Postgraduate Orthodontics

Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics

Program Director: Richard D. Faber, D.D.S., M.S.

dental students photoThe postdoctoral program in orthodontics is a 36-month, full-time program designed to meet the eligibility requirements of both the American Dental Association for specialization in orthodontics and the certifying examination given by the American Board of Orthodontics. Applicants to the program must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree, or foreign equivalent. Beginning on July 1 of each year, training will take place primarily in the School of Dental Medicine and its clinical facility (the Dental Care Center) at University Hospital, and at other teaching hospitals affiliated with the dental school and Health Sciences Center such as the dental department of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Instruction is provided through lectures, seminars, case presentation, conferences and clinical practice.

Instructor in lecture hall

Emphasis is on diagnostic procedures and treatment planning, and the application of clinical methods best designed to meet the treatment objectives for the individual patient.

To receive a certificate in postdoctoral orthodontics, the student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete all courses listed below;
  • Submit two completed case write-ups as per standards of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Pass an oral examination modeled after the certifying exam of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Sit for parts I and II of the American Board of Orthodontics written examination
  • Present the findings and discuss their research project at a formal seminar
  • Submit for publication a clinical case report.

An application to the orthodontic specialty training program may be downloaded and printed from this website ( click on link below ) or obtained from:

Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Stony Brook University
School of Dental Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8701

Deadline for Completed Application is September 1 of the year proceeding expected matriculation.

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Application for Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics


Year I Program Requirements
  • Basic Science Core
  • Orthodontic Technique (Pre-clinical Orthodontics)
  • Cephalometrics and Radiology
  • Growth & Development
  • Orthodontic Theory & Practice
  • Head & Neck Anatomy
  • Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Interdisciplinary Care I
  • Clinical Orthodontics I
  • Surgical Orthodontics & Craniofacial Deformities I
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction & Occlusion
  • Literature Review I
  • Journal Club
  • Research Project
  • Evolution of the Craniofacio dental mechanism
Year II Program Requirements
  • Orthodontic Theory & Practice II
  • Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Interdisciplinary Care II
  • Surgical Orthodontics II
  • Literature Review II
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Research Project
  • Journal Club
  • Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Conferences in Clinical Orthodontics
Year III Program Requirements
  • Clinical Orthodontics III
  • Literature Review III
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Research Project
  • Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Interdisciplinary Care III
  • Supervised Clinical Teaching
  • Conferences in Clinical Orthodontics