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About Orthodontics

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Our  Mission

The Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics has as its mission to educate dentists in the specialty of Orthodontics in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs prepared by the ADA Commission on Accreditation and the American Association of Orthodontists.

The program objectives are:

  1. to provide the resident with a well-balanced educational experience, integrating a strong foundation in the basic sciences with a diverse clinical experience and
  2. graduate a specialist with the highly refined analytical, clinical and management skills necessary to provide optimum oral health care.

 The philosophy of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at Baylor College of Dentistry is to prepare residents for clinical practice in the specialty of orthodontics.  Since this residency also requires scientific research culminating in a Masters Degree in Oral Biology, our graduates develop critical thinking while making significant contributions to the art and science of the specialty of orthodontics.  Our goal is to impart in-depth knowledge of the biological and mechanical principles governing the practice of orthodontics and to allow residents to develop excellent proficiency in orthodontics while treating a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple techniques.  This expertise will be accomplished utilizing a variety of philosophies of diagnosis and treatment from a diverse faculty of approximately 25 outstanding practitioners and educators.  Obviously the most important ancillary mission of the educational process at Baylor College of Dentistry is to deliver quality orthodontic care for our patients.