Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics - Certificate

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Degree Offered: Certificate
Program Leadership:
Christine Hong, DMD, MS, Program Director
Admissions Inquiries:
Brennan Crilly, Assistant Director, Admissions and Outreach

Program Description

This is a full-time 35 month course of study that culminates in a postgraduate certificate in orthodontics. Students simultaneously complete a master’s in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a DDS, DMD degree or equivalent by the start of the program
  • Applicants must Pass the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part 1 or Integrated National Board Exam (INBDE) by the application deadline if you are currently in dental school. Applicants that have completed dental school must pass and submit NBDE Parts 1 and 2 or INBDE by application deadline. Matched applicants must pass and submit NBDE Part 2 results by the start of the program if the NBDE Part 1/2 exam was taken.
  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and post scores on ADEA PASS application by application deadline
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if your native language is not English and you have not completed at least one year of college or university-level studies in the United States.

Learn more about the Orthodontics Program admissions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduate must become proficient in evidence-based orthodontic practice and conduct advanced scholarly activity culminating in a thesis.
  2. Graduate must be proficient in the diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, and the treatment of a variety of orthodontic and dentofacial problems to accepted standards.
  3. Graduate must understand foundational principles of orthodontics (growth and development, tooth movement and bone biology and metabolism, biomechanics, and imaging) and use appropriately in clinic care.
  4. Graduate must be familiar with aspects of practice management and the importance of effective people management and interaction.
  5. Graduate must be able to interact with other specialties to perform complex dental care.

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