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Advanced Education Programs

SOD Advanced Specialty Education Programs 2014-2015

The School of Dentistry offers five advanced specialty education programs in Endodontology, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontology. More information on the upcoming General Practice Residency (GPR) Program will be forthcoming. Admission to a postgraduate program leading to a Certificate or combined Certificate/Masters is granted by the Advanced Education Committee.  Applicants applying to our advanced specialty education programs must be graduates of a CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) approved dental school. Applicants with foreign dental degrees are not eligible for admission to our advanced specialty education programs.  Applicants to the OMFS program must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
 

General Application Procedures

All applicants are required to submit an application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). PASS is a centralized application service for more than 460 participating postdoctoral dental education programs. All PASS application materials may be requested online at www.adea.org. Please follow PASS application instructions with regard to the submission of application materials such as transcripts and general letters of evaluation/recommendation. All programs require 3-5 PPI's (Personal Potential Index) be submitted through the PASS service.

Please refer to the chart below for application requirements specific to each program.

  Endodontology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontology
Program Director
Dr. Tim Svec
Dr. Mark Engelstad
Dr. Larry Doyle
Dr. John Hanna Dr. Winthrop Carter
Must be graduate of a CODA Accredited Dental School

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident
 

Y

   

Y

 
PASS Application

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

PASS Deadline
August 1
Sept. 15 August 15
Sept. 15
August 1
Program Deadline
August 15
October 1
Sept. 2
October 1
August 15
$75 Application Fee

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Supplemental Application

 

 

 

Y

 

Match  

Y

Y

Y

 
Certificate Program

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Combined Degree

MS (optional)

MD

MS

 

MS (optional)

Program Begins

1-Jul

1-Jul

1-Jul

1-Jul

1-Jul

Program Duration

24 Months

72 Months

30 Months

24 Months

36 Months

Number Matriculated

3

2

4

4

3

GRE Scores
   

Y

   
NBME CBSE Scores

 

Y

 

 

 

ADA NBDE Part I & II Scores

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y


OHSU Supplemental Application/Processing Fee

In addition to a complete PASS application you are also required to complete the OHSU School of Dentistry Application for Admission to Advanced Specialty Education Programs if you are applying to the Pediatric Dentistry program. A $75.00 non-refundable application processing fee must accompany your application. Application fees for the Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs can be paid online.  Applicants to the Pediatrics Residency Program must submit their fee by check or money order made payable to OHSU.

Completed supplemental applications and payment, if applicable may be sent to:

OHSU School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
611 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239-3097

 

Dental Match

OHSU’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry programs participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. If you are submitting an application to either of these programs you must register to obtain a Match number. Please include your Match number on your PASS application. To obtain a Match number please visit www.natmatch.com/dentres/.

 

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Applicants applying to our Masters/Certificate Program in Orthodontics are required to take the General Test of the GRE. The test is composed of analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative sections. For general information or to request official score reports please visit www.gre.org. (OHSU’s GRE School Code: 4871, Department Code: 0604). Official score reports are required for matriculation.

 

Official Dental School Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation/Evaluation

All application materials such as official dental school transcripts, national board scores and PPI's must be submitted to PASS. All programs require 3-5 PPI's (Personal Potential Index) be submitted through the PASS service. 

 

ADA National Board Dental Examinations Parts I and II

All students completing their dental education in the United States are required to complete the ADA National Boards Part I and II prior to graduation and licensure. All of our programs require ADA National Boards Part I scores at the time of application. Accepted applicants must provide passing Part II scores in order to matriculate in our programs. Only ADA NBDE Part I & II scores will be considered.

 

National Board of Medical Examiners, Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (NBME CBSE)

The NBME CBSE measures the understanding of the basic sciences and provides an enhanced mechanism for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) training programs to evaluate applicants for residency positions.  For the 2014-15 application cycle OHSU's OMFS program requires completion of the CBSE exam.  CBSE exams taken after August 16, 2014 will not be accepted. CBSE scores should be dated within 2 years of the application deadline.

 

Graduate Medical Education (GME) Programs

Graduate Medical Education (GME) training programs are offered in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry dental residencies. Residents are eligible for a stipend depending upon the level of postgraduate training the resident has completed in the United States. They also have funds from OHSU added to their pay to cover the cost of insurance coverage sponsored by the university. Please contact the specific department for more information about these programs and their benefits.

 

2013-2014 Tuition, Expenses and Fees* Per Year

(Endodontic, Orthodontic & Periodontic programs only)

  • Incoming Oregon Residents: $39,457
  • Incoming Non-Oregon Residents: $47,944
  • Books and Supplies: Contact Department
  • Fees: $6,130
  • Room/Board/Transportation: $20,724 (single student)

See the current 2013-14 Tuition & Fee chart for more specifics. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry residents are eligible to receive a stipend as GME students. Tuition and fees are not assessed.

* Tuition, fees, and the associated costs listed above are provided for informational purposes only. The Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry reserves the right to modify tuition, fees and other costs, which may range from minimal to substantial without advanced notice. This information should not be construed as creating a binding contract between the applicant/student and the University. (Fees include, but are not limited to, student heath, disability insurance, building fee, technology fee, major medical insurance and other administrative fees.)

 

Financial Aid

OHSU is committed to providing access to academic programs in an environment that stimulates the spirit of inquiry, initiative and cooperation and is similarly committed to helping student’s finance their education. Over 90% of students enrolled at the School of Dentistry receive some type of financial assistance. Both federal and private loans are available to US citizens and permanent residents of the United States. Financial aid applications are available in January/February each year on the OHSU Financial Aid website. Detailed information on financial aid can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid at www.ohsu.edu/finaid/.
*Note: Only Endodontic, Orthodontic and Periodontic students are eligible to receive financial aid.

 

Residency Requirements

In Oregon, as in other states, instruction fees at publicly supported four-year colleges and universities are higher for nonresident students than for resident students. Currently, nonresident students are assessed instruction fees that approximate the full cost of instruction. The current policy used in determining residency seeks to ensure that only Oregon residents are assessed the resident fee.

Establishing Residency

Your purpose for establishing residency in Oregon should not be primarily for educational reasons.  Generally, you should reside and be employed in the state of Oregon at least one year prior to matriculation.  If you are enrolled in classes in the state of Oregon, you should not be enrolled in more than eight (8) semester or quarter hours.  The comprehensive document Residence Classification Policy and Procedures is available on the University Registrar's Office website.  Any applicant in the process of establishing Oregon residency during the application cycle will not be considered an Oregon resident for the purpose of admission and/or tuition assessment until we have been able to confirm that Oregon residency requirements, according to OHSU's Residency Policy, have been satisfied.

 

Reapplication

Applicants who have submitted applications in previous years and are seeking to reapply to an advanced specialty education program must submit an entirely new application and supporting documentation. No materials from previous applications will be used to complete your application documentation requirements.

 

Deferred Admissions

OHSU does not offer an option to defer admissions. Accepted applicants who wish to postpone enrollment must reapply through PASS during a subsequent application cycle.

 

Matriculation and Orientation

It is the responsibility of all admitted students to complete their admission files. A final set of official transcripts from all post-secondary schools (undergraduate and dental schools), official ADA National Dental Boards, Part’s I and II (if applicable) , and official GRE (orthodontic only) scores will be requested prior to matriculation. Not receiving this documentation in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on registration privileges, financial aid, and transcripts. The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs will request this documentation prior to matriculation.

 

F-1 Student Visas

OHSU will provide an I-20 only to those students that gain admission to one of our advanced specialty education programs. To acquire an I-20 you will be asked to provide a financial statement from a bank savings account that documents enough funds to cover the total cost of all educational and living expenses for one year.

 

Health Requirements

 

Criminal History Reviews

Admitted applicants must complete a criminal offender inquiry and undergo a criminal history review as part of the matriculation process. Prior conviction does not necessarily disqualify an admitted applicant from matriculation. However, prior conviction may impede one's ability to obtain a license to practice dentistry. Applicants with a criminal history should consult with their state licensing agency for those instances where licensing may not be a possibility.

The School of Dentistry retains the right to rescind an accepted student based on any negative infraction as a result of our criminal history review. The admitted applicant has the right to inspect and challenge the results of the inquiry. Information about federal civil rights law and arrest records may be obtained through the Bureau of Labor and Industries.

 

Drug Screening

All newly admitted students must successfully complete a drug screening within 14 days from the date of matriculation. This requirement is one way OHSU demonstrates its commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for employees, students, patients and visitors. Positive test results may immediately disqualify an admitted student from enrollment. The admitted student has the right to inspect and challenge the results of the inquiry.

OHSU policy indicates that no person shall be under the influence of any unlawful drug, any alcohol, or any misused prescription drug while on OHSU premises. Students suspected of being under the influence in violation of this prohibition may be required to submit to a drug or alcohol test at cause.

 

Students With Disabilities

OHSU's Office for Student Access responds to all requests for assistance in the accommodation of students with disabilities. Appropriate accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the services available through the Office of Student Access please call (503) 494-0082.


Gainful Employment Regulations

Federal regulations require disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as "Gainful Employment " programs.  Click on the links for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, estimated tuition and fees as well as other information for the  Endodontic & Periodontic certificate programs.
 

Technical Standards

The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry is the only academic health center in the state and its fundamental purpose is to ensure and improve the health of all Oregonians. The ethical practice of dentistry requires intellectual ability, physical competence, and personal responsibility. Therefore, each applicant must satisfactorily complete all requirements for admission to the School of Dentistry. In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a career in a health care profession, qualification for admission to, and, following completion of the curriculum, graduation from the School of Dentistry requires satisfaction of the following standards:

  1. sufficient intellectual capacity to fulfill the curricular requirements of the various required basic science and clinical courses;
  2. ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, faculty, staff, and other members of the health care community;
  3. ability to learn and safely perform the various technical skills required to complete the dental curriculum; and
  4. sufficient emotional stability and responsibility to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize the practice of dentistry and dental specialties.

Specific technical standards, based on clinical competencies and accreditation standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, are available from the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs of the School of Dentistry.

TITLE IX COMPLIANCE

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law.  It does not discriminate on any status protected by law.  This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation.  Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department.  OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, tomm@ohsu.edu.  Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239.  Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239.  AAEO email: aaeo@ohsu.edu; website: http://www.ohsu.edu/aaeo.  Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.