Orthodontics

The graduate program in orthodontics is a master's (Master of Science in Dentistry) and certificate program dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics through research, teaching, and service.

The clinical training of orthodontic residents encompasses all aspects of current orthodontic practice including, full treatment cases with fixed appliances and clear thermoplastic aligners, early treatment, adult treatment, craniofacial anomalies, orthognathic surgery, oral appliances for sleep apnea, the use of temporary anchorage devices (TADS) soft tissue lasers, and electrosurgery.  The length of the orthodontic program is 30 months.  Given this time frame, the clinical teaching of orthodontics will be divided according to the importance of the above topics to the private practice of orthodontics.  In a program of 30 months it is not possible to produce a seasoned and skilled orthodontist, therefore our program strives to produce a competent beginner.  Accordingly, the clinical load of patients is chosen to match the teaching goals of the department.

There is an option to extend the program to 36 months to satisfy European specialty training standards (ERASMUS).

Admission

More information about the admission process can be found at

https://case.edu/dental/departments-programs/orthodontics/graduate-programs/how-to-apply-to-graduate-programs

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Advanced Facial Growth (DENT 504)1  
Dentofacial Anomalies (DENT 505)0 - 1  
Advanced Oral Pathology (DENT 512)0 - 3  
Anatomy of the Head and Neck (DENT 513) (summer/fall)0 - 3  
Clinical Specialty Seminar (DRTH 523)2  
Practice Management I (Ortho) (DENT 565)0 - 1  
Orthodontic Literature Review I (DENT 569) (summer/fall)1  
Advanced Specialty Principles: Clinical I (DENT 573) (summer/fall)2  
Orthodontics-Oral Surgery Conference (DENT 580) (summer/fall)0 - 1  
Orthodontic Diagnostic Seminar I (DENT 583)1  
Multidisciplinary Seminar (DENT 698)0 - .5  
Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DENT 510)0 - 3  
Pre-Clinical Principles in Orthodontics (DENT 572)0 - 1  
Cephalometrics (DENT 682)0 - 1  
Management of Medical Emergencies (DENT 555)0 - 1  
Facial Growth and Development (DENT 503)0 - 1  
Correlative Medical Science (DENT 502)  0 - 2
Biological Aspects of the Stomatological System (DENT 501)  0 - 2
Research Methods: Preparation (DENT 514)  0 - 1
Microbiology, Immunology, and Immune Systems (DENT 516)  0 - 1
Behavioral Considerations in Oral Health Care (DENT 518)  0 - 1
Clinical Pharmacology (DENT 550)  0 - 1
Year Total: 7-23.5  
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Dentofacial Anomalies (DENT 505)0 - 1  
Orthodontic Diagnostic Seminar III (DENT 585)1  
Orthodontics-Oral Surgery Conference (DENT 580)0 - 1  
Thesis M.S.D. (DENT 651) (summer/fall)1 - 9  
Orthodontics-Oral Surgery Conference (DENT 580)  0 - 1
Thesis M.S.D. (DENT 651)  1 - 9
Year Total: 2-12 1-10
 
Total Units in Sequence:  10-53.5