- A diverse clinical experience reflective of a normal orthodontic clinical practice.
- Assembling a comprehensive patient database for complete diagnosis, and treatment planning.
- Utilizing a clinical understanding of craniofacial growth in planning and carrying out patient treatment.
- Integrating relevant biological, clinical, and behavioral science with patient treatment.
- Using contemporary biomechanical techniques and strategies in orthodontic patient care.
- Use of appropriate interdisciplinary consultation and care where appropriate.
- Application of the principles of infection control and environmental safety to patient care and clinical operations.
The program consists of 3 years of full-time study or 5280 total hours of which about 70% is dedicated to clinical activities. Each student should treatment plan 60-80 patients during the program and at least 40 of the cases should be fully completed. Program is structured in four main categories:
1) theoretical training, 2) pre-clinical (laboratory) training, 3) clinical training, and 4) research. The clinical and translational research investigations contribute to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge for the benefit of the professional society.
The research aspect of the Program provides the foundational knowledge to allow the student to do the following: 1) critically evaluate literature and conduct research, 2) become familiar with research design and statistical analysis, and 3) formulate a proposal, carry out a research project, analyze the results, and write the results in a publishable format.
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Last updated December 4, 2015