Indiana University School of Dentistry announces Dr. Kelton Stewart as the new Orthodontic Graduate Program Director


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Indiana University School of Dentistry is proud to announce Dr. Kelton Stewart as the new Orthodontic Graduate Program Director.

A native of Texas, Dr. Stewart received a DDS and MS in Orthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry and accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics at IUSD in 2008.  He quickly garnered distinction as an educator, having won several teaching awards both within IUPUI and nationally for his work with predoctoral and graduate dental students. 

He has published several papers and is active in professional organizations, including being an officer in the Orthodontic Section of ADEA, a member of the Joint Commission on National Board Test presently known as the National Dental Examinations, and on the Board of Governors for the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association. 

For the last two years, Dr. Stewart has functioned as the Orthodontic Clinical Director and, this year, having finished the American Board of Orthodontics certification process, was appointed as the Orthodontic Program Director. 

“It is a great honor and privilege to be appointed as Orthodontic Program Director.  IU Orthodontics has a tremendous legacy and is the home of some of the most influential individuals in the orthodontic profession over the past century” says Dr. Stewart.

“Throughout the years, we have produced generations of talented orthodontists who have and continue to positively impact the profession regionally, nationally, and internationally.  I’m very excited to have the opportunity to lead this program and add to its renowned reputation.  I believe the program has made tremendous strides under the guidance of Dr. Katherine Kula, the previous Program Director, and I am eager to continue our mission of making Indiana one of the premier orthodontic programs of the 21st century.”

His appointment became official July 1st.