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This program is a full-time, one-year clinical and didactic course of study offered to dentists from countries other than the United States who seek to improve their orthodontic clinical skills and knowledge.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Program in Orthodontics, international program participants will have the ability to recognize patients requiring orthodontic therapy. They will develop the clinical skill to achieve, through orthodontic treatment, esthetic and functionally acceptable occlusion for patients with moderately severe malocclusion.

Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty comprised of top practitioners in the field of orthodontics and related areas.

Course Components:
A variety of lectures, seminars and conferences are incorporated into the program. Areas of focus include an overview of the biological basis and biomechanical principles of orthodontic theory and practice. Principles, issues and diverse subjects are explored and applied to clinical care and research. Participants are exposed to complex and interesting cases, such as orthognathic surgery, in a forum designed to enhance the ability to interact successfully with professionals with a variety of educational backgrounds. There are opportunities to participate in elective experiences such as teaching, research and society meetings. Ample time is made available for these and other individual student interests.

Program Director - Dr. Olivier Nicolay

About Dr. Olivier Nicolay:
Olivier Nicolay, D.D.S., M.M.Sc., is the Program Director of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Orthodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry, and the Associate Chair and Clinical Associate Professor in Orthodontics. He has been a member of the New York University College of Dentistry since 2002.

Dr. Nicolay is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics; Member of Angle East, component of the Angle Society of Orthodontists; American Association of Orthodontists; and the American Dental Association.