Applications are now being accepted for the 2009–2010 Langone Fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics. This fellowship, which will begin June 15, 2009, and conclude June 30, 2010, is offered through the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center. Applications must be received by December 15, 2008.

The program provides advanced training in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. The fellow will receive broad clinical experience in the presurgical and postsurgical orthodontic management of patients undergoing craniofacial and orthognathic surgery. This fellowship will provide the recent orthodontic graduate with experience in the following clinical areas:

• presurgical orthopedics for infants born with cleft lip and palate;
• orthodontic management of patients with cleft or craniofacial anomalies from the deciduous through adult dentition and attainment of skeletal maturity;
• surgical/orthodontic treatment planning, presurgical and postsurgical orthodontic management, surgical splint design and construction, and insertion of surgical fixation splints in the operating room; and
• 3D computer-based surgical planning.

The fellow will have the opportunity to express his or her interest in the design and execution of clinical research within the time constraints of a 12-month program. Institute faculty will provide mentorship and guidance in this clinical research endeavor.

The fellow will participate in weekly meetings of the cleft and craniofacial teams in preparation to serve as an orthodontic clinical consultant to other university or hospital-based teams. This fellowship training will provide the clinical skills needed for the diagnosis, planning, and orthodontic treatment of the most complex and challenging patients.

For more information, contact Dr. Barry Grayson at (212) 263-5206 or by fax at (212) 263-6002. You may also contact Margy Maroutsis.