UIC Orthodontic Specialty Training Program
Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Training Program

The Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago, offers a program which leads to a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics through the College of Dentistry and the M.S. in Oral Sciences degree under the auspices of the Graduate College.

Learn more about the Department of Orthodontics.

 

Program Description

A minimum of 34 consecutive months of continuous attendance is required of candidates for the Specialty Certificate and M. S. degree. Nine residents begin the program each July (NEW START DATE STARTING 2019). Students must register for a full program each semester during their residency, which will include the clinical and didactic courses required for the Specialty Certificate, Oral Sciences courses, research, and teaching.

The program is designed to prepare residents for American Board of Orthodontics diplomate status. The curriculum is composed of seminars, lectures, clinical practice with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. The program includes instruction and extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment planning, biomechanics, orthognathic surgery and other interdisciplinary procedures. The residents will have the opportunity of treating the full range of different malocclusions in children and adults in a state-of-the-art orthodontic facility.

An original research project intended to produce results suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal is required for the receipt of the Certificate in Orthodontics as well as the MS Degree. Residents are also encouraged to present their scientific results at regional and national meetings.

The program can be individualized for those who wish to combine specialty training in orthodontics with a Ph.D. degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The content follows the ERASMUS recommendations.
 

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a DDS, DMD, or equivalent degree.

 

Tuition & Fees

The 2018-2019 total programmatic tuition and fee rate is $40,489, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.  Billing will occur in each of the 3 semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer.  The rate for fall and spring is estimated at $13,147 per semester and $8,593 for summer. Additional expenses include university student fees estimated to be $5,602 per year; a camera, laptop, licensing and board exams, memberships and instrument costs estimated to be $11,075. International students will be assessed an additional service fee of $3,250 per year. 

The college does not provide a stipend or tuition waiver. Consequently, you may wish to apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of your education. Consideration for federal and/or state aid programs require applicants to complete the FAFSA. For eligibility and further information visit the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid. There will be no compensation (direct or indirect) to students with an F-1 visa under this program.

We urge our residents to take the written portion of the American Board of Orthodontics examination in Year 2 of the program.

International student fee: There is a fee of $80.00 per semester (Fall and Spring) and $40.00 per summer session for all international students attending UIC in valid non-immigrant status such as F-1, J-1, H-4, and J-2 The fee will allow the Office of International Services to continue to provide essential services, upgrade technologies used for student advising, increase programming options, and host cultural events to increase and expand upon the UIC Experience.

How to Apply

Information about application procedures is available from:

Department of Orthodontics (M/C 841)
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
Fax: 312-996-0873
E-mail: ortho@uic.edu

The UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics participates both in PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) and in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Applicants should request BOTH Applicant Agreement Packages.

The deadline to apply to the program for the 2019-2020 admission cycle is August 15, 2019.

Requirements

Applicants must possess a DDS, DMD, or equivalent degree or be on track to graduate with required degree prior to matriculation into the program.

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED THROUGH THE PASS WEBSITE.

  • Completed PASS Application Form
  • 3 Professional Evaluations
  • Official Dean's Evaluation Form
  • Institution Evaluation
  • Official Dental School Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Two pages maximum

All of the above documents should be submitted to:

ADEA PASS

https://www.adea.org/pass/

Applicants must also register for the NMS Match Program:

National Matching Services 

595 Bay Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5G 2C2
416-977-3431
416-977-5020 (FAX)

dentres@natmatch.com

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO UIC'S DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS DIRECTLY: These materials are required by the program and not processed through PASS. The deadline for these items is the same day as the PASS application, unless otherwise noted.

  • Official undergraduate college transcripts
    • Official undergraduate college transcripts are required for all undergraduate colleges attended
  • Official dental school transcripts
    • Official dental school transcripts are required for all dental schools attended
  • Official Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores
    • We understand that not all candidates take the DAT.  Scores are only required if the DAT was previously taken.
  • Official National Dental Board Examination (NDBE) scores
    • NDBE Part I scores are required for all domestic applicants
    • We understand that not all candidates take the NDBE.  Scores are only required if the NDBE was previously taken.
  • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination results, required of applicants educated in a country where English is not the primary language.
    • Minimum required TOEFL score:
      • 550 (paper-based)
      • 213 (computer-based)
    • Our TOEFL requirements are the same as for the MS in Oral Sciences degree program
  • Official Graduate Record Examination scores
    • GRE is required for all applicants
    • Candidates are expected to score in the upper 50th percentile
    • Institutional code to use when ordering your GRE score report is 1851. No departmental code is required.
    • Our GRE requirements are the same as for the MS in Oral Sciences degree program
  • 2x2 photo of applicant

All of the above documents should be submitted to:

Attn: Stephanie Rodriguez

Department of Orthodontics (M/C 841)
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
Fax: 312-996-0873
E-mail: ortho@uic.edu

Fees (payable to UIC).

All applicants are required to submit a non-refundable processing fee of $70.00.  Checks should be made payable to the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics.

Admission criteria are applied equally to all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender, color, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

For more detailed information on our requirements please visit:

https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/advanced-specialty-programs/orthodontics-program

Please Note: Starting this year (2019 application cycle), the Department of Orthodontics will only interview applicants that exclusively apply to match-only programs.

Additional resources for prospective applicants and potential evaluators.

ADEA PASS and Match application video tutorial

Information on detailed application prerequisite and matriculation requirements
ADEA PASS Contact: JonesY@adea.org or 202-289-7201 Ext. 190

More information about UIC Graduate/Professional Degree Seeking applicants can be found at:

a. Domestic applicants;

b. International applicants.

 

Additional resources for prospective applicants and potential evaluators.

ADEA PASS and Match application video tutorial

Information on detailed application prerequisite and matriculation requirements
ADEA PASS Contact: JonesY@adea.org or 202-289-7201 Ext. 190

Interviews

A personal, on-site interview is required for admission except in unusual circumstances. Interviews are usually held in October for applicants selected by the admissions committee. All interviews are scheduled by invitation from the Department of Orthodontics. Faculty and applicants meet during formal interviews as well as during social events hosted by the current residents. Time is provided for applicants to ask questions of faculty, residents, and staff and to tour the Orthodontic Clinic, Residents' Lab and the University. After the interview schedule is concluded, the admission committee meets and the results are forwarded to the Match Program.

Any questions regarding application procedures should be directed to:

Department of Orthodontics (M/C 841)
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
Fax: 312-996-0873
E-mail: ortho@uic.edu