Since being founded in 1981, the Graduate Orthodontic Program has bestowed masters degrees on over 100 graduates. Of those, two have gone on to become orthodontic department chairs at other institutions, while another is director of a graduate program in orthodontics. There are 4 serving as full-time faculty members (50% or more). The department is committed to advancing orthodontic knowledge through research. Since its founding, the department has published over 75 articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 15 in the Angle Orthodontist, and 35 in other orthodontic and basic science journals.