Orthodontic Training &
Hands-On Workshop

For Dental Assistants & Hygienists

Presented by: Susan Coffey, RDA


20 CE Credit hours

if attending all 2 1/2 days in their entirety.


No prior orthodontic experience required.

Orthodontic Training & Hands-On Workshop

For Dental Assistants and Hygienists

Basic and Advanced techniques taught in one weekend. This unique 2 1/2 day course 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.


How to band and bracket teeth


Diagnostic records that align with orthodontic standards of care


The straight wire orthodontic appliance system

Course Information

Course Dates

Dallas, TX Class Full — See Next Available Date

Orlando, FL September 16-18, 2022


Registration is at 7:30am on Friday.

Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am


Renaissance Hotel Orlando Airport
5445 Forbes Place, Orlando FL 32812
(855) 214-4563 for room reservations.

Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum
14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 661-2800214-4563 for room reservations.


Class Alumni

"I’ve been in GP for 16 years, all 16 years I’ve had experience with ortho. I attended this class about 3-4 years ago and learned so much! This is my SECOND time to attend this class, and, again, I’ve learned something new! It’s nice to have a full understanding of ortho even before attending this training. You will ALWAYS learn something new! Susan is amazing and ensures you UNDERSTAND what’s happening and WHY. And that’s huge for your overall knowledge of ortho and the successful outcome of your patients. Completely recommend this course for any and all experienced or non-experienced assistant!"



"This is my second time taking this course, and I enjoyed it just as much, if not more! I feel as though I was able to retain more information this time now that we’ve begun some ortho cases in our office. Love listening and learning from Susan; she is fantastic! Keep up the good work!"

Jayme L. Benjamin

Holton, ks

"As a dental assistant who is brand new to ortho, this intro class has given me confidence in starting ortho. Susan and the other lovely ladies in the back helped me so much. I don’t think I will forget any of it because I know the why behind what I’m doing, too. Everyone was extremely friendly, and I hope I get to come to another one of your classes!"

Kassidi Thompson


"This is my second time taking this class. Susan is amazing at explaining things, and I have picked up a lot more the second time around. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning ortho. Thank you!"

Elizabeth Poell

Holton, KS

"It was a great experience being in this class. I learned a lot from Susan. She explains everything where it’s understandable, and any questions you had, Susan was very helpful. Learning how to change a Class II to a Class I with an MDA, the way she explains things made sense to me. She gave great examples in different ways you can go by. Overall, I loved the class."



Susan Coffey, RDA

Susan Coffey - Instructor for Orthodontic Clinical Assisting Course

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.

Course Cost

$595 AOS member sponsored

Or $695 for non-member sponsored assistants. Refund policy is 50% two weeks prior to start of the course.



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



Maria Solorzano



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.