DScD in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

A limited number of candidates are accepted into the Doctor of Science in Dentistry program, which takes at least two years in addition to the clinical certificate program to complete. Candidates must complete all basic science and clinical requirements for the program as listed below. In addition, the program requires that candidates complete a major research effort related to orthodontics. This research is usually conducted in conjunction with research faculty of the University.

Other coursework may be assigned at the discretion of the research advisor and the department chair.

SDM PH 650 Elective Externships

CAGS Requirements

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
Year 4
  • SDM OR 994 Research: Orthodontics
Year 5
  • SDM OR 995 Research: Orthodontics