The Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Graduate Orthodontics Program is designed to prepare you for a career as an orthodontist. As you work toward a Master of Science in Dentistry degree, you will:
- Develop an appreciation of optimal occlusion in the broadest sense with special considerations given to function, stability, and esthetics
- Gain a thorough knowledge of the dento-facial complex with reference to anatomical structure, variation, and growth and development, and their demonstration by analytical methods
- Develop an awareness of soft and hard tissue changes during growth and repair and understand the response of these tissues to local and systemic influences, including mechanical therapy
- Acquire an understanding of the principles and materials involved in the biomechanics of treatment and proficiency in the techniques involved
Upon completion of the two-year program, you’ll be ready for clinical practice or teaching positions in the field of orthodontics.