Clinical and Research Affiliations
The Department maintains a number of active affiliations with neighboring institutions in order to provide a broader scope and more in-depth exposure to both clinical and research procedures. For example, the Department maintains active affiliations with Beaumont Hospitals and St. John's-Macomb. The affiliation with those hospitals provides exposure in the treatment of orthognathic surgery patients as well as the facilities that provide this type of treatment. The affiliation with Beaumont also provides in-depth exposure in diagnosis and treatment for patients with facial anomalies, including cleft lip and palate. A number of student research projects have been conducted with the help of facilities and personnel at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development.
In addition to the clinical and research experiences outlined above, graduate students participate in Department presentations and scientific exhibits at a number of regional and national orthodontic meetings such as those held by the Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists.