Certificate and MS Degree in orthodontics

The Postgraduate Orthodontic Program (POP) offered at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) is located in the state-of the-art Center for Advanced Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. The ATSU-ASDOH POP is accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program is completed in 30 months and is composed of clinical training, didactic coursework, teaching experiences, and a research project leading to a research manuscript. The program provides a rich clinically-focused education, and students are exposed to the most current techniques and practices in the field. ASDOH POP awards a master’s degree and certificate in orthodontics to those completing the program.

Mission statement

The primary purpose of the ASDOH-POP is to educate caring, compassionate, and skilled orthodontists and to serve those in need. The secondary purposes include:

  • To continue the lifelong education of the art and science of orthodontics and to be leaders in their communities and our dental profession;
  • To prepare graduates with a strong foundation of critical inquiry, evidenced-based practice, research, cultural competency, an orientation to prevention, and interdisciplinary healthcare experiences; and,
  • To promote the delivery of optimal patient care and for the transfer of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and technology to the profession and to the community.

Goals

The goals of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at ATSU-ASDOH are as follows:

  • Goal 1: Graduates will be skilled in the delivery of optimal patient care using a treatment model that emphasizes prevention and evidence-based treatment.
  • Goal 2: Graduates will be community-responsive orthodontists who are able and willing to serve as a resource in their community for dental public health issues.
  • Goal 3: Graduates will have a strong foundation in critical inquiry, research principles, and evidenced-based practice.
  • Goal 4: Graduates will be participants in an interdisciplinary healthcare system and have the skills and knowledge to become leaders in this system.
  • Goal 5: Graduates will have knowledge of business models relating to private practice, as well as non-profit and public entities.
  • Goal 6: The Postgraduate Orthodontic Program will be a leader in continuing dental education, lifelong learning, and dental public health.

Postgraduate Orthodontic Program curriculum

Year 1 | Semester 1 (Fall)

Term

Prefix

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Didactic Hours

Seminar/Lab Hours

Clinic Hours

Faculty

O1S1

ORTH

5012

Graduate Head & Neck Anatomy

1

12

3

0

Wayne Cottam

O1S1

ORTH

5013

Cell, Oral & Developmental Biology

1

12

0

0

Phil Fernandez

O1S1

ORTH

5000

Research Methodology

1

12

0

0

Jae Park

O1S1

ORTH

5100

Introduction to Cephalometrics

1

12

4

0

Cliff Running

O1S1

ORTH

5101

Orthodontic Clinic I

10

0

0

620

Adjunct Faculty

O1S1

ORTH

5100

Orthodontic Seminar I

5

0

135

0

Adjunct Faculty

O1S1

ORTH

5008

Biomechanics I

1

12

7.5

0

Alyssa Levin

O1S1

ORTH

5106

Orthodontic Literature Review I

0.5

0

9

0

Jae Park


O1S1


ORTH


5114


Orthognathic Surgery I


1


12


0


0

Michael

Papademetriou

Year 1 | Semester 2 (Spring)

Term

Prefix

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Didactic Hours

Seminar/Lab Hours

Clinic Hours

Faculty

O1S2

ORTH

5005

Craniofacial Growth & Development

1

13.5

0

0

Phil Fernandez

O1/O2S2

ORTH

5014

Graduate Occlusion

1

13

3

0

Charles Arcoria


O1/O2S2


ORTH


5007

Graduate Oral & Maxillofacial

Pathology


1


18


0


0


John Wright

O2S2

ORTH

5015

Graduate Oral Radiology

0.5

8

0

0

Todd Erickson

O1S2

ORTH

5001

Data Analysis

1

6

6

0

Jae Park

O1S2

ORTH

5102

Orthodontic Clinic II

10

0

0

620

Adjunct Faculty

O1S2

ORTH

5111

Orthodontic Seminar II

5

0

135

0

Adjunct Faculty

O1S2

ORTH

5009

Biomechanics II

2

20.5

5

0

Alyssa Levin

O1S2

ORTH

5107

Orthodontic Literature Review II

0.5

0

9

0

Jae Park


O1S2


ORTH


5115


Orthognathic Surgery II


1


10


2


0

Michael

Papademetriou

Year 2 | Semester 1 (Fall)

Term

Prefix

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Didactic Hours

Seminar/Lab Hours

Clinic Hours

Faculty

O2S1

ORTH

5002

Research Writing I

0.5

0

9

0

Curt Bay

O2S1

ORTH

5011

Essentials of Teaching

1

5

10

0

Mai-Ly Duong

O2S1

ORTH

5103

Orthodontic Clinic III

10

0

0

620

Adjunct Faculty

O2S1

ORTH

5112

Orthodontic Seminar III

5

0

135

0

Adjunct Faculty

O2S1 &

S2


ORTH


5010


Biomechanics III


1


10


0


0


Alyssa Levin

O2S1

ORTH

5108

Orthodontic Literature Review III

0.5

0

9

0

Jae Park


O2S1


ORTH


5116


Orthognathic Surgery III


1


12


0


0

Michael

Papademetriou

Year 2 | Semester 2 (Spring)

Term

Prefix

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Didactic Hours

Seminar/Lab Hours

Clinic Hours

Faculty

O2S2

ORTH

5006

Craniofacial Growth & Development II

1

17

0

0

Maureen Perry

O2S2

ORTH

5003

Research Writing II

0.5

0

9

0

Jim Seward

O2S2

ORTH

5104

Orthodontic Clinic IV

10

0

0

620

Adjunct Faculty

O2S2

ORTH

5113

Orthodontic Seminar IV

5

0

135

0

Adjunct Faculty

O2S2

ORTH

5109

Orthodontic Literature Review IV

0.5

0

9

0

Jae Park


O2S2


ORTH


5117


Orthognathic Surgery IV


1


12


0


0

Michael

Papademetriou

Year 3 | Semester 1 (Fall)

Term

Prefix

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Didactic Hours

Seminar/Lab Hours

Clinic Hours

Faculty

O3S1

ORTH

5004

Research

6

0

400

0

Jae Park

O3S1

ORTH

5105

Orthodontic Clinic V

10

0

0

620

Adjunct Faculty

Contact us

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
5835 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206

Orthodontic clinic phone: 480.248.8107
Department administrative phone: 480.248.8005
Fax: 480.248.8117
E-mail: asdohorthodontics@atsu.edu