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Oct 10, 2016

The Georgia School of Orthodontics was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle .

gso-group-photoATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — At its August 2016 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (“CODA”) granted Initial Accreditation to the Georgia School of Orthodontics (“GSO”), a new program in orthodontic education that aims to improve both orthodontic education opportunities in the state as well as provide expansive community access to care. CODA Initial Accreditation was the final step needed before the GSO welcomed its inaugural class and commenced classes in August.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics will operate a state-of-the-art orthodontic clinic, providing treatment for kids, teens and adults at significantly reduced costs. The clinic is staffed by highly qualified orthodontic faculty, including Board Certified Orthodontists, and the 18 licensed dentists enrolled in the residency program.

“CODA’s decision to grant us Initial Accreditation was a critical step in our ability to fulfill our mission of educating dentists to become orthodontists, while providing affordable care to an underserved population,” said Dr. Pramod Sinha, Program Director.

The 36-month residency program has developed stringent education and admission standards in accordance with the CODA’s accreditation requirements. The GSO standards include:

  • Clearly stated goals and objectives that address raising the quality of education, patient care, research and service.
  • Requiring a Board Certified Program Director to administer the residency program.
  • Providing exceptional institutional facilities and resources to offer the best educational and patient experiences.
  • Providing special knowledge and skills in orthodontics beyond the D.D.S., D.M.D. or Continuing Education training.

The school provides cutting edge technology and equipment for students and patients. GSO is the first orthodontic school in the nation to have the CS3600 3D intraoral scanner. The 3D intraoral scanner allows for virtual treatment planning capability with greater accuracy and speed, and eliminates plaster impressions. This technology is used in conjunction with the Juell 3D Flash OC, which has 3D printing capabilities to construct retainers and study models.

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