The following learning outcomes have been developed and adopted by the faculty. These goals, skills and knowledge every graduate must demonstrate to qualify for graduation. The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics require these outcomes be assessed in the classroom, the laboratory, and through treatment of clinical cases over the 30-month program. Their competencies are assessed through examinations, presentations of papers, and clinical treatment comprehensive examinations.
- Demonstrate a commitment to learning, professionalism, societal responsibility, and contributing to generalizable knowledge through research
- Demonstrate a commitment to the addressing the concerns of patients and the delivery of quality care.
- Demonstrate the level of proficiency expected of an orthodontic specialist in the areas of diagnosis, treatment planning, and analysis of treatment outcomes.
Residents enrolled in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Advanced Education Program must complete the following requirements:
Required Core Curriculum:
- Complete a 30 month program of clinical training, didactic course work, and undergraduate teaching.
- Complete a hypothesis driven research project and produce a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal accessible through PUBMED®.
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA for 39 credit hours of core curriculum (see below).
- Meet Student Learning Outcomes of the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics section of the UMKC School of Dentistry.
- Take the Phase II examination of the American Board of Orthodontics during the second year of residency.