Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Certificate Program

CTOR Academy’s Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is a 36-month program that provides specialty training to US- and foreign- trained dentists.


Our program is founded on the belief that the best clinician for delivering the highest quality of care for Orthodontics patients is someone who is both an exceptional Orthodontist and an exceptional translational scientist.


CTOR Academy students will actively engage in designing and testing innovative approaches to Orthodontics treatment and disseminating their findings to global Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology communities.

Orthodontics Certificate

3 Years program

Orthodontics Certificate + MS in Bioengineering

3 Years program

Orthodontics Certificate + PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Sciences
5 Years program

Our Faculty

CTOR Academy faculty have extensive experience in higher education, research and clinical practice. They bring to our program their passion for both patient care and innovation.

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Program Director
Jeanne Nervina DMD, MS, PhD
Application Deadline
2021-2022 Academic year
Application Process
Direct application
*Application fee: $50 USD
Program Type
Orthodontics Certificate + MS or PhD
Program Starts
Estimated Summer 2021
Program Length
Option of 3 or 5 years