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Kay Gerety's Advanced Orthodontic Training for Auxiliaries is Coming in May!

Modified: May 11, 2018 - 05:52 PM

May 18-19, 2018                       

Kay Gerety's Advanced Orthodontic Training for Dental Auxiliaries    

Instruction by Kay Gerety and Damon Huffman 

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 "Kay Gerety’s 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:

• Wax bite registration and archwire coordination

• Accentuating curve

• Reverse curve

• Omega cinch backs

• Open coil spring and power chain

• Correction of single tooth cross bite

• Step in and out bends

• Ligation methods for activation

• Multi-Distalizing Arch™ Appliance - Adaptation to wax bite, placement, and activation

• Cuspid retraction

• Individual root torque

• Pletcher springs to posted wire (de-torquing rectangular archwire)

• Bonded lower lingual retainer

Click Here for Kay's Complete Assistant Training Brochure       


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