Seminar Information

This course is designed to give the pediatric dentist and general dentist first-hand knowledge of early treatment orthodontics.  In many practices, two phase treatment is now the method of choice.  Dr. Gonzalez will teach diagnosis, treatment planning and early treatment phase I orthodontics.  This knowledge will allow the practitioner the option of providing this initial orthodontic treatment without having to progress into fully banded phase II treatment (Stop-Point Early Treatment Orthodontics).  However, the course will also teach participants when to start phase I treatment and/or when to refer these young patients.


Course Objectives

To Register: Call 800.448.1601 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday CST and use your credit card to register.  Phone registration will ensure your place in the course.  You can also register online at

Cost: $995 for doctors and $395 for assistants.  Refund policy is 50% two weeks prior to the date of the registered course.


Pediatric Dental Center
1540 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629

Schedule: Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.  Classes Friday and Saturday will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Class ends Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

A sample agenda is as follows:

Day One

  • Observe Dr. Gonzalez treat his own patients as he discusses treatment and diagnosis.
  • Learn to adjust the appliances he routinely uses.
  • See how his assistants’ interaction with patients saves the doctor’s time at the chair.
  • Understanding Growth and Development
  • Development of a Malocclusion
  • Airway Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Cephalometrics – what values make a difference
  • Legal Aspects of Treatment
  • Cast Analysis
  • Diagnosis of Expansion (Sim Cast Analysis)
  • Coordinated Arch Development Treatment
  • Appliance Construction

Day Two

  • Bracket Placement
  • Archwire Selection
  • Retention
  • Class 1 Treatment
  • Class 2 Diagnosis, both dental and skeletal
  • Treatment options for class 2 maloclussion
  • Class 3 Treatment of the young child
  • Post Treatment Records

Day Three

  • Forms and office management and insurance billing
  • Financial considerations
  • How to market what you do
  • Case review; bring models of your own patients for class discussion.

Membership: Founded in 1975, the American Orthodontic Society is the largest educational society of general and pediatric dentists who practice orthodontics in the United States.  In addition to our quality continuing education programs, the AOS provides many valuable membership benefits designed to make orthodontics an enjoyable and profitable part of your practice.

Recognition: A total of 14 orthodontic CE hours will be granted for this course.  AOS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider and AOS CE Units are accepted by the AGD for FAGD/MAGD credit.