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University of Illinois at Chicago / Orthodontics

THE DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS WILL ONLY INTERVIEW APPLICANTS THAT EXCLUSIVELY APPLY TO MATCH-ONLY PROGRAM 



  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 

        Email: ortho@uic.edu 

        State Program located in: Illinois 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 15


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  34 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: Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/advanced-specialty-programs/orthodontics-advanced-specialty-training-program/ Master of Science in Oral Sciences https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/mast-of-science-in-oral-sciences/

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 9

        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:  Following COVID-19 protocol & based upon availability CE Course https://dentistry.uic.edu/academics/academic-departments/department-of-orthodontics/continuing-education-programs-in-orthodontics/


      Program Description ↑ 

      https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/advanced-specialty-programs/orthodontics-advanced-specialty-training-program/

      A minimum of 34 consecutive months of continuous attendance is required of candidates for the Specialty Certificate and M. S. degree. Eight residents begin the program each July 1st. 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, and 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.

      Department of Orthodontics provides a fixed compensation for eligible residents ($12,000 for first year, $15,000 for second year, and $18,000 for third year)


      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: No

        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: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED THROUGH THE PASS WEBSITE ONLY (DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT).

        Original Copies of Official documents will be required only upon acceptance to the program.

        Application submission deadline : 8/15/2022

        1. Completed PASS Application Form

        2. Three Professional Evaluations

        3. Official Dean’s/Institution Evaluation

        4. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (Two pages maximum)

        5. Official undergraduate college transcripts
        Official undergraduate college transcripts are required for all undergraduate colleges attended.

        6. Official dental school transcripts
        Official dental school transcripts are required for all dental schools attended.

        7. Tests required
        If the applicant has not taken the DAT, ADAT, MCAT or National Dental Board Examinations (NBDE or INBDE), the GRE General test with a score in the upper 50th percentile is REQUIRED.

        Institution code to use when ordering your GRE score report is 1851. No departmental code is required
        Note: As stated above, foreign-trained applicants unable to submit NDBE Part I/INBDE exam results are REQUIRED to take one of the three standardized tests ADAT, DAT, or GRE.

        8. Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination results is REQUIRED of all applicants educated in a country where English is not the primary language.

        Our TOEFL requirements are the same as for the MS in Oral Sciences degree program as set by the UIC Graduate College (Refer to the section of English proficiency under the following link: https://admissions.uic.edu/graduate-professional/requirements-deadlines/international-requirements).

        9. 2 x 2 photo of applicant

        10. Application Fees

        All applicants are required to submit a non-refundable processing fee of $70.00 through our Payment Portal

        https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/UIC_College_Of_Dentistry/administration/orth_app_fee/


        Should there be any question in regards to the online payment portal please contact

        Attn: Huibi Liu 

        Phone: 312-996-7138 E-mail: ortho@uic.edu

         

        For more detailed information on our requirements please visit :

        https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/advanced-specialty-programs/orthodontics-advanced-specialty-training-program/

        ALL REQUIRED OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED THROUGH THE PASS WEBSITE ONLY (DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF APPLICATION FEE). 

        Original Copies of Official documents will be required only upon acceptance to the program.

         

        Budi Kusnoto, DDS MS

        Program Director

        Dept of Orthodontics, Univ of Illinois at Chicago

        801 S Paulina St (M/C 841) Rm 131. Chicago, IL 60612-7211, USA

         


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 70.00

        International Applicants: 70.00

        Other (Please explain)  $ 0.00

        Additional Information:  $

        DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT.

        FOR APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK

        https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/UIC_College_Of_Dentistry/administration/orth_app_fee/ 

         


        Additional Information

        Original Copies of Official documents will be required only upon acceptance to the program.

        https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/advanced-specialty-programs/orthodontics-advanced-specialty-training-program/

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Anticipated in-person interview on October 12, 13 and 14, 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: 

        NBDE OR INBDE are optional for all applicants.

        Applicants must be enrolled / have graduated from a CODA accredited DMD/ DDS program OR foreign equivalent.


        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: 

        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)

        Non-US citizen/resident (need sponsorship)

        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: 

        Applicant can provide a TOEFL (Preferred), PTE Academic or IELTS Academic score or submit the proper paperwork for a requirement exemption. 

        The Office of Admissions would determine if the applicant is eligible for an exemption.

        TEST SCORE SUBMISSION

        • TOEFL scores must be reported* to UIC directly from ETS.

        o Use our Institutional Code 1851.

        o All programs are able to access the test scores regardless of department code, as long as our institutional code is used.

        • PTE Academic scores must be reported* to UIC directly from Pearson.

        o Select University of Illinois at Chicago from the institution selection menu.

        • IELTS Academic

        o IELTS results must be delivered to our Electronic Download account by the IELTS test center.

         Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent to our E-Download account using the IELTS system with the following information:

         Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

         Department: Office of Admissions

         Address: 1200 West Harrison Street

         Address2: Suite 1100

         City: Chicago

         State: IL

         Zip: 60607

        *Note that it can take up to two weeks from the process/ship date for reported scores to be reflected as received within our application system.

        REQUIREMENT EXEMPTIONS

        The English proficiency test requirement may be waived under the following circumstances, if the conditions have occurred within the last five years:

        • Enrollment at a U.S. institution for at least two years of full-time study.

        o Exemptions based upon enrollment will be applied after receipt of applicable academic credentials.

        • Employment in the U.S. for at least one year on a full-time basis.

        o Documentation for exemptions based upon employment will be requested to be uploaded through the application checklist after submission of the application.

        o It should consist of a letter from your employer issued on letterhead which indicates the length of time you have been employed at the establishment and attests to your proficiency with the English language.

        • Education or employment for the duration of time listed above in a country or territory from which an English proficiency test is not required.

        English proficiency requirements are not waived based upon the medium of instruction at a previously attended institution. This includes attendance at a branch or campus of a US or UK institution which is physically located in a country or territory from which an English proficiency test is required.

        At present time College of Dentistry and the Department has NOT opted into the Tutorium Intensive English (TIE) option.

         

        For more information please visit : https://admissions.uic.edu/graduate-professional/requirements-deadlines/international-requirements