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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. This course was designed for dental assistants by an orthodontic assistant, Susan Coffey, RDA. These courses are intended for dental auxiliaries and hygienists who have little or no training in orthodontics and want to begin to advance their orthodontic assistant skills. The assistant course covers the Williams’ material and technique. This provides your entire team with the opportunity to be trained in the same method.

Course Description:

This course for dental assistants and hygienists is a unique 2 ½ day course, which will elevate your staff’s orthodontic knowledge and includes Phase I (early treatment), Phase II (Class I & Class II), bracketing, wire placement, diagnostic records, mirror photography, MDA delete MDA and retention. Students do not need prior knowledge of orthodontic concepts.

Course Objectives:

  • Orthodontic Terminology & Instruments
  • Diagnostic Orthodontic Records & Mirror Photography
  • Importance Of Cephalometric Landmarks
  • Banding & Bracketing Teeth & Placing Separators
  • Phase I – Early Treatment
  • Utility Arch Wire & Its Capabilities
  • Nitanium Palatal Expander (NPE)
  • Phase II & Understand the Straight Wire Series
  • The Difference Between Class I, II, & III
  • Closing and Opening Space
  • Opening Deep Bites
  • Multi Distalizing Appliance (MDA) – Distalize & Retract
  • Finishing Cases & Elastics Strategies
  • Debonding & Retention – Lower Lingual Fixed Retainer
  • Multi Distalizing Appliance (MDA) – Distalize & Retract

Course Fee:

$550 for AOS member sponsored or $650 for non-member dentist sponsored. Refund policy is 50% two weeks prior to start of the course.

A list of instruments students MUST purchase to perform the hands-on exercises will be provided upon registration confirmation. These instruments are standard orthodontic tools to be used in your clinical practice following the course.

Course Dates:

Tulsa, OK  Oct 2-4, 2020
Dallas, TX  Feb. 19-21, 2021
Orlando, FL  Sept. 24-26, 2021

MEMBERSHIP: Founded in 1975, the American Orthodontic Society is America’s largest orthodontic educational association for general and pediatric dentists.

AOS COURSE CONTACT:
Barbara A. Zuniga, CAP-OM
972-234-4000

The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in January 2016 to ensure that all clinical and technical information included the scientific basis for the program content and an assessment of the benefits and risks associated with that content in order to promote public safety.

Neither Susan Coffey, RDA nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Course Check-In

7:30 am on Friday.

Course Days:

Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Sunday 7:00 am -11:00 am.

DALLAS LOCATION: (NEW LOCATION!)
Marriott Quorum
14901 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX 75254
Call 972-661-2800 for room reservations.

ORLANDO LOCATION:
Renaissance Hotel Orlando Airport
5445 Forbes Place, Orlando FL 32812
Call 855-214-4563 for room reservations.

TULSA LOCATION:
The Mayo Hotel
115 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103
Call 918-582-6296 for room reservations.

For course registration, call the American Orthodontic Society at 972.234.4000. You may also register at www.orthodontics.com.

Course Content:

This course has both hands-on exercises and lectures that will cover topics, including:

  • Orthodontic Terminology & Instruments
  • Diagnostic Orthodontic Records & Mirror Photography
  • Importance of Cephalometric Landmarks
  • Banding & Bracketing Teeth & Placing Separators
  • Phase I – Early Treatment
  • Utility Arch Wire & Its Capabilities
  • Nitanium Palatal Expander (NPE)
  • Phase II & Understand the Straight Wire Series
  • The Difference Between Class I, II, & III
  • Closing and Opening Space
  • Opening Deep Bites
  • Finishing Cases & Elastics Strategies
  • Debonding & Retention – Lower Lingual Fixed Retainer

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Susan Coffey, RDA

Susan is a Registered Dental Assistant who specializes in orthodontics. She began her career working in an orthodontic specialty practice, then moved to a general practice that provided comprehensive orthodontic therapy.

Currently, Susan continues to learn and find creative new ways to enhance orthodontics for the patients. Susan has extended her program to include on-site training for offices new to orthodontics that need a little extra incentive to get orthodontics started and enhance this new revenue source. Susan is blessed to be able to share her love and knowledge of orthodontics in continuing education courses with Dr. Brad Williams.

Being a very detail-oriented person who understands the importance of having empowered assistants, Susan will motivate her students to return to their offices with the ability and confidence to support their doctors in order to make orthodontics successful.

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