Welcome to the Department of Orthodontics.  Since its establishment in 1916, the University of Pennsylvania Orthodontic Department has been considered to be home of one of the world’s premier orthodontic programs.  Penn Orthodontics has been a leader in clinical excellence due to its strong yet diverse faculty, a highly collaborative relationship with the School of Dental Medicine, and its location within an Ivy League university and a city which is world-renowned for health care education.  Combined exposure to contemporary clinical technology with  fundamental concepts is one of higher education’s greatest challenges.

The 26-month postdoctoral orthodontic program achieves this objective through a strong foundation of didactic and clinical courses, which equip our residents with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide ethical, patient-centered, evidence-based orthodontic treatment.  The opportunity for clinical and basic science research via close proximity to a leading dental research center further fosters the development of tomorrow’s leaders in the specialty.

Chun-Hsi Chung, DMD, MS

Chancey M. F. Edgel Endowed Chair, Director of the Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program Associate Professor of Orthodontics

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Upcoming Events


Aug, 2019
Westchester Alumni Reception

Mamaroneck Boats & Motors
622 Rushmore Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY


Sep, 2019
[The Dean's Speaker Series] Challenges and Opportunities associated with Interprofessional Precision, Risk-Based Dental Caries Management

Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium


Sep, 2019
Alumni-Student Networking Event

The Bellevue Hotel
200 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


Sep, 2019
European Penn Endo Society Reception at ESE Vienna

Grand Étage at Hotel Grand Ferdinand
Schubertring 10-12
1010 Vienna, Austria

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