Orthodontics Study Club with
Dr. Belinda Weltman

VDEC's Orthodontics study club is designed for the novice practitioner who wants to learn orthodontics starting with the basics and moving up to more complex cases. Students will learn Fixed Edgewise Appliance didactic and hands on practical skills, Invisalign protocols and treatment planning, team development, appointment bookings, payment plans, supplies, and scheduling. Students are also encouraged to present cases and share knowledge in this safe and fun environment. Dr. Weltman has instructed VDEC study groups in the past and students have commended her intelligence, mentorship and caring nature.

The VDEC Orthodontics Study Club with Dr. Belinda Weltman will be held at her clinic in Vancouver B.C.

Dr. Belinda Weltman, Orthodontist

Dr. Belinda Weltman grew up in Vancouver and is a certified specialist in orthodontics and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She obtained her dental degree at the University of Manitoba, and her specialty training at Ohio state. Belinda is currently a Diamond Plus 1% Invisalign provider and recognized Kois Specialist, strongly believing that

evidence-based approaches are essential in orthodontic textbook. She is

also an International lecturer and teacher, having lectured at the

American Association of Orthodontics National Meeting. When not in the office, Belinda enjoys skiing, traveling and cooking. The majority of her free time is spent with her husband Ryan and three children.


2024 Program Details (Tentative Dates)


  • Tuesday February 20, 2024
  • Tuesday March 12, 2024
  • Tuesday April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday May 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, Sept 24, 2024
  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2024

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Dr. Weltman's office

Clearview Orthodontics

1807 West Broadway

Price: $4295 + supplies and taxes


  • Dinner included with each session
  • Doctors will learn the methodology for Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and execution of the Clinical Objectives using Clear Aligners and Fixed Edgewise appliances. Case presentations by doctors’ cases and group discussions on how to complete cases for their ideal results
  • One team session where doctors can bring two staff members at no extra costs to learn Case Presentation and Closing skills to maximize opportunities to do more cases back at their practices
  • Doctors will gain knowledge from orthodontics specialist Dr. Weltman on her secrets on being one of Vancouver’s most successful orthodontists. Her personal mentorship will take your orthodontic skills to a different level

2024 Curriculum (Tentative)

Session 1

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

  • Course overview; review of course materials
  • Diagnosis of Malocclusion and treatment planning
  • Orthodontic Records
  • Photography
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Bracket systems/prescription/ wire selection

Session 2

Hands on Session

  • Bracket placement - learn how to properly position brackets on models
  • Pliers/Wires - changing numerous types of arch wires with different types
  • Wire Bending
  • Review of Student cases

Session 3
Early Treatment

  • Who, When, and Why early treatment
  • Patient selection
  • Review of primary dentition/ growth and development
  • Serial extractions
  • Phase 1: Treatment options/ appliances
  • Review of student cases (Bring records of patients in your practice)

Session 4

Team Night

  • Materials – Pliers/instruments/ auxillaries
  • Work flow and Booking strategies
  • Financing/Paperwork
  • Hands on photography/ attachment placement/ bracket placement

Session 5

Clear Aligner Therapy and Accelerated

  • Invisalign Treatment
  • Chincheck software review
  • Optimized attachment review
  • Interproximal reduction techniques
  • Acceleration Techniques
  • Review of student cases

Session 6
Retention, Finishing and Wire Bending

  • Finishing elastics
  • Anchorage Control
  • Orthodontic lab prescriptions
  • Appliance design
  • Removable retainers (clasping requirements)
  • Bonded Lingual retainers
    • Review of student cases

Session 7
Wrap Up and Year End Dinner

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