Basic Straightwire Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

1st Session: MAY 14-16, 2021

Presented by: Dr. Bradford R. Williams, D.D.S.

Enroll today!

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100 CE Credit hours

(20 per session)

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100 Additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year*

*At no additional cost for AOS members

Basic Straightwire Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

Whether you’re a General or Pediatric Dentist, the Basic Straightwire Course provides the foundational education you need to competently integrate straightwire orthodontics into your practice and treat 70% to 80% of current or prospective orthodontic cases.

In each dynamic three-day session, Dr. Bradford R. Williams, D.D.S., will facilitate two days of hands-on clinical lectures and a half-day of case reviews for your current or prospective orthodontic cases. By the end of this Five-Session Series, you’ll know:

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How to diagnose and treat Class-I and Class-II malocclusions

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How to band and bracket teeth

care

Diagnostic records that align with orthodontic standards of care

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The straightwire orthodontic appliance system

analysis

Basic cephalometric analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning

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How to practically incorporate orthodontics into your practice

Continuing Education Credits

100 CE credit hours (20 per session)

100 additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year*

*At no additional cost for AOS members

What is Straightwire Orthodontics?

Straightwire orthodontics utilizes straightwire appliances to strategically move teeth into their desired location using straightwire brackets and a series of pre-shaped archwires. Once flexed to fit into the bracket slots, the archwire will gradually return to its original shape and reposition bracketed teeth. Archwires are progressively changed until the desired occlusion is achieved. Along with providing consistent results, straightwire orthodontics requires little to no archwire bending and a shorter overall chair and treatment time for your patients.

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Basic Straightwire Course

1st Session: May 14-16, 2021

$5,480.00 $4980 Per Doctor

early bird pricing through Apr 14, 2021

FEEDBACK FROM

Class Alumni

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“I have taken multiple orthodontic courses but did not have the confidence to jump into a case until I took Dr. Williams’ course. He gave me the confidence to start orthodontics in my general practice and he is always there to answer any questions you may have, even outside of class.”

- PARIKSHA GUNNALA,

DDS • GRAPEVINE, TX
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“I have taken multiple orthodontic courses but did not have the confidence to jump into a case until I took Dr. Williams’ course. He gave me the confidence to start orthodontics in my general practice and he is always there to answer any questions you may have, even outside of class.”

- PARIKSHA GUNNALA,

DDS • GRAPEVINE, TX
pariksha

“I have taken multiple orthodontic courses but did not have the confidence to jump into a case until I took Dr. Williams’ course. He gave me the confidence to start orthodontics in my general practice and he is always there to answer any questions you may have, even outside of class.”

- PARIKSHA GUNNALA,

DDS • GRAPEVINE, TX
pariksha

“I have taken multiple orthodontic courses but did not have the confidence to jump into a case until I took Dr. Williams’ course. He gave me the confidence to start orthodontics in my general practice and he is always there to answer any questions you may have, even outside of class.”

- PARIKSHA GUNNALA,

DDS • GRAPEVINE, TX

Course Schedules

Course Dates

Session - 1 May 14 - 16, 2021

Session - 2 June 25 - 27, 2021

Session - 3 July 30 - Aug 2, 2021

Session - 4 Aug 27 - 29, 2021

Session - 5 Sept 24 - 26, 2021

Schedule

Registration is at 7:30am on Friday.

Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am

Location

MARRIOTT QUORUM

4901 Dallas Parkway

Addison, TX 75254

Course Assistant Professors

Bradford R. Williams, D.D.S.

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Dr. Brad Williams is a 1982 Oklahoma University College of Dentistry graduate. He has practiced general dentistry for 35+ years and has been practicing GP orthodontics for 30+ years. He first joined the AOS in 1983. In 2004, he began to modify his technique from Tip Edge to Straight Wire.

He incorporated treatment techniques using the Straight Wire System, lecturing and teaching with the late Dr. David Jackson for five years. He is a Diplomate and past board member of the AOS. Dr. Williams practices in Skiatook, Oklahoma, where his family has resided for over 70 years.

For more information about
Dr. Bradford R. Williams,
Go to his website at

williamsgporthodontics.com

Neither Dr. Williams nor members of his immediate family have any financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Susan Coffey, RDA

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Susan is a Registered Dental Assistant that specializes in Orthodontics. She began her orthodontic career in a real orthodontic office, then moving into a GP office, Susan began to understand the difference between the two philosophies. Still active in assisting doctors in multiple offices, she continues to learn and find creative new ways to enhance orthodontics for the patients.

Not only a chair-side assistant in the Dallas area, Susan is blessed to be able to share her love and knowledge of orthodontics in continue education courses with Dr. Brad Williams. She understands the importance of having empowered assistants and as a detail-oriented person, Susan will motivate her students to return to their offices and be able to support their doctors in making orthodontics successful.

Susan would have never started her teaching career many years ago without the encouragement and support from Dr. David Jackson and was honored to learn from such a gifted teacher, supportive boss and amazing person.

Course Sessions

INTRODUCTION TO STRAIGHT WIRE ORTHODONTICS

LECTURE

  • The Financial and Practical Benefits of Incorporating Orthodontics into your Practice
  • An Overview of this Course in Basic Orthodontics
  • Examples of Cases You will be Treating after this Course
  • Cephalometrics – Landmarks, Definitions and Diagnosis
  • The Intro Cephalometric Analysis
  • Understanding the Straight Wire Orthodontic Appliance System
  • Understanding the Tip and Torque in the Straight Wire Bracket
  • Necessary Records for Orthodontic Standard of Care
  • How to Band and Bracket Teeth
  • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning Your Cases

DEMONSTRATION

  • Placing Separators

EXERCISES

  1. Bracketing Anatomical Teeth – Learning the Effect of Bracket Positioning on the Teeth
  2. Banding & Bracketing the Clear Typodont – Learning Correct Bracketing Positions

A total of 200 continuing education hours of credit may be earned (20 per session). Course includes 10 sessions (5 in year 1 and 5 as a class monitor in year 2). AOS membership is required to attend.

A list of instruments required for completing the hands-on exercises will be provided upon registration confirmation. These are instruments which you will use in your practice.

The study material for this course was peer-reviewed in April 2018 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.

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Course Cost

$5480 $4980 per Doctor

If paid in full by April 14, 2021, OR register with a 50% deposit. Balance will be due prior to start of first session. Refund policy is 50% of course fee two weeks prior to course date. AOS membership of $375 is required at time of registration and is non-refundable.

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MEMBERSHIP

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

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AOS COURSE CONTACT

Barbara A. Zuniga, CAP, OM

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REGISTER BY PHONE

CALL 972-234-4000 between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday CST and use your credit card to register. Phone registration will assure your place in the course.