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University of Illinois at Chicago / Orthodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Budi Kusnoto 

        University of Illinois at Chicago 

        U. of Illinois at Chicago Col. of Dentistry 

        Dept. of Orthodontics 

        801 S. Paulina St. (MC 841) Room 131 

        Chicago, Illinois  60612-7211 

        Phone (Work): 312-996-7138 


        State Program located in: Illinois 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2019 admittance: August 15, 2018

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 08/14/2017

        Length of Program:  33 months

        Program Number: ORTHO925

        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: Our orthodontic postgrads are simultaneously enrolled in the Master of Science in Oral Sciences program.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 9

      Program Description ↑

      A minimum of 32 consecutive months of continuous attendance is required of candidates for the Specialty Certificate and M. S. degree. Nine residents begin the program each August. 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.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 


      Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF):

      The PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation. These evaluations are mandatory for every applicant. An applicant can submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 to each program designated.

        Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)

        Professional Evaluation Form: Three
        Additional Information: 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: Yes

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: 

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): Yes

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Because so many schools give only pass/fail grades and do not rank their graduates, we ask that all applicants send us the results from any standardized examinations that they have taken, e.g. DAT, ADAT, National Board Examinations, GRE. 

        Unfortunately the ADAT exam is given only at Pearson testing sites in the US and Canada.  Consequently, international applicants who submit both transcripts with grades ( not pass/fail) and GRE scores can ask to be exempted from the ADAT exam.

        For more detailed information on our requirements please visit :

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        The UIC application fee is required ONLY of the nine applicants who match with UIC orthodontics. 


        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

      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: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

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

        Additional Information: 

        Either an Illinois limited training license or a regular Illinois dental license is required.

        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: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Yes

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

        Additional Information: