Prospective Students

Teaching and Research


Residents are responsible for teaching, preparing and developing teaching materials, including:

  • preparation of teaching materials for the pre-clinical orthodontic component of the DDS program
  • pre-clinical teaching of first- and second-year DDS students, with faculty guidance
  • clinical supervision of patient care for third- and fourth-year DDS students, with assigned faculty
  • assisting faculty in the preparation and proctoring of exams
  • monitoring student progress and providing monthly reports to faculty involved in the DDS program

Research Activities

In addition to earning a certificate in orthodontics, as a resident of the Graduate Orthodontic Program you are required to prepare and successfully defend a master’s thesis during the second semester of your final year and submit a publishable form to appropriate peer-reviewed journals. You will be encouraged to choose a topic and major advisor during your first year and begin the research project in your second year.

Research topics include both clinical and basic sciences through a wide range of opportunities available within the college and university, including but not limited to:

  • orthodontic and surgical outcomes
  • materials science
  • genetics
  • molecular biology