Requirements for Admission:

The Georgia School of Orthodontics currently accepts graduates who have completed an accredited dental school in the United States or an equivalent foreign dental school. However, applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have a permanent resident card at the time of application. The Georgia School of Orthodontics is not currently certified to enroll F-1 nonimmigrant students.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is currently accepting applications for both the Residency Program and the Fellowship Program. The  non-accredited Fellowship Program is offered for up to six dental school graduates per year and is one year in length. Fellows who successfully complete the Program will be admitted into the Residency Program for the Class of 2022. Our fellows attend all classes with the first-year residents and are able to participate in the clinic, subject to obtaining a Georgia Dental License, which is a requirement prior to enrollment into the Fellowship Program. Requirements and the application for obtaining a Georgia Dental License can be found on the Georgia Dental Board’s website here. The year-long Fellowship Program also has a reduced tuition rate compared to the Residency Program. Up to two of the exemplary 2018/2019 Fellows will receive a 50% tuition scholarship for their subsequent three years of residency should they be admitted into our Residency Program.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is proud to award one resident of the Class of 2021 with a full tuition scholarship. Please note that this scholarship will not cover program fees or the estimated cost of living. The scholarship will be awarded based on a multitude of factors, including merit, academic credentials, personal and work experience. See below for information on how to apply .

Application Process:

All applications must be filled out using our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website http://www.gsorthodontics.org. You can download the full Residency Program application by clicking here. You can download the full Fellowship Program application by clicking here.

Applicants must submit certain documentation via the online application portal. It will not be accepted if mailed. Please carefully read the minimum requirements below for details on which documents may be accepted via the application portal and which must be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. Specifically, only the following documents may be and must be submitted via the application portal:

  1. Application Form
  2. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
  3. Applicant’s Photograph
  4. Personal Essay
  5. Declaration and Certification of Finances
  6. $75 Application Fee paid via Paypal

The following documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution/provider in sealed envelopes to the Georgia School of Orthodontics:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Letters of Recommendation
  3. Academic Performance Evaluation

The following documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution/provider via email to the Georgia School of Orthodontics Office of Admissions at admissions@gaorthodontics.org:

  1. National Board of Dental Examiners Scores

Applicants should ask the issuing institutions/providers to send official documents such as transcripts and transcript translations, GPA and class rank letter, and test scores directly to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Georgia School of Orthodontics
Office of Admissions
8200 Roberts Drive, Suite 550
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Admissions@gaorthodontics.org

Please note all applications must be received by February 23, 2018. Our next round of interviews is in early February and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION

 1. APPLICATION FORM

All applications must be filled out using our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website: http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

2. CURRICULUM VITAE

Applicants must provide their curriculum vitae via our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website: http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

3. PHOTOGRAPH

Applicants must provide a passport-style photograph (2” x 2” in size) via our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website: http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

 4. PERSONAL ESSAY

Applicants must submit a personal essay as part of the admissions process via our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website: http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

The essay should be an autobiographical sketch of at least 1 page in length, and include any previous orthodontic experiences and the Applicant’s reasons for desiring orthodontic training.

5. DECLARATION AND CERTIFICATION OF FINANCES

Applicants must demonstrate financial resources adequate to cover the cost of the program and living expenses while in Atlanta.  Applicants must complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances Form included in this application, and submit it through the application portal. Financial responsibility may be proven by a variety of methods. These include the following:

  • Personal or family funds
  • Pre-approval for private student loans

If using personal or family funds, a bank statement from within the past six months must be provided. Additionally, if the Applicant is receiving financial support from a friend or family member, that person must also write a letter specifying the exact amount of funding he or she will provide during the program.

The Declaration and Certification of Finances information is included in this application and must be submitted via our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website: http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

6. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions from which Applicants received credit are required- regardless of whether the course pertained to a degree program. Transcripts must be sent directly by the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions at the address given above in a sealed institutional envelope.

7. OFFICIAL NATIONAL BOARD PART I & II SCORES

Successful completion of the NBDE, Part I and Part II (when available) is required of all Applicants. Scores for Part I and Part II are due by the application deadline of February 23, 2018. Applicants must have their scores emailed directly from the American Dental Association to the Office of Admissions at admissions@gaorthodontics.org. Applicants are advised to request NBDE scores as early    as possible as it can take some time for them to be received. Contact the National Board at (312) 440-2678 or get a request form at    their website www.ADA.org/en/jcnde (click on “Examinations”, then “NBDE Part I and Part II Results Request”, then “log in” and follow the instructions from there).

8. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have known and worked closely with Applicants are required. Specifically, there must be:

  1. Minimum of one letter from a dental school faculty member, preferably in the Department Orthodontics.
  2. Two remaining recommendations from faculty members or practicing orthodontists.

The recommenders must submit the letters in sealed envelopes, with their signatures across the seal, by mail directly to the Office of Admissions at the address given above.

9. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FORM

Applicants must request that the dean of their dental school complete the Academic Performance Evaluation included in the Application. This must indicate the Applicants’ official GPA and class rank. This form must be mailed from the Dean directly to the Office of Admissions at the address given above in a sealed envelope.

10. APPLICATION FEE

The Applicant must submit a nonrefundable $75 Application Fee prior to the initial review of their application. The Application Fee must be paid through PayPal. After clicking the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of this page and submitting your initial application information, you will see a PayPal button that will take you to the payment page.

11. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is proud to award one resident of the Class of 2021 with a full tuition scholarship. Please note that this scholarship will not cover program fees or the estimated cost of living. The scholarship will be awarded based on a multitude of factors, including merit, academic credentials, personal and work experience. The Scholarship Application can be accessed at the end of the Residency Application, which should be submitted via our online application portal and which can also be accessed by clicking here. Please note that you do not have to complete the Scholarship Application for your application file to be considered complete. Also note that the Scholarship Application is only available to resident applicants, not fellowship applicants.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The following are additional requirements not requiring official documentation at the time the application is submitted:

1. PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Invited Applicants will be required to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Applicants will be notified directly if they have received an interview.

2. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.

3. FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY – GEORGIA DENTAL LICENSE

All applicants accepted into the Fellowship Program must obtain their Georgia Dental License prior to enrollment (but not prior to applying). Requirements and the application for obtaining a Georgia Dental License can be found on the Georgia Dental Board’s website here.

SUBMISSIONS:

All applications must be filled out using our online application portal. This can be accessed via the “Apply Now” button in the top left corner of our website http://www.gsorthodontics.org.

Applicants must submit certain documentation via the online application portal. It will not be accepted if mailed. Please carefully read the minimum requirements below for details on which documents may be accepted via the application portal and which must be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. Specifically, only the following documents may be and must be submitted via the application portal:

  1. Application Form
  2. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
  3. Applicant’s Photograph
  4. Personal Essay
  5. Declaration and Certification of Finances
  6. $75 Application Fee paid via Paypal

The following documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution/provider in sealed envelopes to the Georgia School of Orthodontics:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Letters of Recommendation
  3. Academic Performance Evaluation

The following documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution/provider via email to the Georgia School of Orthodontics Office of Admissions at admissions@gaorthodontics.org:

  1. National Board of Dental Examiners Scores

Applicants should ask the issuing institutions/providers to send official documents such as transcripts and transcript translations, GPA and class rank letter, and test scores directly to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Georgia School of Orthodontics
Office of Admissions
8200 Roberts Drive, Suite 550
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Admissions@gaorthodontics.org

Please note all applications must be received by February 23, 2018. Our next round of interviews is in early February and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

TUITION

The tuition for the Georgia School of Orthodontics Residency Program is $72,500/year. Program fees for the 2018/2019 academic year are $10,500/year. The Georgia School of Orthodontics is proud to award one resident of the Class of 2021 with a full tuition scholarship. Please note that this scholarship will not cover program fees or the estimated cost of living. The scholarship will be awarded based on a multitude of factors, including merit, academic credentials, personal and work experience. See above for information on how to apply.

The tuition for the Georgia School of Orthodontics Fellowship Program is $50,000/year. Program fees for the 2018/2019 academic year are $10,500/year. Up to two of the exemplary 2018/2019 Fellows will receive a 50% tuition scholarship for their subsequent three years of residency should they be admitted into our Residency Program.

*Please note all applications must be received by February 23, 2018. Our next round of interviews is in early February and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible. 

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions, or need any additional information. We can be reached at:

Georgia School of Orthodontics
Office of Admissions
8200 Roberts Drive, Suite 550
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone: 770 628 5441
Fax: 770 538 1531
Email: admissions@gaorthodontics.org

 Please note that email submissions are the preferred method of contact, and will receive a prompt response.

Accreditation Notice:

The program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/ed/coda.