Assistant & Team Orthodontic Training

Create a skilled team to optimize your orthodontic practice

Integrate orthodontics effortlessly into your practice with fully trained and efficient clinical staff. After attending this class, your assistants will feel skilled and competent in helping you provide quality orthodontic care to your patients. This practical 3-day program will help your staff get up to speed, and enable you to make orthodontics profitable and efficient for your practice. We are going to emphasize learning hands-on, from generating excellent records to debanding a finished case and everything in between. Come prepared to have fun and learn a lot!

Want to train your full team?

Assistants will gain their full range of orthodontic assisting skills from this program. Our most successful doctors find that having a fully cross-trained team really helps to make their orthodontic services be profitable and efficient. Assistants, Hygienists, and Patient Care Coordinators can learn from this course. If you are looking for other team training opportunities, we also offer In-Office Consulting and a “Maximizing Your Ortho Business” class.


Your instructors are doctors who have successfully incorporated orthodontics into their own private practices. They have graduated from Progressive Orthodontics’ Comprehensive Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics series and have fully trained their staff to make their orthodontic practice highly efficient.

Assistant Ortho

Hands-on Exercises:

  • Work with classmates to take excellent records
  • Efficiently process these records into the SmileStream software
  • SmileStream practice on ceph tracing, model measuring and ordering
  • Fit bands, place separators, and bond brackets to a typodont
  • Role play working with patients and fee presentation

Additional Topics:

  • SmileStream fundamentals:
    • initial exam
    • model measuring
    • archwire forms
    • exporting
  • IP Appliance® identification
  • Sterilization in ortho
  • Wire progression
  • Tie-in techniques
  • Banding procedure and set up
  • Debanding and retainers
  • Functional appliances and accessories
  • And much more!


  • USA Locations (2018):
  • San Jose, CA: Sept 14-16
  • Chicago, IL: Sept 7-9
  • Orange County, CA: Sept 21-23 and May 2019
  • Dallas, TX: Nov 2-4
  • Amsterdam, Holland:
  • June 8-10, 2018
  • Vienna, Austria (4 days):
  • Sept 22-23 & Nov 17-18, 2018
  • Sept 28-29 & Nov 8-9, 2019
  • Toronto, Canada
  • TBD, 2018
  • Melbourne, Australia:
  • Feb 15-16, 2019


  • For international rates, please contact your local coordinator
  • $840 per assistant
  • Register >1 assistant: Get 15% off!
  • Doctors in the Ortho Series: Free!
  • All participants receive CE
  • If low student count by end of August, will postpone
  • Students will need materials to participate. Contact us for the list.