Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinic Research

Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics offers a full time one (1) year Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research. The Fellowship is geared towards broadening and enhancing a Fellow’s background thus helping to prepare them for matriculation into an ADA accredited residency program in orthodontics upon successful completion of the program.

Fellows participate in a diverse didactic and clinical orthodontic experience. Course work includes but is not limited to orthodontic record-taking, record-keeping, data basing, orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, and exposure to various clinical orthodontic theoretical, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatment philosophies and regimens. Fellows will not only shadow current JU orthodontic residents in the clinic and assist them in a variety of chair side experiences, they will be expected to treat approximately 30-35 of their own patients. The research component requires the Fellows to participate in collecting clinical research data, assist in preparing and expanding our clinical research database, and helping to develop teaching modules for orthodontic continuing education.

Throughout the Fellowship, participants will gain experience with orthodontic practice management software, orthodontic diagnostic and case presentation software, imaging software, cone-beam computed tomography, digital photography and radiography, as well as exposure to a variety of orthodontic appliances and techniques including using soft tissue lasers and temporary anchorage devices in orthodontic practice.

This one-year, non-accredited continuing education program in orthodontic clinical research is designed for the candidate who needs to augment his/her dental education. The program combines didactic orthodontic education, clinical training and intensive exposure to clinical orthodontic research.

The many different orthodontic philosophies that I was exposed to at JU, along with the excellent evidence-based approach, puts Jacksonville at the forefront of orthodontic specialty education. Jacksonville University defines modern orthodontics. Along with the excellent clinical and didactic training, I feel that the business education we received was top notch.

Patrick G. Jones, DDS, CAGS, JUSO Class of 2010

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Academic requirements for the 1 Year Fellowship in Clinical Orthodontic Research are as follows:

  • Compliance with the program's policies and protocols as described in the Student's Handbook.
  • Successful completion of the mandatory coursework, designated assignments and final examinations.
  • Validation of clinical competencies through delivering evidence-based patient care for assigned patients under Faculty supervision.
  • Completion of the research component of the program with successful submission of a research project.
  • Completion of 17 credit hours.

The clinic usage and administrative fee for this Fellowship is $60,000 and the associated educational supplies required to enroll are estimated at $1500. Upon completion of the Fellowship, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research. 

If you are interested in enrolling in the Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research, please complete and return the enclosed application electronically to juorthoadmissions@ju.edu.

The application session will open May 14, 2019 and close September 15, 2019.  Interviews will be held October 14 - 15, 2019.  On-site interviews require all applicants to have the ability to travel (current US Visa if applicable) for interviews. Alternate interview dates are not available at this time.