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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 24 months
Matching Participant Yes
PASS Participant Yes
Certificate Awarded Yes
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Dentistry
Program Size 4
Fees Yes
Stipend Offered No
International Students Eligibility Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

Eligible Citizen Types:
  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
  • US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resdient (no sponsorship)
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (need sponsorship)
Application Deadline August 1
Program Start Date July 1
Program End Date June 30
Application Materials Required PASS applicatinos: https://adea.org/PASSapp/applicants/
Supplemental Application
  • 2" x 2" photograph uploaded here
  • LSU Processing Fee - $50, (non-refundable) paid on Pre-Admission Payment Portal
  • Copy of GRE Score Report
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted for consideration during the application process. If an offer of enrollment is extended, official transcripts are required along with a INDBE PASS score. Dental school and any other post-grad education transcripts are to be included.

    Contact the LSUHSC School of Dentistry
    Office of Advanced Education:

    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

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    American Association of Orthodontists

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