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The Academy of Gp Orthodontics has provided comprehensive orthodontic continuing education courses for the General Practitioner for 30 years. Our 12-session 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 12 sessions and each course is limited in number of participants in order to maintain an optimum, dynamic student-to-instructor learning experience in a clinical setting.

Confidently incorporate orthodontics into your general practice! Course tuition and expenses are easily recovered by beginning three to four cases in your own practice by Session III. Students are encouraged to bring patient records to the Friday sessions for case mentoring and troubleshooting. In addition to treating patients, participants will develop a digital library by taking intra-oral photographs of hands-on patients. All patients, materials, and supplies for the clinical sessions are provided by the Academy. Tuition also includes monitoring for one year upon completion of the course, with current AGpO membership.

Jeffery Gerhardt, D.D.S., P.C. 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 general practice in Cedar Park, Texas, a suburb just north of Austin. Advanced Family Dentistry has three general dentists and a periodontist on staff. Dr. Gerhardt limits his practice primarily to orthodontics and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and local dental societies.

As a member of the Academy, he completed the 12-Session Comprehensive hands-on course in orthodontics in 1998 and has hosted the clinical facility providing patients for the Cedar Park, Texas hands-on course site since 2001.

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 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.

Sept. 22 | Introductory Session
Nov. 9-10 | Session I
Jan. 4-5 | Session II
March 1-2 | Session III
May 10-11 | Session IV
July 12-13 | Session V
Sept. 13-14 | Session VI
Nov. 8-9 | Session VII
Jan. 10-11 | Session VIII
March 13-14 | Session IX
July 10-11  | Session X
September 11-12 | Session XI
October 23-24  | Session XII & Graduation

Jeffery Gerhardt, D.D.S., P.C.
3415 A El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: 512-257-2483

Holiday Inn Express
10911 Pecan Park Blvd
Austin, TX 78750
Reservations: 512-249-8166
(3 minutes east of Dr. Gerhardt's office)

"I took this course with the intention of improving my esthetic cases, but after starting the course I soon realized how orthodontics was going to become a big portion of my practice. The lecture and hands-on training gave me the confidence after a few sessions to begin some cases. Now after completing the course, orthodontics has become a real enjoyment for me and my staff."
- K. Stodola, D.D.S.


The Academy of Gp Orthodontics is a non-profit educational and professional organization which was founded by Dr. Charles Yates in 1987. Its membership is composed of dentists and dental specialists who provide quality orthodontic care for their patients. The organization's goal is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and new technological developments in the field of orthodontics through comprehensive orthodontic experiences with direct patient care. Leadership Feedback

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Academy of Gp Orthodontics
509 E. Boydstun Ave.
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone 800.634.2027
Fax 888.634.2028
International 972.722.4455