The Orthodontic Postgraduate Clinics, seminar rooms, and resident offices are located on the fourth floor of the clinical facility. Directly adjacent to the Postgraduate Clinics and educational areas for Pediatric Dentistry, the programs share this entire floor of the facility. Specific to Orthodontics, the facility provides a 20 operatory clinical area with a combined open-bay and closed-bay arrangement with full equipment for delivery of comprehensive orthodontic specialty care for children, adolescents, and adults as overseen by Program faculty. The facility has full digital capabilities for all patient records as well as computer-based technology in all operatories and teaching centers. Treatment areas are supported by full radiographic capabilities with all panoramic and cephalometric radiographic projections digital based and compatible with a computer-based records system (Dolphin). Cone-beam CT scanning is available within the clinical building.
The Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic has a full reception / business office area with adjacent patient records storage area, patient consultation rooms, in-house sterilization areas, appliance laboratory, and storage rooms. The laboratory areas adjacent to the clinical section are fully equipped for the preparation of diagnostic casts and fabrication of retainers, space maintainers and minor tooth movement appliances. It contains vaccumixers for mixing stone, model trimmers, soldering, and welding devices, lab-bench hand-pieces, and supplies necessary for basic laboratory procedures. A faculty / resident office, a library / conference room, and computer / video-imaging center are also located adjacent to the clinical area.
College of Dental Medicine Clinical Sciences Building
In addition to clinical experiences at the Orthodontic Postgraduate Clinic, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics also provides pediatric dental and orthodontic lectures and seminars in the main College of Dental Medicine Sciences Building. Located in the MUSC complex about a two minute walk from the Orthodontic Clinic, the College of Dental Medicine Sciences Building primarily serves as the predoctoral dental student classroom and laboratory site. Residents may provide supportive care on a rotational basis over the course of the program in a teaching role for dental students in the predoctoral curriculum.
MUSC Children's Hospital
In addition to the primary resident clinic, the Orthodontic Postgraduate Program as a component of the MUSC Children’s Hospital, has affiliated experiences and responsibilities for children and adolescents with special needs. The large population base at Children’s Hospital offers the opportunity for numerous contacts with other pediatric clinics (e.g., Craniofacial Anomalies, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiology) in support of comprehensive oral-dental health care for patients with associated medical problems. All Postgraduate Orthodontic students attend and participate in the clinical activities of the Team as related to children and adolescents with craniofacial anomalies. The Orthodontic Postgraduate Program serves as a primary referral source for children with orthodontic treatment needs that are provided by the Children’s Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC).
Faculty offices are located at 173 Ashley Avenue, BSB 347, in the MUSC complex, adjacent to the James B. Edwards Dental Clinics.