Intermediate Straight Wire
Orthodontics Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

1st Session: MARCH 10-12, 2023

Presented by: Dr. Bradford R. Williams

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60 CE Credit hours

(20 per session)

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60 Additional CE credit hours of monitoring during the following year*

*At no additional cost for AOS members

Intermediate Straight Wire Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

Designed for the orthodontic practitioner who has completed the Basic Course or who has a working knowledge of straightwire orthodontics, the Intermediate Straightwire Course is a three-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 strategize and treat the remaining cases right from your general or pediatric practice.

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 three-session series, you’ll know:

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How to diagnose and treat Class III malocclusion

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How to bend and torque archwires

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When to distalize, reposition, or extract permanent molars

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How to close spaces for extractions

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Principles of surgical orthodontics and orthognathic surgery

Continuing Education Credits

60 CE credit hours (20 per session)

60 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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Intermediate Straight Wire Course

1st Session: March 10-12, 2023

$4980 Per Doctor

early bird pricing through February 6, 2023

FEEDBACK FROM

Class Alumni

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“Dr. Williams has a unique and amazing gift for providing clinical orthodontic clarity and insight to doctors, helping them in the incorporation of orthodontics into ones practice is not only possible, but can be profitable and highly rewarding if implemented and managed correctly. His personalized manner and excellent teaching style provided me additional training and clinical skills to completely unlock the door to allowing my pediatric dental practice to synergistically operate alongside my growing orthodontic practice.”

- ROY ROGERS,

DDS • BOISE, ID
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“Dr. Williams takes the Basic foundation and builds on it in a way that allows the general practitioner to manage the nuances of difficult cases. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand their orthodontic case load.”

- GREG A. WILSON,

DDS • SELMER, TN
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“Dr. Williams has designed courses that make understanding orthodontics much easier than was explained in dental school. He breaks down clinical orthodontic diagnosis & treatment into an easy-to-understand process. His course manual is very thorough and supports his low key yet entertaining way of teaching that really maximizes the opportunity for his students to learn and digest the material. He moves methodically through diagnosis of growth & development problems then treatment planning which enables students to treat 70% of the cases typically seen in practice. This has helped me better serve my patients, many for whom early treatment helps to avoid larger and more costly treatment.”

- JESSICA MEESKE,

DDS • HASTINGS, NE
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 10-12, 2023

Session - 2 April 14-16, 2023

Session - 3 June 23-24, 2023

Schedule

Registration is at 7:30am on Friday.

Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am

Location

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

Call 972-724-2600 for room reservations.

Course Instructors

Brad Williams DDS - Instructor for Basic and Intermediate Comprehensive Straight Wire Orthodontics Course

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

williamsgporthodontics.com

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

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Locally?

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)

Course Sessions

LECTURE

  • Course Introduction
  • History of The Straight Wire Appliance
  • Williams Straight Wire Series: Expanded
  • Williams Basic Cephalometric Analysis
  • Williams Treatment Planning Overview
  • Types of Appliances
  • RPE vs NPE
  • RAP & OTM Accelerators

EXERCISES

  1. 1st Order Bends
  2. 2nd Order Bends
  3. 3rd Order Bends
  4. Fabrication of Helical, Omega & T-Loops

HOMEWORK REVIEW

  • Diagnose & Treatment Planning Assignment Case #1

A total of up to 60 continuing education hours of credit may be earned (20 per session). 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.

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Course Cost

$4980 per Doctor

Register with as little as a 50% deposit. 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.

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MEMBERSHIP

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

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AOS COURSE CONTACT

Maria Solorzano

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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.