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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Level 1 Comprehensive Basic Ortho (Previously Taught by Dr. Jackson)

Bradford R. Williams, DDS

This course uses the curriculum, manual and exercises written by  Dr. David Jackson and is conducted by Dr. Brad Williams, who co-taught with Dr. Jackson during the last 4 years. This course is for general and pediatric dentists who are looking for a proven system for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning that will allow them to treat 70-80% of the orthodontic cases they encounter in their practice, potentially adding to their annual revenue from a patient base that trusts their family dentist! With orthodontic services, you increase hygiene care, fill the operatory schedule, and increase your referral base for all other dental services. The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in April of 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.The American Orthodontic Society course planners and/or instructors have no financial releationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

 


Dallas:
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


Early Treatment of Malocclusion - Utility Archwire Course

Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD

Hands-on Utility Archwire Course designed to give the clinician ability to treat 90% of common dento-alveolar problems.


Elmhurst (Chicago): Register Now for our Elmhurst (Chicago) location and dates!
Session: 1 - Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014


2014 Comprehensive Orthodontic Education

Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS

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. 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.

The American Orthodontic Society course planners and/or instructors have no financial releationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.


Atlanta:
Session: 5 - Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 09, 2014


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


Introductory Straight Wire and Functionals-PLEASE CONTACT THE AOS OFFICE AT 800-448-1601 TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

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:
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:
Session: 2 - Nov 08, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014
Session: 3 - Jan 08, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015
Session: 4 - Feb 26, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015


The Art and Science of Orthodontic Skeletal Anchorage With TADs

Juan C. Echeverri, DDS

Dr. Juan Echeverri will teach diagnosis and treatment planning demonstrating through lectures and hands-on participation in how to implement the use of skeletal anchorage with TADs. By attending, the participant may incorporate this new knowledge into the treatment of their patients, creating a new set of tools that they may not had before.


Chicago: Register Now for our Chicago location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014


Case Finishing for Straight Wire Mechanics

Bradford R. Williams, DDS

This 2-day course, formerly taught by Dr. David Jackson, and now taught by Dr. Brad Williams is designed for doctors familiar with Straight Wire treatment, mechanics, and concepts. Through didactic lecture, case studies of Dr. Jackson's personal patients, and exercises performed on typodonts, this valuable course will help you better understand how to take your orthodontic skills in case-finishing to the next level. Course will require a fully banded typodont with .022 slots and banded molars.


Lake Buena Vista: Register Now for our Lake Buena Vista location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 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. 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.


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015
Session: 2 - Mar 06, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015
Session: 3 - Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015
Session: 4 - May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015


Differential Diagnosis of All Class II and Class III Cases

Ralph Nicassio, DDS

This is an advanced course for GP’s already providing orthodontic services in their practices. This seminar series will focus on “differential case diagnosis” allowing you to better understand and diagnose a variety of dental conditions.  By offering new treatment plans, variable torque brackets, and techniques to reduce  patients’ compliance, the variety of cases you can treat successfully and efficiently. This advanced class will not only boost your skills and knowledge, but will also elevate you into a mastery level.

 


Phoenix Airport Hotel: Register Now for our Phoenix Airport Hotel location and dates!
Session: 1 - Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 07, 2015


Early Treatment for the Pediatric and General Dentist

Edward Gonzalez Jr., DMD

This unique in-office course is designed to give the pediatric dentist and general dentist first-hand knowledge of early treatment orthodontics. In many practices, two phase treatment is now the method of choice. Dr. Gonzalez will teach diagnosis, treatment planning and early treatment phase I orthodontics. This knowledge will allow the practitioner the option of providing this initial orthodontic treatment without having to progress into fully banded phase II treatment. However, the course WILL also teach participants WHEN to start phase I treatment and/or WHEN to refer these young patients. This course is limited to 20 attendees. Please register early.


Tampa: Register Now for our Tampa location and dates!
Session: 1 - Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015


2015 Early Treatment of Malocclusion Begnning

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 if paid in full by February 19, 2015. The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in April of 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): Register Now for our Wayland (Boston) location and dates!
Session: 1 - Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015
Session: 2 - Apr 30, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Session: 3 - Jul 09, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Session: 4 - Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015


2015 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 February 19, 2015. The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in April of 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): Register Now for our Wayland (Boston) location and dates!
Session: 1 - Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015
Session: 2 - May 07, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Session: 3 - Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
Session: 4 - Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015


2015 Comprehensive Orthodontic Education

Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS

This course, endorsed by Dr. Robert Gerety, will teach the treatment philosophy and mechanics of Dr Gerety. It is ideally structured for the general or pediatric dentist who has no orthodontic training other than dental school. This program provides the participant 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.


Atlanta: Register Now for our Atlanta location and dates!
Session: 1 - Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Session: 2 - Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Session: 3 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Session: 4 - Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Session: 5 - Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015


2015 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 18, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015


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 delegable duties to be performed. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNING COURSE!


Atlanta: Register Now for our Atlanta location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 07, 2015


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