Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is to prepare residents for clinical practice in the specialty of orthodontics. Since this residency also requires scientific research culminating in a Masters Degree in Oral Biology, our graduates develop critical thinking while making significant contributions to the art and science of the specialty of orthodontics.

Our goal is to impart in-depth knowledge of the biological and mechanical principles governing the practice of orthodontics and to allow residents to develop excellent proficiency in orthodontics while treating a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple techniques. This expertise will be accomplished utilizing a variety of philosophies of diagnosis and treatment from a diverse faculty of approximately 25 outstanding practitioners and educators.

Obviously the most important ancillary mission of the educational process at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is to deliver quality orthodontic care for our patients.


U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).

This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the orthodontics graduates program may be reviewed at: http://itasmailer.tamu.edu/customerupload/HSCTemplates/ORTH/ORTH.html