Advanced Ed – Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Admissions Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident in the United States.
  • Applicants must also submit evidence of graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association or the Canadian Dental Association.
  • Have a minimum dental school 3.0 GPA and rank in the top 50% of their graduating class.
  • ADAT is not required, however, all applicants are required to take the GRE. Official GRE scores should be submitted directly to UMKC (GRE code is 6872).
  • Residents accepted directly after graduating from dental school must successfully pass a U.S. regional or equivalent Canadian clinical licensure exam prior to or no later than the end of the first year of residency (Spring semester). Applicants, who have been out of dental school for a year or more, must successfully pass a clinical licensure exam before they start in UMKC’s Orthodontic residency.