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Course - Austin 2018

COMPREHENSIVE ORTHODONTIC TRAINING
AUSTIN, TX 12-SESSION COURSE (2018-2020)
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  • Over 30 years of experience teaching comprehensive ortho to GPs.
  • Designed to be the closest CE Course to an orthodontic residency for the General Practitioner.
  • Students are encouraged to bring patient records to the Friday sessions for case mentoring and troubleshooting help.
  • Courses meet every 6-8 weeks on Friday & Saturday
    • Friday lecture session
    • Saturday clinical session where participants treat patients, not typodonts
     
  • All patients, materials, and supplies for the clinical sessions are provided by the Academy.
  • Retake course lectures for FREE for up to 2 years after graduation. Earn up to 72 additional CE hours at no charge! (with current AGpO membership).
  • Same instructor for all 12 sessions.
  • Library of on-demand ortho lectures available at no charge.
  • Limited number of participants - courses range from 8-20 students.
  • Confidently incorporate orthodontics into your general practice!

Before

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Course Outline

    INTRODUCTORY ORTHODONTIC SESSION
  • 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
    SESSION I
  • 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
    SESSION II
  • 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
    SESSION III
  • 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
    SESSION IV
  • 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
    SESSION V
  • 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
    SESSION VI
  • Practice Management
  • Review of Stages One, Stage Two, and Pre-Three
  • Review of clinical patients from Session V
  • Midterm Exam
    SESSION VII
  • Introduction to Stage Three
  • Lecture on tooth movement mechanics
  • Molar Distalization
  • Root Resorption
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VI
    SESSION VIII
  • Stage Three in detail
  • Risk Management
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VII
    SESSION IX
  • Review all stages
  • Review of clinical patients from Session VIII
  • Case finishing in detail
    SESSION X
  • 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
    SESSION XI
  • 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
    SESSION XII
  • Final Review
  • Practice Risk Management
  • Final Exam
  • Bonus Topics – based on class requests.
  • Review of clinical patients from Session XI
  • Graduation & Awards Dinner

Program Comparison Chart

Austin, TX Course | Dr. Gerhardt & Dr. Vasut

YOUR INSTRUCTOR
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.

YOUR CLINICAL CO-INSTRUCTOR
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.

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HANDS-ON COURSE DATES
2018

Sept. 22 | Introductory Orthodontic Session/Get Acquainted
Nov. 9-10 | Session I

2019

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

2020

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

INSTRUCTOR/HOST FOR THE CLINICAL FACILITY
Jeffery Gerhardt, D.D.S., P.C.

3415 A El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: 512-257-2483

ACCOMMODATIONS/LECTURE
Holiday Inn Express

10911 Pecan Park Blvd
Austin, TX 78750
Reservations: 512-249-8166

Learn By Doing

The knowledge gained through the Saturday lecture/seminar format is reinforced by Sunday’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!

mission

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.

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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