School of Dentistry

Advanced Education Programs

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Advanced Education Program Applications open May 10, 2023

The School of Dentistry offers six advanced education programs in Endodontics, General Practice Residency (GPR)Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOrthodonticsPediatric Dentistry and Periodontics. 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 education programs must be graduates of a CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school.

Applicants with foreign dental degrees are not eligible for admission to our advanced education programs. Applicants to the OMFS and Pediatric Dentistry programs must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. **GPR applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain authorization to work in the United States. Accepted applicants to our GPR, OMFS and Pediatric Residency programs must acquire a license to practice dentistry in the state of Oregon prior to matriculation. Further information about licensure in Oregon is available online at

Endodontics General Practice Residency Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics
Program Director Dr. Karan Replogle - Acting Program Director Dr. Malin Friess Dr. Srinivasa R. Chandra Dr. Jeff Nickel Dr. Jacy Stauffer Dr. Panagiota Stathopoulou
Must be graduate of a CODA Accredited Dental School Y Y Y Y Y Y
Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident N N Y N Y N
PASS Application Y Y Y Y Y Y
PASS Deadline July 1 October 15 October 1 September 1 October 1 August 15
Program Deadline July 1 October 15 October 1 September 1 October 1 August 15
$75 Application Fee Y Y Y Y Y Y
Match N Y Y Y Y Y
Certificate Program Y Y Y Y Y Y
Combined Degree MS (optional) NA MD MS NA MS (optional)
Program Begins 1-Jul-24 12-Jun-24 24-Jun-24 1-Jul-24 14-Jun-24 1-Jul-24
Program Duration 24 Months 12 Months 72 Months 30 Months 24 Months 36 Months
Number Matriculated 3 6 2 4 4 3
GRE Scores N N N Y N N
ADA NBDE Part I & II or INBDE Scores Y Y Y Y Y Y
ADAT Scores Accepted, but not required; preferred Accepted, but not required Accepted, but not required Accepted, but not required

All applicants are required to submit an online application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). PASS is a centralized application service for more than 700 participating postdoctoral dental education programs. 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 3-4 PEF's (Professional Evaluation Form) be submitted through the PASS service. Supplemental materials such as a CV or undergraduate transcript may be uploaded to PASS. Please do not send these additional materials directly to our program unless you receive a specific request from Admissions personnel. Unsolicited material(s) will be shredded.

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

OHSU requires a $75.00 non-refundable application processing fee. The application fee can be paid online.

OHSU’s General Practice Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontics programs participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. If you are submitting an application to any 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

The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is an advanced dental education admissions test designed to provide dental education programs with a means to assess program applicants' potential for success.  The ADAT is not required for any Advanced Education program in the 2022-2023 application cycle. For more information about the ADAT, please visit the American Dental Association website at

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 (OHSU’s GRE School Code: 4871, Department Code: 0604). Please do not send official score reports directly to our school during the application process. Official score reports are only required for matriculation.

All application materials such as official dental school transcripts, national board scores and PEF's (Professional Evaluation Form) must be submitted to PASS. In addition to the mandatory institutional evaluation letter from the Dean of your dental institution, all programs require PEF's be submitted through the PASS service. Please see below program specific PEF requirements. 

  • Endodontology: 4 PEFs required - we leave the source of these evaluations up to the applicant
  • GPR: 3 PEFs required - we leave the source of these evaluations up to the applicant
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3 PEFs required; 2 evaluations must come from oral and maxillofacial surgeons; we leave the source of the third evaluation up to the applicant
  • Orthodontics: 4 PEFs required; 1 PEF must come from an Orthodontic instructor; we leave the source of the remaining 3 PEFs to the applicant
  • Pediatric Dentistry: 3 PEFs required - we leave the source of these evaluations up to the applicant
  • Periodontology: 3 PEFs required - we leave the source of these evaluations up to the applicant with the caveat that the recommenders can offer an evaluation of the applicant's clinical ability/performance

All of our programs require official ADA National Boards Part I or INBDE scores reported in PASS by the time of application.

For the 2023-2024 application cycle applications will be reviewed and interviews granted without INBDE results. However, official INBDE results must be received in PASS no later than:

November 6th, 2023 for Advanced Education Programs in Orthodontics and Periodontics

January 5th, 2024 for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency and Pediatric Dentistry

If your NBDE was challenged prior to 2012, official (I)NBDE scores from the ADA must be released to OHSU at for application review. Applicants who are admitted or matched to our program(s) will again be required to submit official scores prior to matriculation to complete their admissions file, unless the NBDE was challenged prior to 2012 and official scores have already been released to OHSU for application review.

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 2022-23 application cycle OHSU's OMFS program requires completion of the CBSE exam. CBSE exams taken after July 23, 2022 will not be accepted. CBSE scores should be dated within 2 years of the application deadline.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) training programs are offered in General Practice Residency, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry 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.

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Estimated Total Cost of Attendance

For Endodontic, Orthodontic & Periodontic programs, please reference the Estimated Total Cost of Attendance website. Here you will find cost of attendance worksheets to assist you in determining your costs for the academic year. Estimated instructional costs include tuition, fees, books and supplies. Estimated non-instructional costs include housing, transportation and personal expenses.

GPR, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry residents are eligible to receive a stipend as GME students and are not assessed tuition and fees during this time.

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 December each year on the OHSU Financial Aid website. Detailed information on financial aid can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid site or 503-494-7800.

*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 Student Residency (OHSU Policy 02-10-010) 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.

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 Parts I and II or INBDE, and official GRE (orthodontic residents 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 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

All admitted students must meet OHSU's health and immunization requirements prior to matriculation. OHSU follows the guidelines for required immunizations issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and by the State of Oregon. Matriculating students in the Endodontic, Orthodontic and Periodontic programs will be asked to provide the Student Health & Wellness Center with proof of immunizations before Orientation. Students who are not in compliance 30 days after matriculation will have their registration privileges cancelled and be removed from school. Students must remain in compliance for the duration of their enrollment at OHSU. For more specific immunization information and other health requirements please visit the Student Health & Wellness Center online or call 503-494-8665.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information

OHSU’s final COVID-19 Immunizations and Education policy was approved by the Policy Advisory Committee and signed by President Jacobs on Oct. 13, 2021. This means that OHSU requires that all members, including students, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before starting their program. OHSU requires immunizations for its students in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from the State of Oregon. Students must comply with OHSU pre-entrance immunization requirements per Policy 03-30-150 and Policy 02-90-010, and remain in compliance for the duration of their enrollment at OHSU. ‘Fully vaccinated’ means you have received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and that at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was issued before starting the program. This definition may be modified to include subsequent boosters and/or additional doses as recommended by the CDC. OHSU does not allow unvaccinated students to participate in in-person direct patient contact or in simulation activities involving in-person direct contact with standardized patients, and as such, entry into clinical programs for unvaccinated students will be prohibited. New students will be required to provide OHSU with proof of COVID vaccination(s) or an approved exemption no later than 21 days prior to matriculation. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Student Health & Wellness center at or by phone at 503-494-8865.


Applicants who have submitted applications in previous years and are seeking to reapply to an advanced 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.

Criminal history reviews

Prospective students are not required to disclose criminal convictions prior to receiving an offer of admission. Following a conditional admission offer, prospective students will undergo a pre-matriculation background check pursuant to policy and procedures available on the OHSU Public Safety website.  However, OHSU is a university of health professions, and it is possible that professional and occupational licensure requirements may prohibit individuals with criminal convictions from ultimately obtaining a professional license. Licensure requirements vary by state and prospective students are encouraged to consult their state licensing agency for more information.

If a prospective student is denied admission due to a criminal conviction, they may appeal the final admissions decision to the Office of the Provost at

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 is committed to providing equal access to qualified students who experience a disability in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADA-AA) of 2008.  If you have a disability or think you may have a disability (physical, sensory, chronic health, psychological, learning, or other) please contact the Office for Student Access at 503-494-0082 or to discuss eligibility for academic accommodations.  Information is also available at  Because accommodations may take time to implement and cannot be applied retroactively, it is important to have this discussion as soon as possible.  All information regarding a student's disability is kept in accordance with relevant state and federal laws.

OHSU employees as students

It is the responsibility of OHSU employees seeking to pursue individual courses for academic credit or academic degree or certificate within OHSU to notify the academic program of their employment status prior to registering or accepting admissions to ensure the activity does not impact their work schedule and to minimize potential conflicts of interest.

Current OHSU students intending to accept an employment offer (excluding positions identified as Student Employment or Student Work Study) from an OHSU department must notify their academic program prior to accepting the position.

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. Please refer to Policy No. 02-70-010 for more information.

Equal Opportunity/Non-discrimination Policy Statement

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, 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. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU's Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance (OCIC) at 503-494-5148,

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator at   Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206-607-1600,