Sep 22, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Advanced Orthodontics Certificate

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The advanced orthodontics certificate program is a 34-month course of study leading to a certificate in orthodontics. The program in orthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Upon completion of all requirements, the graduate is eligible for examination and certification by the American Board of Orthodontics.

The program has as its primary mission the preparation and training of residents for clinical practice in the specialty of orthodontics. This is achieved through a broad, in-depth curriculum designed to develop proficiency in clinical orthodontics with a solid foundation in fundamental and advanced biological and mechanical principles. Clinical training is evidence-based and includes treatment of orthognathic, esthetic, interdisciplinary, interceptive, growth modification and all types of malocclusion cases. Research is an integral part of the program and the student must complete an original research project. Preparation for a successful orthodontic career includes formal courses in orthodontic practice management, and current orthodontic technology and techniques.

Required Courses

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