Marketing and distinction program for qualified orthodontic practices is now available

January 18, 2010 – Acworth, GA – Trapezio (formerly the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting) just announced the official launch of its AOA Team Certified program.  The program helps qualified practices promote their commitment to care and team education to the community.  Practices that have successfully met the competency requirements of the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting receive this distinguished recognition.

“Being Team Certified helps validate a practice’s commitment to improving care and that message can be shared on a website, in print or even at a new patient consult.  This is a great way for the progressive practice to keep differentiating from the competition.” said Chad Greer, President of Trapezio.

The AOA Team Certified program offered by Trapezio allows practices to promote their education milestones to the public.  Too often patients and responsible parties have a hard time understanding the differences between practices.  Practices that invest in their team’s education and knowledge advancement now have an avenue and resource for self-promotion in a tasteful manner.  Trapezio, home of the Academy, believes that high-performing practices understand the importance of a Team commitment, and that commitment comes not only from great care with the patient but also with continuing education and ancillary training.

The Team Certified promotional program offers distinctive logos and text copy for practice web sites and print brochures as well as scripts for their on-hold messaging systems.  Two distinctions are currently available, Team Certified Standard and Team Certified Gold. For a list of current practices that are Team Certified, visit

Authored by a practicing orthodontist and the industry’s most well known consultants, Trapezio’s Academy is the most comprehensive online knowledge solution for orthodontic assistants. For more information on Trapezio’s Team Certified Program, please visit our website at

About Trapezio –Founded in 1998, Trapezio offers convenient and affordable staff training for orthodontic team members worldwide. In addition to the online programs, which earn graduates a certificate of completion and the designation AOAC (Academy of Orthodontic Assisting Certified), Trapezio also provides hands-on training, supplemental lessons and other programs to help offices train high quality auxiliary personnel to complete their professional team.  Created by Dr. Doug Depew, Trapezio empowers orthodontists to provide the highest quality care to patients in an environment that benefits the patient, the staff, and the doctor. Trapezio and its AOA curriculum are endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists for educating and training orthodontic assistants through a platform that covers a variety of topics.  For more information on Trapezio, please visit or call (877) 976-4536.

Chelsea Reese, AOAC