Orthodontists are required to obtain a license in the state in which they practice, and the number of hours of continuing education needed to maintain that license varies by state. Generally, orthodontists must complete between 15 and 20 hours of continuing education each year. For those orthodontists who are looking to further their knowledge and skills in the field, individualized continuing education programs are available. The length of these programs is determined by the applicant's background and objectives.
The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry offers both live and online continuing education courses for professionals in all specialties, allowing them to meet their unique training needs.