Why should GP's learn to perform orthodontic procedures in their practice?

Because, in doing so, they can re-energize their practice, taking it to the next level. It rekindles a higher level of excitement for dentistry for the clinician and the team. With more revenue coming in, goals are achieved and economic freedom becomes a real possibility.

If you are a young dentist who still has educational and construction debts to pay off, this is a wonderful way to reduce those debts faster or to even eliminate them. If you are a seasoned dentist, learning orthodontics often provides an intellectual and professional rebirth. Either way, orthodontics is a great fit for the general practice!

The Washington AGD has been offering this course for 6 years with our Educational Instructor, Binh Tran, DDS, MAGD and Lily Stefoglo, EFDA.

Location:

Washington AGD Educational Center, 19415 International Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188

Starting:

The 2021 Program starts February 5, 2021!

February 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
April 9, 2021
May 7, 2021

June 4, 2021
July 9, 2021
August 6, 2021
September 10, 2021

October 1, 2021
November 5, 2021
December 3, 2021
January 7, 2022

AGD Member Dentist

$10,000
  • All 12 Modules*
  • First come, first serve
  • Breakfast, luch, parking, and all hands-on materials included
  • Early Bird Tuition Ends January 15, 2021

CDA with AGD Member Dentist

$4,000
  • All 12 Modules*
  • First come, first serve
  • Breakfast, luch, parking, and all hands-on materials included
  • Early Bird Tuition Ends January 15, 2021

Non-AGD Member Dentist

$14,000
  • All 12 Modules
  • First come, first serve
  • Breakfast, luch, parking, and all hands-on materials included
  • Early Bird Tuition Ends January 15, 2021

CDA with Non-AGD Member Dentist

$5,000
  • All 12 Modules
  • First come, first serve
  • Breakfast, luch, parking, and all hands-on materials included
  • Early Bird Tuition Ends January 15, 2021

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Course Description

Trends in dentistry change and evolve. At one time, each specialty basically did its own thing, but today’s general practice is becoming more comprehensive. This trend can be attributed to several factors. First of all, Americans are becoming dental consumers. With the influx of new orthodontic techniques, there are now new ways to reposition teeth more quickly and more aesthetically than with traditional means.

Economic Factors

The economic factors of running a successful general practice, now more than ever, call for the dentist to incorporate additional revenue generators. The general public has reached an enlightened phase when it comes to aesthetics, and actively seeks out smile improvements. In fact, more than 5 million Americans are in orthodontic treatment each year.

Patients' Needs

Balance that knowledge with the fact that only about 20% of general dentists perform orthodontic techniques, but the other 80% have a healthy percentage of their own patients in need of this treatment.

Smile Zone

When general practitioners (GPs) add orthodontics to their skill sets, this allows them to produce more beautiful results in the smile zone and, with the right training, will also allow them to treat more complex cases when correcting the occlusion is needed.

Growing Popularity

Minor tooth movement and limited orthodontics are becoming more and more popular in the general dental practice where treatment is often limited to the maxillary anterior segment. This seems to be a comfortable place to start integrating orthodontics into a general practice. Nevertheless, spending the additional time to learn straight-wire comprehensive orthodontic techniques adds more value to what can be provided and improves the level of service for the patient.

Course Goals

  1. Provide a sound protocol of diagnosis and treatment that is logical, safe, and repeatable.
  2. Offers both classroom and hands-on training.
  3. Provide educational reference material in the form of a technique manual and additional technique.
  4. Provide continued mentorship for you as you take on more cases and have questions.
  5. Provide training in minor tooth movement in the smile zone as well as comprehensive treatment to correct the molar class.
  6. Give you the skills to know what cases to accept and what to refer.
  7. Working with your Referring Orthdontists as a Team.

Course Objectives

Dentists are encouraged to provided 2 “Live” patients from initial consultation to final retainer delivery and monitor:

  • Initial orthodontic examination and comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Orthodontic records and management system
  • Photography and Case presentation
  • Orthodontic Office and Financial management system
  • Ceph Analysis and FACE principles
  • Orthodontics Principles and Mechanics for Angle class 1,2, and 3
  • Clinical Orthodontic practice: from banding to debanding.
  • Orthodontic supplies ordering and managing inventory
  • Post treatment retention and monitor
  • Surgical and TAD in Orthodontic.
  • Pediatric to Geriatric orthodontics.
  • A training manuals are in digital format/Flash Drive and related reference papers is included.
  • Attendee will be trained in how to start orthodontic service in their office.
  • Attendee will treat and present a minimum of two of Dr. Tran patients.
  • Attendee is requested to start treatment in their own office and present those cases.
  • Final Plaque and Certificate presentation

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to confidently identify orthodontic problems and provide treatment solutions in their own office. This course will provide additional office income while enhancing all other treatment results that the doctor is providing.

Orthodontics: 8 participation credit hours per session. Total for the year: 96.

  • Provide a sound protocol of diagnosis and treatment that is logical, safe, and repeatable.
  • Offers both classroom and hands-on training with patients.
  • Provide educational reference material in the form of a technique manual and additional technique.
  • Provide continued mentorship for you as you take on more cases and have questions.
  • Provide training in minor tooth movement in the smile zone as well as comprehensive treatment to correct the molar class.
  • Give you the skills to know what cases to accept and what to refer.
  • Working with your Referring Orthodontists as a Team.

Dentists will be provided 2 "Live" patients from initial consultation to final retainer delivery and monitor:Initial orthodontic examination and comprehensive treatment plan.

  • Orthodontic records and management system
  • Photography and Case presentation
  • Orthodontic Office and Financial management system
  • Ceph Analysis and FACE principles
  • Orthodontics Principles and Mechanics for Angle class 1,2, and 3
  • Clinical Orthodontic practice: from banding to debanding.
  • Orthodontic supplies ordering and managing inventory
  • Post treatment retention and monitor
  • Surgical and TAD in Orthodontic.
    • Pediatric to Geriatric orthodontics.
  • A training manuals are in digital format/Flash Drive and related reference papers is included.
  • Attendee will be trained in how to start orthodontic service in their office.
  • Attendee will treat and present a minimum of two of Dr. Tran patients.
  • Attendee is requested to start treatment in their own office and present those cases.
  • Final Plaque and Certificate presentation


At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to confidently identify orthodontic problems and provide treatment solutions in their own office. This course will provide additional office income while enhancing all other treatment results that the doctor is providing.

Testimonials & Reference Available for Attendees to Speak Directly with Past Course Participants!