Graduate Certificate in Orthodontics
The Graduate Program in Orthodontics from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry emphasizes evidence-based, patient-centered and outcome-driven care. This full-time, 26-month, postdoctoral certificate program educates residents to become qualified specialists in orthodontics with expertise in applied basic sciences, compassionate care for patients, clinical biomechanics and diagnosis treatment planning. Residents are also required to complete a Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences while completing the Orthodontics certificate program.
Residents receive advanced didactic and clinical instruction across all aspects of the discipline, in preparation for a career as an orthodontist in settings such as clinical practice, research and academics. Graduates are prepared to pursue certification by the American Board of Orthodontics.
The Orthodontics curriculum incorporates advanced understanding of cutting-edge orthodontic instrumentation, with a focus on wire manipulation and clinical biomechanics. You’ll critically evaluate dental literature, research, theories, technological advancements and therapeutic procedures and apply these practices to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. You’ll also develop the skills needed for the sound management of your clinical practice.
Clinical seminar coursework is completed at the Kornberg School of Dentistry and during a two-week course at the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education in Tucson, Arizona, where you will receive intensive hands-on training in differential diagnosis and mechanics.
Matriculation for the Orthodontics program starts in July of each year and dentists are expected to maintain continuous residency status over the course of the program. Completion of the certificate also awards residents with a concurrent Master of Science degree in Oral Health Sciences.