Frequenty Asked Questions

Which course is right for me?


1. Level I, Introduction to Orthodontics


If you are interested in offering orthodontic services to the children and adults in your practice, then you should consider registering for Dr. Rondeau's comprehensive Level I Introduction to Orthodontics Course for general dentists. This course consists of 8 days (4 sessions) and each session is offered approximately every two months in order to give the course participants time to read the extensive course manuals that are included with every course.

Course participants who register in advance receive a $400 discount, a Free DVD featuring 6 early treatment cases and a Free staff member may attend session 1 of this course at no charge to learn about the benefits of treating our younger patients early as well as the importance of complete orthodontic records. This is a hands-on course that encourages participants to complete 12 lab exercises in order to receive a certificate from the International Association for Orthodontics. At the end of the Level I Introductory Course, dentists will be able to understand the difference between simple and complex orthodontic-orthopedic cases. Dr. Rondeau and his assistant instructors will recommend that Level I course participants only treat the simple cases and refer the complex cases to their orthodontic colleagues.

 

Dr. Rondeau has a number of qualified assistant instructors at each course to assist the course participants on how to incorporate orthodontics into their general practices and to help them with the diagnosis of their cases.

There is no charge for this valuable service at the courses.

2. Level II, Advanced Orthodontic Course


If you are actively treating orthodontic patients and have taken an introductory orthodontic course previously, then you would enjoy Dr. Rondeau's Level II Advanced Orthodontic Course.

It consists of 2 sessions (4 days) and you will see approximately 8 cases each day from start to finish. Cases will include treating with removable and fixed functional appliances, advanced straight wire mechanics, case finishing, use of TADS (temporary anchorage device) to help control anchorage, and how to go from Phase I Splint Therapy to Phase II Orthodontic Case Finishing.

3 Case Finishing and Mechanics

If you are actively treating orthodontic patients and have taken an introductory orthodontic course previously, then you would enjoy Dr. Rondeau's Case Finishing and Mechanics Course  taught by Dr. Adrian Palencar. 

You will learn advanced wire bending techniques focusing on case finishing techniques, hands on approach to help you finish cases faster and more accurately.  

4. Level III, In Office Course


This is for practitioners who are actively treating orthodontic patients and who want to see how Dr. Rondeau and his staff operate a very successful orthodontic-TMD-sleep dentistry practice. Be prepared to see approximately 50 patients every day in various stages of treatment.

Dr. Rondeau recommends that you also encourage your staff members to attend the In Office course at the same time, as the key to running a successful orthodontic-TMD-sleep practice is a well educated and motivated staff.

5. Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD Course


Today, there are an increasing number of patients who are suffering from TM dysfunction. The American Dental Association estimates that 34% of the population has some signs or symptoms of TMD. Symptoms include headaches, neck aches, ringing in the ears, stuffiness in the ears, fainting, dizziness, and shoulder or back pain.

Many of these symptoms can be caused by the lower jaw being in the incorrect position or the patient clenching and grinding at night.

This 2 day course covers the diagnosis and treatment of patients with TM dysfunction. Course participants will learn about the different types of splints to stabilize the TMJ during the daytime as well as nighttime. Cases will be presented on how to diagnose the problems with splint therapy in Phase I and then treat the patient in Phase II with either orthodontics, overlay partials or porcelain onlays. There is an extensive course manual that is included with this course.

6. Dentist's Role in Snoring and Sleep Apnea


It has been estimated that 90 million people in North America either snore, have sleep apnea or insomnia.

At the present time, less than one dentist per thousand is receiving training to help these patients. Sleep apnea is becoming increasingly important since these patients are predisposed to high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and acid reflux disease.

Dentists who are familiar with functional orthopedic appliances and the importance of a patent airway are ideal candidates to add this valuable service to their practice. Many dentists are encouraged to become involved because most of the services and time with the patient is spent with a staff member.

Therefore, this is an excellent addition to a general dental practice which has many adult patients who are presently snoring and have sleep apnea who need and will gladly pay for oral appliances to correct their problem. There is also an extensive course manual which accompanies this 2 day course on snoring and sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.


How do I register for a course?


There are 3 ways to register for a course.

Either by phone at 1-877-372-7625, by faxing the registration to our office at 519-455-1589 or online. We accept Visa or Mastercard and your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.  Any Promo Code or discount offered must be mentioned upon registration to apply.

Can I still register for a course if it has already begun?


Yes. Although the Level I is designed to be taken in sequence, if your comfort level is fine and you are confident in your ability to understand the materials, you can begin a course after it has started.

It is suggested that you pay in full for the course that way you will receive the course manuals from the sessions you missed. Once you have paid in full, you may take the missed session the following year or you may also wish to take the missed session online prior to attending the next session.

It is best to call the office at 1-877-372-7625 to discuss these options in further detail.

I cannot attend a session, what can I do?


The best answer is to attend the missed session in a different city. Each session is identical in nature, meaning, session 1 in Chicago will be the same as session 1 in Toronto. If you are unable to switch cities, call the office to discuss further options at 1-877-372-7625.

If you cannot change to a different city or switch dates, we now have all 4 sessions available online.  You can switch to the internet course.  You will need to call the office at 1-877-372-7625 to discuss this option as pricing will change.

What supplies do I need to bring to the course?


The orthodontics supply company, Ortho Organizers in the USA and Cerum Ortho Organizers in Canada, has put together a special kit of all the supplies you will need to complete the 12 lab exercises during the 4 session course.

Please purchase this kit prior to the course and bring the supplies with you so you will be able to participate.

In order to receive a certificate at the end of the course, you must complete all 12 lab exercises and join the International Association for Orthodontics. IAO applications will be available at the course.

Canadian citizens, please call Cerum Ortho Organizers at 1-800-661-9567 and ask for Chris or Anika, and for US citizens, please call Ortho Organizers at 1-888-851-0533 regarding your orthodontic supply needs, including ceph protractors and view boxes. The orthodontic supply company will bill you for these supplies.

For a list of supplies, click here if you live in the USA or Internationally and click here if you live in Canada.


*Not all supplies are required for each session. Please refer to the course letter that you will receive that will tell you what supplies to bring to that particular session.

Can I take the next session in different cities?


Yes. Each session is similar in nature. In other words, session 1 in Chicago will be the same as session 1 in Toronto.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?


Seminar Cancellation and Refund Policy

If it becomes necessary to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund if more than 30 days written notice is provided. If less than 30 day notice we will hold a $200 administrative fee, which can be used towards a future seminar hosted by us.  Any Promo Code or discount offer must be mentioned upon registration to apply.

Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

Product Refund Policy

All product sales (including DVDs) are final. Defective product will be replaced.

How do I submit my CE hours?


At each session attended you will receive a nametag. On the back of each nametag are the CE hours for the session. These nametags can be submitted to your licensing board. If you require further proof of CE, please call the office at 1-877-372- 7625 and we can provide you with a CE letter.


If you are a member of the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), supply Rondeau Seminars with your AGD number and we will automatically submit all CE after each session is complete.

How do I become a member of the IAO?


At each session an IAO registration form is supplied in the handouts. You simply need to fill out the form and submit it to the IAO. You can also join online at www.iaortho.org.

Do you receive a certificate for each course?


The IAO will issue a certificate to all members that complete Level I. A "Certificate of Completion" is issued to all IAO members that complete Level II.

Staff will receive a "Certificate of Completion" from the IAO upon completion of the staff program (both sessions). A "Certificate of Completion" will be issued for all that complete the Dentist's Role in Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD and their associated staff programs.