Orthodontics Residency Admission Requirements & Information

Admission to the Roseman University of Health Sciences Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AEODO) Postdoctoral Residency Program is granted to a very select number of highly qualified dentists who are able to demonstrate superb didactic, clinical, ethical and interpersonal capabilities, leading to a proclivity to succeed in their chosen profession.

Applicants will be evaluated based on a number of qualitative and quantitative measures including, but not limited to: superb clinical skills, previous work/volunteer experience, success in dental school, strength of personal statement and letters of recommendation, ability to demonstrate good communication skills and work ethics, a desire help others, aspiration to learn, compassion, leadership potential, intellectual ability, maturity, motivation to succeed, flexibility and teamwork. Additionally, to be considered for admission to Roseman AEODO Residency Program, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to accomplish the following prior to enrollment in the program:


  • Successfully complete the PASS, Academic Summary File (Excel), and AEODO Program Supplemental Application, submit all required documents and pay applicable application fees prior to established PASS and program deadlines.
  • Have graduated from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school;
  • Have successfully completed National Dental Board Examination Part I and Part II;
  • Completed the required interview process;
  • Be in good academic, moral and ethical standing;
  • Be proficient in the English language;
  • Be eligible for a dental license in the State of Nevada, which will include the completion of a background investigation for submission to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners. Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners (NSBDE) necessitates that all dental residents must obtain a license to practice dentistry in the State of Nevada. For more information regarding the protocol, timeline, and all required documents leading to licensure, please contact Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director for the NSBDE at 800-DDS-Exam, or email NSBDE.

*The College of Dental Medicine, Henderson Campus, does not accept transfer students/residents or award credit for coursework taken at other institutions.


Admissions Information

License Requirement

Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners necessitates that all dental residents must obtain a license to practice dentistry in the State of Nevada. For more information regarding the protocol, timeline, and all required documents for licensure, please contact Debra Shaffer, Executive Director for the NSBDE at 800-DDS-Exam, or email NSBDE.



Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and American Dental Admission Test (ADAT) are not required for admission to the AEODO Residency Program, however, those applying are highly encouraged to submit scores if available.



The following must be provided prior to being considered for an interview:

  • Completed PASS Application
  • Completed Academic Summary File (Excel) – To be uploaded via Supplemental Application
  • Completed Roseman AEODO Program Supplemental Application  (with uploaded Academic Summary File and CV)
  • Submit $50.00 application processing fee directly to the AEODO Residency Program by online payment.
  • Official National Dental Board Score(s) (Reported Through PASS Via Dean’s Letter)
  • Official Dental School Transcript, sent directly to PASS
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent through PASS only)
    • One from Dean of dental school (or Dean/Associate Dean of Student Affairs)
    • One from Orthodontic Chair, Program Director or orthodontic faculty in dental school
    • One from other dental school faculty or orthodontic private practitioner with whom you have worked closely


Mailing Address

Roseman University of Health Sciences
AEODO Residency Program
Attention: AEODO Admissions
4 Sunset Way Building C
Henderson, NV 89014-2333

Roseman AEODO/MBA Admissions Committee will thoroughly review all completed applications and subsequently invite a select group of applicants for interviews. You will be notified of the status of your application via email once the Admissions Committee has reached its final decision.


Personal Interview

A personal interview with the Admissions Committee will be scheduled upon receiving proper documentation that minimum admission requirements are met or will be met prior to the start of classes.The admissions committee will consider each applicant individually in relationship to the entire applicant pool. All applicants will be considered using the same criteria.


The AEODO program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. The Roseman University AEODO program’s match program number is 763174.


Applicant Offers & Deposit

Applicants granted admission into the Program will receive a formal written offer from the Program Director.

Acceptance should be accompanied by a check or money order for $2,500, payable to Roseman University of Health Sciences to reserve a seat in the class.  This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied toward the first year’s tuition.

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