Orthodontics

Post-graduates in orthodontics will gain an in-depth knowledge of craniofacial growth and development, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical and clinical sciences, as well as their application to a wide variety of orthodontic techniques and clinical situations.


The post-graduate program in orthodontics was established in 1947. With a history of teachers consisting of Edward H. Angle, Charles M. Bailey, Thomas D. Speidel and Robert J. Isaacson, Minnesota has established itself as one of the originators of the orthodontic profession. Our current dedicated faculty members, led by program director Dr. Stanley Williamson, have strived to continually develop the program and facilities to provide an exceptional educational experience.

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Program director: Stanley P. Williamson DDS
Office contact: Katie Olsen
Phone: 612-625-5110
Program length: 24 months
Class size: Limited to 6
Degree: Master of Science, Certificate in Orthodontics
Start Date: Last week in June
Application deadline: September 1, 2018

Tuition/Stipend

This program includes a 12.5% appointment with some teaching responsibilities. Residents are also eligible for single coverage medical insurance with an option for more comprehensive and/or family coverage. Each year we will assess the level of paid stipend, continued tuition and individual medical insurance benefits. Once enrolled in the graduate school, the 12.5% appointment will qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver (i.e. non-Minnesota residents qualify for Minnesota resident tuition rates) and a 50% tuition benefit. 

Application Process

All applications need to be submitted through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) at www.adea.org and the National Matching Service at www.natmatch.com. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews during October. Please remember to review the requirements and supplemental fee requirements that are unique to the University of Minnesota by using the ADEA PASS website and following "ADEA PASS Search Engine" link.

It is also recommended that you enclose a current Curriculum Vitae in your PASS application.

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Research

The Graduate Program in Orthodontics is proud of its commitment to research and continual advancement of the field of orthodontics. As part of the educational experience, students complete a research project and have the opportunity to obtain a Master’s Degree in Dentistry through the Graduate School.

The Division of Orthodontics is committed to instilling sound principles of research methodology and promoting attitudes for the advancement of the field of orthodontics.

Facilities

Orthodontics facilities collageThe Orthodontics Clinic is a 24-chair clinic with fully digital records and electronic charting. The clinic uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as diode lasers, digital imaging technology including three-dimensional photography, direct intraoral scanners, and cone-beam computed tomography, which provides a comprehensive view of all oral and maxillofacial structures and aids in diagnosis and treatment planning.

The Orthodontics Clinic offers comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents, and adults utilizing advanced technology including clear aligners, which straighten teeth without noticeable metal wires and brackets, and computer-assisted treatment technology, which utilizes virtual treatment planning and robot-bent, customized shape-memory alloy archwires.

Utilizing the latest technology, both in the clinic and the classroom, helps us achieve our mission to comprehensively prepare our graduate students for the future of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Our division

The Division of Orthodontics is home to outstanding faculty, students and staff. Our mission is to provide excellent orthodontic care for their patients while providing a top-notch educational and research experience for their residents.

With the support and leadership of six full-time faculty members, 10 part-time faculty members, and 10 dedicated staff persons, our division offers a didactic and clinical curriculum that creates dental specialists ready to serve the orthodontic needs of our population and the profession.

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Staff

Office & Administrative Specialist
Katie Olsen

Clinic Coordinator
Diane Anderson

Financial Coordinator
Bill Kniefel

Clinic Supervisor 
Jodi Kelly

Front Desk Staff
Laura Waegener
Stephanie Rappe

Assistants
Ashlie Hansen
Donna Loyas
Lisa Malyuk

Lab
David Bodick