Chair: Olivier Nicolay, DDS, MMSc
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics

Postgraduate Program Director: Olivier Nicolay, DDS, MMSc
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics

Predoctoral Program Director: Mitchell J Lipp, BA, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics


As a leader in predoctoral and postgraduate orthodontic education, the NYU Dentistry Department of Orthodontics has been spearheading the path of clinical excellence built on a strong foundation of evidence-based orthodontics. We developed a competency-based instructional model based on thinking skills and built the first program to provide clinical training and experiences to predoctoral students in esthetic oriented orthodontic treatment using clear aligners.

Our postgraduate orthodontic program has been designed as an intensive and exciting three-year journey which aims not only to develop orthodontists but to develop leaders in our field, pioneers of a new generation of orthodontists.

The department is also pioneering research in orthodontics and tooth movement. Numerous animal and clinical studies are underway, investigating ways to move teeth faster and safer and strengthen the bones of the jaws.


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