Welcome to Progressive Orthodontic Seminars - Australia
We help dentists improve their professional skills and quality of care with various educational programs.
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE ORTHODONTICS
We at Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) provide a complete orthodontic system so that dentists can give their patients healthy, beautiful smiles. From effective training to supplies and software, we enable dentists to have what they need to be successful. Our graduates are some of the most thoughtful, dedicated, and skilled in their fields, and we’re immensely proud of that.
Since we were founded in 1984, we have been on an amazing journey. Our Traditional Orthodontics Series has grown to have 9000+ graduates, 40 worldwide locations, 500+ pages of treatment plan detail, and around 7600 hours of live training each year. In 2023 we have grown to add 720 hours of orthodontic aligner education too. Although our technology and influence continue to grow, we are dedicated to staying true to our core beliefs. We are proud to be part of the world’s most robust GP orthodontic community.
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There are many reasons why you should Up-level your general or pediatric practice with orthodontics.
Increase AU $7000
Breathe fresh life into your career.
Give your patients more options for treatment.
At an average of $5,000 a case, orthodontics is likely one of the biggest oral health investments your patients will make in their lifetimes. When you add orthodontics to your practice, you give your patients the ability to make that investment right in your office. You’ll also attract more patients to your practice, supporting sustainable growth that’s fed by multiple revenue streams and services.
Centered on biomechanics and the laws of physics, orthodontics brings a positive challenge to your work as a dentist and gives you the opportunity to create clinical change over time. While many standard general dental treatments are completed in just one or two visits, orthodontic treatment takes place over the course of 12 to 36 months.
Administering this long-term treatment strengthens your ability to chart and execute highly technical treatment plans that create lasting results and build a strong rapport with your patients. If you were to achieve the very attainable goal of 12 accepted orthodontic cases a year, you could increase your annual doctor’s salary by up to 37% or use that revenue to reinvest in your practice
Not only can orthodontics improve patients’ oral health, but it can also enhance their aesthetics, confidence, and lifestyle.
By following orthodontic principles and ˝step-by-step˝ treatment planning, you can provide a valuable service to your patients.
Improve jaw alignment
Help patients with overbite, underbite, open bite, or asymmetry
Improve oral function
Assist those with issues of chewing, speaking, maintaining hygiene, or with TMD
Give your patients the smiles they dream of
WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?
We understand the dentist's busy lifestyle and continued need for support. We have developed a system so that you can ask questions or have our instructors evaluate a case at any time from anywhere in the world. Best of all, these tools are available to you for the rest of your career. Backed by full lifetime retake policy. We are committed to your success, through our Free Retake and Lifetime Support programs. A small daily fee is applicable when attending live classes.
COMMITMENT TO IMPROVEMENT
Progressive teaching is our guiding principle. We are committed to constantly looking for improvements in orthodontics and incorporating them into our system. We have developed a multimedia approach to orthodontic education, using cutting-edge software, internet content, video and other tools to give you access to ALL the information you need and to help you visualize our concepts.
Progressive Orthodontics was created and is run by practicing dentists, who always keep in mind clinical realities. All of our instructors have active practices and understand the everyday demands that you face. Our program ensures that orthodontics is both profitable and enjoyable.
We teach a system that you can use in your practice right away. We encourage you to start cases immediately, starting after your third live seminar or second internet module.
You're Not Just a Student, You are Family!
When you become a student at Progressive Orthodontics, you join a family of over 9,000+ doctors worldwide. You become part of the largest network of general dentists that offer quality orthodontic care. Not only does this network improve your access to resources, but it can make your profession more enjoyable.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK OF PROGRESSIVE ORTHODONTICS AUSTRALIA
EDUCATION from a DENTIST, to a DENTIST
Great instructors, a lot of information explained in detail through practical exercises, and an amazing support. Doctors and lecturers are ready to help at any time for any case.
Dr. Lana Radovic-Prnjic,
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SmileStream is an all-in-one platform!
Use the best technology to make orthodontics streamlined and predictable. We designed our own orthodontic software- SmileStream, to assist dentists in creating the optimal treatment plan for each patient, making sure that every detail is analyzed before the case starts to give the highest chance of success for each patient.
SmileStream is the clear leader in orthodontic software and is famous for being user-friendly.
Seminar time will be dedicated to helping you master the valuable diagnostic information generated through the software.
What Study Options do you offer?POS offers several study options in POS Basic Series: - LIVE (12x seminars/ 4 days each) - TOVC (Evening Series: 30x webinars / 3 hours / Home study) - HYBRID (Theory via Zoom & Live Hands on in Live class) - SELF STUDY with private mentor
Do you offer Master Degree?“Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics” Program. Earn the highest designation in GP orthodontics with further university training with the International Medical College (IMC) program. Because of Progressive Orthodontics’ established academic reputation and comprehensive course material, graduates will be able to get a large academic credit and financial discount if they decide to take advantage of their knowledge for a Master’s degree. You would attend additional orthodontic lectures and unique hands-on workshops with university professors. Bologna Accredited Master’s 3 sessions in Germany (10 days + 14 days + 3 days) over 18 months for hands-on training and live lectures Observe Treatment on Patients Live Online Self Study and Examinations Master’s Thesis or Publication Manuscript Doctors who want to guarantee their enrolment into this program early can join the full Master Track Program. This guarantees their admittance to both the Comprehensive Level I and University Level II Programs at the start of their orthodontic training. This two-part program will allow you to: pursue the maximum level of GP orthodontic education train with an established orthodontic program show colleagues and patients you achieved the highest designation in GP orthodontics
Is there an Advance Class?Yes, once you graduate from POS Basic Series, you can continue with our Advance Series. Advanced Series, formerly Dentofacial Series, continues to build off the Comprehensive Orthodontics series and will expand students’ treatment options and knowledge into a realm that is at the cutting edge of dentistry. This knowledge will help you to make a noticeable impact on your patients’ lives. With new topics, including Adult Orthodontics and Implantology & Orthodontics, you will understand how to provide a more complete treatment plan and make many previously difficult cases much easier to treat. These tools will improve your case acceptance and referrals since you are dramatically improving patients’ care. Students must be a graduate of the Comprehensive Orthodontics series. However, there are no case prerequisites or exams to study at this level.
What makes POS different from other Ortho course?We don’t just show students the best cases and leave them lost in their practices, or provide lectures just so students are compelled to buy something. Our classes are designed for your long-term success. We take great effort to select successful practitioners to be your instructors. Each of them have been in your shoes and are passionate to show you in detail how to get there. Each McGann POS program provides you with: 1. Excellent Education—all curriculums are designed to optimize your education and critical thinking and are not dictated by supply sales like some other CPD programs are 2. Free Lifetime Support—we want your knowledge to help you throughout your career so we allow you to retake courses Live, Zoom or Online with our Lifetime Free Retake Policy (*as long as seats are available). In some locations (including Australia) there may be small hotel fee charged. 3. Practical Application—each course is developed with topics relevant to today’s environment and useful exercises so you can have immediate returns on your educational investment 4. Progressive Orthodontic Seminars has been delivering world-class Orthodontic education in over 40 locations worldwide. 5. With an impressive team of 40+ Instructors, available to teach worldwide, in different languages, we are able to cater to multiple needs in different parts of the world. 6. Currently, offering complete comprehensive Brackets & aligners courses in Australia and NZ. 7. Utilizing virtual learning formats, POS offers classroom set up, where you can attend the full series, both lecture & hands on. You can also learn the same curriculum, virtually & from anywhere.
What support do you provide?We understand that you may want to keep learning in between your classes or after you graduate. Our Lifetime Free Retake Policy allows you to retake courses in any format that is convenient for you. Refresh your knowledge at our seminars (in any worldwide location) or request online access to review the cases and videos in the comfort of your own home. In Australia and some other global locations, there may be a small hotel fee charged/per day.
DO YOU PROVIDE CASE SUPPORT?Absolutely! POS offers several styles of case support. QUICK Instructor Case Check (FREE!): Bring any case records to your seminar and meet with your instructor during break. Here you can discuss with the instructor if this may be a good case to start with your training level, so you can feel confident to take the next step. This service is also available via Zoom, or you can submit your case to the instructor via Smilestream. Case Consulting Service: Case Consulting is an optional extracurricular service provided by the instructors outside of class hours for your personal cases through the website or in person (appointments can be made for meeting after class). A maximum number of cases may be enforced to ensure everyone is allowed a ‘live consultation’ for 2 cases at the seminar. For those without an instructor preference and want a quick diagnosis, you may choose our 24-Hour turnaround option. 1st FREE CASE: Each doctor may present one case at no charge for mentoring (includes initial diagnosis and progress reports) via Smilestream. This free case must be presented before the end of Seminar 4. (Must be a metal bracket case. An aligner case does not qualify for a free case) Once you submit your FREE CASE, you will receive an automatic US $200 credit on your Smilestream Store account. Progress Case Consulting (for follow-up questions): For a progress appointment to see how your case is progressing, (except for progress on your free case), expect a charge for instructor’s time. If it is just a small clarification point, or a more general question, the instructor may decide not to charge, however this is at the sole discretion of the instructor. You may schedule live progress appointments or submit online with the “Send to SmileStream Member” function. If charged, you will see the patient and instructor name on your invoice. Mentoring Service To get more extensive instructor support on your cases, please inquire about the mentor program. You will work with a mentor throughout your case to ensure your efficiency and success at the highest levels of POS. Fees vary among instructors. Instructor mentoring can be done online or live. With either option, you will submit the mentoring case via SmileStream and can send follow-up notes with images. With the online option, you will wait for the mentor to send back your case. With the live option, you will discuss in person during and after class appointment.
The best support in the industry!Please take advantage of our numerous resources, materials, and policies that will help you develop your clinical and technical skills and confidence. We truly want to help you integrate quality orthodontics into your practice efficiently and have everything to help you get there.
Lifetime Free Retake PolicyFor no additional charge, retake any seminar at any of our worldwide locations or self-study with access to any IAT sections or streaming videos for seminars that you have already paid for. This is available for your entire career! (Note: some international locations may have snack or meal fees or taxes). Contact us to assure a seat and that you are on the sign-in sheet for CE accreditation. If you require another handout or additional materials, there will be a charge for this.
Free Visitation Policy & Intro Seminars (for friends or colleagues)Share the joys of orthodontics with your friends! Have them come with you to class for a day to see the quality of our program for free. Just let us know prior so we can save them a seat and have them sign in.
Connect with POS FamilyConnect with your classmates and one of the largest networks of dentists in our social media pages and check for continual POS updates and discussions. Facebook: Progressive Orthodontic Seminars: https://www.facebook.com/POSAustralia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/posortho_aus/ LinkedIn: Progressive Orthodontic Seminars: https://www.linkedin.com/company/84830226/admin/
How to REVIEW & RETAKE CLASSESWe want you to reach the highest levels of skill and encourage you to take advantage of our Lifetime Free Retake Policy.Refresh your education or make up any material. You may attend seminars at any worldwide location that you have previously paid for, including those taken by videos, or Virtual Classroom (Zoom) at no charge. You must notify POS that you will be attending. Although this is a free resource to you, if you require another handout or additional materials, there will be a charge. Keep in mind in Australia additional fees (hotel/food related) will be charged.
Streaming Seminar VideosOnline videos are a free resource for you as a current POS Student. Most students like this video option as it can be streamed online, be sped up or slowed down, and have quality images of the seminar and PowerPoint.
IP Orthodontics Patient SiteProve that you provide your patients the best patient care! You can share this website in consultations or on your website. Patients can learn about the IP Appliance® system, read how you use smart, computer-customized braces, and understand your quality of product and work. Patients can also read more about how braces work and can improve their smiles and dentition.
CollaborateThis is a great place to post your questions, learn from other students, share experiences and expand your knowledge of orthodontics. Our collaborate page is a great resource for any of your ortho questions because many instructors frequent it and post weekly.
5-Minute Instructor Case Check (FREE!)Bring any case records to your seminar and meet with your instructor during break. Here you can discuss with the instructor if this may be a good case to start with your training level, so you can feel confidence to take the next step.
Case Consulting ServiceCase Consulting is an optional extracurricular service provided by the instructors outside of class hours for your personal cases through the website or in person (appointments can be made for meeting after class (fees will apply). For those without an instructor preference and want a quick diagnosis, you may choose our 24-Hour turnaround option.
Your Free CaseEach doctor may present one case at no charge for mentoring (includes initial diagnosis and progress reports). This free case must be presented before the end of Seminar 4. (Must be a metal bracket case. An aligner case does not qualify as a free case)
Mentoring ServiceTo get more instructor support on your cases, please inquire about the mentor program. You will work with a mentor throughout your case to ensure your efficiency and success at the highest levels of POS. Fees vary among instructors. Instructor mentoring can be done online or live. With either option you will submit the mentoring case via SmileStream and can send follow up notes with images. With the online option, you'll wait for the mentor to send back your case. With the live option, you will discuss in person during and after class appointment.
GRADUATIONA graduation certificate will be presented to each candidate that completes the following requirements at the completion of the last seminar in the series. The graduation certificate proves your completion of Progressive’s Comprehensive 2-Year Orthodontic Training and commitment to providing quality orthodontics. Graduation does not give you an orthodontic specialty.
POS Graduation RequirementsThe graduation requirements from the basic Progressive Orthodontic Seminar program are: Take all the seminars either by live attendance, video, or virtual class training. All financial obligations must be current. Successfully complete the final exam (must pass with a 70% or higher) Present 2 cases you’ve started of any type at the final seminar (to be evaluated that the classroom material presented has been applied in the office).
Graduation with HonoursYou need to have a total of at least 30 cases started. In addition to the graduation requirements, you must show varied case experience in 10 different areas. At least one case must have been treated with headgear (any kind), at least 2 cases including mixed dentition treatment. Your exam and presentation must receive a distinction of 80% or higher. A special plaque is presented at the graduation. 25% discount on the first yearly Update Seminar is awarded
Graduation with Highest HonorsTotal case starts during the seminar series exceeds 50 cases. In addition to the above requirements, case experience in 15 different case types. A special plaque is presented at the graduation dinner. 50% discount on the first yearly Update Seminar is awarded.
AFTER GRADUATIONDentofacial Orthodontics This is for doctors who continue their orthodontic education after completing the Comprehensive Program. Dentofacial Orthodontic Series helps you better understand how to transform patients’ dentofacial harmonies without invasive surgery. This series consists of 4 seminars, 4-days each. Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics Graduates who want to earn a Master’s can apply to use their POS knowledge to get into a university MSc program that has recognized POS’ curriculum. Our graduates will be able to get a large academic credit and discount if they decide to pursue a university Master’s degree.