Advanced Ed – Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Admissions Process

Applications are due Sept. 1 of the year prior to planned enrollment. Application to this program is through the ADEA PASS program. Official dental school transcripts should be submitted directly to PASS.

All applicants are required to submit the Institutional Evaluation and Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) as part of their completed PASS application. A minimum of three professional evaluators (dental faculty) are required to submit evaluations for the PEF. Additional letters of recommendation should not be sent to UMKC.

The application process is competitive. Selection is based on several factors including class rank, experience (general practice residency, other dental specialty or a practicing dentist), GRE scores, leadership roles in organized dental groups, dental school teaching, research experience and recommendations are considered. Preferences will be given to individuals who limit their applications to programs participating in MATCH.

Applicants meeting screening criteria are invited for interviews. All interviews are conducted at the School of Dentistry on the same day and all invited candidates must attend this session to be eligible for final selection into the class. If offered a position in a class, this offer, like all offers from the University, is contingent upon a successful background screening. In order to begin the background screening, you must complete a disclosure form and return it to human resources within two business days. Three residents are accepted into this program annually.