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 2020 and we hope to see you there! For more information please call us at 918-606-2809 or email us at email@example.com.
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.
• 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
• 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
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!
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 Dallas, TX 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:
October 2-4, 2020
November 13-15, 2020
January 8-10, 2021
March 5-7, 2021
May 7-9, 2021
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.