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    The Orthodontic Residency Program accepts three (3) residents on an alternate year basis. Applications are available in the late Spring of even numbered years (2014, 2016, 2018, etc.) with new classes beginning on odd numbered years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.)

    What are the Admission Requirements?

      The program gives preference to applicants with high academic achievement, the potential to excel and those who exhibit exceptional personal qualities. 

      In order to be eligible for appointment to a CODA accredited Einstein dental residency training program, an applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:

      1.Graduate of an institution in the United States that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation 

      2.Graduate of an institution in Canada accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada 

      3.Graduate of an institution outside the United States and Canada who possesses equivalent educational background and standing as determined by the institution and program. 

      4.Advanced placement or credit by examination will only be granted by the institution in accordance with Commission on Dental Accreditation policies

      In addition, Dental residents not licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry must comply with the notification of training requirements as stipulated by the Dental Board.

    Application Procedures - PASS & Match

    Applicants must use the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) sponsored by the American Dental Education Association. Information and an application can be obtained by contacting:

    Postdoctoral Application Support Service
    1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1100 B
    Washington, DC 20005-2403 

    Download the PASS application 

    Orthodontic Program Code:  ORTHO928

    Completed applications should be sent directly to PASS. 

    The following information pertains to the National Dental Board Examination

    1.Submission of NBDE Part I results to PASS is required at time of application.  

    2.If completed, NBDE Part II results also must be submitted to PASS.  If NDBE Part II results are not available at time of application, NBDE Part II must be passed and the results be submitted to the program prior to enrollment.

    3.At the time of enrollment, applicants must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent  and must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of the dental school diploma to the program.

    A processing application fee of $75.00 payable to AEMC Department of Dental Medicine must be sent to:

    The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine
    Paley Building, 2nd Floor
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia, PA  19141-3098
    Attention:  Residency Program Admissions Coordinator

    Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

    The Orthodontic Residency Program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. To obtain information and to register in the match program, contact:  

     Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program  
    National Matching Services, Inc.  
    595 Bay Street, Suite 301, Box 29 
    Toronto, Ontario  
    Canada  M5G 2C2 Canada 
    Orthodontic Program Code: 6844

    Admissions Summary

    All applications must be received by PASS by their designated dates. Applicants will be invited for an interview based upon overall qualifications. Applicants should not request an interview. The Admissions Committee meets on specified dates; therefore, it will be necessary for invited applicants to be available for the interview on the date selected.

    The selection of orthodontic residents is made through the match program, which has a uniform date of notification.

    Within 10 days after notification of preliminary acceptance to the program, a required non-refundable fee of $1,000 must be submitted to the program. 

    The program begins the course of instruction during the last week in June.

    What costs can I expect to incur?

    Orthodontic residents incur certain costs of attendance. The orthodontic residents are required to purchase a specified digital camera and textbooks.  Also, access to a personal computer is required.  Additional resident expenditures over the three-year experience will include but may not be limited to attendance at the Tweed Foundation Course (Tucson, AR), the Graduate Orthodontic Residency Program (GORP) national symposium, the Annual Meetings of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Annual Meetings of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, and application and registration fees for the American Board of Orthodontics written examination. 

    Approximate Costs While Attending Program*


    First Year       Tuition (pro-rated) – Core Basic Science Curriculum 
    Payable to - University of Penn. School of Dental Medicine
     Travel expenses to required educational meetings$3,500
    Second Year     Travel expenses to required educational meetings$3,000
     American Board of Orthodontics Written Examination Fee$1,200
    Third YearTravel expenses to required educational meetings$3,000


    Additional Financial Information

    There may be partial reimbursement from the program or from the institution for attendance at select required educational courses or meetings.  This is determined on a case by case basis.

    Clinical instruments, supplies instrument sterilization services are provided by the program at no charge to the residents.

    For salary and benefit information, please refer to the link under "Residencies and Education".


    Sandi Garland

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Paley 2 Dental Medicine

    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia,PA 19141
    Phone:215- 456-7104


    Einstein’s orthodontic residency program is committed to its mission of providing unparalleled orthodontic education in a compassionate, professional and friendly environment. The program faculty is composed of individuals who are recognized for clinical, teaching and research expertise.  Our faculty and support staff of enthusiastic, innovative and highly dedicated professionals are devoted to resident education and quality patient care. The camaraderie present further encourages the development of knowledge and expertise.  An important attribute of the program is the very positive faculty student ratio.  This is especially evident in the very important second year when the faculty dedicate their effort to only one class due to classes entering on alternate years.

    Albert Einstein Medical Center is truly a wonderful place to further one’s education.  It is an inclusive academic medical center that respects and supports the educational mission of our program.  I encourage you to learn more about our orthodontic residency program.

    The orthodontic residency program is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements." 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.