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Rondeau Seminars has been offering top quality courses in Orthodontics, TMD, Snoring and Sleep Apnea and Case Finishing and Mechanics for over 30 years. Dr. Rondeau and his hand-picked Instructor deliver an education of the highest caliber. Get ready to expand your practice, increase your income and revitalize your interest in dentistry.


Special Offer

$100 OFF

per session, or up to $800 if you register for all four sessions.

Course Information

Register through this portal, and receive $100 OFF per session!*


*Applicable to New Registrations only. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this comprehensive 4 session, 8 day program is to teach general and pediatric dentists how to diagnose and treat simple orthodontic cases. Emphasis will be placed on thorough records and diagnosis. Treatment will involve using a combination of functional appliances mainly in mixed dentition and fixed orthodontic braces (straight wire technique) in permanent dentition. Dr. Rondeau’s systematic approach, organization and marketing tips make incorporating orthodontics into the general practice relatively easy.

Continuing Education Credits

This course is recognized by the International Association for Orthodontics and the Academy of General Dentistry for continuing education credits.

56 Hours Lecture
22 Hours Participation
(An additional 60 hours of participation given upon completion of all tests and lab exercises)

Course Objectives

This 4 session 8 day Orthodontics course has been created for those who have attended Dr. Rondeau’s Level I Introduction to Orthodontics or are currently practicing orthodontics and want to take their practice to the next level with greater case diagnosis and finishing skills.

You will learn a system for treating patients that involves stabilizing the temporomandibular joint prior to any orthodontic treatment, and bring these important skills to your practice where you can ensure a beautiful smile, straight teeth and healthy jaw joints.

Continuing Education Credits

7 Hours Lecture per session
7 Hours Participation per session
28 Hours Lecture Total
28 Hours Participation Total

Case Diagnosis

Course participants will receive instruction on how to put their cases in PowerPoint format. New and progress cases will be put on a flash drive and presented to all the course participants at each session. 40 CASES should be presented which will greatly enhance each participant’s ability to diagnose and treatment plan numerous ortho cases.

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. No on site registrations please.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to help finish orthodontic cases using important wire bends thus torquing and tipping roots and crowns quickly and efficiently.

Continuing Education Credits

7 Hours Lecture
7 Hours participation

Course Objectives

This two-day introductory TMD course will assist dentists to diagnose and treat the simple cases with repositioning splints during the daytime and anterior deprogrammers at night. This TMD course will show you how to take construction bites to determine how much you need to increase the vertical and advance the mandible when fabricating splints. Dentists will be encouraged to refer the complex cases to practitioners whose practices are designed to treat these patients.

Several cases will be shown on how to go from Phase I splint therapy to orthodontic case finishing. Approximately 50% of my existing orthodontic patients are coming from my TMD practice. Once the TMJ’s have been stabilized and the patient is pain-free, the majority of patients want to proceed with a more permanent solution to their problems, which most often involves orthodontic treatment.

Dentist’s who want to treat TMD patients are encouraged to join the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP).

Course Objectives

This introductory 2 day sleep apnea course will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea. The dentist can be one of the primary care providers for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. The course includes an extensive sleep apnea course manual to educate dentists in this area and prepare them to achieve their certification in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Dentists who have knowledge of airways, functional appliances and TM dysfunction are ideally suited to provide oral appliance therapy. Hopefully, you will share my vision for the future and enroll in a course that will increase the size of your practice and assist you with providing an important health service for your patients young and old.

  • Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Causes
  • Sleep Examinations and Forms
  • Hospital Sleep Studies (Polysomnogram)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Different Sleep Cycles
  • Summary of Sleep Disorders
  • Comparison of Different Oral Appliances
  • References and Articles
  • Marketing Your Sleep Practice
  • Sample Reports to Sleep Specialists, MD’s Dentists, and ENT’s
  • How to Bill Insurance Companies
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure)
  • Surgical Solutions for Sleep Apnea

Join us for our FINAL & BIGGEST conference yet!

Conference Objectives

Our annual conferences touch base on a variety of topics in order to help you expand your dental practice, and increase revenue.

Case Finishing: The Basics (limited to 20 participants)

This is a full day, HANDS-ON wire bending course to help finish orthodontic courses more efficiently.

Additional Case Finishing Fee: $695

Early Treatment & Straight Wire in a Nutshell

The dynamic duo of Dr. Slabach and Dr. Gildner have been teaching together for Rondeau Seminars since 2001. Their passion for teaching and mentoring doctors in Orthodontics, TMD and dental sleep medicine comes through in their own unique styles. This will be a unique experience as both doctors will be taking you on a journey of all that Rondeau Seminars encompasses and beyond.

  • Why general dentists should be considered the experts in the early orthodontic treatment for children.
  • Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Diagnosis
  • Straight forward Straightwire Mechanics
  • Functional, Skeletal, Dental philosophy
  • No Additional Fee Required

Ortho-TMD-Sleep Connection

Dentists in the future must consider restructuring their practices towards helping their patients achieve optimum health. This is accomplished in 3 ways.

  1. 70% of children have a malocclusion. Over 95% of children treated early with functional appliances can be done without the extraction of permanent teeth or surgery.
  2. 35% of the adult population has TMD. TMD must be treated prior to any restorative, prosthetic or orthodontic treatment.
  3. 50% of the adult population snore and 20% have sleep apnea. Oral appliances are much better accepted by the patients compared to CPAP.

Technology Driven Smiles – Powered by Aligners

New technology is changing orthodontics. Dr. Shipley will share how this new digital intelligence can increase clinical efficiencies, reduce treatment times, and achieve patient satisfaction.

Upon completion of this lecture you will:

  • Understand the benefits of obtaining a Class I Platform prior to clear aligner (or fixed appliance) therapy to reduce number of aligners needed and overall treatment times
  • Be able to expand the number of aligner cases treated and reduce interproximal stripping dramatically
  • Learn the benefits of Attach-Less aligner Treatment

Common Sense Diagnosis Leads to Good Case Finishing

Once a good set of records have been obtained, the challenge for us is to formulate a good diagnosis. Case finishing begins at this stage. A careful look at how we successfully diagnose cases can lead to great results.

Diagnosis should include the following:

  • Facial Diagnosis
  • Cephalometrics and radiography
  • Myofunctional issues
  • TMJ
  • Airway
  • Teeth and Soft Tissues

The 2 Most Important (and Profitable) Topics in One Presentation for Your Practice Growth and Success

How To Consistently and Creatively Attract High Quality A-Patients (who value dentistry) Without Relying on (or even needing) Expensive MarketingÖand How To Help More Patients (say yes) By Understanding The Mindset of Your Patients and Cultivating A Proven an Experience that Results in a Guaranteed Improvement in Your Case Acceptance

In his dynamic content and strategy rich presentation Scott will deliver:

  • 4 Pillars of Internal Marketing that will more than Double Your Patient Referrals
  • 2 Quick, Easy and Free Ways To Immediately Create A Brand New Flow of New Patients

Pre-Aligners & Treatment Options

Today, many patients prefer clear aligners rather than fixed braces to achieve straighter teeth. Clear aligners can be utilized in Class I skeletal cases with moderate crowding. By using pre-aligners (functional orthopedic appliances) Class II, Class III and more crowded cases can be converted to routine cases suitable for clear aligners as finishers. Pre-aligners can correct transverse, vertical, antero-posterior problems, overjet, overbite, and molar distalization much more efficiently than clear aligners. Patients and clinicians both benefit from superior results while significantly reducing the number of clear aligners.

Youth Airway: Problems & Resolutions

American Dental Association policy statement in 2017 states that dentists must screen and treat to attain an ìoptimal physiological airway and breathing patternî. Nasal breathing, functional airway, and restorative sleep trump all therapies and precedes malocclusion correction. Dento-facial orthopedics is optimal during early childhood well before permanent teeth have erupted. Appropriate treatments will help correct/manage breathing and sleep disorders, mouth breathing, habitual snoring, teeth grinding, bed wetting, aggressive behavior (ADHD), altered jaw growth, and learning disabilities. Orthopedic growth of the maxillo-mandibular complex allows for the best jaw development with nasal airway and proper tongue posture/function. It is better to shape the childís developing facial structure to optimize functional breathing and sleep capabilities, than to repair them as adults.

AirwayCentric® Considerations in Orthodontics

Airway and breathing influence growth and development and are well referenced in orthodontic journals. Unfortunately, modern orthodontics in the United States has largely ignored both the Airway and TMJ and at times compromised both. AirwayCentric® Dentistry links dentistry and Functional Medicine to address root causes of cardiovascular disease and dementia by reducing inflammation, oxidative stress and sympathetic activation. Dr Gelb will share his experience on Airway and Orthodontics

  • AirwayCentric® Dentistry the basics
  • AirwayCentric® Orthodontics overview
  • Esthetics and the Airway



Participants must register 30 days prior to the course.

Doctors: $1,445 (regulary $1,495)
Staff: $345 (regulary $395)

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