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Aesthetic Orthodontics - Session I

Learn how to treat most cases in your practice in 6 months or less. In this course you will learn the importance of correct Case Selection, Diagnostic Records and Treatment Planning. Straight wire appliances and their benefits will be reviewed and hands-on exercises will ensure that you feel comfortable placing brackets accurately each and every time. The principles of mechanics -torque and angulation will be discussed and how each relates to tooth movement. Attendees will learn orthodontic classification and the treatment options for each.

The latest orthodontic appliances will be reviewed as well as the benefits of achieving a Class I platform at the beginning of treatment. Cases will be shown and biweekly progress photos studied to demonstrate how Dr Kohani’s Standardized Orthodontic Protocol works consistently on his patients.

This course will not only focused on Accelerated Orthodontics but also tooth movement related to obtaining the best possible Cosmetic Solution for your patients.

Advanced Aesthetic Orthodontics - Session II

Advanced Orthodontic movements, force control and facial growth and development will be discussed. Protocols for treating severely crowded cases as well as the benefits of arch expansion will be reviewed, especially related to early treatment.

Treating open bite cases with tongue thrust habits and TMJ patients will also be covered during this advanced session. Marketing strategies and patient management tips that are proven and work will be shared throughout the course. Achieving superior cosmetic results with minor tooth movement will also be discussed in-depth.

Participants will be allowed to bring their own cases with a proposed treatment plan for Dr Kohani to review.

About the Instructor

Kami Kohani, D.D.S.

Kami Kohani, D.D.S.

Dr. Kami Kohani has 23 years of experience practicing dentistry and orthodontics, and is currently in private practice at his office in San Diego. As an instructor and lecturer, Dr. Kohani teaches on the following topics:

UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Anterior Esthetics
  • Adults Orthodontics and Occlusion
  • Dental Practice Management
Ortho Classics
  • Accelerated Adult Orthodontics
  • Mixed Dentition and Early Treatment
California Dental Institute
  • Accelerated Adult Orthodontics
Los Angeles Dental Meeting
  • Ortho Express 6 months or Less

Dr. Kami Kohani has received numerous awards including the 2012 Inspiration Award, San Diego Top Dentist 2013-2016, The Center for Wealth and Legacy 2009-2012, Fresh Start Volunteer of the Year Award, and the UCLA School of Dentistry Comprehensive Patient Care Award. Dr. Kohani also has a fellowship in Dental Implantology from the International Academy of Dental Implantology.

Bridging the Orthodontic Gap for General Practitioners

About the Course

During this seminar series, participants will be given instruction on how to comprehensively and successfully diagnose and treat their own orthodontic cases, and to de-mystify the practice of orthodontics.

Dr. Nicassio also includes FREE detailed, step-by-step diagnosis outlines for your first two cases! This will help instill confidence that you have chosen the right case, and have a comprehensive treatment plan in place. The success you achieve in your first few cases will ensure that you incorporate orthodontics efficiently into your practice. With this course, you will always be given ongoing support via e-mail for current and future cases.

Comprehensive Ortho Continuum for General Practitioners
Comprehensive Ortho Continuum for General Practitioners

Course Topics

  • The straight-wire appliance
  • Records and cephalometrics
  • Growth and development
  • Bicuspid extractions
  • Appliance placement-typodont exercise
  • Early treatment / anchorage
  • Adult ortho / ceramic brackets
  • Crossbite / TMJ / asymmetry
  • Class II treatment alternatives
  • Class III treatment alternatives
  • Surgical case diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Vertical dimension
  • Gingival display
  • Principles of mechanics-torque / angulation
  • Protrusion / skeletal resistance
  • Perio / bone augmentation / implants

Course Outline

In this course, doctors will learn how to select, diagnose, and treat basic orthodontic cases, efficiently and with predictable results. Case selection (estimating treatment time), case records (dental legal requirements), and standard of care Orthodontic classification, case diagnosis support, and Indirect Bonding
Determining when bicuspids need to be extracted and which bicuspids should be extracted Treatment planning to know when and which bicuspids need to be extracted Typodont exercise and instruction on how to place bands and brackets, as well as placement and tie-in of archwires
What type of early treatment should be performed and when this treatment should be implemented Diagnosis and treatment for Phase 1 cases (early treatment) Introduction to anchorage devices including lower lingual arch (LLA), transpalatal arch (TPA), and headgear
Instruction and understanding of how to correct crossbites Considerations involved with treating impacted teeth How to fix posterior crossbite, functional shifts, and will be introduced to TMJ considerations
To learn differential diagnosis of Class II cases, Class III cases, and treatment alternatives Differential diagnosis of Class II cases and treatment alternatives Differential diagnosis of Class III cases and treatment alternatives
Principals of mechanics and extraction space closure Principals of mechanics Extraction space closure
Vertical considerations and how to reduce gingival display Vertical considerations and gingival display Topics will include instruction on utility arches, gingivectomy, and bone screw anchorage
Instruction on the considerations in treatment of protrusion cases, orthognathic surgery, and special considerations of orthodontic tools for bone augmentation in preparation for implants Considerations in treatment of protrusion cases and orthognathic surgery Special considerations of orthodontic tools for bone augmentation to prepare ridges for implants

About the Instructor

Ralph Nicassio, D.D.S.

Ralph Nicassio, D.D.S.

Dr. Ralph Nicassio was born in southern California and has a private practice in Norwalk, CA. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Southern California and received his degree from UCLA’s Dental School in 1985. Dr. Nicassio began teaching seminars in 1993 focused on orthodontics and prosthodontics. His passion for dentistry has also inspired him to lecture internationally, delivering over 500 days of continuing education. An instructor for over 20 years, Dr. Nicassio has taught many seminars in both a comprehensive two-year series, and an advanced series.

Dr. Nicassio was a guest lecturer at the Japan Adult Orthodontic Conference, and a presenter at the AAO meeting in Chicago, where he discussed molar extractions. He also taught practice management as a guest lecturer for UCLA and for Aeropointe Management. Some special interests have included pioneering techniques in surgically assisted orthodontics. Dr. Nicassio is also a consultant for fellow general dentists all over the world, assisting in complex case diagnosis and treatment planning. He continues to find innovative approaches to make an impact on his patients, as well as fellow dentists, and those who work around him.

Registration Information

Comprehensive Ortho Continuum for General Practitioners
CE Credits: 64 CE units per 4-session seminar series
Prerequisite: Beginning Course:

Intermediate Course:
Prior orthodontic experience required.
Tuition*: $2,000 for Aesthetic Ortho
$4,000 for Beginning Comp. Ortho
$4,000 for Interm. Comp. Ortho
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Teaching Method: Lecture and hands-on Activities

*1st assistant attends for FREE
$200 per session for each additional assistant
Receive a discount of $1,000 if registering for all 10 sessions

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Bridging the Orthodontic Gap for General Practitioners
Session I: March 9 - 10, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Session lI: April 20 - 21, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Comprehensive Ortho
Session I: May 12 - 13, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Session Il: June 23 - 24, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Session Ill: July 28 - 29, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Session IV: Sept 22 - 23, 2017 San Antonio Beginning
Comprehensive Ortho
Session I: Oct 20 - 21, 2017 San Antonio Intermediate
Session lI: Feb 2 - 3, 2018 San Antonio Intermediate
Session llI: March 9 - 10, 2018 San Antonio Intermediate
Session IV: Apr 13 - 14, 2018 San Antonio Intermediate
Comprehensive Ortho Continuum for General Practitioners

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It is both a delight and my pleasure to offer testimony on behalf of Dr. Scott Leune. I have known Dr. Leune for over 10 years. Since that time and during the past year I have had ample opportunity to observe Scott and his Breakaway Practice presentations. I really get excited watching him share his wealth of knowledge with everyone in attendance. His evaluations reflect extremely well. For this reason we will try to book him on an annual basis.

Dr. Leune relates well with the audience. He certainly has their best interest at heart and interacts wonderfully with our staff in the coordination of the program. He is always willing to adjust when necessary. 


Seminar Attendee 2015

Thanks to Breakaway we are doing well, seeing around 200 NP a month and doing around $100k a month in month 7. We have seen over 100 NP each month and have been profitable since we opened. 

Dr. Richard

Seminar Attendee 2015


I want to praise your team for the excellent job that they have done for me as an affiliate. Everyone at Breakaway has been excellent and I want to commend you for creating such an effective team. Caryn has been great in making sure I'm doing everything that I'm supposed to and answering my questions. Tommy was put in a very difficult situation when he arrived here last week. But he handled it very well and made sure that your team was able to get as much done as possible while they were here. He's always answered my questions and been an invaluable construction supervisor. Pedro's team could not have been more professional and polite. Again, they were put in a difficult situation but made the best of it and were able to get everything done that they needed to. They never complained, even though they had the right to. They made sure things were done the way I wanted and made sure I was completely satisfied.

I know there have been others behind the scenes as well. In summary, I'm extremely pleased with the service that Breakaway has provided. I can't imagine undergoing this start up without the assistance of such a tremendous team. I look forward to our continued partnership as we get this practice up and running.

Dr. Trever

Breakaway Affiliate


I just wanted to write and tell you how much I appreciate you allowing me to attend the Breakaway Seminar. I found the information very well organized and well-thought-out. In working with local franchises (in another industry) the key is "systems." In your layout of metrics and audits so much of the management can be delegated to staff members and still have accountability. Thanks to your training and by employing the right people with the right systems, dentists will not feel so "burdened" by owning and managing a dental practice.

Dr. Scott

Seminar Attendee 2014


I appreciate your insight and willingness to teach. Breakaway served as a major launching pad for my practice (I just wish I knew about you before I opened). But I found your seminars after I was trying to "emyth" my practice and was fully prepared to appreciate everything you were teaching. I drank your coolaid for sure.

The practice just hit 200 new patients for last month and had an adjusted production of 1.5M for last year (our second full calendar year) and we are mostly Breakaway with a few loose ends I hope to tighten up with our 2014 goals. There is still work to be done for sure but so much potential.

What you have taught and given my practice is more valuable to me than any other class or seminar that I have enrolled in.

Dr. Matt

Seminar Attendee 2014


I am writing this email to update you on the progress of my startup practice. I just closed out my first month and being open 3 days a week I saw 80 new patients. I used many of the ideas presented at your course and saw great success with them. Thanks again for the wonderful information and insight and I look forward to bringing my staff back to Breakaway real soon.

Dr. Jordan

Seminar Attendee 2013

 Scott is a genius and his system definitely works.  The hardest part is implementation and with his help it's definitely possible to achieve great results. 

Dr. Peter

Seminar Attendee 2015

I am overwhelmed with the amount of things I would like to do to improve my practice.  I will systematically start implementing these proven ideas one at a time.  This is the organization & systems I have needed. I have been wanting to come to this course for a long time.  I have been to all the major practice management CE courses. I wish that I had started with Breakaway. 

Dr. Eric

Seminar Attendee 2015

Breakaway has been the most important contributor to my success. I originally came five years ago and came for a refresher.  In the past five years I have started three very successful practices using Scott's principles.  There is no better ROI. 

Dr. Jay

Seminar Attendee 2015

Great job! I am former military and I implemented some of your methods in our military clinic which more than doubled our production and efficiency in our large clinic. You should consider offering a specialized Breakaway course for military clinics/services, VA, and public health service. 

Dr. Kevin

Seminar Attendee 2015

What Scott teaches is NOT being taught in dental school anywhere, and that is a shame because it is knowledge that every dentist should know before opening his/her own practice. 

David (Dental Student)

Seminar Attendee 2015

We are doing great. I opened from scratch 6 months ago in Louisiana. I used a lot of the marketing that Scott talked about and location and design tips. I also took the six month smiles course because of Breakaway. It has added revenue to my office. I think the biggest impact is the post card marketing and my location. I am in a retail center adjacent to a huge grocery store. I started in January 2014. I saw 120 new patients in March working three days a week! I had to add Saturdays just to see the influx because I had a two day associateship at another office. I was so slammed with new patients I went full time at my office in April. I have been averaging 100 new patients since March!! That is why I am bringing my team to the September meeting!

Dr. Ian

Seminar Attendee 2014

Most CE I've taken (>200 hrs in past 2years) have only proved 10%-20% useful and implementable.  Breakaway has educated me on 90% of the things I was curious about. The remaining 10% I have yet to experience in my career. A+


Seminar Attendee 2015

I have thoroughly learned the most important thing I came here to learn. I didn't know what I didn't know. My husband attended with me and we are so happy to have attended this course. We plan to open next month and this Breakaway Seminar was our Hail Mary attempt to make sure we were prepared. All the contents of this seminar was more than we ever imagined to learn. We will be back!

Dr. My-Hanh

Seminar Attendee 2015

Thank You! Your whole team is amazing.  This experience has shifted me in so many ways.  I will be back to attend this again. 


Seminar Attendee 2015

Really amazing vision to leave with. A wealth of information. Hands down the best seminar I have attended. 

Dr. Anthony

Seminar Attendee 2015

Most of the ideas and principles are "common sense." However, Dr. Leune verbalizes the ideas concisely and effectively, and the systems organization is impeccable. Excellent in applying and organizing most of the things that are “common sense.” That is the bridge that most people can’t overcome. Great job. Thanks for the ideas and suggestions. It is always great to learn how to improve.

Dr. Kelly

Seminar Attendee 2015

Excellent seminar. I took so many things away that will give me confidence opening my dental practice next month. We look forward to working together with Breakaway!

Chinh (Dentist's Spouse)

Seminar Attendee 2015

Real, funny, engaging, up front, honest, refreshing. Overall helpful to every person in any dental office. Really just brilliant. I cannot wait to get back to the office and start creating a better practice. 

Allison (office manager)

Seminar Attendee 2015

I hope I can put 10% the stuff together at my office and if I can I'll increase collections $100K or more!

Dr. Ryan

Seminar Attendee 2015

It feels nice to see and hear everything in person. My doctor was super excited about this and we have changed a lot. Now that I am on their level I'm sure the office will do great things. Thank you. 

Scott (Front Office)

Seminar Attendee 2015

I now feel confident in helping our practice start up and become successful. 

Stacey (Assistant)

Seminar Attendee 2015

I have been in a practice that has implemented many of your systems in the past 3 years and can tell you they work as you well know. I've been happy to tell everyone here to listen to what you are saying because it does grow your practice! I have learned even more new information this time and am helping a new office start and implement systems this month! Thank you!

Amanda (Front Office)

Seminar Attendee 2015

Excellent presentation and applicable information on systems that can be applied immediately.  I've been in dentistry about 15 years and I have learned things here that I haven't heard anywhere else.  Systems have been tested in Dr. Leune's own offices and he can show us the true results from that which we can apply in our own offices. 

Dr. Saqib

Seminar Attendee 2015

The "unknown" factors of building a start-up have been removed.  A step by step guide to building a practice & choosing the proper location has removed much of the fears I've had about beginning the process. 

Dr. Jeff

Seminar Attendee 2015

Unlike most lectures, you cut through all the usual (pictures of your office, problems dentist have...) and got to the actual real world solutions.  Most lectures give very few, if any, solutions.  Thank You!

Dr. Jason

Seminar Attendee 2015

Best CE course I have taken.  First time a course of this length held my attention the entire time. 

Dr. Fariha

Seminar Attendee 2015

Very good course. Loved the scripting, office checklists, marketing components of the course. Very happy I attended. Will look for ways to implement many of the ideas into the practice. 

Dr. William

Seminar Attendee 2015

This was the best practice management seminar I have taken in 25 years.  Tons of useful content and support.  Highly recommended!

Dr. Scott

Seminar Attendee 2015

Attended 3 years ago and thought this would just be a refresher.  Loads of new info and tons of new support options. Awesome in every way. 

Dr. Tom

Seminar Attendee 2015

Being a recent graduate, this is the kind of course that needs to be taught at every dental school across the country, especially considering the present state of private practice dentistry. 

Dr. Shailain

Seminar Attendee 2015

Wonderful course-extremely valuable and applicable. Super friendly team. Thank you for teaching private dentists what we can achieve.  

Dr. Doug

Seminar Attendee 2015

This has been the most comprehensive, low sales pitch seminar I have attended.  The material given is something I can immediately apply to my practice on Monday.  I will be back in a few months with my staff  

Dr. Sanjukta

Seminar Attendee 2015

Best seminar ever.  Far exceeded expectations.  Walking away from corporate with confidence now.  Nobody else does this.  You're a genius.  

Dr. Perry

Seminar Attendee 2015

Very well organized! Awesome manual! 

Dr. Kevin

Seminar Attendee 2015

Had a great time. I want to go home tear my office down and build and start a new breakaway practice. Everything taught was solid content with tons of easy to implement systems and ideas.  

Dr. Michael

Seminar Attendee 2015

Fantastic!! I've been in practice 39 years and taken several thousand hours of CE. This weekend has been by far "The Best" I've ever attended.  Info can be of vital use immediately unlike many.  

Dr. Byron

Seminar Attendee 2015

Thank you for providing actionable info rather than just promoting your services like most practice management gurus tend to do. Having the manual will be very helpful as I implement these ideas over the next few months.  

Dr. Whitt

Seminar Attendee 2015

 Easily most valuable seminar. ROI will be immense! All staff/team was super 

Dr. Ronak

Seminar Attendee 2015

I was uneasy about coming, was worried it would be a waste of time. To my surprise it was AMAZING! Scott has thought of it all. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!! I cannot wait to share with the rest of our team.  

Briana (Treatment Coordinator)

Seminar Attendee 2015

I did not know what to expect from Breakaway-I thought it might answer a question or two & hopefully give me the next step (a non-owner wanting to own). Breakaway posed questions I never thought to ask and answered those questions. Breakaway is an eye opening for sure.  

Dr. David

Seminar Attendee 2015

This is the most comprehensive practice management class I have ever taken. The scope and attention to detail is very impressive. It was completely worth my time and money to come. I am excited to see what kind of dental practice I can create now having this information.  

Dr. Jeanine

Seminar Attendee 2015

Very excited about my future now. I'm glad Breakaway is accomplishing what I have always known was needed in our field.  

Dr. Orest

Seminar Attendee 2015

This was one of the best, actually THE BEST ever practice management, business seminar I have ever taken. I would highly recommend it to everyone.  

Dr. Rashi

Seminar Attendee 2015

Very knowledgeable speaker, useful information, "Think outside the box, " well tested ideas for marketing and scripting. This will be a part of our practice going forward.   

Stephanie (Dental Assistant)

Seminar Attendee 2015

This is the most detailed CE, that brings everything together about practice management. I expected a lot, but this exceeded my expectations.  

George (Dental Student)

Seminar Attendee 2015


We received a great review last week for one of our receptionists, who happened to be Breakaway's inbound phone schedulers.
We've had a good start thus far:
In December, we saw 121 new patients working 8 doctor days with a "profit" of $5,248 before doctor salary.
In January, we saw 166 new patients working 12 doctor days with a "profit" of $13,566 before doctor salary.
It's great to have a clinic that cash-flows its first month (actually 1/2 month) open.
Our patients love the Breakaway-style office design. My team and I especially love the tip-out bins and open storage / restock. There isn't a single cabinet (or place to hide inventory) in the entire office. I actually put tip-out bins as the storage method in each room and it's worked out great - it's amazing always having what you need without the assistant having to run to grab some item she didn't know had run out in the drawer.
I'm unexpectedly still working and managing 2 other locations, so I'm thankful to have the opportunity to outsource! And to have the efficiency of a Breakaway-style office so we can make the most of the time I do have in the office.

Dr. Bill

This is my third business masters seminar I have been to and each time I learn something new.  I tried to teach the seminar to my staff and have been unsuccessful so I just bring them with me. 

Smith (Front Office Staff)

Business Masters Seminar Attendee 2016

I am a person that likes to play it safe.  I have been afraid to venture out on my own.  Your seminar has helped me have more confidence to have a safe way to start a practice with proven techniques. To say it's a lot of information is an understatement.

Dr. Martha

Business Masters Seminar Attendee 2016

Dr. Leune really cares that his attendees understand the material.  He cares for everyone's success.  It's great to have him doing this for our profession.  Thank you Scott!

Dr. R

Advanced Startup Seminar 2016

I'm a dental student and I've been studying practice management for the last 1.5 years through books, podcasts, dentaltown to hopefully prepare myself...however the past two days included better information than all 400 hours of podcasts, many books, and several seminars I've already attended.  I hope to be able to work with Breakaway more in the future.  Thanks so much!

Loren (Dental Student)

Advanced Startup Seminar Attendee 2016

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