Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics


Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the specialty in dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and the dental arches: the maxilla and the mandible. The practice of this specialty includes diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion and other abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures.

The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a full range of orthodontic services to patients from the greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The clinical faculty of orthodontists and orthodontic residents provide interceptive, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

The clinical faculty members are experienced orthodontists who have completed a course of specialty training in orthodontics. They directly supervise the residents, who are dentists undergoing a three-year course of study to become orthodontic specialists.

Our department's accredited residency program provides a comprehensive curriculum to prepare our resident doctors for practice in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dr. Joseph F. A. Petrone
Department Chair and Residency Program Director

University of Pittsburgh
School of Dental Medicine
2189 Salk Hall
3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-8638
Fax: 412-648-8817