Prospective Students

How to Apply

Applications and supporting documents must be received no later than August 1. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered for that year. All applications for the Graduate Orthodontics Program must be submitted through the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). ADEA PASS simplifies the application process by allowing you to complete one standardized application, rather than individual applications to each program. There is a fee for this service.

Complete the ADEA PASS application at http://www.adea.org/PASSapp/ or contact:

Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-2212
Phone: (202) 667-1887
Fax: (202) 667-4983

NOTE: While we would prefer 2 PEFS from orthodontic faculty, we ask that at least one be from an orthodontic faculty member.

All residency applicants are also required to register with the National Matching Service. The Match is used by applicants and programs to determine the final placement of applicants into positions after the application and evaluation process is completed.  

To be invited for an interview, applicants must be applying exclusively to programs participating in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. We feel that residency program participation in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program is fair and beneficial to applicants. Interviews will only be extended to applicants who indicate on the Match participation letter that are only applying to match programs.  (Download Match participation letter)

More information on National Matching Services.

or contact:

National Matching Services, Inc.
595 Bay Street
Suite 301, Box 29
Toronto, Ontario  Canada M5G 2C2

Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT)

The ADAT is not required by the College for application or admission, but, where taken by an applicant, will be considered during the review of an applicant’s file for admission. For those applicants without quantitative evidence of academic performance (e.g., GPA and class rank), this is one method for the applicant to demonstrate their abilities in dentistry and related-academic skills and is strongly recommended.

Domestic (Non-foreign) Applicants

Domestic (non-foreign) applicants must submit ONLY the following supplemental application materials directly to the Ohio State College of Dentistry:

  1. 2x2 photograph
  2. Non-dental school transcript(s), e.g., undergraduate transcripts
  3. Match participation letter: this letter states that the candidate is only applying to Match programs (Download Match participation letter)

International Applicants

International applicants must submit the following supplemental application materials directly to the Ohio State College of Dentistry:

  1. 2x2 photograph
  2. Non-dental school transcript(s), e.g., undergraduate transcripts
  3. Official National Board Dental Examination score reports (Part 1)
  4. Official TOEFL score reports
  5. Official GRE score reports
  6. Mark sheets
  7. Diplomas

These supplemental documents must be submitted no later than August 1 to:

Jessica Maloney
Program Coordinator
Office of Graduate Studies
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
maloney.223@osu.edu
Fax: 614-688-5470

Interviews. After reviewing the applications, the orthodontic division selection committee will invite 20-30 applicants for interviews.* Five first-year resident positions are available each year, which begins mid-June. Applicants will be notified of the decision before February 15 of the program year.