Degree Offered: Certificate
Christine Hong, DMD, MS, Program Director
Brennan Crilly, Assistant Director, Admissions and Outreach
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.
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.
- Graduate must become proficient in evidence-based orthodontic practice and conduct advanced scholarly activity culminating in a thesis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Graduate must be familiar with aspects of practice management and the importance of effective people management and interaction.
- Graduate must be able to interact with other specialties to perform complex dental care.
- Find a program faculty list on the program website.