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.


2023 Program Details (Tentative Dates)


  • Tuesday September 13,2022
  • Tuesday October 25, 2022
  • Tuesday November 22, 2022
  • Tuesday January 24, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, , April 18, 2023
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Dr. Weltman's office

Clearview Orthodontics

1807 West Broadway

Price: $3900 + supplies and taxes


  • Dinner included with each session
  • Case presentations by mentor, and students are encouraged to bring their own cases for review and collaboration
  • 1 team session will be included where doctors can bring their CDA/Treatment Coordinator to learn

materials, booking strategies, and paperwork

  • Students will gain orthodontic knowledge as well as an opportunity to have a case mentored by Dr.


2023 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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