Basic Straightwire for Assistants

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2016 Basic Straightwire for Assistant Course - September 16-17

A well-trained and motivated staff is essential to the successful incorporation of orthodontics into your practice. Orthodontic records and data gathering is 100 % delegable to the trained dental auxiliaries as well as a tremendous amount of other duties relating to orthodontics. You can’t afford to miss out on the opportunity to train your staff to accept these responsibilities.

Each year the Gerety Orthodontic Seminars offers a Basic Assistants course for the dental auxiliary. The course is taught on a beginning level and is geared for assistants, hygienists and associates who are new to orthodontics and/or the Straight Wire Technique.

This 2 day course is approved for 13 hours of continuing education.

This program is a perfect complement to offices utilizing Dr. Robert Gerety’s technique. However, Robin’s knowledge of orthodontics in the general practitioner’s office and experience as a clinician means she has valuable insight for any assistant. More importantly she communicates them well. Whether you are a former student of Dr. Bob Gerety, Dr. Joe Schmidbauer, or use another protocol, this course will make your staff more productive in your practice.

This course is designed to train dental auxiliaries to:

  • Take quality records that will assist the dentist in proper diagnosis, treatment planning and case presentation during patient consultation
  • Trace a cephalometric x-ray by hand or digitally
  • Identify orthodontic pliers, wires and utilities used in orthodontic treatment.
  • Place brackets in the proper height and position
  • Place spacers, bands, wires and ligatures
  • Wire sequence for the Straight Wire Technique
  • Have a complete understanding of the straight wire technique to better assist their doctor with all orthodontic procedures


8am - 5pm



9am - 5pm

Important Information

Free Workbook & Wires All wires, appliances and peripheral products are supplied in a comprehensive course manual at no extra charge! A complete list of instruments necessary for project participation will be sent upon registration.

Materials Needed Students will need to bring their own pliers and instruments, as well as a fully banded and bracketed typodont. A complete list of these supplies will be sent to the student in the registration package.

Course Cost The course cost is $595 per assistant and includes course manual and materials such as wires needed for hands on projects. Cancellation policy: Full refund up to September 4, 2016. Non-refundable if cancelled two weeks prior to the start of the class.

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CALL between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday CST, and use your credit card to register. You may also register at

The American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 11/01/98- 12/31/14. 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.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

The formal continuing education programs of the American Orthodontic Society are accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry for FAGD/MAGD credit.