Orthodontics, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on May 1, 2023.

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Program Size
8 (estimate)
Program Length
36-60 months
Application Deadline
September 1
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Dr. Leslie Will

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Admissions
635 Albany Street, G-146
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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Please visit our program websites:

http://www.bu.edu/academics/sdm/departments/orthodontics-and-dentofacial-orthopedics/

http://www.bu.edu/dental/academics/departments/ortho/

http://www.bu.edu/dental/academics/departments/ortho/education/ 

The intent of the program is to educate students to become competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. The 36-month CAGS program in orthodontics is designed to satisfy the training requirements of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association. The curriculum is arranged so that approximately half the time is devoted to clinical training. The remainder of the program is devoted to lectures and seminars in the basic sciences and clinical subjects related to orthodontics. Emphasis is placed on craniofacial growth and development, cephalometrics, biomechanics, occlusion, and treatment planning.  The program provides the formal educational requirements and preparation for the examinations of the American Board of Orthodontics.

CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) & MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

http://www.bu.edu/academics/sdm/programs/orthodontics-dentofacial-orthopedics/cags-msd/

The intent of the program is to educate students to become competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. This 36-month combined MSD and certificate program in orthodontics is designed to satisfy the training requirements of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association as well as complete the requirement for a Masters of Science degree in Dentistry. The curriculum is arranged so that approximately half the time is devoted to clinical training. The remainder of the program is devoted to lectures and seminars in the basic sciences and clinical subjects related to orthodontics as well as research. The Masters degree requirements include a research project, research defense, and preparation of a paper for publication. The intent of the program is to educate students to become competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. Emphasis is placed on craniofacial growth and development, cephalometrics, biomechanics, occlusion, and treatment planning.  The program provides the formal educational requirements as well as significant preparation for both the writtten and clinical examinations of the American Board of Orthodontics.

DScD (Doctor of Science in Dentistry) in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

http://www.bu.edu/academics/sdm/programs/orthodontics-dentofacial-orthopedics/dscd/

A limited number of candidates are accepted into the Doctor of Science in Dentistry program, which takes at least two years in addition to the clinical certificate program to complete. Candidates must complete all basic science and clinical requirements for the program as listed below. In addition, the program requires that candidates complete a major research effort related to orthodontics. This research is usually conducted in conjunction with research faculty of the university.

Program Information

Program Type Orthodontics
Program Code ORTHO936
Degrees Offered Certificate, Masters, Other
Program Size 8 (estimate)
Program Length 36-60 months
Application Deadline September 1
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered No
Match Participating Yes
Program Website bu.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • INBDE
  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • TOEFL

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

U.S./Canadian applicants must provide their undergraduate transcript(s) within the PASS application. Unofficial copies of undergrad transcripts uploaded by the applicant may be used for application purposes, but official transcripts are required for matriculation. 

International applicants must submit either the ECE or WES dental school transcript course-by-course translation and evaluation directly through PASS. 

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not US citizens or US Lawful Permanent Residents, and whose first language is not English. Request official TOEFL scores from ETS in the ADEA PASS application. Only official scores are considered.  

  • Minimum score is 90 iBT.
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL Essentials is NOT accepted. 
  • IELTS is NOT accepted.

International applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited United States or Canadian English-speaking institution may be exempted from the TOEFL requirement.

Other Requirement Instructions

INBDE or NBDE Part 1 & 2 passing result is required for all U.S./Canadian-educated applicants. Non-U.S./Canadian-educated applicants are exempt from the INBDE or NBDE part 1 & 2 passing score requirement.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

Additional Information

Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application.  Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.