Instructors

AOS instructors bring decades of experience and innovative techniques.
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photo of Chris Baker, RN, DMD photo of Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD photo of David Jackson, DDS, FAGD, IBO photo of William E. Wyatt Sr., DDS, FACD, FICD photo of Edward Gonzalez Jr., DMD photo of Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS photo of Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

Testimonials

“After 10 years of general dentistry, I wanted to broaden my services and grow the practice by learning orthodontics. My first instructor, Dr. Robert Gerety, captivated me from session I. Subsequent AOS courses from different instructors were outstanding and have made me a better and more profitable clinician. The AOS education is great and the professional friendships even better.”
-Dr. Anne Mary Orr

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The American Orthodontic Society is committed to excellence. Our courses offer the latest in orthodontic technique and innovation. You will learn:

  • The importance of good records. Tips on positioning, exposures and settings.
  • What to treat and what to refer
  • Multiple treatment techniques and when each is appropriate through a systematic approach.
  • See the uses and functions of all archwires and auxiliary appliances.
  • Managed care for adults and non-compliant adolescents.
  • Learn the importance of correct bracket placement using anatomical teeth with hands-on projects.


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Early Treatment of Malocclusion Basic

Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD

This course is for generalists and pediatric dentists who want to learn and practice early orthodontic treatment. The study material for this course was peer reviewed April, 2013 to ensure that all clinical and technical information included the scientific basis for the program content and an assessment of the benefits and risks associated with that content in order to promote public safety.

Wayland (Boston):
Session: 2 - May 01, 2014 - May 03, 2014
Session: 3 - Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014
Session: 4 - Sep 04, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014


Early Treatment of Malocclusion Advanced

Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD

This course is for generalists and pediatric dentists who want to learn and practice early orthodontic treatment. Course fee is $4,480, with a discount of $400 offered if paid in full by March 1, 2014. The study material for this course was peer reviewed April, 2013 to ensure that all clinical and technical information included the scientific basis for the program content and an assessment of the benefits and risks associated with that content in order to promote public safety.

Wayland (Boston):
Session: 2 - May 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Session: 3 - Jul 17, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014
Session: 4 - Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014


Basic Auxiliary Orthodontic Training

Susan Coffey, RDA
David Jackson, DDS, FAGD, IBO

This unique ortho program, taught by Susan Coffey, RDA, under the supervision of Dr. Jackson teaches: taking complete orthodontic records, full understanding of instruments, correctly placing brackets and wires, placing/adjusting retainers and proper bracket and band removal. Register at the same time for the Advanced Auxiliary Orthodontic Training Course and received $200 off the total fee.

Dallas:
Session: 2 - May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014


iOrtho Comprehensive Interception Orthodontic and Craniofacial Orthopedics

Chris Baker, RN, DMD

A 4-session course in comprehensive treatment of the primary and transitional dentitions using and expanding familiar diagnostics and treatment modalities to transform lives! Phase 1 and done:Be finished before others have started!

San Antonio:
Session: 2 - May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Session: 3 - Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014
Session: 4 - Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 02, 2014


Orthodontics in Todays Dental Practice

Larry White, DDS, MSD
William E. Wyatt Sr., DDS, FACD, FICD

This intermediate level course, taught by Dr. Bill Wyatt, a pioneer in general dentistry orthodontics, and Dr. Larry White, orthodontist and former editor of the "Journal of Clinical Orthodontics" is ideally designed to benefit both the Orthodontic Specialist and the General Practitioner. Price of course is $3,980, but a discount of $400 will be applied if paid in full by January 3, 2014.

Dallas:
Session: 4 - May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014


Intermediate Straight Wire And Functional Appliance Mechanics

Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

Learn the tricks that will allow you to more successfully and quickly finish cases. By learning the correct procedures for impactions, severe rotations, composites, and veneers, you will improve your skills and become more efficient. You'll also be shown how to handle missing teeth, molar uprighting, distalization of molars, and much more. Learn more about airway obstruction, open bite mechanics, invisible options including the Bioliner and Bioliner Plus. This will be Dr. Gerber's first course to be taught through the American Orthodontic Society.

Parkersburg:
Session: 3 - Jun 06, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014


2014 Comprehensive Orthodontic Education

Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS

THIS COURSE STILL OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER FOR SESSIONS 2-5. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT OUR DALLAS OFFICE AT 800-448-1601. This course, using treatment philosophies and mechanics of longtime AOS instructor Dr. Robert Gerety, is ideally suited for the general or pediatric dentist who has no orthodontic training other than dental school. This program provides practical, predictable and systematic orthodontic mechanics to treat 80% of malocclusions that are presented to your practice. The course will teach you case selection, proper diagnosis, orthodontic records, non-extraction treatment mechanics, and case finishing. Course fee is $4,995, but a discount of $500 will be applied if paid in full by February 28, 2013.

Atlanta:
Session: 2 - Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
Session: 3 - Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Session: 4 - Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Session: 5 - Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 09, 2014


Advanced Auxiliary Orthodontic Training

Susan Coffey, RDA
David Jackson, DDS, FAGD, IBO

Advanced course filled with hand's on orthodontic exercises. This Level Two ortho program, taught by Susan Coffey, RDA, under the supervision of Dr. Jackson includes: understanding and placing appliances, accentuated curves in arch wires, cross arch elastics, long ligatures for anchorage and the business side of orthodontics. The study material for this course was peer reviewed April, 2013 to ensure that all clinical and technical information included the scientific basis for the program content and an assessment of the benefits and risks associated with that content in order to promote public safety. Also register for the Basic Auxiliary Orthodontic Training Course and received a $200 discount off the total cost.

Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 02, 2014
Session: 2 - Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014


2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

This is the largest and most important educational event of the year for our Society. Four days of continuous educational sessions for the doctors and two full days of programs for your auxiliary staff. Located at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Resort midway between bustling downtown Denver and eclectic and historic Boulder, you won't want to miss it. Save the dates of August 7-10 for this Annual Meeting.

Denver: Register Now for our Denver location and dates!
Session: 1 - Aug 07, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014


Basic Straight Wire for Assistants

Robin Schmidbauer, CDA, EFDA

Geared to chair side assistants who are new to orthodontics and or the Straight Wire technique.

Atlanta: Register Now for our Atlanta location and dates!
Session: 1 - Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014


Level 1 Comprehensive Basic Ortho (Previously "Missing Piece")

David Jackson, DDS, FAGD, IBO

During this course, you will learn and implement a proven system for Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Session: 2 - Oct 03, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
Session: 3 - Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 09, 2014
Session: 4 - Jan 30, 2015 - Feb 01, 2015
Session: 5 - Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 01, 2015




Introductory Straight Wire and Functionals

Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

This basic comprehensive orthodontic course for general and pediatric dentists will be taught by Dr. Jay Gerber, one of the most experienced and well known orthodontic instructors in the United States. You will be taught to diagnose and treat the majority of Class I and II malocclusions that walk through your door.

Parkersburg: Register Now for our Parkersburg location and dates!
Session: 1 - Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014
Session: 2 - Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014
Session: 3 - Jan 29, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Session: 4 - Mar 06, 2015 - Mar 08, 2015

Costa Mesa: Register Now for our Costa Mesa location and dates!
Session: 1 - Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Session: 2 - Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014
Session: 3 - Jan 08, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015
Session: 4 - Feb 26, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015


Advanced Straight Wire for Assistants

Robin Schmidbauer, CDA, EFDA

This 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 duties to be performed by the assistant.

Atlanta: Register Now for our Atlanta location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014


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