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
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 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 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. In the fourth session, you’ll visit Dr. Williams’ local clinic and get hands-on experience with Laser, Electrosurgery, and TADS. By the end of this four-session series, you’ll know:
How to diagnose and treat Class III malocclusion
How to bend and torque archwires
When to distalize, reposition, or extract permanent molars
How to close spaces for extractions
How to use temporary anchorage devices (TADS) in straightwire orthodontics
Laser and electrosurgical techniques in orthodontic applications
Principles of surgical orthodontics and orthognathic surgery
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.
Intermediate Straight Wire Course
1st Session: April 9-11, 2021
$5480 Per Doctor
Course Assistant Professors
Bradford R. Williams, D.D.S.
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.
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Dr. Bradford R. Williams,
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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.
Covid Safety Protocols in Tulsa
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 precautions by visiting Tulsa’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, and buses are all available in Tulsa. Note that the airport shuttle to and from the Mayo Hotel Tulsa is currently unavailable.
Enjoy delicious dining while you’re in town as well. A few dining options at the Mayo Hotel include:
- Penthouse Bar: Open
- Mark Coffee Shop: Open
- In-room dining: Open
For the latest updates, please visit http://www.themayohotel.com/.
Dining options away from the hotel include:
- Casual Dining and Quick Bites
- Lassalle's New Orleans Deli (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
- fROOT Bowls (takeout only)
- Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (drive-through, takeout only)
- Roppongi Ramen Cafe (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
Restaurant and Bar
- Kai Vietnamese Cuisine (dine-in, takeout)
- The Local Bison (dine-in, takeout)
- Elote Cafe (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
- Juniper Restaurant (dine-in, curbside, delivery)
There are several outdoor recreation options to choose from in Tulsa.
Explore nearly 70 acres of family-friendly activities and uncover unique playgrounds with tunnels, pirate ships, towers, slides, suspended bridges and more. Winner of USA Today’s “Best New Attraction” award. Free and open to the public. It is a 9 minute drive from the hotel. Face masks or face coverings are mandatory inside buildings and strongly recommended in outdoor areas throughout the park.
Guthrie Green is a community town square to celebrate the performing arts. Free and open to the public. It is only a 4 minute drive from the hotel, and a 17 minute walk. Social distancing and masks are encouraged in outdoor spaces.
Tulsa River Parks
Offering the best in outdoor recreation, River Parks’ 26 miles of asphalt-surfaced trails weave past gathering areas, playgrounds, fountains and sculptures along the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. Social distancing and masks are encouraged in outdoor spaces.
- 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
- 1st Order Bends
- 2nd Order Bends
- 3rd Order Bends
- Fabrication of Helical, Omega & T-Loops
- Diagnose & Treatment Planning Assignment Case #1
A total of up to 80 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.
$5480 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 $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.
AOS COURSE CONTACT
Barbara A. Zuniga, CAP, OM
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.