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 William E. Wyatt Sr., DDS, FACD, FICD photo of Edward Gonzalez Jr., DMD photo of Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS photo of Juan C. Echeverri, DDS photo of Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM photo of Bradford R. Williams, DDS

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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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:
Session: 3 - Jan 29, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Session: 4 - Mar 06, 2015 - Mar 08, 2015

Costa Mesa:
Session: 3 - Jan 08, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015
Session: 4 - Feb 26, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015


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. THIS IS LIKELY THE LAST YEAR DR WYATT WILL TEACH THIS COURSE. Register now to save you a seat in this program.


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


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: 4 - Jan 30, 2015 - Feb 01, 2015
Session: 5 - Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 01, 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 iOrtho Comprehensive Interception Orthodontics 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. Phase 1 and done.


San Antonio: Register Now for our San Antonio location and dates!
Session: 1 - Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015
Session: 2 - May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Session: 3 - Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Session: 4 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015


2015 Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced: Concepts in Straight Wire Orthodontics

Bradford R. Williams, DDS

This advanced orthodontic series is designed to further your orthodontic education. This course builds on the basic concepts learned in beginning orthodontic courses. You learned to treat 70% of the ortho cases in your practice in Level 1. This course will teach you strategies for the remaining 30%. Course fee is $4,980, but a $500 discount will be applied if paid in full by Feb 28, 2015. 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 - Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Session: 2 - Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015
Session: 3 - Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Session: 4 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Session: 5 - Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 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 Spring Board Eligible Review Course

Debra Ettle-Resnick, DDS
Jordan Balvich, DMD
Joseph R. Schmidbauer, DDS
Edward Gonzalez Jr., DMD
William E. Wyatt Sr., DDS, FACD, FICD
Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD

For our members striving to reach Board Eligible status, we are offering our annual two-day didactic review course taught by our team of instructors and examiners. This course is conducted by the Academy of Diplomates, the independent credentialing arm of the American Orthodontic Society.


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015


Academy of Diplomates 2015 Spring Meeting

Frank Recker, DDS, JD
David Resnick, DDS
Debra Ettle-Resnick, DDS
Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

The Academy of Diplomates has brought together a special spring program and meeting focused on updating and educating our experienced practitioners. Lectures are designed to educate, challenge, and inform on both clinical issues and legal issues facing today's practitioner. This weekend will also include an important meeting of the Diplomates

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


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 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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