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Advanced Education - Orthodontics

The program in Orthodontics is a twenty-four month course of study beginning in July of each year. The program is designed to offer a broad foundation in the basic sciences and to provide a background of detailed knowledge essential to the understanding of orthodontics. Primary emphasis is on clinical training, which is correlated with and supplemented by lecture, seminar, demonstration, and conference instruction. Mastery of the edgewise appliance is stressed. Treatment with functional appliances is also emphasized as an augmentation to fixed appliance therapy. In addition to the treatment of routine orthodontic problems, each student treats several patients with severe malocclusions, requiring a combined orthodontic-surgical approach to therapy. Guest lecturers introduce other appliance techniques currently used throughout the world. Some of the courses offered over the two-year period are orthodontic theory and diagnosis, orthodontic technique, biomechanics, surgical orthodontics, craniofacial morphogenesis, anatomy, and statistics. Each student must also complete a research project. The program is fully accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination; foreign studens must take the TOEFL.

Advanced Education in Orthodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours

Key Information

Program Director Dr. Paul Armbruster
Length of Program 2 years
Matching Participant Yes
PASS Participant Yes
Certificate Awarded Yes
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Dentistry
Fees Yes
International Students Accepted Yes - need TOEFL Scores
PASS Application Deadline August 1
Deadline for Materials Sent to LSUSD August 15
Program Start Date July 1
Program End Date June 30
Application Materials Required PASS applications only: http://programpages.passweb.org/search
Additional Application Materials to be Sent to LSUSD 2" x 2" photograph uploaded here,
LSU processing fee below and a copy of GRE. Copies sent to LSUSD can be used for interviews, but if accepted into the program, you will be required to provide the official documents.
LSU Processing Fee $50, (non-refundable) paid on Pre-Admission Payment Portal
Mail to:  Attn:
Office of Advanced Education
LSUHSC School of Denistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Contact the LSUHSC School of Dentistry
Office of Advanced Education:

Faye Mascarenhas, BDS, MS, FACP
Director, Office of Advanced Education
c/o Megan Wright, Administrative Assistant
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
tel. 504-941-8113; fax 504-941-8180
E-mail:  ds-AdvancedEducation@lsuhsc.edu

LSUHSC School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists

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