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Top 5 Reasons Why Orthodontic Continuing Education is Important for the General Dentist

Modified: August 14, 2017 - 11:34 PM

Enrolling in Gerety Orthodontic Seminars continuing education programs is one of the smartest decisions you will make as a general dentist. In today’s climate, a greater percentage of orthodontic care is provided by general and pediatric dentists than orthodontists. Being informed is extremely important for dentists like you who wish to keep up with changes in the industry. Every field of dentistry is changing and evolving as technological advances bring improved and essential elements to our mechanics and techniques. As such, dentists can find it hard to keep up with the latest developments in the industry without an effective orthodontic continuing education hands-on program, course, lectures and classes to keep you abreast of these changes.

There are many reasons why dentists choose to incorporate orthodontic care into their existing practice and there are certainly many programs of continuing education to choose from. Here are just a few of the reasons we feel that Gerety Orthodontic Seminars should be your choice when you decide to learn orthodontics and begin your orthodontic career.

  1. Through our comprehensive orthodontic program, you can get the necessary information needed to diagnose any case in orthodontics, providing you the understanding and confidence to treat the cases that fall into your level of experience and to continue to refer the cases that do not. Our comprehensive course guides you through case selection criteria to allow you to gain confidence and skill to accept more challenging cases as your acquire more experience.  Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Programs are committed to incorporating the most current and enhanced concepts to meet the challenges of treating today's patients.  What sets our orthodontic program for the general dentist apart from all others?  Our courses are the only true Gerety courses, taught now in Tulsa and Nashville using the techniques created and implemented successfully for over 40 years.
  2. Gerety Orthodontic Seminars is truly interested in your success and the longevity of your orthodontic career. No other orthodontic continuing education course can offer you our 40 Years of experience in the classroom. From guiding you carefully in case selection, administrative set up, case diagnosis, treatment planning, appointment sequencing, all the way through to case finishing, we are available for you. We offer a second year of attendance as a monitor completely free of charge because we are passionate about your education. This second year will allow you to complete cases under our supervision. Instructor availability, guidance, input and continued support is there for you long after the classroom course has been completed. We are as committed as you are to helping you achieve the level of confidence and success needed to produce Excellence in Orthodontics. 
  3. Let’s face it, how often are you struggling to find CE credits? We've seen the last-minute credits scramble more than a few times. Wouldn’t it be nice to fulfill those all in one year? Depending on your state's requirements, almost all states' CE would be more than fulfilled by attendance in any of our programs. With both of our on-site comprehensive courses, Gerety Orthodontic Seminars provides 200 total CE hours (140 are lecture hours and 60 are participation). The participation hours alone fulfill the hours needed for the AGD mastership continuing education. That's less than $25 per credit hour! Not only that, but by accruing your entire CE in orthodontics, you will be more likely to actually put those CE credits to use by integrating orthodontic techniques into your practice.
  4. We have spent the last 6 years creating and even recreating an online resource for you to engage and relearn items you may have forgotten. All of the course materials in the classroom are provided for free between sessions, so you can refresh yourself. Every student would benefit from a rewind button, and with our website we have provided that. In addition, you will have access to the user forum where you can interact with other dentists, the case library where we showcase the progression of various cases in common starting scenarios, and the case library, that allows you to start a back and forth dialog regarding a specific case in your office from beginning to completion. Learning orthodontic treatment has never been more at your fingertips. We are ecstatic about unveiling these tools to you. 

When was the last time you heard someone say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day?” Have you ever stopped to think about how the progression of Rome actually came about? How much practice, refinement, and constant waves of effort, did it take before it was right? We like to think that we have built our own Rome. The Gerety technique is a collection of treatments, born from techniques that work, refined through experience, and rigorously tested into acceptance.  We aren’t just showing you what to do; rather we understand how our concepts get into our students’ heads, and are conscious of the order in which they are introduced. The lessons, the cases, and the order we teach are deliberate. Thousands of cases have solidified our methodology and treatment. You are in good hands when you use our technique in your office. Our support network is global, and we are here as a safety net once beginning your journey. Come be part of our Gerety family.