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This Comprehensive Clinical Orthodontic Course will meet one weekend every two months for a total of 12 sessions. (Saturday/Sunday Format)

When: Intro Session August 4, 2017
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing
150 North Park Rd.
Reading, Pennsylvania  19610
United States
Contact: Jennifer Beasley

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ACADEMY OF Gp ORTHODONTICS Offering comprehensive orthodontic continuing education courses where you treat patients, not typodonts. Our 12-session course meets one weekend every two months and consists of a Saturday classroom instruction and a Sunday comprehensive clinical hands-on training with direct patient treatment. All patients, materials, and supplies for the clinical sessions are provided by the Academy. The lectures include identification and understanding of the various types of patient malocclusions and how they can be treated effectively utilizing the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique. The knowledge gained through the Saturday lecture/didactic format is reinforced by Sunday’s clinical participation, allowing you the optimum learning experience.

A highly qualified team of instructors, clinical instructors, and hosts provide on-going support and invaluable comprehensive clinical hands-on training with direct patient treatment to ensure excellent case results. Courses are limited in number of participants in order to maintain an optimum, dynamic student-to-instructor learning experience in a clinical setting. By the third session, you are encouraged to start orthodontic cases in your own practice. Course tuition and expenses are easily recovered by beginning three to four cases in your own practice. You are encouraged to bring patient records to the Saturday sessions for case mentoring and troubleshooting. Tuition also includes monitoring for one year upon completion of the course, with current AGpO membership.


Saturday 8:00 a.m. to noon • (Classroom) Lecture and Participation: Seminar/Lecture/Diagnosis/Case Presentation/Typodont Exercises 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Diagnosis/Case Presentations and Treatment Planning for Patients to be seen in the clinic • Optional consultation session with instructor in diagnosis and treatment of patient records brought from each participant’s practice.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • (Clinical) Participation: Hands-on Patient Treatment

YOUR INSTRUCTOR 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. He is a past AGpO president and currently teaches several courses 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. 

HOST FOR THE CLINICAL FACILITY Dr. Diedra Alston 1139 W. Benjamin Franklin Hwy. Douglassville, PA 19518 Phone: 267-258-7098

Tuition for the 12-session course (minimum of 150 CDE hours) is $14,400 USD plus two years of Academy membership. Earn up to 300 CDE hours by monitoring the next course at no additional charge. Our Introductory Orthodontic Session (6 CDE hours) is $150 USD and has a twofold purpose. Use it as an introductory trial session, with a 5 day timeframe to register and confirm enrollment in the 12-session course. Or, enroll in the 12-session course in advance and use it as Session I – a working weekend with lecture and clinical patients. Our Introductory Weekend Session (12 CDE hours) is $200 USD and is required for that specific 12-session course. Either Introductory Session fee will be waived if the participant enrolls in the full course. A CDE hours verification record is given to participants upon completion of the course. Associate Fellowship status is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the course as outlined in the hands-on course syllabus.

 Course Dates:


August 4 | Introductory Session
October 21-22 | Session I
December 2-3 | Session II


February 3-4 | Session III
April 28-29 | Session IV
June 23-24 | Session V
August 25-26 | Session VI
October 20-21 | Session VII


January 12-13 | Session VIII
March 16-17 | Session IX
May 11-12 | Session X
July 13-14 | Session XI
Sept. 14-15 | Session XII & Grad

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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.  11/1/2019 - 12/31/2022    


 Academy of Gp Orthodontics · 509 E. Boydstun Ave. · Rockwall,TX 75087 · Phone 800.634.2027 · Fax 888.634.2028

International (outside of the U.S. and Canada) 972.722.4455

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