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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

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.

Orthodontics II

The course will provide the student with experience in early orthodontic treatment, exposing him/her to malocclusions arising in a normally developing craniofacial complex. 

Penn Orthodontics CE

The course provides students with an understanding of various topics in Orthodontics.

Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series

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

Case Presentation I & II

The students attend the case presentation seminars.

Six-Week Clinical Rotation

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

Admissions & Academics

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