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Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

Fellowship in Dentistry - Orthodontics

  • Program Length: 11 months (January through December)
  • Tuition: $26,535 per year
  • Degree/Certificate: Fellowship in Dentistry Certificate
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing


The fellowship in dentistry/Orthodontics provides 11 months of training in clinical and didactic orthodontics. This is a non-accredited fellowship. The program is sponsored by the Department of Orthodontics and is directed by the Chairman of the Department. The Fellowship is considered a full-time program of study due to the combination of didactic and clinical practical hours. This program is not eligible for financial aid.



The goal of this fellowship is to provide clinical and didactic training in all phases of orthodontics, beyond the scope of undergraduate dental education. Among the areas of emphasis will be the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images for diagnosis and treatment planning, wire bending and biomechanics, cephalometric tracing and analysis as well as facial growth and development.

Requirements for Admission

Candidates must have a DDS degree or its equivalent and have documented clinical experience in orthodontics. Foreign graduates are encouraged to apply. An application must be received with a $145 non-refundable application fee at When prompted for a PASS ID, enter the first three letters of your first name and first three letters of your last name, for identification purposes. Official transcripts from all colleges, universities and dental schools attended including GPA and class rank and three letters of recommendation must be submitted.

Program Overview

Candidates selected are eligible to enroll in didactic coursework. Each fellow will design their course of study in consultation with his/her assigned mentor in the Department.

The clinical component consists of a laboratory portion and patient care portion. The patient care portion will commence only after it has been determined that the clinical skills performed on the laboratory typodont have been satisfactorily completed. The patient care portion consists of care of patients deemed appropriate for the fellow in training, and includes, but is not limited to, placing and removing orthodontic appliances and wires; diagnosis and treatment planning; dental impressions for fabrication of appliances and for diagnosis and treatment planning.

The fellow’s progress will be evaluated quarterly by the assigned mentor. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the fellow will receive a certificate of completion of a Fellowship in Dentistry.

Application Form

Contact Us

The Department of Orthodontics may be reached at 216.368.4649.


 Research Fellowship - Orthodontics

  • Program Length: 12 months (Flexible)
  • Tuition: None
  • Degree/Certificate: Research Fellowship Certificate
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Department of Orthodontics accepts research fellows on an ongoing basis. Requirements to be considered for a research fellowship includes holding a DDS degree or equivalent, and have completed advance training in Orthodontics. 

The fellowship is of at least 1 year, and offers no financial aid. The fellows are expected to financially support themselves, and no tuition is charged by the school.  Priority is given to applicants with faculty appointments who are trying to further their academic career. A research fellow will be assigned to a mentor in their area of research.

The Department of Orthodontics may be reached at 216.368.4649.