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
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:
How to diagnose and treat Class-I and Class-II malocclusions
How to band and bracket teeth
Diagnostic records that align with orthodontic standards of care
The straight wire orthodontic appliance system
Basic cephalometric analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
Continuing Education Credits
*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.
Spring Basic Straight Wire Course
1st Session: April 28-30, 2023
$5995 Per Doctor
early bird pricing through April 1, 2023
Session - 1 October 6-8, 2023
Session - 2 November 3-5, 2023
Session - 3 December 1-3, 2023
Session - 4 January 12-14, 2024
Session - 5 February 16-18, 2024
Registration is at 7:30am on Friday.
Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
Embassy Suites by Hilton Grapevine
2401 Bass Pro Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051
Call 877-213-8047 for room reservations.
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.
Susan Coffey, RDA
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)
Restaurant and bar
- 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)
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.
$5995 per Doctor
If paid in full by September 2, 2023, OR register with a 50% deposit. Price increases to $6495 on September 3, 2023. 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.
Founded in 1975, the American Orthodontic Society is America’s largest orthodontic educational association for general and pediatric dentists.
AOS COURSE CONTACT
REGISTER BY PHONE
If you prefer to speak to someone about your registration, you can CALL 972-234-4000 between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday CST.