Department of Orthodontics
Advancing Dentistry's Oldest Specialty Heading link
Our Mission is to become a Global Leader in Delivering Precision/Personalized Orthodontics Care for Patients and Providing our Residents with Exemplary State of the Science Education.
We offer cutting edge techniques and comfort to train future dentists and deliver modern orthodontic care using braces and clear aligners for adults and children.
We offer cutting edge techniques and state of the science education to train future orthodontists to deliver modern orthodontic care using braces and clear aligners for adults and children.
We offer a three-year specialty training 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. 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.
As part of our long term plan to improve access to oral health care, the Department of Orthodontics at UIC College of Dentistry in the past five years has been in the forefront of furthering state of the art research by using tools such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and genomics. In the pasts five years, the Department of Orthodontics has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and has had over 120 presentations at national/ international scientific meetings. We also developed the Specialty Node of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network which is one of the largest funded studies by NIH/NIDCR. In a recent article in American Journal of Dentofacial Orthodontics (the world renowned orthodontic peer reviewed journal), the Orthodontics Department was recognized as having the second most number of top cited articles in the past 20 years.
As part of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, the Department of Orthodontics continues to embrace its vision to provide BETTER ORAL HEALTH THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION. The Department of Orthodontics is heavily involved in the state of art technology and advancements in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Diagnosis, Clear Aligners and many more.
Our program also has a long storied history with over 600 orthodontists graduating since 1929. We value our TEAM work with other specialties and in rendering high quality inter-disciplinary care. We have successfully carried-on the legacy of the legend in orthodontics such as Downs, Brodie, Ricketts, Haas and many more world renowned respected orthodontists.
From a clinical care point of view, the department is aligned with the American Board of Orthodontists as well as the Commission of Dental Education to ensure the highest possible quality of clinical training of our residents. Our clinic is one of the largest Medicaid providers in the state. We provide orthodontics care to more than 1000 new patients each year. Our goal is to improve access to orthodontics care for all those that need treatment.
As part of the global mission of UIC and the College of Dentistry, our goal is to become a Global Leader in Delivering Precision/Personalized Orthodontics Care for Patients and Providing our Residents with Exemplary State of the Science Education. The Department of Orthodontics at UIC works closely with our industrial partners and alumni donors to continue educating the next generation of orthodontists.
Orthodontics Specialty Training Program Heading link
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 Master of Science in Oral Sciences degree under the auspices of the Graduate College.
Learn more about the Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Training Program
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Faculty & Staff Heading link
Department Head and Directors
Brodie Craniofacial Endowed Chair
Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren
Director, Predoctoral Orthodontics
Associate Director of Post Graduate Orthodontics
Clinical Assistant Professor
Business Administrative Associate
Information Technology Specialist
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Our Orthodontics clinic at UIC College of Dentistry in Chicago provides comprehensive treatment of bite problems, misaligned teeth and jaws, and jaw growth problems for children and adults in a modern, open-design clinic. We provide a free initial examination to determine whether you have a condition that would require “braces”, and provide a review of the treatment costs and an estimate of the time it will take.