Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Clinical Experience
How many patients will I have? You will treat 65 orthodontic patients and 20 transfer cases.
Where do I receive my clinical education? We have a resident and faculty-run orthodontics clinic at UT Dentistry’s Center for Oral Health Care & Research.
How many operatories are in the clinic where I will work? We have 20 dental chairs for the residents and four dental chairs for the faculty.
What types of procedures will students be expected to perform to complete the rotation? Identify, manage and treat dental malocclusions and dentofacial deformity. You will design and fabricate orthodontic appliances, including retainers and specialized appliances for complex orthodontic cases. You will be exposed to a whole range of bracket and appliance systems including traditional braces, Invisalign and lingual braces
Who supervises and teaches? All of our faculty members are also practicing orthodontists. You will be working with a team of faculty members who are there to guide you and serve as mentors. Instructors hold case conferences with students.
Who are my patients? Patients are members of the San Antonio community. We also serve South Texas with locations in Laredo and at a variety of community clinics in Bexar County.
What else should I know? Our faculty will evaluate students on patient management and chair-side manner. You must serve our patients in a professional way to complete the program.