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General Course Info

Dr. Jay Gerber and Gerber Ortho Studies offers comprehensive orthodontic, occlusion airway, craniocervical, and TMD training for general practitioner dentists and their staff members.

  • It is strongly recommended that you follow the sequential course order of the orthodontic program. The Educational Committee of Gerber Ortho Studies and The Center for Occlusal Studies has planned this educational program through many hours of research and evaluation of past student performances. The orthodontic program is designed to minimize your away-from-the-office time while maximizing your educational experience.
  • The individual goals and course objectives of each course are outlined in that particular course description. If needed, we will also email, fax, or mail you an agenda - just contact us
  • All courses unless otherwise noted are to be held at the modern educational and clinical facilities of The Center for Occlusal Studies in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
  • During many sessions there will be extensive use of hands-on laboratory-type projects including the construction and repair of appliances or typodont exercises. While most materials will be provided, a complete list of supplies and/or instruments is sent upon registration.
  • Gerber Ortho Studies and The Center for Occlusal Studies incorporate the innovative teaching methods of Dr. Gerber and feature NFO teaching centers in our courses. These concepts stress active participation and represent one of the most efficient instructional techniques.
  • Our instructors will make every effort to review your cases when time allows during each session. You should bring complete records for each case.
  • All of our instructors use LCD PowerPoint for classroom presentations, videos, radiographs and scan evaluations that show even the smallest details in classroom presentations. You will learn the exact step-by-step techniques to ensure success. Participants will receive detailed handouts including many of the PowerPoint slides shown in presentations.
  • Many of the instructional videos used in the course of instruction are now available for purchase and most of the software demonstrated is also available.
  • Several programs require pre-requisites. Please refer to the specific course listing for details. It is strongly suggested, and in most cases required, that participants follow the individual tracks in order.
  • All full-day, in-office programs at The Center will include lunch and refreshments.
  • The Gerber Ortho Study Group is open to all course participants and membership in it has many benefits.
  • Refund and cancellation policy – cancellations are to be made in writing. All paid registration fees will be refunded at 100% for cancellations received 21 days prior to start of course (less 3% for credit card charges).  An assessment fee of $250.00 will be taken for cancellations received after this time. Any supplies sent to attendees from Gerber Ortho Studies for use in conjunction with the course must be returned and refunded fees will be sent promptly.

Gerber ortho studies courses are certified by the academy of general dentistry and dental board of california.