Available Courses

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About the
AOS Courses

Whether you’re a current dental student or are seeking to add orthodontics to your practice, the American Orthodontic Society is proud to offer a range of in-person and online courses to expand your technical and clinical knowledge, increase and refine your skill set, and empower you to reach your professional aims.

Basic Straightwire Course

The Basic Straightwire Course will dramatically transform how you’re able to treat both current and prospective patients. Through a proven system for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, this five-session series will prepare you to competently treat 70% to 80% of the orthodontic cases you encounter in your general or pediatric practice. This course is available twice a year, once in Orlando and once in Dallas.

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

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REGISTER BY PHONE

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.

Intermediate Straightwire Course

Designed for the orthodontic practitioner who has completed the Basic Course or has a working knowledge of straightwire orthodontics, the Intermediate Straightwire Course is a four-session series that will increase your orthodontic skills and education. While the Basic Straightwire Course equips students to treat 70% to 80% of patients, the Intermediate Course will equip you to treat the remaining cases right from your general or pediatric practice.

Continuing Education Credits

80 CE credit hours (20 per session)

80 additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year*

*At no additional cost for AOS members

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Membership

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

Orthodontic Training & Hands-On Workshop for Assistants & Hygienists

This new and combined course is for dental assistants and hygienists. This unique 2 1/2 day course, which will elevate your staff’s orthodontic knowledge in Phase I (early treatment), Phase II (Class I and Class II), bracketing, wire placement and diagnostic records, mirror photography, understanding the Straight Wire Series, MDA and retention.

Continuing Education Credits

A total of 20 CE hours may be obtained if attending all 2 1/2 days in their entirety.

*At no additional cost for AOS members

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REGISTER BY PHONE

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.

Online Courses

Exploring & Solving Challenges in Orthodontics

After taking this course the participants should be able to have a better understanding of diagnosis, treatment planning, and orthodontic strategies to be able to manage multiple levels of orthodontic treatment challenges.

Continuing Education Credits

14 CE credit hours

McFarlane Orthodontic Webinars

There is no better time in history to incorporate orthodontics into your general practice. In particular, there will be a large cohort of patients returning after a trial with “Direct to Consumer” orthodontics that will have terrible outcomes, and require some high-quality rehabilitation (orthodontic and restorative.) This course series will position the general dentist to confidently help these patients, and get them back to oral health and harmony. These - along with some well-selected routine braces and clear aligner cases - will keep us all very busy for years to come.

Continuing Education Credits

Up to 10 CE credit hours

Highlights of Early and Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in Children

FREE WEBINAR showing a panoramic view of what early-2-phase comprehensive orthodontic treatment is all about and also includes orthopedic, orthodontic, and habit-controlling treatments during the primary and early mixed dentitions.