Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the Student Link for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • SDM OR 807: Biologic Foundation of Orthodontics
    This course provides the biologic background for common clinical problems and techniques encountered in orthodontics. Topics include a comprehensive discussion of bone biology, biology of tooth movement and acceleration techniques, dental development, implant biology, root resorption, and craniofacial genetics. Lectures are supplemented with discussions of the literature. Drs. Motro, Will and guest speakers,3rd sem.
  • SDM OR 808: Biomechanics
    The course introduces first year residents to mechanical principles and their applications in orthodontic tooth movement and dentofacial orthopedics. It also familiarizes them with the properties and applications of different types of materials and contemporary orthodontic appliances commonly used in practice. The residents develop an in depth understanding of continuous and segmental mechanics, sliding and frictionless approaches, as well as different intra and extraoral anchorage management options. Clinical applications of one and two couple systems in orthodontics is covered giving the residents the knowledge base to choose the most efficient mechanical concepts in executing orthodontic treatment plans.
  • SDM OR 810: Digital Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics
    This course is designed to provide necessary information in using most current digital orthodontic tools, software programs and systems in diagnosis and treatment planning. In this course, Orthodontic residents will learn about new advances in dental/orthodontic technologies, get acquainted with 3D printing, learn how to do 3D digital surgical planning, understand and apply the principles of digital indirect bonding techniques, and learn to combine all these tools to come up with a custom comprehensive treatment and execution plan for an Orthodontic patient.
  • SDM OR 811: Orthodontic Clinical Practice
    Supervised orthodontic clinical practice in the outpatient orthodontic clinic. 1st through 2nd sem.
  • SDM OR 812: Orthodontic Clinical Practice
    Supervised orthodontic clinical practice in the outpatient orthodontic clinic. 3rd through 4th sem. Midway through the fourth semester, this course will include orientation and outpatient care at the Franciscan Hospital for Children, where residents will gain experience treating children with special needs. This experience in addition to outpatient care at the Goldman School of Medicine. Dr Will and faculty; Dr. Himelhoch
  • SDM OR 813: Orthodontic Clinical Practice
    Supervised orthodontic clinical practice in the outpatient orthodontic clinic. This course includes outpatient care at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine as well as at the Franciscan Hospital for Children, where the residents will gain experience treating children with special needs. The course also includes a rotation at the Boston Medical Center Sleep Apnea clinic. 5th through 6th sem.
  • SDM OR 814: OR 814: Private Practice Decisions
    This course has a two-year curriculum for the second and third year residents. In one year, it addresses all the decisions one might make when going into private practice and becoming a business owner as well as an employer: where to practice, hiring and managing staff, standard operating procedures, marketing and social media, inventory and work flow, use of technology, and communications. The other year includes discussions of pertinent readings in the fields of leadership, business and patient management, dentistry, and orthodontics.
  • SDM OR 815: OR 815: Interdisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
    The course introduces the first year residents to Sleep Dental Medicine (SDM) as a multidisciplinary approach. It familiarizes them with the pediatric and adult risk factors for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), comorbidities and treatment alternatives. There will be one hands-on session on record taking, bite registration and fabrication of oral appliances. As third year residents, they will spend one morning a month at the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Pediatric Sleep Clinic, observing sleep fellows and faculty in examining pediatric sleep patients and becoming familiarized with questionnaires and sleep studies. They will also perform facial and dental examinations on this patient population.
  • SDM OR 821: Orthodontic Seminar II
    Shorter courses for second year residents comprising the following seminars: OR 821.1 The Efficiency and Business of Orthodontics: Etiology of malocclusions and dysfunction; selecting efficient alternative treatment mechanics; new technology tools; efficient management of a private orthodontic practice, Dr. Walker,3rd and 4th sem., 16 hours. OR 821.2 Case Review/Selective Early Treatment: Issues related to orthodontic treatment of children and adults. Dr. Becker. 3rd and 4th sem., 16 hours. 821.3 ABO Review. Preparation for ABO phase 2 exam and annual assessment exams. Dr. Parsi and faculty, 4th sem., 10 hours. OR 821.4 Orthognathic Surgery: Diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of dentofacial deformities. Dr. Mehra and faculty 3rd and 4th sem., 10 hours. OR 821.5: Bidimensional treatment: Practical and theoretical aspects of Bi-Dimensional orthodontic therapy in all types of malocclusions. 3rd and 4th sem., 12 hours.
  • SDM OR 830: Research Highlights
    The purpose of this course is to interrelate research skills with clinical orthodontics in order to prepare orthodontists for a lifetime of inquiry and assessment. The course promotes evidence-based interpretation of the literature and guides the residents with the basic information needed for their own research.
  • SDM OR 831: Orthodontics Seminar III
    Shorter specialty seminars for the third year residents comprising the following seminars: OR 831.1 Practice Management: Topics related to the efficient management of a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Blau. 6th sem., 12 hours. OR 831.2 Finishing and Retention: Discussions that focus on specific skills and knowledge related to finishing procedures and retention. Dr. Will, 1 cr., 5th and 6th sem., 15 hours. OR 831.3 Practice Alternatives: Topics related to establishing a private orthodontic practice. Dr. Blau. 5th sem., 12 hours.
  • SDM OR 846: Progress Case Presentations
    To review cases that were started approximately one year prior and are still active.
  • SDM OR 900: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM OR 901: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OR 902: Case Presentation
    This course consists of case presentations given by students in all three years of the program. Cases presented include initial diagnosis and treatment planning, progress cases, problem cases, finished cases, and cases requiring interdisciplinary care. 5th and 6th sem.
  • SDM OR 910: Literature Review
    Current topics related to orthodontic clinical practice. 1st and 2nd sem., 32 hours.
  • SDM OR 920: Literature Review
    A weekly seminar concentrating on critical evaluation of current and classical orthodontic literature. 3rd and 4th sem.
  • SDM OR 950: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira.1st and 2nd sem., 12 hours
  • SDM OR 951: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira. 3rd and 4th sem, 12 hours
  • SDM OR 952: Diagnosis and Occlusion
    Advanced diagnostic and occlusal adjustment techniques; the importance of occlusion in optimal orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Chira. 5th and 6th sem., 12 hours