2025 Fall Digital Aligner Bootcamp

For General and Pediatric Dentists

FALL SESSION: September 5-6, 2025

Presented by: Matthew Standridge, DDS, FAGD


A total of 13 orthodontic CE hours will be granted for this course.

Digital Aligner Bootcamp

For General and Pediatric Dentists

Providing orthodontics is about more than just giving our patients great smiles. Orthodontic treatment can oftentimes be used alone, or in tandem with other treatment modalities as part of a larger treatment plan. Orthodontics can serve our patients as an alternative to surgical or more invasive procedures. Ortho can also assist us in improving tooth position that will in turn give us better restorative outcomes. Unfortunately most dentists do not receive applicable orthodontic training in dental school. This course aims to remedy that.

This course is meant to be a launching pad for dentists looking to bring orthodontic solutions into their service mix via aligner therapy. It is also meant to introduce the power of digital dentistry and show how providers can leverage this technology for treatment using aligners no matter what system they use. Not only does this lead to significant cost savings, but can lead to both great efficiency and improve clinical outcomes.

Continuing Education Credits

13 CE credit hours


Course Objectives

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The role of orthodontics in a general practice

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Screening and diagnosis


Taking proper records and photography

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Systematizing how to think about orthodontic planning


Explaining the different modalities of treatment available today


Develop a criterion for cases to understand what to treat and what to refer


Understanding the biomechanics of aligner therapy

Course Topics

Orthodontic Foundations

  • Understand what makes teeth move
  • Determine how teeth need to move for the desired result
  • Understand clear aligners and how those forces vary from brackets
  • Learn the different mechanics used to establish arches, and the relative difficulty of each

Orthodontic Movements

  • Leveling and aligning an arch
  • How to open a deep bite
  • How to close an open bite
  • How to create space to unravel crowding
  • How to close space in spacing cases
  • How to utilize IPR safely, predictably, and efficiently

Blue Sky Plan Workflow

  • How to use the orthdontics module
  • How to generate ceph reports
  • How to design aligner cases

3D Printing and Lab Processing

  • Understanding outsourcing vs In-House printing options
  • Materials used for aligners and IBT’s
  • Printer settings and tips
  • Aligner Fabrication

Marketing and Implementation

  • Developing your own “brand”
  • Developing your own white-label packaging
  • Educating and training your team
  • How to start having conversations with your existing patients about ortho

Course Information

Course Dates

FALL September 5-6, 2025



Registration begins at 8:30am.
Classes 9:00am - 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday

Location & Lodging

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grapevine
2401 Bass Pro Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051

Course Instructor

Matthew Standridge

Matthew Standridge, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Standridge is a native Kansan growing up in rural Southeast Kansas and that is where he decided to return to practice. Dr. Standridge received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has incorporated advanced dental services such as cosmetics, implants, straightwire ortho, aligners including in-house fabrication, 3D printing, in-office milling and more. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Sara Joy, and his two beautiful daughters Hazel and Violet.

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


Course Cost

$2395 per Doctor

$795 for assistants. Refund policy is 50% of course fee two weeks prior to course date.



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

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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.