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Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (O & DO)

We are no longer accepting applications for the Orthodontic program.

This 24-month NYU Langone Dental Medicine, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics program is a hospital-based training program. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the resident is awarded a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and meets the advanced education requirements of the ADA/CODA and is eligible to take the American Board of Orthodontics specialty board examination. 

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Program Strengths

  • Strong, clinically based 2-year program 
  • Large and demographically diverse patient populations
  • Modern clinical facilities
  • Close professional relationships and collaboration with various dental and medical disciplines
  • Intensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and approaches
  • Emphasis on specialty board certification 
  • Supporting access to care and treatment for underserved patient populations.

Upon program completion, the resident will gain expertise in:

  • Treating a full spectrum of  orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions in various adolescent and adult populations
  • Expertise in diagnosis, treatment planning and managing orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions 
  • Interceptive strategies and approaches to a variety of developing orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic conditions
  • The use of a variety of fixed and removable appliances
  • Interdisciplinary consultations, treatment planning and patient care
  • Practice, and patient management techniques regarding the science, business and art of orthodontics
  • Risk management and clinical ethics related to patient care
  • Understanding the literature and the application of evidenced based orthodontic practice

Program History and Description

This program enrolled its initial residency class in July of 2015 at its Sunset Park, Brooklyn location.   Residents will spend approximately 20% of the program participating in didactic lectures, a study of the orthodontic and related literature, research initiatives, and case preparation and presentation.  5% of the program will be engaged in pedagogical activities.  The remaining 75% of time will be spent rendering direct patient care. The goal is for each resident to start in excess of 75 cases during the first year.  

Philosophy of Learning

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On Being an Orthodontist

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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum consists of the following courses and clinical activities:

  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Dentofacial Histology and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Seminar (Formal Case Presentations) 
  • Embryology and Genetics
  • Normal and abnormal Dentofacial Growth and Development
  • Literature Review- Classic and current
  • Clinical orthodontic pharmacology 
  • Dental Public Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD)
  • Interdisciplinary treatment (periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, and TMD-OFP)
  • Orthodontic research and biostatistics
  • House Staff Orientation
  • Jurisprudence, Risk Management, and Clinical Ethics
  • Methods and Materials in Dental Research
  • Oral Biology, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Orthodontic and dental materials science and laboratory considerations
  • Practice Management and Practice Administration:
  • Speech Pathology (Language and Speech Development)

Orthodontics Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to meet the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and to prepare the graduate for the American Board of Orthodontics examination.  Residents will work closely with their faculty as they immerse themselves in a clinically intense environment utilizing various contemporary appliances and therapeutic treatment modalities as they service a very diverse patient population pool.  The resident will also become confident in applying EBD to their diagnostic and treatment considerations.  As part of the curriculum, the resident will conduct an independent research project that must be presented at a scientific symposia and submitted for publication.

First-Year Curriculum

The first year of the program focuses on didactics and clinical development.  The core curriculum is is delivered via a combination of onsite lectures by faculty or invited speakers, video teleconferencing, and asynchronous web-based modules (via Brightspace).  In addition to these didactic teaching methodologies, first-year residents will participate in extensive literature reviews designed to integrate the sciences with their clinical applications.  Residents will choose their research project and start the data collection process.

Second-Year Curriculum

During the second year, the focus is on developing independent clinical skills and post-treatment evaluations.  Residents focus on further developing expert clinical, patient, and practice management skills. In addition residents will take on assigned pedagogical responsibilities. Mock boards are initiated in preparation for the mandatory requirement of sitting for the written portion of the ABO examination.  A resident’s research project is completed, presented at a scientific symposium and submitted for publication.  


We are no longer accepting applications for this program

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