Last updated on April 5, 2023.
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Juan Martin Palomo Professor and Residency Director
CWRU School Of Dental Medicine
9601 Chester Avenue
Dental Clinic - Orthodontics
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
The graduate program in orthodontics is a Master's (Master of Science in Dentistry) and Certificate program dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics through research, teaching, and service.
The clinical training of orthodontic residents encompasses all aspects of current orthodontic practice including, full treatment cases with fixed appliances and clear thermoplastic aligners, early treatment, adult treatment, craniofacial anomalies, orthognathic surgery, oral appliances for sleep apnea, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), soft tissue lasers, and electrosurgery. The length of the orthodontic program is 30 months. Given this time frame the clinical teaching of orthodontics will be divided according to the importance of the above topics to the private practice of orthodontics. There is an option to extend the program to 36 months to satisfy European specialty training standards (ERASMUS).
|Degrees Offered||Certificate, Masters|
|Program Length||30 months|
|Application Deadline||September 1|
|Program Start Date||June 18|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental fee
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
Applicants who have graduated from a non-English speaking dental school and for whom English is not their first language must take the TOEFL or IELTS.
Other Requirement Instructions
The applicant must score above:
- TOEFL Paper-Based Test: 550
- TOEFL Computer-Based Test: 213
- TOEFL Internet-Based Test: 90
- IELTS Test: 6.5
The TOEFL ID number for CWRU is: 1105
The Department code for the School of Dental Medicine is: 38
International Student Eligibility
Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered
Eligible Citizenship Types:
- US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
- US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
- Non-US Citizen/Resident (no sponsorship)
- Non-US Citizen/Resident (need sponsorship)
- Other - Contact the program
Applicants to our graduate program must take the National Board Dental Exams, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the ADAT (Advanced Dental Admission Test). Only one score is necessary for a complete application.