Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Our graduates are changing lives across the globe.

Learning starts inside the extensive UMKC facilities, laboratories, and libraries. There students will find nationally-known researchers, collaborative hospital partners and veteran faculty who make the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics advanced education program stand out.

Residents can expect courses that emphasize the edgewise technique and interceptive and functional treatment. Objective inquiry and statistical validation are emphasized. Training goes well beyond the classroom. Our location next to an elite children’s hospital means students will learn to manage craniofacial anomalies alongside the craniofacial experts at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Graduates will leave ready to immediately start a career in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. They’ll join UMKC Orthodontists across the world making changes one patient at a time since the program started in 1946.

The full time 30-month program begins July 1.

Concurrent enrollment for an M.S. degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS) is also possible. The OCS program requires a separate application after the student has been accepted into the

Orthodontics program. Detailed application information is available at https://dentistry.umkc.edu/index.php/academics/master-of-science-oral-craniofacial/