Support the Department of Growth and Development
The Department of Growth and Development encompasses the dental clinical specialties of orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics and pediatric dentistry, as well as the general practice residency (GPR) program. The full-time departmental faculty are all specialty-trained within their respective disciplines. The department teaches a rigorous predoctoral program in both specialty areas. In addition, the sections of orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics and pediatric dentistry each offer a postgraduate program in their respective dental specialties and the GPR section offers an advanced education program. A Master of Science degree with a thesis (MSIA) is encouraged and supported. The faculty has a significant commitment to scholarly pursuits as well as teaching. The department has had grant support from various sources, including governmental and foundation as well as from dental industry.
Private charitable support is critical to maintaining excellence and ensuring the future success of the department.
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