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The Academy of Gp Orthodontics has provided comprehensive orthodontic continuing education courses for the General Practitioner for 30 years. Our hands-on courses are designed to be the closest CE Course to an Orthodontic Residency for the General Practitioner. Courses meet one weekend every two months and consist of a Friday classroom instruction and a Saturday comprehensive clinical hands-on training with direct patient treatment to ensure excellent case results. You will have the same instructor for all six sessions and this course is limited to 12 participants in order to maintain an optimum, dynamic student-to-instructor learning experience in a clinical setting.


  • Treat patients in a clinical setting
  • Early orthodontic diagnosis
  • Treatment timing: when to start
  • Record taking on young children
  • Treatment planning for early crowding
  • Mixed dentition space analyses
  • Case selection: which patients benefit from early treatment
  • Appliance design and selection
  • Facial profile analysis
  • Review of dental development and facial growth
  • Airway assessment in relation to facial growth
  • One Phase vs. Two Phase treatment strategies
  • Retention after Phase I
  • Early treatment of class I, class II and class III patients


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 1997 graduation from the Academy's 12-Session Hands-On Course. He is a member of the Academy, an Academy Diplomate and past president. Keith 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.

Bert Vasut, D.D.S. 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 D.D.S. 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.

June 16-17 | Intro. and Session I
August 18-19 | Session II
October 13-14 | Session III
December 1-2 | Session IV
February 9-10 | Session V
March 30-31 | Session VI

Bert Vasut, D.D.S.
2051 Cypress Rd. Suite N
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: (512) 258-8888

Holiday Inn Express
12703 Ranch Road 620
North Austin, TX 78750
Reservations: (512) 249-8166

"This early treatment course helped me start more Early Phase I treatment on my patients. Dr. Wilkerson is a terrific instructor and offers to help you with cases, which was something I liked and appreciated. Dr. Vasut is very helpful chairside and I learned a lot from his staff, as they had years of orthodontics experience."
- K. Nguyen, D.D.S.
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Academy of Gp Orthodontics 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.



  AGpO is an approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry
or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2014 - 2/28/2017      


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