Courses

Stop referring out orthodontics and grow your practice!

If you are not treating orthodontic cases today, it's time to dramatically transform your practice by enrolling in our ten-session course.

  • For the ten-session course, you gain 134 hours of continuing dental education.
  • Receive discounts from orthodontic and dental vendors which by themselves will probably pay for this class

Register now, course size is limited and fills fast

Advantages of Using Self-Ligating Brackets

  • Uses lighter forces than conventional ligating brackets to straighten teeth so patients are more comfortable
  • In many cases, the overall treatment time is reduced by up to 4 months+
  • Unlike conventional ligating brackets, there are no rubber bands to trap food so braces are easier to clean and patients experience better oral hygiene
  • Since there are no rubber bands to change, chair-side visits are shorter and the intervals between them are longer.
  • Self-ligating brackets provide precise control of tooth movement, fast alignment, and defined space closure
  • They are smaller in size, less noticeable, and patients may consider them more aesthetic
  • Used by most orthodontic specialists

Orthodontics for General Practice

Why Choose OTI's 10 Session, Hands-On Orthodontic Course?

Learn the same advanced self-ligating bracket system utilized by most orthodontic specialists.

Learn orthodontics like residents do, by treating patients, NOT typodonts.

Learn how to competently treat orthodontic cases of varying difficulties, from minor tooth alignments, mixed dentition, to extraction cases.

Learn how TMJ and airway issues impact orthodontics and receive bonus lectures on minor tooth movement using clear aligners and other bracket systems.

Learn from experienced instructor Dr. Jeffery Gerhardt. Dr. Gerhardt has been teaching dentists, over 300 and counting, how to confidently straighten teeth for over 20 years!

Dr. Gerhardt's is general dentist but has a large, thriving orthodontic practice at his office.

Learn strategies on how to successfully incorporate orthodontics into your practice to dramatically transform it.

Receive mentoring from Dr. Gerhardt on ortho cases you start at your practice during the With your enrollment in the hands-on course, you immediately become a member of the Institute and can start receiving member discounts from participating orthodontic and dental vendors.

Optionally enroll and bring your Dental Assistants to Session 1 of our hands-on course for 8 hours of Ortho Assistant Training from Dr. Gerhardt and his experienced dental assistants.

Optionally enroll your front office staff to receive 4 hours of front office ortho patient set up training (via Zoom) from Dr. Gerhardt's front office staff.

For the 10 session course, 14 month interest-free financing is available through the Institute!

 

  • How to diagnose and treat orthodontic problems in a mixed dentition
  • Treatment of limited cases such as front tooth alignment and molar uprighting for dental implants
  • How orthodontics can help make your restorative dentistry better
  • How to use active retainers or clear aligners for minor tooth movement
  • How orthodontics effects airways and TMD

Also, how to manage your new orthodontic practice

  • How to Manage and book patients
  • File dental insurance for orthodontics
  • Offer payment plans for orthodontics

Class fee about 16,000
a. Interest free financing for 12 months
b. Free membership while taking class in our buying club ($450 value/year) C.
Buying club
1. Get discounts
2. 25% discount on any other service such as yearly 2 - day update lecture via zoom

Enroll today in the only hands-on, comprehensive ten-session orthodontic course designed for general and pediatric dentists using Self-Ligating Brackets!

Using the proven self-ligating bracket system (that most orthodontic specialists use,) our hands-on ten session course will teach you how to competently treat most orthodontic patients in your practice.

Just three orthodontic cases per month could add an estimated $15,000 per month to your practice!

Adding orthodontics is a great way to grow your practice.

Our orthodontic course could quickly pay for itself and greatly enhance the appeal of your practice!

Enroll today in the only hands-on, comprehensive ten-session orthodontic course designed for general and pediatric dentists using Self-Ligating Brackets!

Using the proven self-ligating bracket system (that most orthodontic specialists use,) our hands-on ten session course will teach you how to competently treat most orthodontic patients in your practice.

Just three orthodontic cases per month could add an estimated $15,000 per month to your practice!

Adding orthodontics is a great way to grow your practice.

Our orthodontic course could quickly pay for itself and greatly enhance the appeal of your practice!

Introduction To Orthodontics

Interested but want to know more, attend Dr. Gerhardt's upcoming & hour "Introduction to Orthodontics" lecture (in-person or Zoom) to learn basic concepts of orthodontics, how incorporating orthodontics can transform your practice, and more about our comprehensive hands-on course.

Enroll in our Introduction to Orthodontics class and get 6 hours of CE credits for only $250 which goes over this class plus shows you how easy it is to put on and use selfligating brackets.

You can attend this class in person or via zoom

Self Ligating Course

If you have previously completed a hands-on orthodontic course from Dr. Gerhardt using another bracket system, but want to learn how to use self-ligating brackets, enroll today in Dr. Gerhardt's 2 Session Orthodontic Course using Self-Ligating Brackets for former students of Dr. Gerhardt).

dental assistant training

2 day, hands on training for your dental assistants for just $500 per assistants.

They will learn:

  • How to do orthodontic workups
  • Basics of orthodontics
  • How to put on and use self-ligating brackets
  • How to remove braces

Plus, training for your front office, via zoom, covering:

  • How to book ortho patients
  • How to set up your management software
  • How to file dental insurance for orthodontics and track it
  • How to set up payment plans for your patients