Join Us in Dallas for the Gerety Advanced Ortho Assistant Training

Modified: March 10, 2023 - 10:13 AM
May 5-6, 2023             
Gerety Advanced Orthodontic Training for Dental Auxiliaries    
Instruction by Dr Damon Huffman
Dallas, TX

We are very excited to announce that Dr Damon Huffman will be our new 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. 

Enroll now while seats are still available because this course will sell out quickly! The Gerety orthodontic assistant courses are highly respected and only offered once a year. This advanced course is perfect for your staff members who are more experienced and are looking for more of a challenge and want to further expand their knowledge.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to train new staff members or update your entire staff.  Discounts are available for multiple registrations so ask for details at the time of registration.

Advanced Orthodontics for Dental Auxiliaries May 5-6, 2023 $650
Register 4 Assistants and the 5th is FREE!

All classes are held at the Marriott Quorum Addison in Dallas, TX

Click Here for the Complete Assistant Training Brochure


About the Advanced Course

Dr Huffman will be presenting our Advanced Orthodontic Training for Assistants in Dallas May 5-6  in conjunction with the Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic course, and we are looking forward to another great course! Damon is a highly enthusiastic presenter, motivating, as well as knowledgeable, and enables his students to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry and the ability to contribute to your office.

This 2 day, hands-on course for experienced Orthodontic Assistants is designed to meet the needs of doctors and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight-Wire mechanics, and would like to expand the delegable duties to be performed by the assistant. Although it is not mandatory to have participated in the Gerety Basic Assistant Course, this advanced course is specifically structured to enhance and develop the principles and techniques taught in the basic course. Additionally, it will provide an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in the Basic Assistant Course or who have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting. It is recommended that participants be familiar with taking basic orthodontic records, bracket and molar band placement, ligation methods and basic wire changing techniques. Each assistant needs to be comfortable with basic orthodontic procedures.

Course Outline

  • Establishing objectives for treatment
  • Understanding skeletal and dental classifications and discrepancies
  • Treatment options
  • The Straight-Wire philosophy and how it pertains to bracket placement; tip and torque; level, align and rotate; and forces
  • Archwire sequence and auxiliary forces


Hands-On Participation exercises include:

  • Anchorage & Space Maintenance Using Closing Springs 
  • Step In/Out Bends 
  • Molar Distalizing Arch (MDA) 
  • Cuspid Retraction – Pletcher Springs 
  • Individual Root Torque 
  • Anterior Retraction-Posted Archwire/Pletcher Springs 
  • Bonded Lingual Retainer 

Click Here to Register for the Gerety Advanced Assistant Course


About the Instructor

Damon is an Associate Instructor in our Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program in Dallas. Damon began his orthodontic studies with Gerety Orthodontic Seminars in 1995, which allowed him to incorporate orthodontics into his busy family practice. Over the last 20 years Dr Huffman has completed over 700 orthodontic cases following Dr Gerety’s non-extraction straight wire techniques.

Graduating from Channelview High School in 1987 with a goal of becoming a heart surgeon, Damon began working in his father’s dental office at 17 years old. While working as a dental assistant and repairing dentures, he found his ultimate calling. Damon attended San Jacinto College and the University of Houston. He was accepted into dental school at the University of Texas in Houston, where he graduated in 1994. After passing the state board licensing exam with a perfect score, he immediately joined his father’s family practice. In 1999, he purchased that practice where he continues to enjoy all disciplines of dentistry. On any given day at the office, you may find him doing fillings, implants, braces, and root canals.


This ortho course is a wonderful opportunity to train your staff to accept new responsibilities and to encourage their professional growth, and will be a benefit to you and your practice for years to come!