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Our History

The Orthodontic Department is one of six clinical departments in the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. 

Historically, while the college taught the subject of Orthodontics in its undergraduate curriculum as far back as 1905, it was several decades later when Dr. Robert Gaylord, and his colleagues Drs. Tom Matthews and Tommy Williams recognized the need to establish a graduate training program.

In 1959 the College set aside sufficient space for the new graduate orthodontic program and additional funds and equipment were solicited from several generous benefactors in the Dallas community to establish the new facility.

The Orthodontic Department accepted its first class of five residents in the summer of 1961.

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.

Our Objective

To provide the resident with a well-balanced educational experience, integrating a strong foundation in the basic sciences with a diverse clinical experience.

Graduate a specialist with the highly refined analytical, clinical and management skills necessary to provide optimum oral health care.

Our Philosophy

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.

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3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246
Tel: 214-828-8172
Clinic: 214-828-8121 or 8123
Fax: 214-874-4569
bcd-orthodontics@tamu.edu

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