The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Misspelled WordDentofacial Orthopedics offers a 24-month certificate program through the School of Orthodontics. The program combines didactic, clinical, and research components, leading to a Certificate in Orthodontics. Students must be prepared to undertake an intensive, continuous, full-time course of study in addition to heavy supervised clinical training in various contemporary orthodontic techniques. In addition there are limited opportunities for selected students to either be simultaneously enrolled in the Executive MBA program offered through the Davis College of Business or a Masters Program in Educational Leadership offered through the School of Education.

 
The Advanced Specialty Program in Orthodontics' classes begin in August of each year. By the end of the first year it is expected that each student will have initiated comprehensive orthodontic treatment for at least seventy patients after completion of a pre-clinical training course.

 

Students are introduced to a variety of treatment philosophies, with an emphasis on pre-adjusted appliances and related techniques. Supervising clinical Faculty present their philosophies in daily diagnosis and treatment planning seminars. A variety of clinical techniques are demonstrated and utilized in the school’s state-of-the-art orthodontic clinical facility.
 

 

Academic requirements for the 24-month Orthodontic Certificate program are as follows:
 
  • Compliance with the program's policies and protocols as described in the Student's Handbook.
  • Successful completion of the mandatory coursework, designated assignments and final examinations.
  • Validation of clinical competencies through delivering evidence-based patient care for assigned patients under Faculty supervision.
  • Taking the Written Examination of Misspelled Wordthe American Board of Orthodontics (2nd Year - Spring Semester).
  • Completion of the research component of theMisspelled Word program with successful submission of a final Thesis manuscript.
  • Completion of 61 credit hours.
Orthodontics and Masters in Educational Leadership oMisspelled Wordffer a 36-month Orthodontic certificate plus a Masters in Educational Leadership. One student is accepted in the dual enrollment program. Classes begin in August for the Orthodontics and classes for the Master in Educational Leadership begin August of the second year in Orthodontics.
 
Academic requirements for the 36-month dual enrollment Orthodontic Certificate and Master in Educational Leadership program as follows:
 
  • Compliance with the program's policies and protocols as described in the Student's Handbook.
  • Successful completion of the mandatory coursework, designated assignments and final examinations.
  • Validation of clinical competencies through delivering evidence-based patient care for assigned patients under Faculty supervision.
  • Taking the Written Examination of Misspelled Wordthe American Board of Orthodontics (2nd Year - Spring Semester).
  • Completion of the research component of theMisspelled Word program with successful submission of a final Thesis manuscript.
  • Successful completion ofMisspelled Word the Masters in Educational Leadership. Refer to Graduate Programs - M.Ed. Program Requirements.
  • Completion of 85 credit hours for the Orthodontic Certificate and 34 credit hours for the Master Degree.
Orthodontics and Masters in Educational Leadership offer a 36-month Orthodontic certificate plus a Masters in Educational Leadership. One student is accepted in the dual enrollment program. Classes begin in August for the Orthodontics and classes for the Master in Educational Leadership begin August of the second year in Orthodontics.