Available Courses

Premier Straight Wire Orthodontic Clinical Course (live patient, hands-on)

The didactic/benchtop exercise portion of this course mirrors Dr. Williams’ Basic Straight Wire curriculum and includes a clinical encounter with live patients which creates an environment that gives participants the confidence to start orthodontics in their own practices.

(6 Sessions) Each session consists of 11/2 days of hands-on, benchtop exercises, videos and lectures as well as 1/2 day devoted to reviewing any current cases you may be having difficulties with and/or any new orthodontic cases you are considering for treatment as well as a review of the patients to be treated by participants in clinic the next day. The third day is spent treating patients in clinic.


Basic Straight Wire Orthodontics

The goal of this course is to prepare the student to successfully diagnose and treat Class I and Class II malocclusions in patients and acquire competence in providing such treatment. At the end of this course, each student should be proficient in basic orthodontics.

(5 Sessions); 100 CE credit hours; 100 additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year for AOS current members at no additional cost


Intermediate Straight Wire Orthodontics

The Intermediate course is a 4-session course. Each session consists of two days of hands-on and clinical lectures and a half-day devoted to reviewing the student’s current difficult cases and/or any new orthodontic cases being considered for treatment.

(4 Sessions); 80 CE credit hours; 80 additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year for AOS current members at no additional cost


Williams Update Weekends

The Williams Update Weekends are two-day weekend courses held once a year and are designed for doctors familiar with Straight Wire treatment, mechanics, and concepts. The focus of the program will be a hands-on approach to mechanics and techniques necessary to properly finish and detail cases.  (16 CE credit hours)

  • Orthodontic Treatment Strategies & Case Finishing for Early Intervention (Phase I) Non-Extraction Straight Wire Mechanics
  • Orthodontic Treatment Strategies & Case Finishing for Comprehensive Treatment (Phase II) Non-Extraction Straight Wire Mechanics


Orthodontic Assistant Training Course

The Orthodontic Assistant Training Course is ideal for the dental practice that encourages cross-training and utilization of the staff to its maximum potential. The objective is to empower students to completely assist their doctors in everyday orthodontic practice.

Weekend session – 20 CE credit hours


Orthodontic Practice Management

Managing Orthodontics in the GP Practice
Exclusive to Dr. Brad’s students is the opportunity to enroll your front office team in a one-day course that teaches you how to integrate orthodontics into your practice.

One-day session – 8 CE credit hours


It has been a privilege to learn from Dr. Williams. His kind manner, sense of humor, and encyclopedic knowledge of all facets of general practice orthodontics (past, present, and future!) are a huge benefit. I know that I can rely on him as a colleague and a resource as I continue in orthodontics and expand my practice.

Sarah Olim, DDS
Houston, TX

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