60 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a 60-month combined Doctorate Degree and Certificate residency program in Oral Biology. 

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The class size is 2 residents per year and begins in July of each year. The Oral Biology program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is designed to offer a broad spectrum of didactic, clinical, research, and teaching experience in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. 

The emphasis of this program is the development of researchers that will further the scientific advancement in scholarly research, foster innovation and creativity, and support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in oral health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop outstanding clinical skills to allow quality patient care and service.
  • Achieve competencies required for Board Certification.
  • Demonstrate competence in the provision of didactic and clinical instruction for educational purposes.
  • Develop and complete major research project in conjunction with Ph.D. program.
  • Complete, present, and defend dissertation for Ph.D. program.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity when serving underserved populations in the state of Nevada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinic Orthodontics
  • Growth and Development
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
  • Orthodontic Materials
  • Craniofacial Anomalies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


182 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination.
  • Must have earned a DMD/DDS degree from a program in the US or Canada that is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Must be eligible for a Nevada state dental license and receive a full or limited dental license from the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners prior to engaging in any clinical activity.
  • Application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) including specified letters of recommendations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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