Trapezio completes world-wide event for launch into Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, Australia – 15 February 2010 – Trapezio, formerly the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting (AOA), completed its first world event for launching the new company brand and product suite.

The 7th International Orthodontic Congress was host to the company’s first step into the international market since rebranding as Trapezio.  With hundreds of customers already in Australia and New Zealand, this was the first time to meet the company’s new facelift in person. Trapezio was represented by Lana Simpson from Beresford Orthodontics located in Auckland, New Zealand and Dr. Doug Depew, founder and Academic Director of Trapezio.

New Zealand and Australia have always grasped the need for continuing education and remain just as competitive and progressive as their counterparts here in the U.S.  Trapezio, through its AOA Online Course, provides a required component for New Zealand certification for the orthodontic auxiliary.  New assistants, hygienists or technicians can take the online AOA program and then apply for the hands-on component in order to gain the certificates needed to be employable.

“We are proud of the partners, customers and graduates from Australia and New Zealand,” says Linda Reese, Executive Director at Trapezio. They have played a big role in our success and have helped shape the quality of our programs.  As we expand the Trapezio learning suite in 2010, I expect that our friends ‘half-a-world’ away will be the early adopters.”   

With the American Association of Orthodontists venue just three months away, Trapezio expects to further its position as the nation’s leading provider of orthodontic team education.  Trapezio is expected to launch a variety of new products at this year’s meeting.  The largest assembly of American based orthodontists in the world.  

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 including oral and dental anatomy, intra-oral procedures, appliances, models, infection control, x-rays, patient management, and much more.  For more information on Trapezio, please visit or call (877) 976-4536.