Department of Orthodontics

Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics is that area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures. It includes those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformations of their related structures and the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones. Orthodontic treatment involves the application of forces and/or the stimulation and redirection of functional forces within the craniofacial complex.

Major responsibilities in orthodontic practice include the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of the teeth and associated alterations of their surrounding structures. It involves the design, application and control of functional and corrective appliances; and the guidance of the dentition and its supporting structures to attain and maintain optimal occlusal relations in physiologic and esthetic harmony with craniofacial structures.

Programs in the Department of Orthodontics

Orthodontic Residency


Timothy Tremont, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor, Chair

Ildeu Andrade, Jr., D.D.S, M.S, PhD
Associate Professor, Program Director 

Juan Faja-Fernandez, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor

Roland K. Fulcher, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor 

Roberta Z. Gardner, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor 

Bryan E. Green, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor  

Sarandeep Huja, D.D.S., PhD
Professor and Dean

Loring L. Ross, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor

R. Matthew Miner, D.D.S
Assistant Professor

Goodwin G. Thomas, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor