The International Association for Orthodontics is CERP certified through 2018. The association has created a set of codes that correspond with Continuing Education that IAO instructors offer and or are recognized by the organization. These codes are listed below:
Each online course will offer material related to one or more of these subjects. Their codes and titles will be posted directly under the corresponding lesson. It will be accompanied by a detailed description of the material presented. The number of CE hours credited for fulfilling the course requirements will also be listed.
The first online course to be offered by the IAO will include four recordings from the 2013 Annual Meeting, and two from the 2017 Summer Meeting. Each video contains a lecture from an instructor covering a variety of subjects. All six are listed below with codes, description of material, and hours.
Accompanied with each video below is a test. Please click the link, provided directly beneath each video, to open. At the top of each test you will find instructions on how to submit the exam for CE credit. Some lectures are split into multiple parts. In these cases each recording must be watched, and corresponding test submitted and passed to receive credit. For technical assistance please direct any questions to Chris McKay at (414)272-2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture 1: "Treatment Protocols for Class II and III Mixed and Adults"
By: Dr. Bernardo "Coco" Garcia
Each participant will have: learned timing of functional appliances, determined when extractions are indicated and why, determined when extractions are not indicated and why, learned when to start treatment on Class II and III’s and when to consider distalization of upper 1st molars. Click here for more details.
Lecture Two: "Invisible Orthopedics and Orthodontics"
By: Dr. Skip Truitt
Dr. Truitt’s presentation will show the clinician how to provide invisible orthopedic and orthodontic therapy for patients who do not want to see their appliance. The new Smile Tru appliance offers the doctor four levels of treatment. This ranges from correcting only the six anterior teeth to complete full mouth therapy including the treatment of TMD. Click here for more details.
Lecutre 3: "The A-Z of Orthodontics in a General Dental Practice for 2013 and Beyond"
By: Dr. Cary Fraser and Dr. Kenneth Lee
Following the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to: identify the appropriate ages to incorporate treatment, influence growth, identify the pain patient and what you can do and have a greater understanding of the patient as a whole, not just 32 teeth. Click here for more details.
Lecture 4: "Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Excessive Gingival Display"
By: Dr. Ralph Nicassio
The focus of this IAO lecture will be to Diagnose, prevent, and treat excessive gingival display. Nobody likes a gummy smile! But Doctors will learn a variety of techniques to treat this vertical problem including interceptive techniques, Botox, periodontal plastic surgery, and bone screw anchorage. Simple, practical, and easily reproducible techniques have proven to make even new Doctors to Orthodontics successfully treat even the most egregious gingival display without the need for orthognathic surgery!
Dr. Nicassio Lecture Qualifications: Dr. Ralph Nicassio graduated from UCLA in 1985. He has maintained a private practice in Norwalk, CA for 29 years. Dr. Nicassio has taught over 800 days of continuing education in 19 different countries internationally and throughout the United States. He has been the lead Instructor for Progressive orthodontics 22 years before teaching for Ortho Organizers for the past 6 years. Click here for more details.
Lecture 5: "Surgical Exposure of Maxillary Canines"
By: Dr. April Detar
During the 2018 IAO Summer Meeting, Dr. Detar will be lecturing on Surgical Exposure of Maxillary Canines. Her presentation will include the following tips and techniques: frequency of impaction, why it occurs, early recognition, treatment options and limitations, use of CBCT/Microscope to aid surgery, effects of osteo-peroration, use of Excellerator® to speed up process, Tissue keratinization after eruption complete; what you can do to correct inadequate keratinization, and treatment options to discuss with your patients if eruption fails. Click here for more details.
Instructor Qualifications Summary
The international Association for Orthodontics certifies four levels of instructors. These include Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Senior Instructor and Master Senior Instructor. However, a member cannot begin to teach independently until they reach the Instructor level. Therefore, all IAO online CE lessons must be lead by an instructor certificated at this level or above.
Included in this report is the form outlining the requirements for each level of certified instructor (please click here to view form), and the requisite application (please click here to view application). There is a corresponding level of IAO Tier Advancement that a member must reach as part of the criteria. Therefore, these requirements have also been included.
If an Instructor is featured in this program but is not certified by the IAO, his or her credentials will be posted below the recording.
ADA Course Material Disclaimer
The International Association for Orthodontics is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.