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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.

Robert Allen, D.D.S., 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.

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 12-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.

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.

August 12 | Introductory Session
October 13-14 | Session I
December 8-9 | Session II
February 2-3 | Session III
April 6-7 | Session IV
June 1-2 | Session V
August 3-4 | Session VI
September 28-29 | Session VII
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | Session VIII
February 1-2 | Session IX
April 5-6 | Session X
May 31-June 1 | Session XI
Aug. 2-3 | Session XII & Graduation

Robert G. Allen, D.D.S.
406 West Rusk St.
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 972-771-2221

Rockwall Hampton Inn
1549 Laguna Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087
Reservations: 469-698-9494

DFW or Love Field


"Going into the course, I had no idea about tooth movement and fixed orthodontics. At about 4 months into the course I was so amazed at what I had learned and put into practice. I have recommended it to my colleagues already. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn about Tip-Edge."
- A. Omilabu, 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