Embracing a New Era

Onsite Classroom Courses Coming Up in 2019

Modified: November 12, 2019 - 08:39 PM

Gerety Orthodontic Seminars is dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic education to general and pediatric dentists, which includes the successful integration of orthodontics into your practice.  There are many ways we can help you to obtain your goals of expanding the services that you offer to your patients. Gerety Orthodontic Seminars offers a diverse range of courses both online and in the classroom, we provide online diagnostic help in between classroom sessions and our continued support to each and every student after graduation is unparalleled.  Our mission is to help you be successful in orthodontics and enjoy the process!

We offer a complete program of orthodontic education that is structured for the general dentist who has no orthodontic experience other than what was presented in dental school.  Our curriculum was developed and taught by Dr Robert Gerety for over 40 years and has been the only true Gerety program taught with his guidance and support.  There are 3 types of courses that we feel are vital to not only your initial learning but to your continued successes.  The first type of course is providing the dentist with a thorough and complete orthodontic education, which is our Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program, a series of five sessions.  The second type are courses that are dedicated to teaching your dental assistants how to help you accomplish your goals, which is Kay’s Assistant Training Program.  The last type is our Annual Symposium which is focused on advanced mechanics with an emphasis on case finishing. This annual meeting is a great way to review techniques and discuss new trends and products.   

Regardless of your orthodontic education goals we have the solutions for you and your office team, and we have the flexibility to offer instruction in the classroom and online!  To view our full line of ONLINE courses, click on the Continuing Education tab from our homepage.  We are excited to be offering the following classroom courses in 2019 and we hope to see you there!  For more information please call us at 918-606-2809 or email us at customer-service@orthodonticteaching.com.


March 8-9, 2019                      

Kay Gerety's Basic Orthodontic Training for Dental Auxiliaries    

Instruction by Kay Gerety and Chris Locker                                 

The success of a dental practice, and the successful incorporation of orthodontics into a practice, can hinge on the education and training of its staff. This hands-on course is designed to meet the needs of doctors and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight-Wire mechanics and would like to expand the duties that may be delegated to, and performed by, the assistant. You can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity to train your staff to accept these responsibilities and to encourage their professional growth.

This is a beginning course specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of orthodontics to chair-side auxiliaries. No experience is necessary to succeed in this course and there are no orthodontic prerequisites. This is a two-day course featuring lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Our instructors, Kay Gerety and Chris Locker, will provide your staff with a clear understanding of orthodontics beginning with patient records, and building on each lesson to conclude with bracket and archwire placement. 

Here is the course outline:
  • Patient records, standard of care, radiographs, impressions and models, photography, clinical exam and evaluation
  • Insurance procedures, patient management forms, informed consent, financial options
  • Orthodontic Photography – Hands On
  • Principles and mechanics of the straight-wire bracket
  • Understanding proper bracket placement and the principles of movement
  • Direct bond bracketing of anatomical teeth – Hands On
  • Placement of separators, sizing and cementing molar bands, bracket placement aids, cements and materials, patient management, and post operative procedures
  • Archwire Sequence to include .0175, .016 Thermal Activated Nitanium, .016 SS and .018 SS archwires. Using these archwires we will complete three projects to learn ligation methods, placement of rotation wedges, placement of chain elastic, archwire coordination, placement of stops and open coil spring – Hands On
  • Scheduling and practice management, ordering orthodontic supplies, operatory armamentarium, and set-up.     


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May 17-18, 2019                       

Kay Gerety's Advanced Orthodontic Training for Dental Auxiliaries    

Instruction by Kay Gerety and Chris Locker 

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

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August 2-4, 2019                   

Annual Advanced Treatment Mechanics Symposium    

A Tribute to Dr Big Bob Gerety - Soaring to New Heights and to Orthodontic Excellence
Instruction by Kay Gerety, Debra Ettle-Resnick, Michael Auld, Damon Huffman, Joseph Schmidbauer, and Matthew Standridge

In order to fine tune and detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine every minute detail, and completely understand the system of case finishing mechanics: 6 Keys to Optimal Occlusion.  This 2 ½ day program will focus on beginning to finishing mechanics and utilizing the proper tools to best resolve the issues in the most effective manner. 

Just as a pilot has his 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, records and diagnosis, and hit the runway and cruise with our treatment options and archwire mechanics.  In case of a bumpy flight we have contingency plans and then will prepare you for the final approach and smooth landing.

We have many new ideas and solutions to help you navigate your cases and believe this program will help you in your pursuit of orthodontic excellence.  This 2 ½ 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.

While maintaining our core philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose new development in appliances, materials and products as they pertain to some of our more advanced or complicated cases. There are definite advantages and disadvantages that we have encountered and we will be presenting these mechanics and defining our guidelines for determining when one appliance may be indicated over another.

We are proud to announce our collaboration with Dr Jamison Spencer from the Spencer Study Club, who will be our guest speaker for a half-day on Sunday, August 4. Dr Spencer is one of the country’s most sought after and respected authorities on TMD, Airway, and Dental Sleep Medicine.  We have been exploring the potential correlations between non-extraction orthodontics and the effects on the airway.  Dr. Spencer will provide us with insight and information that will produce immediate benefits in our dental practices!

Our Learning Objectives:
  • Big Bob's 7 Keys to Case Finishing Excellence from Flight Planning to Landing
  • Earlier Early Treatment
  • Intercepting the Cause in Order to Prevent Many Malocclusions
  • Understanding More About Function and Form
  • Impact of TMD, AIrway, and Dental Sleep Medicine on your patient's health and lives
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 five 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.

Robert Gerety Case of the Year Award

We have asked each of our instructors to bring the case they are most proud of to present at the meeting, and we invite each of our participants to bring their best case to present, too.  Each of the cases presented will be evaluated by our judges and one winner will be awarded with the Robert Gerety Case of the Year.  The winner will be presented with an engraved award and will receive 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!

Please choose your case carefully and bring to class with you these required records, they may be either hard copy or digital records:

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

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



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Click Here to Register for Our 2019 Annual Symposium 



September 27-29, 2019                       

Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program    

Instruction by Kay Gerety, Joseph Schmidbauer, Damon Huffman, Michael Auld and Matthew Standridge

Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Programs are committed to incorporating the most current and enhanced orthodontic concepts as we teach the General Dentist to master orthodontics and to successfully integrate it into their general practice.  Our course is taught in Tulsa, OK utilizing the same core principles and techniques created, perfected and documented for over 35 years by Big Bob himself.  Maintaining the same high standards, today’s Gerety team lead by Kay Gerety,  continue to present Big Bob’s curriculum while adding their innovations, new cases and mechanics, updating materials and products promoting cutting edge techniques and technology in the classroom.  Our student- teacher ratio and continued support is unparalleled to any other program. Our team of 5 instructors provides each student with dedicated individual support in and out of the classroom, proving our commitment to your success!

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. Each and every procedure is supported with a detailed slide sequence, patient cases demonstrating the technique, a video demonstration of each of the 15 clinical projects, and a new hands-on photography module added so each student can produce a complete set of images that meet the standard of care guidelines. Participants will receive individual assistance in completing the hands-on projects during each session.


The dates for each of the sessions are:

September 27-29, 2019
November 8-10, 2019
January 17-19, 2020
March 6-8, 2020
May 1-3, 2020

Do you think you might have a conflict with one of the dates? We can help. Because our entire program is also available online we are offering access to our online course to use as a study resource allowing you to make-up missed sessions or to review the material in between sessions. It is a perfect opportunity to have access to the best of both of our programs, have the personal interaction of the classroom and have the lecture material and project videos available to review as often you need to online. 

Over 10,000 dentists have attended the Gerety seminars over the past 40 years—you probably know several of the attendees. We hope that you will visit the Testimonial page on our website to see what our students are saying about our program or call Gerety Orthodontic Seminars 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.

Click Here for the 2019 Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Brochure       



Click Here to Register for the New Comprehensive Ortho Program Starting in the Fall


For More Information On Our Courses Call Us At 918-606-2809