Scope of Training

scope_of_trainingResidents gain experience in the treatment of patients with all types of dentofacial deformities. A broad mastery of alternative techniques with different variations of the Edgewise appliance is emphasized, along with modern forms of removable appliances. Treatment is provided for adults, adolescents, and children. Orthodontic residents also provide orthodontic treatment in complex rehabilitation cases in coordination with speciality residents in prosthodontics, periodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Surgical orthognathic cases are treated in conjunction with oral-maxillofacial surgery residents at the University of Maryland Medical System and the Johns Hopkins Univeristy Hospital.

Through an extensive series of lectures, seminars, and case conferences, a comprehensive didactic background in relevant basic sciences and clinical orthodontics is provided to the residents. Each resident, working with a faculty supervisor, must complete an original research project and be ready for publication. Residents serve as instructors in the predoctoral clinic and supervise minor tooth movement and space maintenance procedures.

While pursuing a certificate in orthodontics, the residents will be enrolled in a master of science degree program in oral biology. Courses taken for the master's degree will also satisfy some certificate requirements.