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Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Program


The CTOR Academy curriculum is designed to train traditional community-based Orthodontists, as well as Orthodontists who aspire to pursue innovative careers such as a CEO, researcher or policy maker.

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.


CTOR Innovations are available to orthodontists around the world.

A significant focus of the CTOR Academy curriculum is on interdisciplinary cases involving other dental, medical, public health, and other allied clinical specialties. CTOR Academy's philosophy emphasizes Orthopedic treatment of complex skeletal maloccusions; 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.


Non-surgical treatment of severe  jaw discrepancies using bone biology  principles.

Also, many guest lecturers from Industry will share their experience starting a successful company. These courses are combined with many hours of clinical and laboratory training to ensure that each student acquires 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, or 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.​

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CTOR Research
featured on the cover of
Journal of Dental Research

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 complete both the Certificate program and an engineering degree (MS or PhD) from Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in the US. These students are required to finish requirements for 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. Students will complete the curriculum established by Stevens Institute of Technology 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.


CTOR Academy and Stevens Institute of Technology jointly offer three different paths to meet your career goals.


Orthodontics Certificate

3-Year program


Orthodontics Certificate + MS in Bioengineering

3-Year program

Orthodontics Certificate + PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Sciences
5-Year program

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