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    Ortho course comparison    
 

There are a few Ortho courses out there that offer different things. How do they all compare? What is right for you?

Here is a handy chart to help you decide which features you want out of an Ortho course.

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Ortho Course
Comparison Chart

Canadian/Comprehensive Straight Wire and Functional Orthodontic Program

Other Large Multi Session Courses

Cookie Cutter "Cook Book" Courses

Small 1 or 2 Day Events on Special Ortho Topics

Makes It Easy for You


Easy but thorough


Some

Certificate Of Completion

Course Changes Every Year - Modern / Future
Updated Information


Invisalign, 6-9 month adult braces and more


unknown

Various

Various

Confidence And Competence To Do Orthodontics


Partial

Finish Any Cases


Start new cases by session 1. Finish most cases by session 10


Partial

Recognize, Diagnose and Treat Any Age Patient (Child to Adult)

Limited Students = Max Teach Time And Individualized Treatment

Case Studies Presented At Every Session


Some

*** Start Cases Immediately? ***


As soon as session 1


Partial

Beginners And Advanced Welcome

One or the other

One or the other

Course Instructor Mentorship


They want you to succeed

How Long Has Course Been Running

Over 35 years and over 1000 students!

Various

Various

Various

~NO B.S.~
Evidence Based
Approach to Ortho Methods and Products


May receive funding and biased towards Ortho companies' products

Will Help You During and Afterwards No Matter What Company You Buy Your Ortho Products From


May turn you down if you don't use their preferred vendor

Complete Course

Comes With training Supplies and Materials

80 Years Combined Orthodontic Knowledge

Canadian Content

Includes the Business of Orthodontics and how to run it properly

Differential Dx


Made easy with the
"CSW Charting System"


Lacking the CSW Charting System

Manual

4,000+ pages
24,000 slides

Around 1,000 pages.
If their course is truly comprehensive, what are you missing?

Small if any

None

Number Of Sessions

10 sessions with 2 days each (20 days total)
(5 beginner, 5 advanced)
over 2 years


Less than 4 x 3 day sessions

1 or 2 days

1 or 2

CE Credits

150 RCDSO "Category 2" CE
(15 Per Session for 10 sessions)
or 200 AGD credits
(20 per session)

Less than 150

< 50?

< 20?

Location

Canada with Canadian content

US and Some Canada

US and Some Canada

US and Some Canada

Retake Course for FREE?
CE?

Course retakes are free if you have completed all 10 sessions (and you can earn extra CE credits per session)


Jump through hoops

Unknown

Unknown

Price (Per Session)
Bonuses?

$1,900 CAD per session plus HST

~$1,195-$1,295 US
per session

Various

Various

 

 

 
     
 

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