Straight Wire

You can add orthodontics
to your general or pediatric
dental practice this year!


Earn valuable CE credits

(20 per session)


Courses geared towards multiple education levels and dental roles


Only 10 - 20% of orthodontic issues are being diagnosed in patients.


On average, it costs five times as much money to bring in new clients as it does to keep existing ones.


Adding two cases of orthodontics per month can add an estimated $10,000 of revenue per month.

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Expand Your Expertise

Orthodontics Courses

We provide basic to advanced orthodontic courses for general and pediatric dentists who want to learn orthodontics, integrate it into their practice—and excel in doing so. Check out our course offerings below.

Upcoming Courses

23Feb, 2024
AOS Event Center
Jeffrey Dahm DDS
01Mar, 2024
AOS Event Center
Matthew Standridge, DDS, FAGD
08Mar, 2024
AOS Event Center
Dr. Brad Williams
29Mar, 2024
AOS Event Center
Jeffrey Dahm DDS
12Apr, 2024
AOS Event Center






You can Add Orthodontics
to your Practice


Select the level, timing, and location that are right for you

Whether you’re seeking to start learning orthodontics or expand your current skill set as a dentalas dental hygienist, the American Society of Orthodontics offers year-round courses that allow you to move at your own pace and make your professional growth a reality.


Register Online

Once you’ve found the right course for your needs, use our website to reserve your place and obtain any relevant lodging information.


Enjoy your Course

Once you’ve registered online, all you have to do is show up to your course location ready to advance your craft of comprehensive, competent, and exceptional general and pediatric dental care. We’ll take care of all the rest.

Dr. Gunnala

“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.”


Dr. Williams and Olim

"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."


Doctor at work

"Dr. Williams has vast knowledge and experience in orthodontics from a GP perspective. Dr. Williams is very approachable, accommodating, and makes learning and participation easy. I would strongly encourage any GP considering incorporating ortho into their practice to start with Dr. Williams’ Level 1 (Basic) and Level 2 (Intermediate) seminars."


Dr. Jeff Ahlin

"From my experience over the last 50 years of practice, the American Orthodontic Society has provided the most up-to-date and cost-effective continuing orthodontic education anywhere on the planet. My interaction with the professional staff and professional educators in the AOS organization has allowed me to prosper and grow in our profession."

- J.H. Ahlin, DDS

Available Courses

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Basic Straight

This course provides the foundational education you need to competently integrate straight wire orthodontics into your practice.

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Straight Wire Courses

The Intermediate Straightwire Course is a three-session series that will increase your orthodontic skills and education.

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Orthodontics Courses

This 4-session course will explore the rationale and practice of orthodontic and myofunctional intervention from infancy to the teen years.

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