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Orthodontic Mentor Course 1
December 9-10, 2022
San Antonio, TX

About Orthodontic Mentor

Teaching and providing high-quality orthodontic education to general dentists is not new to us. It has always been our passion. Our course director, Dr. Mark Alarbi, is the past program director and clinical director for one of the largest accredited orthodontic residency programs in the country. He even created the course material that was used to teach hundreds of general dentists how to be some of the most successful and well-respected, board-certified orthodontists in the nation. He brings that same passion, material, and expertise to this course.

So, if the question is, “Can your courses actually help general dentists diagnose and deliver high-quality and predictable orthodontic treatment to patients?”, then the obvious answer is: Yes—it already has for hundreds of doctors!

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Course Outlines

64 Total CE Hours

These are not courses taught by general dentists or academics with little real-world practice experience. This continuum is taught by practicing orthodontists who have personally treated many thousands of patients and have developed highly efficient, predictable, and profitable treatment systems that they implement every day in their own multi-million dollar practices.

You can think of this course as a condensed orthodontic residency that distills all of the important and relevant diagnostic and clinical information techniques needed to treat a wide array of orthodontic cases using predictable, everyday clinical problem-solving.

Course 1

  • Orthodontic Terminology
  • Tooth anatomy and directions of tooth movement
  • Tooth numbering systems
  • Types of malocclusions
  • Types of tooth movement
  • Orthodontic treatment types
  • Types of anchorage
  • Orthodontic instruments and materials
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Orthodontic bracket placement
  • Vertical, mesio-distal, and angular positioning
  • Orthodontic fixed appliances
  • Wire types, characteristics, and uses
  • Introduction to diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Basics of treatment mechanics

16 CE Credits

Course 2

  • Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Skeletal diagnosis: sagittal, vertical, transverse
  • Dental diagnosis: sagittal, vertical, transverse
  • Soft tissues diagnosis
  • Cephalometric diagnosis: landmarks and analysis
  • Discrepancy index
  • Establishing treatment objectives
  • Treatment planning and treatment sequencing
  • Clinical mechanics and treatment sequences
  • Mechanics of Cl I non-extraction treatment
  • Mechanics of Cl I extraction treatment

16 CE Credits

Course 3

  • Treatment of Class II malocclusions
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Auxiliary appliance options
  • Mechanics of Cl II non-extraction treatment
  • Mechanics of Cl II extraction treatment
  • Mechanics of Cl II division 2 treatment
  • Extensive analysis of case studies to illustrate concepts

16 CE Credits

Course 4

  • Treatment of Class III malocclusions
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Mechanics of Cl III extraction treatment
  • Atypical and surgical treatments
  • Managing impacted teeth
  • Extensive analysis of case studies to illustrate concepts

16 CE Credits

What doctors are saying

"The Orthodontic Mentor course has been incredibly helpful in giving me the tools I need to successfully provide orthodontic therapy to my patients as a general dentist. Each seminar was packed with valuable information, and I felt confident and ready to get started treating patients when I returned to my office.

With the help of Dr. Ferguson and his team, I was able to start 17 patients in braces on the first day after the course. I currently have multiple days a week dedicated solely to orthodontics and expect to be doing orthodontics nearly full time within the next few months. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is wanting to add value to their practice by providing orthodontic services. "

- Brandon Herrscher DDS

"This course gave me the confidence to start diagnosing and treating ortho cases immediately after just the first session. 

Dr Alarbi and Dr Ferguson were able to simplify complex concepts and teach us their successful protocols. It is such a friendly and supportive learning environment. 

Ortho is much more approachable in concept and productive in a general practice than I thought before taking this course."

- Will Stevens DMD

"I never thought I would be able to offer bracketed ortho to patients, however after taking the Orthodontic Mentor course I now have the knowledge and confidence in treating these cases. Dr. Ferguson has a way of explaining complex ideas in such simple and understandable ways that make it easy to feel confident in beginning your ortho journey. Since taking the course I have been starting ortho cases weekly! I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to add ortho to their repertoire."

- Colin Young DDS

"I would highly recommend the Orthodontic Mentor course. All of the instructors made me feel as though I would be able to do orthodontics in my office and they have readily available support along the way. It has been a wonderful learning experience. "

- Cheryl Lindgren DDS

Course Location

All courses are held at the Celebrate Learning Institute:

6868 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, Texas, 78216

If traveling from out of town, it’s encouraged for visitors to book a room at one of the nearby hotels. There are several great options nearby, including Hyatt Place, which is a mile from the institute, and Drury Inn and Suites. In fact, the course location is only 3.2 miles away from the airport, so it’s just a short taxi or rideshare drive away!

If you want to make a trip of your stay in San Antonio, the beautiful Riverwalk area is only 7 miles from Celebrate Learning Institute, and there are plenty of wonderful hotel choices there, too, such as the San Antonio Marriott or Drury Plaza Hotel.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing you!

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