Overview of the M.Sc./Dental Specialty Program in Orthodontics
The graduate section of the orthodontic discipline offers an integrated three-year program leading to a Master of Science degree upon completion. Course content is divided between didactic and clinical practice material with approximately equal time being devoted to each. The clinical aspect involves the treatment of all types of malocclusions, ranging from routine to severe; under the supervision of staff members and the completion of these cases is a requirement for graduation. This approach to clinical specialty education is unique in that no single diagnostic or treatment philosophy is emphasized but rather a varied technique approach is stressed ranging from traditional edgewise therapy to the latest, most advanced, self-ligating, low friction appliance systems and fixed class II correctors and removable functional appliances. Each philosophy is presented by first-rate clinicians. The combined years of clinical and teaching expertise offered by these individuals has gained the respect of the many successful graduates of the program.
The academic year for incoming first year residents commences on the first Monday in June.
A major requirement of the program is the production of an original research project in the field of orthodontics and the publication of the thesis material in a peer reviewed journal. Research topics are varied but the availability of the "Burlington Growth and Research Centre" allows the use of unique data that is not readily available elsewhere. The affiliation with the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children's Cleft Lip and Palate and Congenital Anomalies program adds significantly to the learning
Residents in the Graduate Specialty Program must be able to demonstrate adequate background knowledge of the following subjects, which will not be scheduled in the formal curriculum of study:
- Dental Histology
- Preventive Dentistry
- Gross Anatomy
Oral examinations will be held in the first clinical year if the standard of knowledge in any of the above subjects is below that required. Arrangements for a formal course of instruction must be made through the Heads of the Disciplines concerned.
- Arat, Emel
- Daskalogiannakis, John
- Gong, Siew-Ging
- Metaxas, Angelos
- Sectakof, Pavel
- Sharma, Khushee
- Tompson, Bryan
- Wilson, William L.
Above image (right): A malocclusion treated by a resident of the graduating class of 2015.