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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. This 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 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 Saturday 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.

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.

"I just want to say thank you to Fred for all your help and pearls of wisdom at the last session. It has truly been a great pleasure getting to know you and I'm just thrilled with the course and I'm loving Orthodontics more than ever! It is becoming the most exciting and enjoyable aspect of my practice even though I am only at the beginning stages. For me this feels more like a hobby than work."
- D. Cohen, D.D.S.

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 11-12 | 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 & Graduation

Diedra Alston, D.D.S.
1139 W. Benjamin Franklin Hwy.
Douglassville, PA 19518
Phone: 267-258-7098

Courtyard by Marriott
in Reading/Wyomissing

150 N. Park Rd.
Reading, PA 19610
Reservations: 610-378-1137


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