Department of Orthodontics

Welcome to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics. I am delighted that you have taken the time to learn more about the clinical care we provide and the educational opportunities for current and potential students. Our state-of-the-art postgraduate orthodontic clinic is vibrant and dynamic with 18 postgraduate (PG) residents who provide contemporary orthodontic treatment for up to 1,500 patients per year. The PG residents treat a wide range of clinical cases under the supervision of faculty who are experienced orthodontic clinicians. Our orthodontic predoctoral program provides dental students with the knowledge and skills to recognize developing malocclusions, to coordinate patient care among specialists, and to make appropriate referrals. Specific electives also are available for those dental students who wish to participate in additional clinical or research experiences.

Under the School’s Mission of a “Patient-centered education committed to excellence”, we in the department demand excellence in clinical care and patient satisfaction, and endeavor to train outstanding clinicians and future faculty. I trust that as a patient, once you explore this site you will come to the realization that the Department of Orthodontics at Tufts is the one place you should seek your clinical orthodontic care; and as a potential student, you will be convinced that the faculty and staff in the Department are committed to providing you with an enjoyable and rewarding, foundational educational experience.


Carroll Ann Trotman, B.D.S., M.A., M.S.

Professor and Chair