Auxiliary Program

This program is designed to educate dental auxiliary on incorporating orthodontic treatment in the general dental practice. Auxiliaries play an important roll, educating and informing patients on treatment as well as saving the dentist valuable chair time.

It is of utmost importance to educate your dental team in all aspects of dentistry. An educated and motivated team will increase office production while increasing patient care.

This course consists of 3 sessions with 2 days per session and runs concurrently with Dr. Garcia's doctors course. Upon completion of the three sessions, your team will have the knowledge and confidence to work with you on incorporating orthodontics into your practice.

Session I

You will learn:
  • Orthodontic records
  • Photography
  • Study models / Digital models
  • X-Ray imaging
  • Bracket identification
  • Molar Band identification
  • Self ligating brackets
  • Bracket placement
  • Arch wire sequences

    LAB EXERCISE - Bracket and
    Band placements on a typodont

Please bring with you:

  • Mirror
  • Explorer
  • Cotton pliers
  • Probe with millimeter markings
  • Posterior sickle scaler
  • Distal end cutter
  • Wire cutter
  • Mathieu pliers

Provided for you:

  • Session One manual with binder
  • Typodont
  • Brackets
  • Molar bands
  • Arch wires
  • Ligature ties

Session II

You will learn:

  • Review Session one and finish Bracketing and Banding (if needed)
  • Cephalometrics
  • Landmarks of the skull
  • Cephalometric Analysis
  • Vertebrae Analysis
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Digital Cephalometric Analysis

    LAB EXERSIZE - Cephalometric
    tracing

Please bring with you:

  • Typodonts from the first session
  • Binder from Session I & notes
  • Instruments from first session
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Red, blue & green pencils
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Bring one of your own Ceph's to trace

Provided for you:

  • Session Two manual notes to be added to your binder
  • Cephalometric tracing paper
  • Cephalometric tracing ruler / protractor

Session III

You will learn:

  • Review Session I & II
  • Patient education
  • Uses of modified, functional and orthopedic appliances. Fixed / removable appliances
  • Basic utility arch-wires
  • Intrusive arch-wires
  • Posted arch-wires
  • Retention appliances

    LAB EXERSE - Advanced wire
    bending

Please bring with you:

  • Typodonts
  • Binder with your notes from session I & II
  • Mirror
  • Explorer
  • Cotton pliers
  • Probe with millimeter markings
  • Posterior sickle scaler
  • Distal end cutter
  • Wire cutter
  • Mathieu pliers
  • Wire forming pliers (used to create the arch form)
  • Loop forming pliers
  • Step pliers (wire bending pliers with 3, 4, 5, & 6 mm steps)
  • 3 prong pliers

Provided for you:

  • Session Three notes to be added to your binder
  • Ligature ties
  • Arch wires
  • Straight wire

Sessions