both you and your office team, and we have the flexibility to offer both classroom and online instruction!  To view our full line of ONLINEcourses click on the Continuing Education tab from our homepage.  We are excited to be offering the following classroom courses in Tulsa, OK. 


September 23-25, 2016 Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education

Instruction by Kay Gerety and Dr Joseph Schmidbauer and Dr Damon Huffman

This is a special year for us as we honor the 40th year of our Comprehensive Orthodontic Program.  As we are recognizing the past, we are engaged in the future, incorporating current and enhanced concepts  to meet today’s challenges and to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities.  What sets our orthodontic program for the general dentist apart from all others?  This is the only true Gerety course the way Big Bob taught it for over 35 years.  Kay Gerety, Joe Schmidbauer and Damon Huffman are continuing to present Big Bob's curriculum with his guidance, support and involvement, maintaining the high standards that Big Bob has established.  We are dedicated to making our courses available to everyone who has a desire to learn orthodontics, both in the classroom and online.

This course will show you innovative solutions that will make orthodontics fun, easy, rewarding, and profitable.  The addition of orthodontics to your practice not only increases your profitability, but also adds a new and challenging dimension of service to your patients and practice. This course is ideally structured for the general or pediatric dentist with no orthodontic training other than dental school. Just as you have learned a technique for every other aspect of dentistry, Dr. Gerety’s method of teaching orthodontics will also provide you with a predictable technique. Each session builds on information, presented in the same sequence you will encounter in treatment delivery. When you have completed this course, you will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to treat 80% of the malocclusions that come into your office. 

This comprehensive, five-session (100-hour) seminar series will focus on the fundamentals of orthodontics and is designed exactly as you would treat a patient, from diagnosis and treatment planning, to case finishing mechanics. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Select the appropriate cases to treat

• Diagnose cases

• Plan patient treatments

• Treat patients using the Straight-Wire philosophy

• Evaluate case progressions

• Use the latest orthodontic treatment options

• Finish cases effectively

The lecture will include both didactic and hands-on instruction with typodonts to facilitate your understanding of our curriculum. The third day of each session is completely devoted to case diagnosis, treatment planning, and problem solving of cases in treatment. Each participant will have the opportunity to present cases for help with initial diagnosis or cases that are in treatment. Not only will you receive advice on your individual cases, but because of the participation of the other doctors, both first-year and second-year attendees, you will see hundreds of cases presented and discussed. This exposure to many different treatment objectives and solutions is an invaluable part of the program.

The course will be presented by Kay Gerety, Dr. Joe Schmidbauer and Dr. Damon Huffman. Dr. Schmidbauer is an experienced general practitioner from Oregon, Ohio who has been carefully selected to work with Kay to present the most popular GP comprehensive orthodontic course in America, taught for 35 years by Dr. Robert G. Gerety. After completing Dr. Gerety’s Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program in 1989, Dr. Schmidbauer incorporated orthodontics into his practice and has continued to build that practice component utilizing a nonextraction philosophy for 26 years, completing over 2,000 cases.  For the last 5 years he has taught the philosophy and mechanics of Dr. Robert G. Gerety in the classroom with Kay Gerety in Tulsa, OK where the Geretys live.

Kay Gerety assisted Dr. Bob Gerety in teaching their Straight-Wire Orthodontic courses for over 30 years and has been an immeasurable asset to the Comprehensive Orthodontic program. During this same time period, she has taught her own assistant’s clinical program in conjunction with Dr. Gerety’s courses. In addition to the clinical programs, she has lectured extensively on 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.

We are excited to welcome Dr Damon Huffman to our team!  Dr. Huffman 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.  This allowed him 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 currently assists Kay Gerety and Dr. Joe Schmidbauer in the Robert G Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Program in Tulsa, OK.

Our course will be held in Tulsa, OK at the Crowne Plaza Southern Hills.

The dates for each of the sessions are:

September 23 - 25, 2016
October 28 - 30, 2016
January 20 - 22, 2017
March 3 - 5, 2017
May 5 - 7, 2017


Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary!  To show our appreciation to the dental community that has honored us by continuing to support our courses, we are offering special discounted pricing for this year only.  Also, as a special gift we will provide access to our ONLINE course for all registered students to use as a study aid at home in between our sessions in Tulsa.  The best of both worlds!  Enjoy the classroom interaction and then review the same PowerPoint and lecture material, and even the project videos that we present in the classroom, ONLINE from the comfort of your home or office. 


You’re in Good Company! Over 6,000 dentists have attended Gerety Seminars over the past 40 years—you probably know several of the attendees. Call us at 918-606-2809 and ask for a Gerety student in your area. Feel free to ask questions, and speak with them candidly about their experience. The Geretys have taught much more than orthodontics, they have taught a lifelong commitment to dental excellence and it shows in their students’ treatment results.


Included with the Course
  • 100 CE credits for this year.
  • Free Monitoring of all sessions next year too!  Earn an additional 100 CE credits while you review the course.
  • 300 page course manual written by Dr Robert G. Gerety
  • Special 40th Anniversary Gift - Free one year Basic Membership to the Gerety Orthodontic Seminars website including access to Big Bob's Case Library, The Forum, and limited access to our Online Comprehensive to review and use as a study aid in between sessions. 
  • Do you have a conflict with one of the course dates?  We are committed to the success of each of our students and will provide access to our online course to make-up missed sessions.
  • The third day of each session is completely devoted to your cases.  Present your case and we will help with case diagnosis, treatment planning, and problem solving. 
  • One-on-one help from our instructors.  We are available to help you both in and out of the classroom.  We are dedicated to answering your questions and are always just a phone call or an email away.
  • Interest free payment plan, the option to make 5 payments and still receive our special Anniversary pricing!
  • Save $595 this year only!  To show our appreciation during our 40th year we are offering a special discounted price of only $4400.  This special price will expire on August 23 and return to $4995. 



To register or for more information please contact us at 918-606-2809


Registration Information

Course: The Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program  
CE Credits: 100 Total Credit Hours  
Prerequisite: None  
Course Code: GERE1A16  
Tuition: $4400.00  Special Anniversary Pricing expires August 23  
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Location: Crowne Plaza Tulsa Southern Hills
7902 S. Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136

We look forward to seeing you in Tulsa!


August 26 - 27, 2016               Annual Case Finishing and Update Course

Instruction by Kay Gerety and Special Guests

In order to fine tune and detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine the most minute details, and completely understand the system of case finishing mechanics. Recent advances in materials and products can greatly simplify our case finishing mechanics. This two-day program will focus on identifying the particulars and utilizing the proper tools to best resolve the issues in the most efficient and effective manner.

Learning Objectives
  • Tried and true mechanics integral to case completion
  • New mechanics, products, and techniques that offer a different and possibly more efficient way of accomplishing treatment objectives
  • Three techniques for placing individual root torque and how to determine which works best for you
  • Three completely different methods of torquing the anterior segments to establish the desired finished inner incisal angle

Though the Straight-Wire technique is based on no wire bending, wouldn't you like to learn limited and selective wire bending rather than changing the position of a bracket in the finishing stages of treatment? These bends can also be used initially to correct molar rotation more efficiently, create anterior intrusion and bite opening, as well as angulation bends in the finishing stages. We also want to teach the indications for effectively using auxiliary wires for tooth guidance and eruption and establishing segments within the arches for increased anchorage and control. We have many new ideas and solutions to help you solve the mystery of case finishing and believe this program will help you in your pursuit of orthodontic excellence.

This two-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 is looking for a program to update and expose current trends and techniques in orthodontics, in particular, those applying 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 the meeting and we will have a demonstration clinic immediately following class on Friday. Meet with the four 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 that you would like some help or guidance with.

Enroll Early to Ensure a Seat!


To register or for more information please contact us at 918-606-2809

Registration Information

Course: The Robert G. Gerety Annual Orthodontic Update and Case Finishing Program  
CE Credits: 16 Total Credit Hours  
Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of  Straight-Wire Mechanics  
Course Code: GERE2A16  
Dates: August 26-27, 2016  
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Location: Crowne Plaza Tulsa Southern Hills*
7902 S. Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136
Cost: Doctor – $895.00
Staff  – $495.00

We look forward to seeing you in Tulsa!