The Department of Restorative Dentistry provides predoctoral instruction in the disciplines of dental anatomy and occlusion, dental materials, treatment planning, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and removable prosthodontics

Department of Orthodontics

Jeffrey H. Godel, DDS, MS
Chair and Graduate Program Director

The twenty-six month accredited advanced education program in orthodontics offers a specialty certificate and a concurrent Masters in Oral Biology degree. Following successful completion of the program, individuals are educationally qualified to become diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The primary objective of the program is to prepare dentists to become specialists in orthodontics. The program emphasizes a unified concept of growth and development, clinical biomechanics, applied basic sciences, diagnosis treatment planning, and patient care. Also strongly emphasized are skills ethical behaviors and sound practice management.

The first year students are introduced to basic contemporary and classic orthodontic techniques, principles and concepts early in the program. Orthodontic instruments, equipment, and properties of materials are covered with emphasis on wire manipulation. Additional to these fundamentals, topics such as diagnosis, appliance properties and treatment planning are covered in didactic and clinical seminar sessions. Clinical activity is described as multi-disciplinary where exposure to various orthodontics techniques are provided. A significant element of clinical training is a two-week course at the Tweed Foundation in Tucson, AZ, between the first and second years of study.

The clinical and practice management components of the program partially rely on extramural experiences the residents gain by attending national, constituent and local meetings or invited guest lecturers, in addition to scheduled seminars. Management of a successful practice, understanding the nature of evidenced based literature, craniofacial biology, and clinical skills are viewed as inseparable, thus are equally emphasized. 

2020 Gainful Employment Disclosures
as required by the U.S. Department of Education

Program Name: Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics

This program is designated to be completed in 26 months.

The Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics will cost aproximatelly $123,500 for in-state residents, or $138,796 for out-of-state residents, if completed within normal time. (These figures are based on 2020-21 tuition and fees, known at the time of publication, and may increase.)

There may be additional costs for living expenses. (These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.)

Books and supplies: approximately $23,275 ($16,075 in first year; $7,200 in second year)

Living expenses: approximately $31,000 per year

On-campus parking: approximately $125 per month (optional)

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves withapproximately $247,500 of debt.

The Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics meets licensure requirements in all 50 states of the United States of America.
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