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MADS Orthodontics

Core Courses

The course will provide a summary of the main statistical concepts. Some of the topics will include data displays, summary statistics, probability distributions and expectation, statistical inference procedures for univariate and bivariate data, linear regression models, and analysis of variance.
Introduction to Systemic Reviews

The course introduces methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials.

Head and Neck Anatomy

The course will provide a review of principal anatomy comprising the stomatognathic system.


The course will provide information about bone biology and metabolism and how it interfaces with the host immune response.


The course will provide information about basic pharmacology and give the students a better understanding of drugs, interpreting complicated drug/medical histories, and understanding drug reactions.

Wound Healing

The course includes information given by experts in the basic and/or clinical sciences. The first seven lectures cover the basic biologic aspects of wound healing. These are followed by a series of five lectures discussing wound healing in a more clinical context covering the topics of fracture repair, osseointegration, orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics.

Maxillofacial Radiology

The course will provide in depth discussion about radiographic interpretation and differential diagnosis of various pathological conditions which show similarities on x-rays.


The courses is to impart a general knowledge of fundamental concepts in principles of professionalism and ethical decision making with emphasis on care-based discussions.

Grand Rounds Conference

This conference based course will provide an understanding of the sequential management of multidisciplinary cases from a diagnostic and treatment basis. It will involve student presentations from each specialty followed by panel discussion.

Orthodontics Courses

Introduction to Orthodontics "Summer Orientation Program"

The course provides information about Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Growth and Development, Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment, Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics, Cephalometrics, Tweed course, Andrews –Six Elements course, Begg course, CBCT imaging, Craniofacial Development, Introduction of Periodontics and Pediatric dentistry, Clear aligner treatment, Biomechanics, Maxillofacial Anatomy, Temporomandibular disorders, Ethics & Jurisprudence, 3D Printing, and Dolphin Imaging.

Orthodontics I

The course provides information about the growth and development, concentrating on child somatic, craniofacial, and dental growth and development. The students will build a solid foundation along the lines of diagnosing problems and understanding the etiology of malocclusion and space maintenance.

Growth & Development I

The course focuses on the fundamental role of craniofacial growth and development in diagnosis, treatment timing, and type of treatment in growing individuals.

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

The course utilizes review of the classical and current literature to learn how to make evidence based diagnosis and treatment planning for orthodontic patient.

Craniofacial Orthodontic Seminars

The course discusses the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies, and the different types, severity, incidence, concomitant conditions of these congenital craniofacial anomalies.

Interceptive Orthodontics

The course includes discussions about the common clinical problems encountered in early orthodontic treatment and provide strategies for problem solving through history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment planning.


The course provides the principles of biomechanics, the basic physics involved in orthodontic appliances and treatment.

Literature Review

The course utilizes the reading from the textbook of Orthodontics: Current principles and Techniques, 6ed, 2017, and other orthodontic literature.

Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series

The students attend the orthognathic surgery seminars and TMJ lecture series.

Case Presentation I

The students attend the case presentation seminars.

TMD Diagnosis & Therapy

The course discusses current diagnostic and treatment modalities for craniofacial dysfunction. The inter-relationship with adjunctive specialties will be stressed.

Six-Week Clinical Rotation

Clinical rotations in specific specialty clinics will provide clinical experience in diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient care through observation.

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