Academic Divisions

Orthodontic Externship Program

The Orthodontic Externship Program is offered to interested dental students and dentists considering a career in orthodontics. During the 3 day period (M/T/W or W/TH/F), students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in classes, seminars, case presentations, and literature reviews with the current Orthodontic Residents. Additionally, externs will have the opportunity to observe residents in the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic and faculty in the Dental Faculty Practice. Students may also have the option to visit the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital with the residents.

The aim of the Externship is to familiarize students with our Residency Program as well as our faculty and facilities. This experience can be tailored to best suit the needs and interests of visiting students. Questions and inquiries about the Externship Program can be submitted to (please include "Externship" in the subject line).

Externship Application Process

We welcome externs throughout the entire year, on a first-come, first served basis. The process is a multi-step one.

Once you have decided you would like to take advantage of our externship program, please provide the following in an email to, with “Externship” in the subject line:

  • Dates you wish to come
  • Current CV or resume
  • Written consent from your school or college of enrollment that such a visit is approved and that you are in good standing at your institution. This can be done by form or by letter and signed by the appropriate administrative party (Dean, Assistant or Associate Dean).
  • Immunization records (with Date of Birth) with proof of:
    • Immunity to Hepatitis B, or have received the first three doses of the vaccine followed by an antibody test to indicate conversion to immunity
    • Immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and varicella, diphtheria, and tetanus (Tdap)
    • During the period of September 1st through March 31st of each year, documentation of the seasonal influenza vaccination
    • Negative PPD test or medical clearance with positive test (required within the past year)
  • Confirmation that the student is covered by health insurance

Once the above documents have been received, you will receive information on how to complete the following online trainings:

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Training
  • OSHA/Annual Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Hazard Communication Training (for non-researchers)
  • Protecting Institutional Data

Once documentation that you have completed the online training has been received (please return to screenshots of certificates for each training module), permission will be requested from the College of Dentistry for the dates of your visit, which will be sent in a confirmation email to you, along with pertinent information regarding hotels, parking, schedule and dress requirements.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at any time throughout this process.