The specialty program lasts months. The clinical part encompasses a spectrum of treatments ranging fromchildhood to adulthood, including management of patients who require orthognathic surgery and those withcraniofacial anomalies (e.g. cleft lip/palate). The research project may be clinical or basic. The program adheres to therequirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The MS in Orthodontics does not provide the equivalent experience required for a license to practice dentistry in New York.

In 1862, American missionaries in Lebanon and Syria, under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, asked Dr. Daniel Bliss to withdraw from the evangelistic work of the mission in Lebanon to found a college of higher learning that would include medical training. It was felt that this college should have an American educational character, should be administered independently from the Mission, and should be maintained by its own funds. Dr. Bliss travelled to the United States in the summer of 1862 to solicit funds for this new enterprise. By August 1864 he had raised $100,000, but because of inflation during the Civil War it was decided that he should raise a sterling fund in England to start the operations of the college, leaving the dollar fund to appreciate. After collecting 4,000 in England, he travelled to Beirut in March 1866.

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