The primary goal of the Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Orthodontic Fellowship is to educate and train an orthodontist in the management and treatment of patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, craniofacial and/or facial differences. The fellow will work in conjunction with the cleft lip/palate and craniofacial team and will gain comprehensive experience and training in team focused treatment coordination. This fellowship is only offered to graduates with a degree in dentistry from an accredited American or foreign dental school, and a certificate or advanced degree in orthodontics.
The fellow will receive a broad clinical experience in the following:
- Presurgical and postsurgical orthodontic management of infants, children and young adults
- Participate in and observe operative procedures
- Formulation of comprehensive treatment plans
- Interaction with team members to deliver a team approach with the highest level of care possible
- Attend craniofacial and cleft lip/palate clinics
- Participate in treatment planning discussions with peers
- Attend various seminars such as literature review, weekly didactic seminars and complex case meetings
- Provide clinical teaching to orthodontic and pediatric dental residents on rotation
- Perform research in desired area of clinical expertise
Time, Salary and Benefits
The Fellow will work full time and receive compensation equivalent to a post graduate, year 7 at the hospital level. This is a thirteen month Fellowship beginning on September 1st 2013 and ending on September 30th 2014. The Fellow will be eligible for full time benefits and receive 3 weeks paid vacation per year.
Development of a hypothesis in an area related to craniofacial anomalies leading to the publication of a paper at the Master’s degree level. The fellow will participate in ongoing research projects. Time for research will be included in the schedule.
Requirements for Acceptance
Applicants should have a degree in dentistry from an accredited American or foreign dental school, and a certificate or advanced degree in orthodontics. Training in pediatric dentistry is desirable, but not required. TOEFL exam may be required if English is not a native language.
Leah Ledgewood, Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Program Coordinator