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Seton Hill’s Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics combines didactic, clinical and research components leading to both a Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics. (This program is designed for students who have already earned a D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent.)

How the Program Works 

Seton Hill's Orthodontics Program is a 30-month program that includes an intensive, full-time course of study as well as supervised clinical training in various contemporary orthodontic techniques.

The program begins with a week-long orientation in July, with courses and clinical work starting immediately thereafter. Supervising clinical faculty present their philosophies in daily diagnosis and treatment planning seminars. A variety of clinical techniques are demonstrated and utilized in the school’s orthodontic clinical facility, the Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics.Apple Distinguished School

As the written portion of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) exam is part of the course of study at Seton Hill, residents are eligible for additional certification through the ABO once they have fulfilled clinical requirements.

Seton Hill's Center for Orthodontics 

The University’s Center for Orthodontics incorporates the latest technology with specialized equipment, to provide the highest standard of treatment for patients, and an optimal learning experience for residents. 

Special Online MBA Tuition Discount 

Many of Seton Hill's Orthodontics Program residents - especially those planning on starting their own practices - take advantage of a substantial tuition discount in order to earn an MBA at Seton Hill. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate & Adult Studies.

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The program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is:

Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics will be visited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) on October 24, 2019. The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies’ discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. The Commission is accepting comments regarding the program’s adherence to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. We invite comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. 

All comments must be signed; signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program, and comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests may be made to the Commission office. Only signed comments will be considered. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653. The accreditation standards are also available at Commission’s website.

All comments relative to programs being visited will be due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to each program’s site visit to allow time for the program to respond.

The deadline for Third Party Comments is August 23rd, 2019.

The posting form for Third-Party Comments can be accessed here (DOC).

Mail or fax your written comments to:

Third-Party Comments
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Fax Number: 312-440-2915

Third-Party comments must include the following information:

Name of institution: Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics

Program to be reviewed: Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Site Visit Date: October 24, 2019