Welcome to the Department of Orthodontics. The department is dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics through research, teaching and service. The mission of the Department of Orthodontics is to provide clinical and didactic instruction in orthodontics for predoctoral and postdoctoral students; promote the discovery of new knowledge about facial growth and development through scientific research; and serve the surrounding community as an educational resource and as a provider of quality orthodontic treatment. We have included excerpts from the department manual and a calendar of events, as well as a complete listing of all Master's theses published by our graduates. We hope you will find this information useful.
Orthodontics Student Research Takes 1st and 2nd Place
CWRU Orthodontics students Heather Horton and Garrison Copeland took first and second place at the annual session of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists this October for their research presentations. Dr. Horton's research project, A Method to Compare Relative CBCT density in the Mandible, took first place while Dr. Copeland's project, Case Western Reserve University Transverse Analysis- Clinical Applications, took second. These awards were two of only three given out at the meeting. The Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists is a regional chapter of the American Association of Orthodontists and includes orthodontists from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, and Pennsylvania.
Dental school hosts 18 Chinese visitors here to polish their orthodontic skills
The School of Dental Medicine is hosting 18 visitors from China’s hospitals and universities interested in learning new orthodontic skills. The visit is part of the dental school’s efforts to reach out to international communities. The largest delegation of visitors is from Peking University. Guests are also from Capital University of Medicine and Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Stomatology Hospital at ChongQing Medical University, Fourth Military Medical University, and Nihgxza People’s Hospital, Stomatological Hospital of Guangdong Province, Guanghua School of Stomatology, and Sun Yat-Sen University.
For several years, Chinese visitors have come to the dental school to learn and master some new orthodontic skills to take home. The first week of workshops concentrates on skills to construct orthodontic appliances, such as the customized arch wires. The second week focuses on diagnosis and treatment planning using imaging technologies, such as the new 3-D cone beam scanner that provides details images of the bones, teeth and tissues in the head and neck.
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Broadbent Institute extends department’s reach to special needs children
The care provided by the Department
of Orthodontics is reaching new patients — and new heights — with the dedication of the Broadbent Institute for Craniofacial Research. The institute is dedicated to clinical research and
craniofacial care. The three-tier clinic at the institute will greatly expand the capability of the Department of Orthodontics to provide care of the most complex malocclusions, and to special needs children. It will be used by the school’s new craniofacial fellow and the craniofacial team at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The children who come to the institute will be treated for severe craniofacial deformations, major craniofacial syndromes, and bilateral and unilateral cleft of the palate, which is the most common craniofacial deformity. The institute also will serve special needs children, such as those who have Down's syndrome, autism, and spina bifida. The institute was named in honor of Drs. B. Holly
Broadbent Sr. ’19 and Jr. ’52, thanks to a $100,000 gift from Jack Beattie, D.D.S., M.S., ’63.