Embracing a New Era

Register NOW For Our Comprehensive Course In Tulsa! YES, We Are Still Welcoming New Students!

Modified: March 25, 2016 - 06:11 AM by Robert Gerety

It’s not too late to join our course, we are still welcoming doctors who want to learn orthodontics. Our full course is available online, which means you can make-up session one online and still join our classroom in November. New students can still take advantage of the interest-free extended payment plan as well!

We have had an incredible experience during the last four years bringing the Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program back into the classroom and we are looking forward to another class beginning this fall. By presenting our ortho course in the classroom we are providing you with the option of participating in our program either online or in person, whichever you choose!

What sets our orthodontic program for the general dentist apart from all others?  This is the true Gerety course the way Big Bob taught it for over 35 years! Kay Gerety and Joe Schmidbauer 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 and have responded to your feedback by giving you the option to make five interest free payments on the tuition.  We are also committed to the success of each of our students, providing the option to have access to our online course to make-up missed sessions or to review the material in-between sessions as a study resource.

Gain the skills you need to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. 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. 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 and Dr. Joe Schmidbauer. 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. Dr. Schmidbauer is a member of the American Orthodontic Society of which he is a past president. For the last 4 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. Kay is an associate member of the American Orthodontic Society and is an honored recipient of the George R. Roland Award for Outstanding Service to the organization. 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.

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

The dates for each of the sessions are:

September 11 - 13, 2015
November 13 - 15, 2015
January 8 - 10, 2016
March 4- 6, 2016
May 13 - 15, 2016

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. Ask Straight Wire Seminars for the details when you register.

The cost of the five session course is $4995. Unlike other programs that require payment in full at the time of registration, you have the option to choose a convenient payment plan of 5 equal installments to coincide with your registration date and then the next four session dates.  Your tuition also includes FREE monitoring privileges to all 5 sessions of the next year's course dates, and receive another 100 CE credits when you participate as a monitor, no strings attached.

Over 6,000 dentists have attended the Gerety seminars over the past 35 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 Straight Wire Seminars at 877-448-8606 and ask for a Gerety student in your area. Feel free to ask questions, and speak with them candidly about their experience.

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TO OUR PAST STUDENTS -We are inviting all of our past students to join us and participate as monitors with the hope that you will all come and review the treatment mechanics and philosophy that Big Bob Gerety developed and taught for so many years. If you are looking to continue your orthodontic studies and feel that it is important to continue to build on the orthodontic techniques that you have already been introduced to, or want to refine your mechanics, than we encourage you to register as a monitor in our Tulsa Comprehensive Ortho Course.

Because we believe that our past students are a valuable part of our ortho seminars, we are offering a special opportunity for all past students of Dr. Gerety to attend the Comprehensive Ortho course in Tulsa either free, or with a 50% discount….that is up to you to decide which! Monitors are encouraged to attend all 5 of our sessions, or you can choose individual sessions that fit into your schedule. If you register per session, the tuition is 50% off, or $500 per session. If you register for all 5 sessions in advance then the total tuition for all 5 sessions is only $1995, that is a $500 savings! Our best offer is to attend for free! We will waive your entire tuition for all 5 sessions when you refer a colleague to our course as a first year student. When they register for the course, be certain they give us your name as their referral source and you can attend any or all of the sessions free of charge.

To register for the Comprehensive Orthodontic Education program please phoneStraight Wire Seminars 877-448-8606or visit their website at www.StraightWireSeminars.com. We hope that you will be able to join us in Tulsa and look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions.

March 4 - 5, 2016 - Basic Orthodontic Training for Dental Auxiliaries - Straight-Wire Mechanics

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. Kay Gerety 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.

Kay is a highly enthusiastic presenter, motivating, as well as knowledgeable, and enables her students to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry and their ability to contribute to your office.

May 13 - 14, 2016 - Advanced Straight-Wire Mechanics for Orthodontic Auxiliaries

This 2 day, hands-on ortho course is designed to meet the needs of the doctor and assistants who are currently utilizing Straight Wire mechanics and would like to expand the delegable duties to be performed by the orthodontic assistant. While this is not a beginning course, it is an excellent follow-up for assistants who have previously participated in the Basic Assistant course or who have extensive experience in orthodontic assisting. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide your staff with additional ortho training and to encourage their professional growth.