Last updated on April 5, 2023.

Case Western Reserve University

Program Size
Program Length
30 months
Application Deadline
September 1
Program Start
June 18

Program Contact

Dr. Juan Martin Palomo Professor and Residency Director

CWRU School Of Dental Medicine

9601 Chester Avenue

Dental Clinic - Orthodontics

Cleveland, Ohio, 44106


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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). 

Program Information

Program Type Orthodontics
Program Code ORTHO930
Degrees Offered Certificate, Masters
Program Size 5
Program Length 30 months
Application Deadline September 1
Program Start Date June 18
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered No
Match Participating Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • ADAT
  • GRE
  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2

Supplemental Requirements

  • 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

Additional Information

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.