Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
The CTOR Academy curriculum has been designed to train not only Orthodontists but also Orthodontists who aspire to pursue a career as a CEO and/or researcher. CTOR Academy students will be exposed not only to classical orthodontics education, but also to a unique training in advanced treatment of craniofacial syndromes, non-surgical treatment of complex cases for children and adults, shock wave therapy, micro-osteoperforations, high-frequency acceleration, external plate-anchorage devices, minimally-invasive treatment for correction of growth and development and many other techniques that are unique to CTOR Academy. A significant focus of the CTOR Academy clinic is on Orthopedic treatment; therefore, CTOR Academy students will gain a deep understanding of bone biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, mechanotherapy, form and function, occlusion, mechanical stimulation, physical therapy, speech therapy, and many other topics. Also, many guest lecturers from Industry share their experience starting a successful company. These courses are combined with many hours of clinical and laboratory training to ensure that students acquire the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to be an outstanding Orthodontist who has the potential to contribute to our specialty as a clinician, researcher, and entrepreneur.
CTOR Academy students are required to successfully finish a research project written in the format of a thesis or research article and present their work at a national and/or international meeting and publish in a peer-reviewed journal.
CTOR Academy collaborates closely with several hospitals, Stevens Institute of Technology, Forsyth Institute and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, to advance the science of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
CTOR Academy students are complete 1100 hours of education more than what the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requires for Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics programs (CTOR Academy: 4800 hours vs. CODA requirement: 3700 hours).
Combined Orthodontics Certificate and MS or PhD Program
Exceptional applicants may be accepted into our combined Orthodontics Certificate and MS or PhD Program, where they not only complete the Certificate program, they also earn an engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in the US. These students are required to finish requirements of both the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Certificate Program and their graduate engineering program, which will enable them to work as a dual-trained Orthodontist-CEO or Orthodontist-Scientist of the future. This program is very condensed and requires dedication and hard work. Stevens Institute of Technology controls the curriculum for the engineering portion of the program, while both CTOR Academy and Stevens Institute of Technology collaborate on the research conducted for the graduate degree.