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The Department of Orthodontics offers a 36-month, combined certificate-master's degree program. The postdoctoral training is designed to fulfill the specialty certification requirements of the American Board of Orthodontics, with an emphasis on clinical training.

Comprehensive lectures in the relevant basic sciences, as well as seminars and case conferences in the clinical art and science of orthodontics, comprise one component of the program. The program's other component includes clinical treatment of adults, adolescents, and children to enable the student to gain knowledge and develop proficiency in the use of basic edgewise and other appliances. Interdisciplinary conferences and coordinated treatment procedures of complex cases with postdoctoral endodontic, periodontic and prosthodontic students are part of the educational experience. Analysis and treatment in orthognathic surgery and craniofacial anomaly cases are part of the program.

Orthodontic residents will be required to complete their master's degree in order to receive their certificate. Orthodontic residents will be responsible for all additional fees associated with attaining their master's degrees.

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