Students of the Orthodontics program from Jacksonville University must be prepared to undertake an intensive, continuous, full-time course of study in addition to heavy supervised clinical training in various contemporary orthodontic techniques.
The Advanced Specialty Program in Orthodontics' classes begin in July of each year with an Orientation period of two weeks. By the end of the first year it is expected that each student will have initiated comprehensive orthodontic treatment for a minimum of fifty (50) patients after completion of a pre-clinical training course.
Students are introduced to a variety of treatment philosophies, with an emphasis on pre-adjusted appliances and related techniques. Supervising clinical Faculty present their philosophies in daily diagnosis and treatment planning seminars. A variety of clinical techniques are demonstrated and utilized in the school's state-of-the-art orthodontic clinical facility.
Academic requirements for the 27-month combined Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry program are as follows:
- Compliance with the program's policies and protocols as described in the Student's Handbook
- Successful completion of the mandatory coursework, designated assignments and final examinations
- Validation of clinical competencies through delivering evidence-based patient care for assigned patients under Faculty supervision
- Passing the Written Examination of the American Board of Orthodontics (2nd Year - Spring Semester)
- Completion of the research component of the program with successful submission of a final Thesis which will be presented to a panel including faculty and your fellow residents
- Completion of 76 credit hours.
- Clinical Orthodontics
- Principles of Research
- Ortho Literature Review
- Evaluation of the Orthodontic Patient
- Philosophy of Biomechanics and Orthodontic Mechanotherapy II
- Biomedical Core
- 27 months
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- U.S. or Canadian Dental School Transcripts or equivalent if international
- Institutional Evaluation Form (IEF)
- Essay stating goals and purpose
- 3 Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)
- International dental graduate students must possess a U.S. or Canadian Dental Degree or the educational equivalent as determined by the Program Director of the School of Orthodontics.
- US National Board scores Part I & II (if available)
- TOEFL scores above the 90th percentile (270 computer, 610 paper)
- Letters of recommendation (3) from either the Dean of your Dental School, or Dental School Faculty, or other Professional Colleagues; all of whom can attest to the character and background of the applicant
- Autobiographical sketch stating goals and purpose
- Current US Visa (in case of interview)
International62222 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 140000 USD for the full programme during 27 months.
National42222 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 95000 USD for the full programme during 27 months.
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