PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Advanced Specialty Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

The mission of the Georgia School of Orthodontics is to educate qualified dentists to become specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics with a commitment to excellence in patient-centered care, effective teaching, meaningful research and service to the community.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is an Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics that offers a 36-month residency certificate program to residents at its Atlanta and Duluth, Georgia campuses. The mission of the Georgia School of Orthodontics is to educate qualified dentists to become specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics with a commitment to excellence in patient-centered care, effective teaching, meaningful research and service to the community.

The Residency Program consists of intensive didactic, clinical, and research components that are taught in state-of-the-art facilities with technologically advanced equipment and materials. Our two campuses have over 21,000 square feet of clinical, research, academic, and administrative spaces. Our clinical technology includes 3D Intraoral Scanners, a CBCT scanner (3-D x-ray), and 100% digital records for maximum efficiency.

Program Description

Each year, 18 students who have completed their dental degree are selected for the Residency Program leading to a certificate of proficiency in clinical orthodontics. Our residents are selected from a diverse group of outstanding, well-qualified applicants. An evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment planning is emphasized via the didactic, clinical, and research curriculum. Also, residents are given courses in the business of orthodontic practice to create a well-rounded professional. The highest ethical standards are emphasized throughout the length of the Program. It is our mission to create professionals who exhibit diversity and will provide affordable orthodontic care to underserved communities.

Testimonials

“The things that distinguish GSO from other orthodontic residency programs include that we’re a very diverse group of residents from all over the country and all over the world with varying experiences. We’re able to grow and learn from one another and we’re able to collaborate and provide the best care for our patients.”

— Dr. Bridgette Jones Brooks, Class of 2020 Resident

“As a Captain in the Army Reserves, it truly hits home for me to be a part of an institution like GSO that gives back to our veterans in our community through Purple Heart Smiles. I get to personally work with Purple Heart Recipients and their families – I feel like they deserve so much for their service and this is just our way to say thank you.”

— Dr. Shannen Dalton, Class of 2020 Chief Resident

"GSO takes a team approach to care with its patients. We have faculty from various backgrounds with different skill sets. We all get together as a team – we have seminars where we discuss the best approach to treating each patient’s unique and individual needs and we come up with the best possible treatment plan for each patient."

— Dr. Ted Markos, Class of 2019 Chief Resident

Within Reach

1.5

Million dollars in Scholarships Funded through GSO

54

Residents are enrolled in our 3-year program with 18 residents per class

4,500

Patients seen by the end of 2019