Orthodontics specialist program was established in September, 1986, as part of post-graduate programs in Airlangga University. In 1993, dental specialist program in orthodontics became one of dental specialist programs in Faculty of Dentistry Airlangga University.

The objective of this program is to produce dental specialist graduates who master the most updated science and technology in the field of orthodontics.

As a leading dental school in Indonesia, Faculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga (UA) has developed both clinical and research excellence built on a foundation of evidence-based dentistry through its various postgraduate study programs. The orthodontic specialist study program provide exciting and fruitful journey for dentists who are enthusiast in orthodontic field.

Selected applicants will have to do full-time course for 3,5 years. The residents are encouraged to take full advantage of treating patients with various cases. The program also provides collaborative treatment on complex cases in conjunction with other medical specialties including Plastic Surgery to perform pre-surgical treatment for Orthognatic surgery and to perform orthodontic treatment for cleft lip and palate patients.

In addition of their emphasising their clinical skill, the residents are also trained by our experienced teaching staff to conduct cutting-edge research in orthodontic field for their final thesis. At the end of the study, the residents have to pass national board examination. The graduated residents are expected to be qualified, professional, and competent orthodontists in accordance with the needs of the nation for the present and the future.