Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics' Graduates and Faculty

About the Program

The post-doctoral 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 DDS or DMD degree, or foreign equivalent that is acceptable for New York State Licensure. 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 the 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.

Program Goals

Overall Goal of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

The Advanced Education Program is designed to provide clinical, didactic and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level.

To receive a certificate in post-doctoral orthodontics, the student must:

  • satisfactorily complete all courses;
  • submit 25 completed case analyses;
  • 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; and
  • sit for parts I and II of the American Board of Orthodontics written examination.
  • present and defend a research project at the end of third year

Coursework Requirements

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

Year II Program Requirements
Orthodontic Theory and Practice II; Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care II; Surgical; Orthodontics II; Literature Review II; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Research Project; Journal Club; Clinical Orthodontics II; Conferences in Clinical Orthodontics; Expert Seminar Series

Year III Program Requirements
Clinical Orthodontics III; Literature Review III; Teaching Practicum; Research Project
Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care III; Supervised Clinical Teaching; Conferences in; Clinical Orthodontics; Expert Seminar Series

Research Opportunities

To explore research opportunities within Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, please visit the Office of Research page or contact Dr. Stephen Walker, Interim Director for Research. 

Tuition and Fees

The State University of New York (SUNY) determines the tuition. Information about tuition and fees can be found at the following website:


Meet Our Team

Program Director:  Richard D. Faber, DDS, MS
Phone: (631) 632-8930 | Email:

Frank R. Egan, DDS
Zackary T. Faber, DDS, MDS
Hechang Huang, DDS, MSD, MS, PhD
Robert Lopatkin, DDS
Wellington Rody, Jr., DDS, MS
Antonino Russo, DDS

Robert Schindel, DDS
Duane S. Shank, DDS



Application Information


Application Requirements to apply

  • Passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code to PASS
  • Submit PASS application on line
  • Application requires $100.00 fee.  Visit our PASS website for the link to submit your payment

Admission Requirements

  • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination
  • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree
  • Eligible for NY state dental license
  • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school
  • Application
  • The application deadline is September 1 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Orthodontic Postgraduate Program participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program.

Applicants must be graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada with a DDS or DMD degree or a foreign equivalent that is acceptable for New York State Licensure and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the United States or Canada.

Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics can be directed to:

Margie Puglisi, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry,
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Rm. 114 Rockland Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8700
Phone:  (631) 632-3181
Fax:  (631) 632-8717

Application for Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics