Basic Comprehensive
Straight Wire
Orthodontics Course

For General and Pediatric Dentists

1st Session: April 29-May 1, 2022

Presented by: Dr. Bradford R. Williams

Enroll today!


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:

Straight Wire Orthodontic Bracket and Wire Example

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


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.


Basic Straight Wire Course

1st Session: April 29-May 1, 2022

$5480 Per Doctor

early bird pricing through April 1, 2022


Class Alumni


“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.”



"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."



"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."



Course Schedules

Course Dates

Session - 1 April 29-May 1, 2022

Session - 2 June 3-5, 2022

Session - 3 July 8-10, 2022

Session - 4 August 5-7, 2022

Session - 5 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

Call 855-214-4563 for room reservations.

Now Available as a Virtual Experience

Why Choose the Livestream?


No Travel Required

No planes, trains or automobiles needed. Save the money and the hassle and stream the class live from your work or home.

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High Quality Production

Multi-camera Livestream with a digital feed of on-screen slides, videos, and materials. You'll see close up shots of class exercises and hear class and instructor interactions.


Full Hands On Exercises

You'll get a full kit of hands-on exercises to complete throughout the course to give you the experience of being there in person.

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Interactive Chat

Your questions will be answered in an interactive chat format. You will also have access to email questions to the instructor after the class is complete. 

The instructor may choose some of the questions during the class to address live.

Livestream FAQs

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

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

Susan Coffey, RDA

Susan Coffey - Instructor for Orthodontic Clinical Assisting Course

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.



Covid Safety Protocols in Orlando

Your health is vital to your practice. As such, we are following recommendations from the CDC to reduce your risk of exposure while in attendance to the course. We ask each attendee to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Learning spaces have been set up to allow for social distancing as well.

You can find the latest information about Orange County’s precautions by visiting Orlando’s website. Currently, the county requires face masks in public spaces, social distancing, good hygiene, and staying home when you’re sick.

Taxis, rental cars, ride-share services, buses, and commuter rail services are all available in Orlando. The airport shuttle to and from the Renaissance Hotel Orlando Airport is operating on a normal schedule. Enjoy open air dining while you’re in town as well. A few dining options around the Renaissance include:

Casual dining and quick bites

  • Bonchon Orlando (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
  • Meson Sandwiches (drive-through, take out only)
  • Starbucks (drive-through, take-out only)
  • Sonny’s BBQ (dine-in, curbside, delivery)

Restaurant and bar

  • Rock & Brews (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
  • Bar Louie (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
  • Marlow’s Tavern (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
  • Mito’s Sushi and Grill (dine-in, take-out)

If you would rather avoid the risk of traveling entirely, sign up for the Basic Orthodontics Course Virtual Track. Click here to learn more.

Course Sessions



  • The Financial and Practical Benefits of Incorporating Orthodontics into your Practice
  • An Overview of this Course in Basic Orthodontics
  • Examples of Cases You will be Treating after this Course
  • Cephalometrics – Landmarks, Definitions and Diagnosis
  • The Intro Cephalometric Analysis
  • Understanding the Straight Wire Orthodontic Appliance System
  • Understanding the Tip and Torque in the Straight Wire Bracket
  • Necessary Records for Orthodontic Standard of Care
  • How to Band and Bracket Teeth
  • Diagnosing and Treatment Planning Your Cases


  • Placing Separators


  1. Bracketing Anatomical Teeth – Learning the Effect of Bracket Positioning on the Teeth
  2. Banding & Bracketing the Clear Typodont – Learning Correct Bracketing Positions

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

$5480 per Doctor

If paid in full by April 1, 2022, OR register with 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 $375 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.



Barbara A. Zuniga, CAP, OM



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.