Jeff Nickel, DMD, MSc, PhD
Laura Iwasaki, DDS, MSc, PhD, Leo Rogers Chair; James Osborne, DDS, Clinic Director; Steve Billings, DDS; Dustin Burleson, DDS; Frank Crist, DDS, MS; Scott Hamilton, DDS, MSD; Kurt Hoffman, DDS; Mike Klein, DDS; Steve Malmstrom, DDS; Brad Smith, DDS; Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan, BDS, PhD, DMedSc; Jeff Thompson, DDS, MS; Cameron Walker DDS, MS, PhD; Don Wilson, DDS; Dan Ranjibar, DDS; Genavieve Hendricks, DDS, MS.
The advanced education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics has existed since 1946. UMKC Orthodontics Alumni are located in many states and some foreign countries.
This is a full-time, 30 month program that begins July 1st. It is designed to prepare the student for community practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Curriculum emphasis is placed on the edgewise technique and on interceptive and functional treatment. Management of craniofacial anomalies is taught didactically and clinically in association with the craniofacial team at Children's Mercy Hospital. Objective inquiry and statistical validation are emphasized in all aspects of this program. Completion of an original research project and paper is required. The computerized clinic facility is a working-research model that simulates the private practice environment. Courses, clinics, and dedicated research time are organized to facilitate the completion of an MS or PhD degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. A separate application is required for the MS or PhD program.
Application and Acceptance
An applicant for this program must be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident in the United States. Applicants must also submit evidence of graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or the Canadian Dental Accrediting Commission. A minimum dental school 3.0 GPA and completion of the GRE is required for all applicants.
Applications are considered from the following groups:
- Fourth-year dental students from American Dental Association (ADA) or Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Accredited schools who are in the top 50 percent of their graduating class.
- Graduates of ADA or CDA accredited dental schools who ranked in the top 50 percent of their graduating classes and have satisfactorily completed a general practice residency or other dental specialty program prior to application.
- Graduates of a School of Dentistry who ranked in the top 50 percent of their class and have been in general practices.
Selection of candidates is a twofold process. First, candidates are stratified on the basis of academic and professional performance: passing the national board examinations, GRE scores, class standing, other specialty program education, practice experience, leadership roles in organized dental groups, dental school teaching, research experience and recommendations are considered. Preferences will be given to individuals who limit their applications to programs participating in MATCH.
Secondly, applicants meeting screening criteria are invited for interviews. All interviews are conducted at the School of Dentistry on the same day and all invited candidates must attend this session to be eligible for final selection into the class. If offered a position in a class, this offer, like all offers from the University, is contingent upon a successful background screening. In order to begin the background screening, you must complete a Disclosure form and return it to Human Resources within two business days. Three residents are accepted into this program annually. Accepted residents must successfully complete a U.S. regional or equivalent Canadian clinical licensure exam prior to or no later than the end of the first year of residency.
Application for admission MUST be through the ADEA PASS program and completed on or before September 1st of the year prior to planned enrollment. For more information, check the website Important Information for Applicants.
Orthodontic residents will receive an annual stipend of $20,000 paid on a monthly basis.
Tuition and Fees
Estimated tuition and fee costs may be found here. There are additional costs for books, laptop computer and required meeting attendance associated with this program.
Residents are required to pay an "instrument usage" fee to the school. All instruments are provided and are maintained by the Central Sterilization program of the school.
Up-to-date information on additional financial assistance may be found in the school financial aids charts at http://www.sfa.umkc.edu/.
Student Learning Outcomes
Residents enrolled in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Advanced Education Program must meet the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate diagnostic skills:
1.1 Assemble diagnostic data to enable determination of the degree to which skeletal and dentoalveolar discrepancies contribute to the morphology of the craniofacial complex in three dimensions
1.2 Show competency in the use and application of the American Board of Orthodontics Discrepancy Index
2. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize treatment plans, and implement appropriate therapeutic modalities:
2.1 Correctly determine the appropriate use of dentofacial orthopedics and demonstrate clinical skils in management
2.2 Demonstrate an ability to correctly plan and implement mechanotherapies for correction of dentoalveolar malocclusions
2.3 Develop and implement the appropriate plans for 2 phase mechanotherapy
2.4 Successfully promote interdisciplinary treatment plans
3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze treatment outcomes:
3.1 Report assessments of skeletal changes related to growth and treatment
3.2 Accurately describe dentoalveolar treatment outcomes
3.3 Demonstrate proficiency in evaluation of soft tissue effects of therapy
3.4 Formulate an assessment of case difficulty and treatment outcomes using the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Index of treatment difficulty, and ABO index of treatment outcome
The following learning outcomes have been developed and adopted by the faculty. These goals, skills and knowledge every graduate must demonstrate to qualify for graduation. The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics require these outcomes be assessed in the classroom, the laboratory, and through treatment of clinical cases over the 30-month program. Their competencies are assessed through examinations, presentations of papers, and clinical treatment comprehensive examinations.
- Demonstrate a commitment to learning, professionalism, societal responsibility, and contributing to generalizable knowledge through research
- Demonstrate a commitment to the addressing the concerns of patients and the delivery of quality care.
- Demonstrate the level of proficiency expected of an orthodontic specialist in the areas of diagnosis, treatment planning, and analysis of treatment outcomes.
Required Core Curriculum
|BIO-SCI 5706||Growth and Development I||1|
|BIO-SCI 5707||Growth and Development II||1|
|ORTHOD 5726||Cephalometric I||2|
|ORTHOD 5727||Cephalometric II||2|
|ORTHOD 5704||Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics I||1|
|ORTHOD 5705||Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics II||1|
|ORTHOD 5706||Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics III||1|
|ORTHOD 5707||Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Iv||1|
|ORTHOD 5708||Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics V||2|
|ORTHOD 5709||Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Vi||1|
|ORTHOD 5710||Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Vii||2|
|ORTHOD 5711||Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Viii||2|
|BIO-SCI 5739||Biomaterials for the Dental Specialist||1|
|BIO-SCI 5740||Oral Pathology I||2|
|BIO-SCI 5760||Physiology of Oral Mineralized Tissues||2|
|BMS 9701||Clinical Anatomy of Head and Neck||2|
|RES-ME 5700||Introduction To Research Methodology||2|
|RES-ME 5704||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|BIO-SCI 5751||Elements of the Scientific Method||1|
|BIO-SCI 5752||Research Methods in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences||2|
|BIO-SCI 5799||Research And Thesis||6|
|RES-ME 5703||Thesis Writing||1|
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