Department of Orthodontics

Our Mission

The mission of the Texas A&M School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics' advanced education program is to graduate highly proficient, critical thinking, master's degree level orthodontic specialists who can effectively serve the public in both community-based practice and an academic environment and are prepared to become life-long learners and leaders within the profession.

Our Objectives

  • To provide the student with a well-balanced educational experience, integrating a strong foundation in the basic sciences and research with a diverse clinical experience.
  • To graduate a specialist with highly refined analytical, clinical, critical thinking, and management skills that we believe are necessary to provide optimum orthodontic care for the public.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the School of Dentistry is to prepare students for clinical practice in the specialty of orthodontics. Critical thinking skills are developed through the intentional integration of mentored scientific research and extensive clinical training, culminating in both an MS in Oral Biology and a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics. Our goal is to impart in-depth knowledge of the biological and mechanical principles governing the practice of orthodontics and to allow students to develop excellent proficiency in orthodontics while treating a wide variety of complex malocclusions using multiple techniques. This expertise will be accomplished utilizing a variety of philosophies of diagnosis and treatment from a diverse faculty of approximately 25 outstanding practitioners and educators.

Adams, Terry B, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, University of Missouri, 1973

Brock II, Ralph A, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Meharry Medical College, 2000

Carrillo, Roberto, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, 2002

Cohen, Glenn T, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DMD, University of Florida, 2007

Collins, Monte K, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1984

Frech, Devek K, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1986

Genecov, Jeffrey S, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1985

Glenn, Gayle, Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, University of Texas Dental School, San Antonio, 1982
MSD, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1984

Groves, Ronald, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Texas A&M University, 1989

Jacob, Helder, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
PHD, S?o Paulo State University, Brazil, 2011
DDS, S?o Paulo State University, Brazil, 1994

Jing, Yan, Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
PHD, Sichuan University, 2014

Jolley, Cameron, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DMD, Nova Southeastern University, 2006

Kesterke, Matthew, Instructional Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
PHD, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Murchison, David, Adjunct Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1980

Myser, Scott A, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Texas A&M University, 2008

Park, Yong Jong, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Seoul Natl Uni Seoul Korea, 2000

Plunk, Michael, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1974

Polson, James R, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1986

Stephens Jr, Claude R, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Texas A&M University, 1981

Stephens Jr, Marvin G, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1971

Tadlock, Larry P, Clinical Associate Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1984

Taylor, Reginald W, Associate Professor
Orthodontics
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1992

Tipton, Nadene J, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry, 1992

Valant, John R, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Orthodontics
DDS, Loyola University, Chicago, 1979