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 our 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 2023 and we hope to see you there! For more information please call us at 918-606-2809 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme for this year’s Annual Symposium is Connecting the Dots. Connecting the Dots is a popular puzzle which requires that you connect the like-colored dots without crossing any lines, requiring much thought and planning. If we relate it to orthodontic treatment, each dot can represent a part or process of treatment. Dots are connected through a thought process that leads from one dot to the next; the outcome of one dot helps define the next dot and how the next dot works. We move from one dot to the next by asking ourselves questions, but you must ask the right questions to be effective. It’s the difference between seeing the dots and being able to connect them. We will begin this Update course by answering the most frequently asked questions relating to Case Finishing. Our instructors this year will be Michael Auld, Damon Huffman and Deb Ettle-Resnick.
To fine tune and precisely detail orthodontic cases we must be willing to spend a little extra time, closely examine many minute details, and thoroughly understand the system of case finishing mechanics. We must discipline ourselves to have a vision of the 6 Keys to Optimal Occlusion and the components of a beautiful smile. Our instructors will detail their vision for case finishing and share their cases with the participants. This 2-day program will focus on basic and advanced mechanics, from beginning to finishing procedures, as well as using the proper tools, in the right sequence, to best resolve the issues most effectively.
While maintaining our core philosophy and mechanics, we will explore and expose 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 or preferred over another. This course is structured for the doctor that is currently utilizing the Straight Wire appliance, has a clear understanding of mechanics and desires an update in terms of current trends and techniques in orthodontics.
Go diving for pearls with our instructors as they share their tips in small groups. 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 demonstration clinics immediately following class on Friday and during the breaks. Meet with the five instructors in small groups as they share their pearls with you. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your cases for help or guidance.
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!
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 as recognition for the highest level of clinical achievement in orthodontics. We are honored to have Deb lead our Comprehensive Course team as Senior Instructor in Dallas.
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. This allowed him 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, Damon joined our Comprehensive Course team and is an associate instructor in Dallas.
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 completed 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, and a contributor to our online forum. We welcomed him to our team as an Associate Instructor in 2017.
Our course will be held in Dallas, TX at the Marriott Quorum Addison on August 18-19, 2023 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
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. For more than 40 years, Gerety Orthodontic Seminars has paved the way, providing general and pediatric dentists a comprehensive orthodontic program teaching predictable and proven mechanics for treating patients through a non-extraction method. We have continued to build on those fundamentals, incorporating earlier, early treatment protocol to diagnose and treat airway issues, realizing that nasal breathing, appropriate tongue posture, and relaxed facial musculature during rest and function is critical for letting our patients reach their maximum genetic potential. Our student- teacher ratio and continued support is unparalleled to any other program. Our team of 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 29-October 1, 2023
November 10-12, 2023
January 19-21, 2024
March 8-10, 2024
May 17-19, 2024
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.
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