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Texas A&M College of Dentistry / Orthodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Sr. Administrative Coordinator I -   Nita Munguia  

        Texas A&M University School of Dentistry 

        Department of Orthodontics 

        3302 Gaston Avenue 

        Dallas, Texas  75246 

        Phone (Work): 214-828-8172 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/20

        Length of Program:  34.5 months

        Program Number: ORTHO944

        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: MS in Oral Biology with Professional Certificate in Orthodontics

        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)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics strives to develop proficiency in treatment planning and treatment of a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple appliance techniques and treatment philosophies.

      Residents treat a broad range of patients with an emphasis on the adolescent. In addition, they perform age appropriate treatment for patients in the mixed dentition, craniofacial anomalies and manage adults requiring aligner, surgical, interdisciplinary or temporomandibular dysfunction treatment.

      The program length is 34.5 months, with graduates receiving both a certificate in Orthodontics and a Masters Degree in Oral Biology upon completion of their requirements. In addition to our Full-Time Faculty, the Department employs over 20 highly experienced Part-Time Clinical Faculty who supervise the treatment of resident cases on a weekly basis.In addition to the Full and Part-Time Orthodontic Faculty, instruction is provided by faculty from other departments within the College and by invited guest lecturers and consultants. The Department has eight full-time staff members who support both the main and research clinics.

      The major focus of Departmental Research involves clinical studies.Both clinical and laboratory investigations are performed in state of the art facilities and supported by clinical and basic science faculty throughout the College. Our heralded research initiatives are supported by the College’s Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, the Robert E. Gaylord Endowed Chair in Orthodontics, the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professorship for Orthodontic Research, and the Kimberly Campbell Endowment for Orthodontic Research. The Department is also supported by a strong and active alumni organization.Alumni volunteer as instructors for special technique courses and frequently lecture in the consultants program.Graduates have served in all levels of the professional community.

      The Department has a long history of educating orthodontists dedicated to excellence.Today’s Faculty and Staff are committed to upholding and enhancing that storied tradition. 

      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: 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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Only information required by this website is needed for the application process.  No additional information is required at the time of application. 

        If you are accepted to the program, official NBDE and TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the University from the testing agency.


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        There are supplemental questions required for our program.  Please follow this link to complete. 

        Additional Information

        Graduates of foreign dental schools are not required to have the National Board examinations.

        Applicants must be proficient in the English language and must report most recent TOEFL score in the PASS application.

        Official GRE scores must be reported in the PASS application.

        Once accepted into the program applicants must submit official documentation (i.e. official transcripts, dental school diploma, etc) directly to the University.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        All day October 25, 26, and 27, 2022.

      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: No

        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)
        Other - Contact the program
        Non-US citizen/resident (need sponsorship)

        Additional Information: 

        University will sponsor students for F1 visa status.

        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: