Orthodontic Case Finishing
FINAL Presentation

November 1-2, 2024

Principle Instructor for the Course: Dr. Jay Gerber

After 40 years of continuous education and dedication, Dr. Jay Gerber, a highly acclaimed orthodontic and TMD instructor for over 35 years, is retiring. Recognized by the International Association for Orthodontics and the American Association for Orthodontics as a certified instructor, Dr. Gerber has lectured extensively and is widely published.

We are immensely thankful for all the hard work and knowledge he has imparted to doctors, students, and assistants over the years. Join us for his final presentation as we celebrate his remarkable career and contributions to the field.

What you need to know now!

Special Featured Presentations

  • Emphasis On Complex Orthodontic Finishing Of TMD Cases in Adults
  • Special Presentation On Legal Aspects Of The Head & Neck Trauma Patient
  • The Correlation Of Airway Obstruction During Treatment

What you will learn in this session-

  • Orthodontic Case Finishing Excellence
  • Effectively gain Rapid Vertical in Pediatric Patients
  • Adult Vertical from more modern perspectives
  • Adult Cl 2 correction without Surgery
  • Pediatric Cl 2 using the Gerber Twin Block & Rickinator
  • Gerber Finisher for Ortho, TMJ & Airway
  • Anchorage, Distalization & Molar Extraction Techniques
  • Self Ligating Brackets for the fastest Adult Ortho Treatment
  • Re-treating Bicuspid Extraction Cases
  • Vertical & Arch Development techniques, implants, TMD

+ Digital PPT notes and selected appliance videos.

+ Videos provided to all course participants attending.

+ Additional Free Ortho Videos of your choice while attending.

15 CE Hours by Synergy


Gerber Orthopedic Finisher is used to correct Cl 2, Vertical and horizontal deficiencies. It has been used over the years to orthodontically treat those adults needing a stable occlusion but are locked into nighttime airway appliances.

Additional applications include: AP and severe vertical correction, finishing TMD patients to a stable occlusion, prior to braces and or clear aligners.


Dr. Jay calls passive self-ligating brackets (SLB) the most efficient choice to orthodontically treat the adult patient. He also uses SLBs for occlusal stabilization of the TMD patient.

Treatment time is often reduced by 25% or more in the adult.

Dr. Gerber's unique archwire system is essential.


The Best Adult Class 2 Appl. The Gerber Pull Forward is an improved version of the Stack appliance. Adults often have difficulty wearing Cl 2 correction and TMD appliances and this one works! It is much more comfortable thus resulting in treatment goals that are quickly reached. There is an easy transition from the GPF to SLB braces and/or clear aligners for final stabilization. Surgical correction is rarely needed in the patient that wears the "Gerber Pull-Forward".

rickinator plus

PEDIATRIC ORTHO The Rickinator and Gerber Twin Blocks are two appliances that Dr. Jay has perfected over the years to effectively treat the growing child for Cl 2 Skeletal Malocclusions.

Both appliances can be used fixed and the Twin Block can be used removable and followed by Clear aligners.

rickinator plus2

Surgical correction is typically unnecessary for patients who utilize the "Gerber Pull-Forward" method. This technique is often effective in addressing the issue, reducing the need for invasive procedures. It's encouraging to see non-surgical approaches making a positive impact on patient outcomes, highlighting the importance of exploring alternative solutions before resorting to more drastic measures.

Course Information

Course Dates

November 1-2, 2024


Friday-Saturday - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm


The Center for Occlusal Studies
6 Rosemar Circle, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Principle Instructor for the Course

Dr. Gerber's Headshot.


Dr. Jay has been a highly acclaimed orthodontic and TMD instructor for over 35 yrs. He is
recognized by the International Association for Orthodontics and the American Association for
Orthodontics as a certified instructor. Dr. Gerber has lectured for many years and is widely

Additional Presenters


Dr. Felix Liao


Dr. Amy Gerber Smith

Course Cost


Assistant $695

Total CE hours = 15

In Class Lecture = 15 hours

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