2025 Spring Comprehensive
Basic Straight Wire Orthodontics Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

1st Session: March 7-9, 2025

Presented by: Dr. Bradford R. Williams


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

Spring Basic Straight Wire Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

Whether you’re a general or pediatric dentist, the Basic Straight Wire Course provides the foundational education you need to competently integrate straight wire 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

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Diagnostic records that align with orthodontic standards of care

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The straight wire orthodontic appliance system

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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 Straight Wire Orthodontics?

Straight wire orthodontics utilizes straight wire appliances to strategically move teeth into their desired location using straight wire 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, straight wire orthodontics requires little to no archwire bending and a shorter overall chair and treatment time for your patients.

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Fall Basic Straight Wire Course

1st Session: October 4-6, 2024

$6495 $5995 Per Doctor
Early Bird Pricing through September 4, 2024


Class Alumni

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."


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"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

Course Schedules

Course Dates

Session - 1 March 7-9, 2025

Session - 2 April 11-13, 2025

Session - 3 May 16-18, 2025

Session - 4 June 20-22, 2025

Session - 5 July 25-27, 2025


Registration is at 7:30am on Friday.
Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am


AOS Institute
1785 State Highway 26, Grapevine, TX 76051

Course Instructors

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Senior Clinical Instructor

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


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

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Susan Coffey, RDA

Assistant Instructor

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.



Casual dining and quick bites

  • Mason & Dixie (dine-in, takeout, delivery)
  • Hard Eight BBQ (dine-in, drive-through, delivery)
  • Shake Shack Southlake (dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery)
  • Cava (dine-in, takeout)
  • Los Amigos (dine-in, takeout, delivery)

Restaurants and bars

  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (dine-in, curbside pickup)
  • Wicho’s House Restaurant (dine-in, takeout, delivery)
  • Cafe Italia Grapevine (dine-in, delivery)
  • Persimmons Bar & Grill (dine-in, curbside pickup)
  • Blue Goose Cantina (dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery)

Course Sessions

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.


Course Cost

$5,995 per Doctor

If paid in full by February 7, 2025. Price increases to $6,495 on February 8, 2025. 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 $500 is required at time of registration and is non-refundable. Payment plans are available.



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.