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. 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 The Ohio State University. Belinda is an Invisalign Diamond Provider and recognized Kois Specialist, strongly believing that evidence-based approaches are essential in orthodontics. She has written a chapter on root resorption for an evidence-based orthodontic textbook, and has lectured at the American Association of Orthodontics National Meeting.

When not in the office, Dr. Belinda enjoys skiing, traveling and cooking. She and her husband Ryan have two young daughters.

2022 Program Details (Tentative Dates)

Postponed to January 2022 (Tentative)


  • Tuesday January 11th, 2022
  • Tuesday February 8th, 2022
  • Tuesday March 8th, 2022
  • Tuesday April 12th, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
  • Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Time: 6-9pm

Location: TBD

Price: $4195 + supplies and taxes

Download our 2022 brochure here!


  • Dinner included with each session
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own cases for review and collaboration
  • 1 team session will be included where doctors can bring their Dental Assistants
  • Your Treatment Coordinators will learn materials, booking strategies, and paperwork
  • Students will gain orthodontic knowledge as well as an opportunity to have a case mentored by Dr. Weltman!

2022 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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