Orthodontic Case Finishing

Finish your orthodontic cases efficiently, like a pro!

Finishing orthodontic cases can be a very technical endeavor, with the most talented orthodontists perfecting their skills over thousands of cases. You can take a 2-day course to build your skills and more efficiently hone these techniques. Refine your wire bending and case finishing capabilities with POS’ most tenured instructor, Dr. Jeffery Taylor, or popular tenured instructor, Dr. Brian Liao.

Improve the results, efficiency and profitability of your orthodontic cases with optimized finishing skills. You will develop both your diagnostic and mechanics abilities with this very practical course.


  • How to develop a Finishing Treatment Plan
  • Understand the most common finishing techniques
    • 1st order bends
    • 2nd order bends
    • Extra oral finishing bends
    • Intra oral finishing bends
    • Recontouring for esthetics
    • Bracket repositioning
    • Using positioners
  • What to look for when you have finished mechanics
  • Concepts to make finishing as efficient and effective as possible
  • How to manage band space in the adult and child patient
  • Learn which wires and pliers should be used for each procedure
  • Correct diastemas, midlines, overjet and open occlusion problems with finishing
  • Common wire bending problems and how to prevent them
  • Practice the POS Intra-Oral Finishing System™

Hands-On Workshop

You will practice various finishing bends with 018ss and 18x25H and reshaping with 018ss and 19x25ss wires. You will use a light wire plier, hollowchop plier, intra-oral finishing pliers, and your hands to practice the proper bends for example cases. Get direct, hands-on feedback from an experienced clinician to achieve superior results in case finishing and detailing.



Dr. Jeffery Taylor has helped thousands of orthodontic patients and will share his extensive mechanics and diagnostic experience with you. After getting his DDS from the University of Southern California, Dr. Taylor worked with Dr. Donald B. McGann in Santa Ana and Laguna Niguel and developed a strong skill set in orthodontics. His current Laguna Niguel private practice focuses on Orthodontics and General Dentistry.

Dr. Taylor has an extensive background teaching orthodontics to dentists and has been an instructor with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars since 1987. As the most tenured active instructor at POS, he has experience teaching all of POS’ seminars around the world, is part of its Advisory Board and has been a partner in the Philippines Clinic since its inception.


  • 1984-2016, Numerous Continuing Education Courses
  • 1982-1984, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars
  • 1978-1981, University of Southern California Dental School
    • DDS Degree with OUK honors
  • 1975-1978, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Chemistry Bsc Degree


  • 2018:
  • Orange County, CA: April 14-15 (Taylor)
  • Sydney, Australia: May 25-26 (Liao)
  • Amsterdam: TBA
  • Madrid, Spain: TBA
  • Vienna, Austria: TBA


  • US: $950
  • Orange County Early Registration: $875 by March16, 2018
  • For international locations, please contact your local coordinator for prices in your currency
  • 16 CEs/CPDs