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University of Minnesota / Orthodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Graduate Program Director  John P. Beyer 

        6-320 Moos Tower 

        515 Delaware St. SE 

        Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455 

        Phone (Work): 612-625-5110 


        State Program located in: Minnesota 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/26

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: ORTHO953

        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 Certificate in Orthodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: Six

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The  orthodontic graduate program at the University of Minnesota is a 24-month hybrid of didactic, clinical, and advanced technological excellence. We have six full-time faculty members along with about twice that number of adjunct (part-time) clinical instructors from the private practice community.  Our facility boasts 24 dental chairs for 12 residents with one assistant for every three to four residents. The first year class typically starts around 65 patients and manages a patient load of about 150 patients in their second year.

      One of our guiding principles is to endeavor to train our residents for the way they will practice in the future rather than to emphasize how orthodontics was practiced in the past. We apply the latest in technology, such as CBCT scans, digital models and charts, computer-aided treatment planning,TAD’s and soft tissue lasers. Graduating orthodontists are expected to submit the results of their research in the form of a publishable paper or a Master's Degree thesis.

      Both first and second year residents receive funding to attend the annual A.A O. session each spring along with the G.O.R.P (graduate orthodontic resident program) meeting in the summer.  The first year residents have the option to attend the annual Moyer's Symposium as well.  The residents enjoy a regular rotation in the schools cleft lip/palate clinic, working with a team of specialist to treat patients with craniofacial disorders. Our residents also work closely with residents from graduate programs in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. The Division of Orthodontics hosts the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents and faculty monthly in our Dentofacial Esthetics Conference discussing shared orthodontic/surgical orthognathic patients.

      We intentionally select residents who are capable and willing to engage in collaborative learning and who can use their time efficiently. We strive to offer all the essentials plus more in this 24month program, so come prepared to take up the challenge!



      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

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

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

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        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 results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        ADAT Exam is NOT required but will be reviewed if submitted. 

        GRE is required, there is no minimum score in order to apply.

        Please see our program website for more information:

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 125.00

        International Applicants: 150.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Payments can be made by credit card please use the following link:


        Please select Orthodontics to proceed with your application fees.

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interview Date (only one date for program): Monday, October 24th 2022


      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: No

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: No

        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: 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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident
        Non-US citizen/resident (no sponsorship)

        Additional Information: 

        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: 

        TOEFL score must be 79 or higher to apply.