Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics

Creating experts in the art and science of orthodontia

The mission of the Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry is to train ethical and competent orthodontists to:

  • Treat malocclusion effectively
  • Contribute significantly to the health of their community
  • Meet their social and professional responsibilities
  • Incorporate sound scientific and business principles in their practice

We strive to maintain a diverse and internationally renowned faculty who teach multiple clinical techniques including lingual appliances, segmented arch mechanics, and dedicated implant anchorage mechanisms. Our multidisciplinary faculty are educationally qualified in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, epidemiology, medical genetics, physics, and management of temporomandibular disorders.

Our goals

The goals of the Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics are to:

  • Provide outstanding clinical and didactic education so that the orthodontic graduate students offer the best possible orthodontic treatment for their patients and, thereby, pass state board exams and the American Board of Orthodontics examinations
  • Prepare orthodontic graduate students with the scientific background to make competent treatment decisions and to assess the quality of orthodontic treatment they provide
  • Reinforce professional and societal responsibility in all graduate students that will prepare them to become orthodontic leaders and address the public need
  • Provide graduate students and practitioners with continuing education opportunities about recent advances in orthodontics and related fields
  • Contribute to the advancement of orthodontics through basic, applied, and educational research and the dissemination of those findings
  • Be a resource in orthodontics for the public and community leaders
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