M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Orthodontics Program accepts application materials through the American Dental Education Association, Postgraduate Application Support Service (PASS). This service enables applicants to send an original copy of most application materials to PASS for distribution to all the programs that the applicant selects. The department also participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching program (MATCH).

FALL 2025 ENROLLMENT  |  Applications accepted May 8 - August 15, 2024

Photo of Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair.

Program Director:
Thikriat Al-Jewair, DDS, MBA, MSc, MS, FRCD(C)

Department of Orthodontics
140 Squire Hall | thikriat@buffalo.edu

About the Progam Admission Requirements How to Apply Faculty and Curriculum Cost and Funding

About the Program

Since its inception in 1947, this program has been committed to preparing graduates for successful careers in clinical and academic orthodontics. This is achieved by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based practice delivered through a curriculum that provides advanced level courses reflective of the currently available evidence-based information. This program offers a strong clinical component with multiple treatment philosophies as well as strong exposure to research.

Upon completion of this comprehensive 36-month program, residents receive a Certificate of Advanced Education in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University at Buffalo Graduate School.

All members of the Orthodontic faculty in the program have undergone an additional two to three years of specialized training in orthodontics, building upon their foundational dental education. Additionally, a significant number of them hold certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.