ORTH 503. Clinical Orthodontics I (4; F) 
380 hours per semester. Clinical training in patient management procedures, treatment and techniques. Patients are treated in the clinical setting under strict supervision to prepare the student for private practice.

ORTH 511. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar I (2; F)  
75 hours per semester. Diagnostic and treatment planning seminar and journal club. Students develop formal presentations on cases being treated in the clinic and present their cases at conferences for faculty input.

ORTH 512. Clinical Orthodontics II (4; S) 
380 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques. Students continue to develop and hone their clinical skills under faculty supervision.

ORTH 520. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar II (2; S)  
120 hours per semester. Students continue to develop their differential diagnostic and treatment planning skills as well as participation in journal club.

ORTH 522. Clinical Orthodontics III (4)
381 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques.

ORTH 523. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar III (2)
75 hours per semester. Diagnostic and treatment planning seminar as well as journal club. Students start to present mid treatment progress of their cases in progress as detailed critique of both the diagnosis and clinical results are evaluated.

ORTH 530. Philosophy and Biomechanics of Orthodontic Mechanotherapy I (3; F)
90 hours per semester. Introduction to orthodontic terminology and theory. Typodont treatment is coordinated with wire bending exercises and applied biomechanics.  Orthodontic biomaterials and instrumentation are also introduced.

ORTH 531. Evaluation of the Orthodontic Patient (2; F)
70 hours per semester. Records acquisition and the application of clinical data are integrated to facilitate developing discriminating diagnostic treatment planning skills. Governmental and University rules and regulations are emphasized and are integrated with essential risk management techniques in order to develop strong diagnostic and treatment planning skills.

ORTH 532. Biomedical Core I (Developmental Growth and Anatomy) (1; F)
30 hours per semester. Dentofacial growth and development are discussed in detail from embryology to skeletal maturation. Complimenting this area of study is a concentrated course in head and neck anatomy.

ORTH 533. Philosophy of Biomechanics and Orthodontic Mechanotherapy II (1; S)
90 hours per semester. Introduction to various orthodontic theories and the evolution of treatment mechanics, appliance design, and bracket prescription. Orthodontic and orthopedic force systems are studied through applied biomechanical and clinical principles. 

ORTH 534. Science and Research in Orthodontics I (2; S)
90 hours per semester. Research project design, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, culminate in preparing an acceptable thesis and scientific presentation; both of which compliment the literature reviews held throughout the semester.

ORTH 536. Biomedical Core II (1; S)
20  hours per semester.  In this seminar series, the basic sciences are discussed as they relate to clinical practice. Topics include  histology and oral pathology.

ORTH 537. Science and Research in Orthodontics II (2 )
90 hours per semester. Research project design, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, culminate in preparing an acceptable thesis and scientific presentation; both of which compliment the literature reviews held throughout the semester.

ORTH 538. Interdisciplinary Orthodontics I (1; S)
30 hours per semester. Seminar series in diagnosing and managing patients with severe dentofacial deformities with a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgical intervention.

ORTH 540. Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics I (3)
250 Clinical hours. Training in patient management procedures, treatment and techniques.  Patients are treated in the clinical setting under strict supervision to prepare the student for private practice. The purpose of this course is to give the students through the 1 year of Fellowship an introduction of the understanding of the clinical principles of orthodontic  treatment and management of the orthodontic patient. The course is designed to integrate the knowledge of evidence based diagnosis and treatment planning with clinical management of simple assigned cases (minimum of 25 cases/per student) as well as proper patient's charts keeping, records keeping and efficient scheduling. The course will prepare the student to be competent in delivering clinical care to the orthodontic patient with simple problems list. The majority of the cases with need for limited or simple orthodontic correction are expected to be assigned and completed by the Fellows.

ORTH 542. Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics II (3)
250 Clinical hours. Continuation of clinical training in patient management procedures, treatment and techniques started in the Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics I course. The majority  of the assigned cases should be in mid-treatment at this point and clinical competency as well as efficiency is expected to increase.

ORTH 544. Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics III (2)
150 Clinical hours. Continuation and termination of the clinical training in patient management procedures, treatment and techniques started in the Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics I and II courses. The majority of the assigned cases should be in the finishing stage at this point and clinical competency of the Fellows is evaluated through an oral exam and Faculty validation of clinical procedures.

ORTH 550. Basic Evidence based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I (2)
64 hours. Students develop formal presentations on cases being treated in the clinic and present their cases at conferences for Faculty input. This course is an introduction to concepts of evidence based orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. The Fellows will start to be familiarized with contemporary literature (evidence) to incorporate in treatment planning exercises.

ORTH 552. Basic Evidence Based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning II (2)
64 hours. Continuation of formal presentations on cases being treated in the clinic started in the Basic Evidence Based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I course. The Fellows are expected to show increased competency and consistency through their case presentations and active participation in class discussions with supporting evidence from contemporary orthodontic literature.

ORTH 554. Basic Evidence Based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning III (1)
32 hours. Continuation and termination of formal presentations on cases being treated in the clinic started in the Basic Evidence Based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I and II courses. The Fellows are now expected to show proficiency at  presenting and discussing the diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic cases with simple problems list. 

ORTH 587. Special Topics in Orthodontics (1)
32 hours. An extension of the B.E.B. Diagnosis & Treatment Planning seminars series.; this course is design to encourage the students to conduct critical and comprehensive review of the orthodontic literature to be presented, discussed and  debated with peers and Faculty.

ORTH 560. Introduction to Orthodontic Literature and Research I (1)
32 hours. Series of classes with emphasis on improving the ability of critical review of scientific literature, understanding the basic concepts of biostatistics, and conceiving a testable research question for the future research project.

ORTH 562. Introduction to Orthodontic Literature and Research II (1)
32 hours. A continuation of the series of Journal Club sessions with deeper emphasis on critical thinking and supervision of research efforts.

ORTH 564. Introduction to Orthodontic Literature and Research III (1)
32 hours. A final series of Journal Club sessions with deeper emphasis on summary of literature regarding basic orthodontic issues. Finalization of the research project. 

ORTH 623. Special Topics in Orthodontic Practice Management I (1; F)
30 hours per semester. This course will cover the aspects of the business administration of an orthodontic practice. Topics to be covered will include but are not limited to accounting for the professional practice, internal and external marketing techniques, human resources considerations, information technology, organizational behavior, investments and financial strategies, and other selected topics.

ORTH 624. Special Topics in Orthodontic Practice Management II  (1; S)
30 hours per semester. The second semester of orthodontic practice management. Topics to be covered will include but are not limited to accounting for the professional practice, developing internal and external marketing plans, human resources considerations, information technology, organizational behavior, investments and financial strategies, and other selected topics.

ORTH 625. Special Topics in Orthodontic Practice Management III (1)
30 hours per semester. The second semester of orthodontic practice management. Topics to be covered will include but are not limited to accounting for the professional practice, developing internal and external marketing plans, human resources considerations, information technology, organizational behavior, investments and financial strategies, and other selected topics.

ORTH 626. Clinical Orthodontics IV (4; F) 
382 hours per semester. Continuation of the clinical component of the program. Careful attention is paid to the nuances that distinguish one clinical situation from another. 

ORTH 632. Biomedical Core III (1; F)
20 hours per semester. In this seminar series, the basic sciences related to orthodontic practice are discussed. Topics include pharmacology and physiology.

ORTH 633. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar IV (2; F)
120 hours per semester. This seminar series demands that the students discriminate in their diagnostic thinking and case commentary. 

ORTH 634. Science and Research in Orthodontics III (2; F)
50 hours per semester. Research project design, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, culminate in preparing an acceptable thesis and scientific presentation; both of which compliment the literature reviews held throughout the semester.

ORTH 635. Science and Research in Orthodontics IV (2; S)
50 hours per semester. Research project design, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, culminating in preparing an acceptable thesis and scientific presentation;  all of which compliment the literature reviews held throughout the semester.

ORTH 636. Clinical Orthodontics V (4; S) 
382 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques. By this point the student is finishing a number of cases and the retentive phase of clinical practice is being emphasized. A critical review of the patient’s results is undertaken.

ORTH 637. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar V (2; S)
120 hours per semester. Diagnostic and treatment planning seminar. Greater emphasis is being placed on evaluating the finished cases with respect to the original diagnosis and treatment plan undertaken.

ORTH 638. Interdisciplinary Orthodontics II (1; F)
30 hours per semester. Seminar series devoted to interdisciplinary care between advanced restorative dentistry, periodontics, and orthodontics.

ORTH 639. Interdisciplinary Orthodontics III (1; S)
30 hours per semester. Seminar series devoted to interdisciplinary care of craniofacial anomalies. Topics include speech pathology, audiology, plastic surgery, ENT and dentistry.

ORTH 643. Clinical Orthodontics VI (4)
380 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques. Graduating students will transfer their patients to those residents completing their first year of education in order to facilitate continuity of care.

ORTH 644. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar VI (2)
75 hours per semester. Greater emphasis is being placed on evaluating the finished case with respect to the original diagnosis and the treatment plan undertaken. 

ORTH 645. Science and Research V (2)
50 hours per semester. Completion of the student’s research project, preparation of journal article based on the project, and preparation of a formal presentation of the research project is undertaken. The critical thinking and reasoning of each student project is evaluated and critiqued.

ORTH 726. Clinical Orthodontics VII (4; F)
375 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques.

ORTH 733. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar VII (2; F)
75 hours per semester. Greater emphasis is being placed on evaluating the finished case with respect to the original diagnosis and the treatment plan undertaken. 

ORTH 734. Science and Research VI (2; F)
50 hours per semester. Preparation of a peer-reviewed journal article based on the student's research project. The critical thinking and reasoning of each student project is evaluated and critiqued.

ORTH 735. Science and Research VII (2; S)
50 hours per semester. The student will strategize future research related to their thesis and teach underclassmen about research methodology.

ORTH 736. Clinical Orthodontics VIII (4; S)
375 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques.

ORTH 737. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar VIII (2; S)
75 hours per semester. Greater emphasis is being placed on evaluating the finished case with respect to the original diagnosis and the treatment plan undertaken.

ORTH 743. Clinical Orthodontics IX (4)
375 hours per semester. Continuation of patient management procedures, treatment and techniques.

ORTH 744. Evidence-Based Diagnostic Seminar IX (2)
75 hours per semester. Greater emphasis is being placed on evaluating the finished case with respect to the original diagnosis and the treatment plan undertaken.

ORTH 745. Science and Research VIII (2)
50 hours per semester. The student will prepare and then present the completed capstone project from the Masters in Education Leadership.