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Upcoming Gerety Ortho Courses in Dallas

Modified: January 19, 2024 - 09:24 AM

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 customer-service@orthodonticteaching.com.

 

March 8-10, 2024 - May 19, 2024            

Robert G. Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic Education Program    

Dallas, TX

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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March 8-9, 2024                

Gerety Basic Orthodontic Training for Assistants    

Dallas, TX

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. Dr Huffman 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 has listened to your requests and has introduced a clinical photography module to the basic program.  Our goal is to teach proper techniques and procedures for producing consistent high quality images for orthodontic documentation. While we will have cameras on hand to complete this exercise we do encourage each office that is represented to bring their camera in order for us to customize their procedures and settings.  Multiple stations are set-up in the classroom so that each assistant can produce a complete set of images that meet the standard of care guidelines. 

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

 

Click here for the complete course brochure

 

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May 17-18, 2024                

Gerety  Advanced Orthodontic Training for Assistants    

Dallas, TX

Dr Huffman will be presenting our Advanced Orthodontic Training for Assistants in Dallas May 17-18  in conjunction with the Gerety Comprehensive Orthodontic course, and we are looking forward to another great course! Damon is a highly enthusiastic presenter, motivating, as well as knowledgeable, and enables his students to return to your practice with a renewed excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry and the ability to contribute to your office.

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 the Gerety 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:

  • Anchorage & Space Maintenance Using Closing Springs 
  • Step In/Out Bends 
  • Molar Distalizing Arch (MDA) 
  • Cuspid Retraction – Pletcher Springs 
  • Individual Root Torque 
  • Anterior Retraction-Posted Archwire/Pletcher Springs 
  • Bonded Lingual Retainer 

    Click here for the complete course brochure

     

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