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 20-25 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.

My experience at JU was fabulous. The family environment and the tremendous support provided by the school is exceptional and unique. The clinical experience I gained at JU is unmatched and beyond compare to any school in the country. I'm very happy and proud to be a JU graduate.

Abdulaziz Alamri, BDS, MS, CAGS JUSO Class of 2017

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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. 

The application for the Fellowship in Orthodontic Clinical Research must be submitted electronically via ADEA PASS.  

The application session for the class entering in 2022 is from May 1 - August 31, 2021.  Virtual interviews will be held in October 2021.  Alternate interview dates are not available at this time.

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