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The Academy of Gp Orthodontics has provided comprehensive orthodontic continuing education courses for the General Practitioner for over 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.

  • What is the Academy of Gp Orthodontics?
  • Meet your instructor
  • How the course is set up
  • Overview of the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique
  • How being able to do comprehensive orthodontics can help build your practice
  • Introductions
  • Evolution of orthodontics and the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique
  • Overview of the 3 stages of the technique:
    1. Stage I is to straighten anterior teeth
    2. Stage II is to close any posterior space
    3. Stage III is to reach final tip and torque of teeth
  • Introduction to Stage One
  • Discussion of the orthodontic work-up
  • Introduction to clinical patients
  • Stage One Treatment in detail
  • Diagnosis overview
    • Facial profile analysis
    • Model analysis
    • Cephalometric Analysis
  • Patient consult appointment
  • Patient informed consent
  • Treatment financing arrangements
  • Review of clinical Patients from Session I
  • Review Stage One
  • Troubleshooting Stage One problems
  • Diagnosis Continued:
    • Cephalometric Analysis
    • Putting Diagnosis all together
  • Extractions
  • Palatal expansion
  • Cuspid impactions
  • Review of clinical patients from Session II
  • Stage I troubleshooting
  • Introduction - Pre-Stage Two and Stage Two
  • Diagnosis (cont’d)
  • Creating Space/Air-Rotor Stripping
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Patient management
  • Begin Stage II - Closing posterior space
  • Review of clinical patients from Session III
  • Stage Two and Pre-Stage Three in detail
  • Etiology of malocclusion
  • Extraction and non-extraction treatment
  • Stage II continued:
    • Correcting midlines
    • Getting first molars into a Class I relationship
  • Review of clinical patients from Session IV
  • Practice Management
  • Review of Stages One, Stage Two, and Pre-Three
  • Review of clinical patients from Session V
  • Midterm Exam
  • Introduction to Stage Three
  • Lecture on tooth movement mechanics
  • Molar Distalization
  • Root Resorption
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VI
  • Stage Three in detail
  • Risk Management
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VII
  • Review all stages
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VIII
  • Case finishing in detail
  • Early treatment
  • Limited treatment
  • Review diagnosis
  • Mixed Dentition
    • Analysis & Treatment
    • Space Loss
    • Space Management: Creating/Maintaining
    • Etiology of Growth & Development
  • Functional Appliances
    • Herbst
    • Jasper Jumper
    • Twin Force Bite Corrector
  • Airways & Oral habits
  • De-impacting Erupting Molars
  • Review of Clinical patients from Session IX
  • Early treatment (cont’d)
  • Debanding and Retention
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Review of Clinical patients from Session X
  • Cosmetic Considerations:
    • Veneers
    • Small laterals
    • Missing laterals
    • Chipped anteriors
  • TMD as it relates to Orthodontics
  • Final Review
  • Practice Risk Management
  • Final Exam
  • Bonus Topics – based on class requests.
  • Review of clinical patients from Session XI
  • Graduation & Awards Dinner

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.

The Introductory Session is not Mandatory.

"The amount of care and attention Dr. Der gives the students and the preparation for lectures is hard to overstate. It is a wonderful course. He does a great job. The academy is a very friendly and welcoming environment." - Dr. Santore
"This course was a fantastic way to spark my interest in learning again. I've been a little bored with dentistry, maybe a personality thing, but this course and the instructor were very thorough and informative. I'm very pleased with the outcome. A+" - Dr. Atwood
"It has changed the whole prospective of orthodontic treatment and I feel more confident to deal with challenging cases after completion of the course." - Dr. Nyachhyon
July 17-18 | Session I
September 11-12 | Session II
November 6-7 | Session III
January 15-16 | Session IV
March 5-6 | Session V
May 7-8 | Session VI
June 25-26 | Session VII
August 13-14 | Session VIII
October 15-16 | Session IX
November 26-27 | Session X
Jan. 14-15 | Session XI

March 11-12 | SESSION XII

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Markham, Ontario L3T7Y9
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Sydney Reyes, DDS
North Shores Dental

916 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario M4E 1S5
(P) 647-484-4489

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
at The Rogers Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 1J4, Canada
(P) 416-341-7100

The knowledge gained through the Friday lecture/seminar format is reinforced by Saturday’s clinical participation, allowing you the optimum learning experience. Upon course completion, you will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Differential Straight-Arch® Technique and patient treatment.
  • Effectively diagnose and develop a treatment plan for each case.
  • Have an understanding of the variables affecting treatment and treatment outcome.
  • Have a proficiency in treating orthodontic malocclusions seen in your practice.
  • Confidently incorporate orthodontics into your general practice!


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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    


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