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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Orthodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Jeryl English 

        University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 

        7500 Cambridge 

        Ste. 5130 

        Houston, Texas  77054 

        Phone (Work): 713-486-4127 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  26 months

        Program Number: ORTHO904

        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: Certificate & MSD in Orthodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 7

        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 Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics is a 26-month graduate program leading to a certificate and optional master of science degree.

      The program currently accepts six students per year. The program is clinically-based with approximately 65 percent of the time devoted to clinical treatment, 20 percent to didactic instruction and 15 percent to research and teaching activities. The student is introduced to orthodontics with an intense course in radiographic cephalometry and diagnosis and treatment planning. Patient care begins within the first week of the program and culminates with comprehensive case examinations at the end of the final year. The broad clinical experience is complemented by didactic studies in basic and clinical sciences that meet or exceed the requirements of the American Dental Association.

      Courses in the first year provide the student with the scientific knowledge, biomechanical principles and orthodontic techniques required to diagnose, plan treatment and correct routine and complex malocclusions of growing and skeletally mature patients. Topics include: growth and development, diagnosis and treatment planning, cephalometrics and radiology, biomechanics and appliance design, dentofacial orthognathic surgery, clinical photography, current and classical literature review and orthodontic treatment/case management.

      Courses in the second year provide the student with advanced knowledge in orthodontic diagnosis, case management and treatment techniques. Various approaches to routine orthodontic tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics and techniques for the management of the cleft lip and palate/craniofacial deformity patient are presented. Topics include: growth and development, biomechanics, adjunctive orthodontic procedures, radiology/radiographic imaging techniques, craniofacial deformities, dentofacial orthopedics, interdisciplinary comprehensive care, temporomandibular disorders, surgical orthodontics, literature review, clinical orthodontics and risk management.

      The final six months of the educational program will focus on completion of research projects and thesis preparation. Emphasis will also be placed on the detailing and finishing of all remaining clinical cases under treatment. This should provide 6 cases required by the ABO for board certification. In addition, residents will employ their diagnostic and treatment planning skills for evaluation of new patients in screening clinics. Two one-week extramural rotations in the private offices of participating orthodontic faculty members highlight the final months of the residency.

      The clinical faculty is exemplary and provides the student the education necessary to practice clinically efficient orthodontics. Graduates of the orthodontic program are encouraged to become board certified. All students complete a research project for the master of science degree. In addition to a thesis, a publishable version of the research is required. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students receive a certificate in orthodontics and a master of science degree.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        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: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 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: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Please email your 2x2 photo in jpeg format to, include your name as it appears on your application with your application ID.


        Preferences will be given to those applicants who apply through PASS to MATCH programs only.

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 0

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interviews will take place October 13-15, 2021. Session one: October 13 & 14, Session two: October 14 & 15.

        Invitations will be sent out no later than September 30, 2021. 

      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: 

        International applicants may submit ADAT (440 or higher) or INBDE.


        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: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        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: 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: 

        International candidates with "scholarship" from their countries:
        One resident per year may be recruited from candidates who obtain a scholarship from their government or university. 


        For more information, please contact Jessica Coleman at or Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay at