School of Dentistry

Orthodontics at OHSU

Continuing Dentistry Education courses events

The Orthodontics program houses an excellent clinical faculty with a varied background and a combined wealth of experience. We provide state of the art treatment for patients of all ages and rigorous advanced education for our student doctors.

The Oregon Health & Science University’s Department of Orthodontics and its specialty clinic are housed in the state of the art School of Dentistry building, completed in 2014.  Department personnel includes many highly dedicated faculty and staff with varied backgrounds, providing a wealth of experience for classroom teaching and clinical care. Activities of the department have also been strengthened through strong support by the OHSU Orthodontic Alumni Association and orthodontists in the region.

We emphasize a team approach to dentistry and orthodontics and focus on developing customized treatment approaches for each of our patients, resulting in a thorough and diverse educational program for our students.  The strengths and positive atmosphere of the graduate program have given us strong success in recruiting highly talented post-doctoral students from practice settings and pre-doctoral education programs across the country.  Through continual updating of courses and maintenance of a strong research agenda, we have worked to achieve a balanced program founded on excellent clinical training and a commitment to providing optimal service to our patients.

Orthodontics leadership

Laura R. Iwasaki, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department Chair 

Jeffrey C. Nickel, D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Director of Advanced Education in Orthodontics Program 

Sohyon Kim D.M.D, -  Assistant Professor, Director of Predoctoral Education in Orthodontics Program 

Meet our Residents and Faculty

Master of Science

The Master of Science program in Orthodontics is designed to qualify candidates for specialty practice and/or academic careers and for examination for certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. It is a 30-month continuous program (10 academic quarters) and consists of course work in the basic sciences, laboratory, theory, clinic, and research in related fields. Class schedules are TBA.

Selection Process

More information on applying to our Advanced Education programs

Faculty of the Department of Orthodontics will review completed applications received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline specified by PASS. From the submitted materials, applicants will be selected for invitations to interview. The selection criteria for interviews are multifaceted, taking into account all the application materials. Interviews typically take place in early November. Those selected will be sent invitations as soon as possible, usually by early October. Following interviews, applicants will be rank ordered by the Department and submitted to the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.

Course Offerings

Additional Information

Dr. Jeffrey Nickel
Graduate Program Director
Department of Orthodontics
OHSU School of Dentistry
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue SD-Ortho
Portland, OR 97201-5042

e-mail: nickel@ohsu.edu
Phone: 503-494-8223
Fax: 503-494-5777

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
OHSU School of Dentistry
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5042

e-mail: sodadmit@ohsu.edu
Phone: 503-494-5274
Fax: 503-494-6244

Contact Us

503-494-1352

OHSU School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5042

orthod@ohsu.edu

Graduate Program Director
Jeffrey Nickel, D.M.D, M.Sc., Ph.D.
nickel@ohsu.edu

Robertson Life Sciences Building

Modern building with silver, wood, and glass siding sits in front of a blue sky.
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201