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Orthodontic Program Information

This three-year program, which is administratively based within the Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics, was the first fully accredited hospital-based orthodontic program in the United States.  One of the first 36-month in duration graduate orthodontic programs in the nation, Einstein Orthodontics provides an exceptional opportunity for residents to follow complex cases through completion of treatment.  In a fully supervised clinical practice, residents treat an array of malocclusions and other dento-facial irregularities in a diverse patient population. Goals of the Program:
  1. To educate and prepare the resident in the theoretical, technical and ethical aspects of orthodontics
  2. To emphasize the application of evidence-based sciences to clinical practice
  3. To provide a broad understanding of the inter-relationship of orthodontics to other disciplines of dentistry
  4. To develop the ability to function as a member of the healthcare team
  5. To develop the diagnostic ability to render the utmost in clinical care to a broad range of patients who present at various age levels and with a myriad of clinical problems
  6. To have a thorough acquaintance of the literature and research methodology
  7. To provide an understanding of self-assessment and the goals of continual self-improvement through ongoing critical evaluation of care

Overview of The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine

Einstein Healthcare Network offers the region's largest diverse hospital-based dental education program. In a challenging clinical and academic environment, postdoctoral programs in general dentistry, endodontics and orthodontics prepare residents for leadership as clinicians and mentors. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine shares equal status with Einstein Healthcare Network's other clinical departments. More than 50 Department of Dental Medicine faculty members, including specialists in every field of dental medicine, guide residents in clinical, didactic and research areas. The favorable faculty-resident ratio allows for an enhanced learning experience through personal guidance. The general practice residency program offers a one-year program with an optional second, while the endodontic program is two years. The orthodontic program is three academic years (Academic Year = 52 weeks = 2032 clock hours).

The department's longstanding academic associations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Temple University School of Dentistry broaden and enrich the residents' educational experiences.  Dental students from the University of Pennsylvania complete rotations at Einstein Healthcare Network, and the three institutions freely share information and resources.

Growth and Innovation of the Department of Dental Medicine

From one resident and a single operatory in 1926, the department has expanded to 20 residents and 22 operatories in a modern 8,000 square-foot facility in the medical center's outpatient area. Current maximum approved resident complements are: General Practice Residency = 10; Endodontic Program = 4; and Orthodontics = 6. This was the first hospital-based outpatient program of its kind in Philadelphia.

Our clinical facilities include state-of-the-art dental delivery systems in the residency program area. Also, all dental imaging systems include digital technology and a full field of view 3D Cone Beam unit utilized by the residency programs. Additionally, digital intra-oral scanning is fully integrated into resident education and patient care. Residents present table clinics, poster displays and research papers at regional and national meetings.

Department of Dental Medicine Endowments

Major endowments, in recognition of leadership individuals, add to the level of academic and clinical excellence at Einstein Healthcare Network. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine, the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics, the Phillip S. Kanev Division of Restorative Dentistry and the Jack Magill Orthodontic Clinical Facility have been named in recognition of these individuals.

The department also sponsors three endowed conferences: the Morris Kelner Memorial Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, the Steven P. Chartan Memorial Lecture and the Maxwell S. and Anna K. Fogel Memorial Conference on Dental Medicine and Resident Graduation.

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Vanessa Morenzi, DMD
Program Director and Chair, Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics
Chair, The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine

Michael D. Roth, DDS
Associate Program Director
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