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West Virginia University / Orthodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Program Director  Dr. Peter Ngan 

        West Virginia University 

        School of Dentistry 

        PO Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): (304) 293-3222 


        State Program located in: West Virginia 

        Program Specialist  Wendy L. Ridenour 

        Office of Dental Admissions 

        P.O. Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): 304-293-1680 


        State Program located in: West Virginia 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2020 admittance: September 15, 2019

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2020

        Length of Program:  34 months

        Program Number: ORTHO933

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Master of Science in Orthodontics and Certificate in Orthodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University offers a 34-month advanced education Master of Science program.  The program models a private practice atmosphere with state-of-the-art clinical facilities. 

      The curriculum is centered on daily clinical seminars and private instruction with each individual class.  Also included are regularly scheduled orthognathic surgery conferences and seminars with other dental and medical specialists. A stipend plus tuition waiver will be provided for graduate students in Orthodontics at the end of the second year for Summer Session and Fall/Spring Semesters.

      The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.  For details about the faculty, publications and alumni information, please visit School of Dentistry website.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: Yes

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        2x2 photo must be submitted electronically to  


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $ $60.00

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Applicants selected for an interview with the program will be notified that they are required to submit a WVU Graduate Application and fee prior to the interview date. Official transcripts are required as part of the supplemental application. Applicants should not submit the graduate application unless requested by the school. 


        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        October 28, 2019 interview is alwasy last Monday of the month

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        All residents are subject to a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Residents are also required to submit documentation of required immunizations further details will be provided to accepted students. 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: No

        Additional Information: 

        All residents must have a valid WV dental license or resident permit prior to the start of the program. 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: No

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        All residents must have a valid WV dental license or resident permit prior to the start of the program.