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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2015 Early Treatment of Malocclusion Begnning- Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Neither Dr. Leonard Carapezza nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 80 continuing education credits.


Wayland (Boston):
Session: 3 - Jul 09, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Session: 4 - Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015


2015 iOrtho Comprehensive Interception Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics- San Antonio, Texas

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.  The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in 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.

Neither Dr. Chris Baker nor members of her immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 68 continuing education credits.


San Antonio:
Session: 3 - Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Session: 4 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015


2015 Early Treatment of Malocclusion Advanced- Boston, Massachusetts

Leonard J. Carapezza, DMD

This course is for general 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.

Neither Dr. Leonard Carapezza nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 80 continuing education credits.


Wayland (Boston):
Session: 3 - Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
Session: 4 - Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015


2015 Basic Auxiliary Orthodontic Training- Dallas, Texas

Susan Coffey, RDA

This unique ortho program, taught by Susan Coffey, RDA, under the supervision of Dr. Brad Williams, teaches: taking complete orthodontic records, full understanding of instruments, correctly placing brackets and wires, placing/adjusting retainers and proper bracket and band removal.

Neither Susan Coffey, RDA nor members of her immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

(The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in 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.)

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 20 continuing education credits.


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015


2015 Comprehensive Orthodontic Education- Atlanta, Georgia

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. This course does allow enrollment until the second session. If you missed the first session but would still like to take the course, call the AOS office at 800-448-1601 to register.


Atlanta:
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 Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced: Concepts in Straight Wire Orthodontics- Dallas, Texas

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.  Neither Dr. Brad Williams nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply accedptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 100 continuing education credits.


Dallas:
Session: 4 - Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Session: 5 - Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015


2015 Level 1 Basic Straight Wire Orthodontics Dallas, Texas

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 taught alongside Dr. Jackson for four years and has been practicing orthodontics for over 30 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 encountered 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.  Neither Dr. Brad Williams nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 100 continuing education credits.

 


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Session: 2 - Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Session: 3 - Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Session: 4 - Dec 04, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Session: 5 - Jan 08, 2016 - Jan 10, 2016


2015 Advanced Auxiliary Orthodontic Training

Susan Coffey, RDA

Advanced course filled with hands-on orthodontic exercises. This Level Two ortho program, taught by Susan Coffey, RDA, under the supervision of Dr. Brad Williams 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.

Neither Susan Coffey, RDA nor members of her immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 20 continuing education credits.

 


Dallas: Register Now for our Dallas location and dates!
Session: 1 - Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 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 Annual Meeting- Clearwater Beach, Florida

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 their auxiliary staff. Located on beautiful Clearwater Beach, it is regularly voted the BEST beach in Florida. Located only 25 minutes from the Tampa Airport. You won't want to miss it. Save the dates of October 8-10 for this Annual Meeting. Register AND book your hotel room in our block at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel, on this site. Go to "Register Now" and follow the links.

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

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for up to 24 continuing education credits.


Clearwater Beach: Register Now for our Clearwater Beach location and dates!
Session: 1 - Oct 08, 2015 - Oct 11, 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


2015 Exploring Multiple Options Mastering Anchorage: Orthodontics in a Third Dimension

Juan C. Echeverri, DDS

Dr. Juan Echeverri will teach diagnosis and treatment planning, demonstrating through lectures and hands-on participation 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.

Neither Dr. Juan Echeverri nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 14 continuing education credits.


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


Comprehensive Mechanics Workshop Session 1- Straight Wire Mechanics

Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

This 2-session course taught by Dr. Jay Gerber may be taken one session at a time, or you may register for both sessions by calling the AOS office at 972 234 4000.This session 1 weekend will include case finishing, arch wire sequencing, bracket positioning, self-ligating system, bite opening mechanics, mixed dentition orthodontic SW mechanics Utility arch and spring sagittal, fixed modular functional appliances, arch development with arch wires and moalr up-righting bands.


Carlsbad: Register Now for our Carlsbad location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015


2015 Case Finishing for Non-Extraction Straight Wire Mechanics

Bradford R. Williams, DDS

This 2-day course is designed for doctors familiar with Straight Wire treatment, mechanics, and concepts. Through didactic lecture, case studies   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.

Dr. Brad Williams nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

(The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in 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.)

American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by board of dentistry.

American Orthodontic Society designates this activity for 15 continuing education credits.


Addison: Register Now for our Addison location and dates!
Session: 1 - Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015


Comprehensive Mechanics Workshop Session 2- Fixed Functional Appliances

Jay Gerber, DDS, FIAO, FICCMO, DAAPM

This 2-session course taught by Dr. Jay Gerber may be taken one session at a time, or you may register for both sessions by calling the AOS office at 972 234 4000.This session 2 weekend will include the 3D Wilson-Multi-Action Palatal, Maxillary Distalizing Arch, Mandibular Lingual Arch and Mandibular Quad, 3D AppliancesUse Vertical Retention Tubes, and Schein ORthodontics NPE2, Sagittal and Transverse Lingual Appliances.


Carlsbad: Register Now for our Carlsbad location and dates!
Session: 1 - Jan 15, 2016 - Jan 16, 2016


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