ORTHO COURSE COMPARISON CHART
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?

$2,290 CAD per session plus HST

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

Various

Various

 

 

It is one of only a VERY FEW PRIVATE INDEPENDENT COURSES APPROVED BY ADA AND THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL BODIES