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Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry / Orthodontics

GRE required (School code: 7170 Program code: 0604) ADAT scores are not required. Passing NBDE I required for application and NBDE II for matriculation. If taken MUST pass INBDE for matriculation.  



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Chair/Program Director  Jeffrey Godel 

        Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry 

        Temple University School of Dentistry 

        Dept. of Orthodontics 

        3223 North Broad Street  

        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19140- 

        Phone (Work): 215-707-7733 

        Email: tua01899@temple.edu 

        State Program located in: Pennsylvania 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 1


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/22

        Length of Program:  26 months

        Program Number: ORTHO937

        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 in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics and MS in Oral Biology

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 6

        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)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:  https://dentistry.temple.edu/departments/orthodontics/postdoctoral-program


      Program Description ↑ 

      Program is 26 months combined Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and Masters of Science in Oral Biology Degree.

      For additional program information please visit: https://dentistry.temple.edu/departments/orthodontics/postdoctoral-program


      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): 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: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: Yes

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        A passing grade on the National Boards Part I is required for application and Part II for matriculation into the program.

        If taken MUST pass INBDE for matriculation. 

        ADAT scores are not required

        GRE's required. 


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00

        International Applicants: 50.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Please refer to our website for application requirements

        In addition to the application fee, the supplemental application consists of the following documentation: 

        1. CV

        2. Personal Statement

        3. 2x2 photo

        4. College and Dental transcripts, and NBDE, GRE, and ADAT scores if taken (Unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores will be accepted ONLY for the supplemental application) 

        5. $50.00 Supplemental application fee.  Please visit our website to make your payment

        https://dentistry.temple.edu/departments/orthodontics/postdoctoral-program

        International applicants: MUST include official NBDE scores, official TOEFL scores (TOEFL score minimum 100), official dental school transcripts being equivalent to US CODA School and official evaluation of the Dental School transcripts with the supplemental application.


        Additional Information

        Must pass Part II of the National Boards for Matriculation into the program.

        If taken MUST pass INBDE for matriculation. 

        All applicants domestic and International must pass part I of the National Dental Boards to be considered for admission.

        Upon acceptance, you must show proof of passing Part II of the National Dental Boards.

        International applicants: MUST include official NBDE scores, official TOEFL scores (TOEFL score minimum 100), official dental school transcripts being equivalent to US CODA School and official evaluation of the Dental School transcripts with the supplemental application.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interview dates: Monday, October 25th, 2021 and Monday, November 1st, 2021. These dates are subject to change. 

        At this time in-person interviews are anticipated but may change to virtual due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

      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: No

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: No

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        MUST pass NDBE Part I for application and Part II for matriculation.

        If taken MUST pass INBDE for matriculation. 

        MUST have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent for matriculation.

        International applicants: MUST include official TOEFL scores (TOEFL score minimum 100), official dental school transcripts and official evaluation of the Dental School transcript being equivalent to US CODA Schools with the supplemental application and PASS application.


        Background

        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: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        Additional Information: 

        International applicants: MUST include official TOEFL scores (TOEFL score minimum 100), official dental school transcripts and official evaluation of the Dental School transcripts being equivalent to US CODA School with the supplemental application and Pass application.


        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 applicants: MUST include official TOEFL scores (TOEFL score minimum 100), official dental school transcripts being equivalent to US CODA School and official evaluation of the Dental School transcripts being equivalent to US CODA School with the supplemental application and PASS application

        MUST pass NDBE Part I for application and Part II for matriculation.

        If taken MUST pass INBDE for matriculation. 

        MUST have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent for matriculation.