General Program Information:
General Program Information:
The graduate program in orthodontics is minimally a 36-month program leading to the M.Sc. degree. The deadline for submission of a completed application is August 15 of each year for a program start of July of the following year. Interviews for short-listed applicants are normally held in October/November.
Please Note: There is normally an intake of three students each year
Since its establishment in 1966, the orthodontic program has maintained an excellent reputation in Canada and internationally, producing high quality graduates who have established successful practices world-wide in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Ireland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.A. amongst others. This fully accredited three-year (minimum 36 months) masters program provides eligibility to take the examinations of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).
The Program provides a background in the basic sciences underlying orthodontic treatment and instills a critical, independent, problem-solving approach toward clinical practice. Treatment is provided in a modern 14-chair orthodontic clinic with state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic equipment and an on-site dedicated orthodontic technician. Graduate students have an opportunity to treat at least 50 new patients and a similar number of transfer patients using a wide variety of orthodontic techniques.
The strength of the clinical program is the wide range of diversity in instructor philosophies of treatment and the opportunity to learn several techniques such as:
Graduate residents’ responsibilities include:
Current tuition fee information for Canadian and international students is available here.
Note: The University reserves the right to make changes and revisions to tuition and other fees.
The current foci of research are in:
In addition to equipment in the general research laboratories of the Faculty of Dentistry, the latest acquisition is a state-of-the-art Zwick material testing machine.
ANAT 7060 Advanced Human Macroscopic Gross Anatomy (6 credit hours)
CHSC 6810 Biostatistics for Clinicians (3 credit hours)
DDSS 7230 Advanced Oral Pathology (6 credit hours)
Clinically Based courses
PDSD 7000 Neural Basis of Oropharangeal Function (3 credit hours)
PDSD 7020 The Mechanics of Orthodontic Therapy (6 credit hours)
PDSD 7040 Clinical Craniofacial Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
PDSD 7060 Cephalometric Analysis (3 credit hours)
PDSD 7070 Biology of Orthodontic and Facial Orthopaedics (3 credit hours)
RSTD 7150 Orthodontic Materials (3 credit hours)
DDSS 7130 Occlusion (3 credit hours)
GRAD 6000 Summer Research
GRAD 7000 Master's Thesis
GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial
If you are interested in applying for the Graduate Orthodontics Program [M.Sc. (Ortho)], please submit your application online using Radius prior to August 15 in the year preceding your desired commencement in the program (June/July start date).
All supporting documentation listed below must be submitted in ENGLISH and can be submitted online using your Radius account:
Please note that both the Department of Preventive Dental Science and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are involved in the application processing. Therefore the application fee is $150 (Preventive Dental Science - $50, Faculty of Graduate Studies fee - $100) and can be paid online.
Note: Please ensure that you have read over the Academic Integrity notice.
Other links of interest:
Graduate Orthodontics Program:
Master of Science - Orthodontics
Preventive Dental Science
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences