Advancing dentistry's oldest specialty
We offer cutting edge techniques and comfort to train future dentists and deliver modern orthodontic care (braces) for adults and children
UIC College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics

The UIC Department of Orthodontics was founded in 1929 with the goal of offering graduate study in orthodontics. Since its inception it has been engaged in research, teaching and patient care. The graduates have contributed greatly to the development of dentistry's oldest specialty. The Department occupies a 6000 square-foot location on the first floor of the College of Dentistry building at the University of Illinois at Chicago with additional space as residents' lab on the second floor. Facilities include a modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory; reception and waiting area; computer, data-processing, and microscopy laboratory; the Brodie Library; orthodontic technique laboratory for photography, appliance construction and plaster work; seminar room; Ricketts Research and Conference Facility; faculty offices; and the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics.

Orthodontics Specialty Training Program
UIC College of Dentistry Orthodontics Specialty Training Program

The UIC College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics offers a program which leads to a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics through the College of Dentistry and the M.S. in Oral Sciences degree under the auspices of the Graduate College.

Learn more about the Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Training Program

Continuing Education

Individualized continuing education programs in orthodontics are available for those clinicians who have a serious interest in developing additional knowledge and skills in this field.

Learn more about the Orthodontics Continuing Education program.

Contact Us

Department of Orthodontics (M/C 841)

College of Dentistry University of Illinois at Chicago 801 S. Paulina Street, RM 131 Chicago, IL 60612-7211 Fax 312-996-0873.

For general information about the Department of Orthodontics, programs, residency applications, and events, call 312-996-7138.

Applicants to the orthodontic specialty program may also acquire information about application procedures via email:

Faculty & Staff

Department Head and Directors

Budi Kusnoto
Interim Department Head
Associate Professor and Clinic Director 

Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren
Director, Predoctoral Orthodontics

Kim Fasula, RDH
Director of Clinic Operations


Melissa Portis
Assistant to the Head

Huibi Liu
Information Technology Specialist