NYUS’s Master of Science in orthodontics program :
Orthodontists specialize in the corrective treatment of crooked teeth, misaligned jaws and other face and mouth problems. Patients are often children, since problems that arise are typically most easily treated when patients are young, but orthodontists treat adults as well. While salaries vary considerably by location and the specific type of practice, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that orthodontists had a mean annual income of over $341,000 in 2018. Practitioners wishing to enter the field become dentists first, then train for orthodonture.
The postdoctoral Orthodontics Program is designed to satisfy all requirements for American Board of Orthodontics certification. The program provides students with intensive, advanced training in specialized biological and clinical sciences through a combination of clinical experience, lectures, seminars, and extensive laboratory coursework, integrated with treatment of various kinds of malocclusions. Upon successful completion, a Master of Science degree is awarded.
Techniques practiced include:
Modifications of basic edgewise mechanotherapy
Differential force straight wire technique
Segmental arch technique
Techniques with twin bracket, self-ligation bracket, and Invisalign
Interdisciplinary programs include:
Rotations in the multidisciplinary temporomandibular dysfunction clinic
Rotations in the clinic of Pediatric Dentistry
Conference and clinical sessions for patients requiring combined orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery
Conferences and seminars regarding cleft palate/craniofacial work, adult orthodontics and the periodontally compromised patient
Students must research, submit, and defend a written thesis. They are also required to present records of completed patients according to A.B.O. guidelines, in a mock A.B.O. examination setting.
The prerequisites for admission
Candidates for admission must be qualified graduates in dentistry with a genuine interest in advanced training, either in general dentistry or in one of the following specialized areas: Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General Practice Residency Program. All postdoctoral programs include advanced study in both the clinical and basic sciences of dentistry.
Master of Science in Orthodontists :
Dentists seeking to specialize in the field of orthodontics should pursue a 2- to 3-year training program following completion of their dental degrees. Such programs commonly lead to a master's degree.
Didactic topics might include:
- Principles of orthodontics
- Orthodontic techniques
- Management of craniofacial anomalies
- Materials science
- Oral histology and pathology
- Research methods