The Predoctoral program of instruction in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is offered to the dental students during the second, third and the fourth year of the dental school. The program is structured in the form of Preclinical Orthodontics (2nd year), Clinical rotation (3rd year) and Case based seminar (4th year).
The aim of the program is to provide the dental student with the knowledge and skills to recognize an established or developing malocclusion, consult as a team member with the specialist, coordinate comprehensive care, and refer when appropriate. For information about our postdoctoral orthodontics program please visit the postdoctoral orthodontics webpage.
Pre-clinical Orthodontics (2nd year)
The pre-clinical program is offered in the summer of the second year in the form of lecture series and laboratory instruction with the aim to provide a strong foundation for comprehensive care of the adolescent and the adult patient.
Clincial Rotation (3rd year)
The student is required to rotate through the post-graduate orthodontic clinic where time is spent in evaluating patients in current treatment with graduate residents. Case based seminars are also presented in groups of 6.
Elective opportunities are available to those who wish to participate in research. Students can either undertake an independent project of research with the aim to present at a local/national meeting and publish in a peer reviewed journal. Students also have the opportunity to pair with a resident and involve themselves in a current project.
Elective Rotaion- Incentive program
The incentive program is designed for those that wish to pursue additional course work and clinical experience. This program can be tailored to the goals of the student depending upon the amount of time spent in the department to Orthodontics.
The Department of Orthodontics grants two awards at graduation to students who have exemplified a true interest in the specialty through the years at the dental school.
- The Everett Shapiro, DG49, Endowed Prize Fund in Orthodontics
- The American Association of Orthodontists award