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Eastman Institute for Oral Health / Educational Programs / Orthodontics Residency Program

Orthodontics Residency Program

Dimitrios Michelogiannakis
Dimitrios Michelogiannakis, DDS, MS
Program Director

Emile Rossouw
Emile Rossouw, MChD, PhD
Department Chair

The Orthodontics Residency is a 2-year certificate program at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, where you'll be exposed to a talented, diverse faculty, fellow residents, and clinical research to enrich your experience.

We develop graduates with clinical expertise, emphasizing diagnostics and the technical knowledge to rectify complex, multifaceted problems within the craniofacial complex.

Ranked #1 by 2024Program Highlights

  • Two-year certificate program
  • Three-year combined program offering certification and a Master of Science degree
  • Six candidates accepted each year
  • Admission and eligibility

Read Hot Seat, the division's newsletter for alumni, residents, faculty and staff.

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What Sets Us Apart

Clinical Activities

You will gain an understanding of differential diagnosis, growth measurement, treatment planning, and outcomes assessment; and toward evaluation and use of these concepts in relevant professional decision-making processes.

Flexible Curriculum

Fundamental concepts of growth and development are studied together with basic human biology as it relates to the development of the craniofacial complex in terms of skeletal, soft tissue, and dento-alveolar structures.

Resident Life

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

Orthodontics Residency at UR Medicine

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