CAGS/MSD in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Required Curriculum

The overall goal of the Advanced Orthodontic Training Program is to educate competent individuals to practice orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. This 36-month combined MSD and certificate program in orthodontics is designed to satisfy the training requirements of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association as well as complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Dentistry. The curriculum is arranged so that approximately half the time is devoted to clinical training. The remainder of the program is devoted to lectures and seminars in the basic sciences and clinical subjects related to orthodontics as well as research. The master’s degree requirements include a research project, thesis, and thesis defense.

The intent of the program is to educate students to become competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. Emphasis is placed on craniofacial growth and development, cephalometrics, biomechanics, occlusion, and neuromuscular physiology.

The program provides the formal educational requirements as well as patient cases for the examinations of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Curriculum

Year 1
  • SDM OR 801 Orthodontic Fundamentals
  • SDM OR 802 Introduction to Biomechanics and Wirebending
  • SDM OR 803 Clinical Growth and Development
  • SDM OR 805 Orthodontic Seminar I
    • OR 805.1 Orthodontic Documentation
    • OR 805.2 Biomechanics
    • OR 805.3 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
    • OR 805.4 Zen and the Way of Orthodontics
    • OR 805.5 Orthognathic Surgery
    • OR 805.6 Removable Aligner Treatment
  • SDM OR 811 Orthodontic Clinical Practice
  • SDM OR 900 Case Presentation
  • SDM OR 910 Literature Review
  • SDM OR 950 Diagnosis and Occlusion
  • SDM OR 991 Research
  • SDM OB 830 Research Writing
  • SDM OS 831 Head and Neck Anatomy
  • SDM OS 761 Medical Concerns of the Dental Patient
  • SDM OS 866 Orthodontics-Orthognathic Surgery Conference
  • SDM PE 817 Seminar: Grand Rounds
  • SDM PH 763 Bioethics and Law
  • SDM PH 803 Biostatistics
Year 2
  • SDM OR 812 Orthodontic Clinical Practice
  • SDM OR 821 Orthodontic Seminar II
    • OR 821.1 The Efficiency and Business of Orthodontics
    • OR 821.2 Case Review/Selective Early Treatment and Complex Adult Treatment
    • OR 821.3 ABO Review
    • OR 821.4 Orthognathic Surgery
    • OR 821.5 Bidimensional Treatment
  • SDM OR 900 Case Presentation
  • SDM OR 920 Literature Review
  • SDM OR 950 Diagnosis and Occlusion
  • SDM OR 992 Research: Orthodontics
  • SDM OB 763 Basic Processes in Oral Biology
  • SDM OS 868 Orthodontics-Orthognathic Surgery Conference
  • SDM PE 764 Current Concepts in Periodontology
  • SDM PE 817 Seminar: Grand Rounds
Year 3
  • SDM OR 813 Orthodontic Clinical Practice
  • SDM OR 831 Orthodontic Seminar III
    • OR 831.1 Practice Management
    • OR 831.2 Finishing and Retention
    • OR 831.3 Practice Alternatives
  • SDM OR 900 Case Presentation
  • SDM OR 920 Literature Review
  • SDM OR 950 Diagnosis and Occlusion
  • SDM OR 993 Research: Orthodontics
  • SDM OS 869 Orthodontics-Orthognathic Surgery Conference
  • SDM PE 817 Seminar: Grand Rounds