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AGpO Board Member: Robert AllenDr. Robert Allen, a 1985 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been a solo practitioner in Rockwall, Texas since 1987. He completed the Academy of Gp Orthodontics’ 12 Session Course under Dr. Ron Austin in 1994, and received his Diplomate from the Academy in 1996.Dr. Allen has been a host dentist and clinical instructor for the Academy since 1992. He has actively practiced orthodontics since1989, completing over 500 Tip-Edge® cases, carrying a caseload of over 50 patients annually.

Although he attributes the mainstay of his orthodontic training to the Academy and more specifically to Dr. Austin, he has attended over 500 hours of orthodontic continuing education, including courses and lectures from Dr. Charlie Yates, Dr. Pete Kesling, Dr. Chris Kesling, Dr. Robert Gerety, and Dr. Tom Mulligan, among others. He is a current member of the North Texas Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of Gp Orthodontics, the Air Transport Arm of Christ, and Lakepointe Church.

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course


Orthodontic Course Instructor: Dr. Ron AustinDr. Ron Austin has been in private practice in Tishomingo, OK for the past 29 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1973 and then with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1979. He began a limited orthodontic practice in the early 1980s. In 1989 he began his Tip-Edge training and currently has over 500 cases in progress. Since 1994, he has been teaching the comprehensive hands-on course and in 2007 introduced an Advanced Course for members. He is a popular request for the Academy’s annual meeting program along with other speaking engagements. He actively served on the Academy’s Board of Directors from1992-1993. In 1993 he earned Diplomate status in the Academy’s Tier Advancement Program. In 2007, he received the Charles D.Yates Distinguished Service Award, the Academy’s highest honor. He currently serves on AGpO’s Education Committee and as a Board Examiner for the Academy’s Tier Advancement Program. He is a current member of the Academy of Gp Orthodontics, American Dental Association,Oklahoma Dental Association and local dental societies.

Course Taught:

Advanced Tip-Edge

  • Tishomingo, Oklahoma


 

Fred Der, D.D.S. graduated from University of Western Ontario in 1980, and is currently in private practice in Keswick, Ontario. Dr.Der completed the Academy of Gp Orthodontics training program in 2000. He has been mentored by Dr.Roy Holexa, Dr. Ron Austin, and Dr. Sylvan Morein. Dr.Der has been a host dentist and clinical instructor since 2002, in the AGpO’s Canadian program. First ever outside of the United States.
Currently, he is the president elect of the AGpO and will co teach the upcoming program in combination with Dr.Holexa in Canada. He received his fellowship in Orthodontics from AGpO and IAO in 2008, and his FAGD, and MAGD in 2005. He is currently a member of the Canadian Dental Association

 

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course




AGpO Board Member: Jeff GerhardtDr. Jeffery Gerhardt graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1988 with a degree in business management. In 1992, he graduated from Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in San Antonio, Texas and began practicing in Victoria, Texas as an associate dentist. In 1996 he opened his own general practice in Austin, Texas (Advanced Family Dentistry) which is located in NW Austin and has three general dentists plus an oral surgeon on staff. Dr. Gerhardt is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and local dental societies.
Dr. Gerhardt completed the Academy’s Twelve Session Comprehensive hands-on course in orthodontics in 1998 and has hosted the clinical facility providing patients for the Austin, Texas Hands-On course site since 2001.

 

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course

Austin, Texas


Orthodontic Course Instructor: Roy HolexaRoy Holexa, D.D.S. graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1976, where he was a member of the teaching faculty. Dr. Holexa began his orthodontic training in 1985 under the direction of the late Dr. Charles Yates, utilizing the Begg method of orthodontic treatment. He began using the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique when it was introduced in 1987. Dr. Holexa is a past president of the Academy of Gp Orthodontics and is currently serving on the education committee. In September 1994 Dr. Holexa was acknowledged for his outstanding achievements as clinician and was the first recipient of the Academy’s Charles D. Yates Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Holexa teaches the Academy’s climical orthodontic courses in McHenry, Illinois, Moose Lake, Minnesota, Richmond, British Columbia, and Toronto, Canada. Dr. Holexa resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona where he is currently a Comprehensive Care Unit Clinical Director at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa. He is an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, a member of the American Dental Association and component dental societies.

Dr. Holexa has recently graduated from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the organization responsible for all dental education in this country. At ADEA he had the opportunity to learn from the leaders of dental education in the United States. The Academy of GP Orthodontics is proud to have Dr. Holexa as one of our clinical course instructors. The training he received at the Institute will assist him in continuing to be one of the leaders in dental education.

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course


     Kyle McCrea, D.D.S.  has practiced in the greater Houston area since 1990 and in Richmond     since 1994. Dr. McCrea is a graduate of Texas A&M University and at the University of Texas        Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He received further training at the                  General Practice Residency Program at The        University of Texas Health Science Center at       Houston. In 2007 Dr. McCrea completed the Academy’s Twelve Session Comprehensive          Hands-On Course. In 2008 he attended Dr. Austin’s Tip Edge Mini Residency in Tishomingo  Oklahoma. He has been mentored by Doctors Ron Austin, Jeffery Gerhardt, and Robert Allen.      In 2013 he became an assistant clinical instructor to Dr. Robert Allen in Rockwall. In 2015 He  started to share in providing the didactic lectures. He received his Diplomate from the Academy  of GP Orthodontics at the Annual Session in 2016.
     He has actively served on the Academy’s Board of Directors from 2008 to the present. Serving  as an officer for several of those years, in 2013 he served as the Academy’s president.
     Additionally Dr. McCrea is a Clinical Associate Professor University of Texas School Of  Dentistry in Houston teaching in the AEGD and the GPR programs.  In 2013 he became part of  the Memorial Herman Hospital Staff to supervise residents providing dental treatment in the operating room.
     Dr. McCrea is a member of the ADA, The AGD, The Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Association, and the Academy of the General Practice Orthodontics.  Dr. McCrea is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

  

Dr. Sherman Menser graduated from the Oklahoma University College Of Dentistry in 1994. He accepted a commission into the United States Air force as Captain in which he completed postdoctoral study work. He resigned his commission and moved to Oklahoma City and began practicing dentistry in 1998. Following a lifelong dream of practicing orthodontics, he took Dr. Austin’s Last 12 AGPO session course in 2007 and earned his associate fellow in 2009, Fellow in 2009, Diplomate 2010, earned his Teaching Certificate from the AGPO in 2012.

Dr. Menser is an active member of the AOS, the IAO, and the AGPO. He is currently serving as secretary of the AGPO and is on the JOAS Editorial Review Board.
Dr. Menser enjoys teaching Orthodontics, but his real passion is in treating the underserved youth of his community. This passion has led him to establish the smiles for every child program, and a lunch& learn program designed to raise awareness of orthodontics with general dentists. He currently has over 500 active Orthodontic patients in treatment as well as a thriving general practice.

 

 

 

 


Orthodontic Course Instructor: Bob Shirley

Dr. Bob Shirley began his orthodontic training in 1986 under the supervision and direction of Dr. Charles Yates. He has served as clinical assistant to Dr. Yates, Dr. Terry Hodges, and Dr. Paul Rocke. He is presently assisting Dr. Allen with the 12-Session Hands-on Course in Rockwall, Texas. Dr. Shirley is serving on AGpO’s Advisory Board and was the editor of the organization’s newsletter from 1989-1993. Dr. Shirley has attended several advanced seminars offered on the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique at the Kesling-Rocke Orthodontic Group in LaPorte, Indiana. In 1990, Dr. Shirley was the first AGpO member to receive Diplomate status.
Dr. Shirley graduated with honors from Baylor in 1962. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1965 and then in the Reserves, retiring as a Captain in 1993. Dr. Shirley resides and practices in Oklahoma City. He has served as a forensic odontologist for the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation. He is an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute; he received his Fellowship with AGD in 1981, and is a member of the ADA and component dental societies.

 

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course Co-Clinical Instructor


AGpO Board Member: Bert VasutDr. Bert Vasut graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1981 with a degree in Biology. In 1987, he graduated from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, with his DDS specializing in Pediatric Dentistry. In 1987 he opened a private practice of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Cedar Park, Texas.
Dr. Vasut received his hands-on orthodontic training under AGpO instructor, Dr. Ron Austin and has been a clinical instructor at the Cedar Park, Texas site since 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of Gp Orthodontics.

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course

 

 


Keith Wilkerson, D.D.S. attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and received his dental degree in 1990. He completed both a residency in pediatric dentistry and a master’s of science degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and Baylor University in 1994. He has been board certified by the ABPD since 2000. Keith has been using the Tip-Edge ® technique since his 1994 graduation from the Academy’s Hands-On Course. He is an Academy Diplomate and past president. Keith lives in Midland where he has been in private practice since 1993. Early orthodontic/orthopedic and interceptive treatments are his major focus, with an emphasis on correct facial growth and oral posture.

As a member of the Academy, he completed the Twelve Session Comprehensive hands-on course in orthodontics in 1998 and has hosted two courses, providing patients in Midland, Texas.

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Early Treatment Course

  • Austin, Texas

AGpO Board Member: C YoungDr. Charles Young has been practicing dentistry for 36 years; the first 2 years with the United States Army, and the last 34 years in private practice. For the past 29 years, he has been located in Collierville,Tennessee.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1971, having been inducted into the Dean Honorary Odontological Society and having received the Marion L. Fuller Award.
Under the direction of Dr. Ron Austin, he began his Tip-Edge training in 2000 and now has completed over 100 cases and has 65 active cases in progress.He has served as a host dentist for the Academy during the last 7 years and was a co-teacher with Dr. Austin for the 2004-06 doctors’ course in Collierville.
Dr.Young has throughout his career held a high interest in continuing dental education. In addition to orthodontics, he has extensive training in endodontics, implant surgery, hard and soft tissue grafting, and comprehensive restorative dentistry.
He is a current member of the Academy of Gp Orthodontics, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Memphis Dental Study Group, the MidSouth Orthodontic Study Club and local dental societies.

Course Taught:

12 Session Hands-On Course

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