About the Program

This combined program option is a clinical specialty program that is offered in conjunction with a PhD in Craniofacial Science. The program provides education and training for clinicians, researchers and teachers. Achievement of the Diploma in Orthodontics requires completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the PhD in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. The combined program will require a minimum of six years to prepare the student for clinical practice and a research career. Graduates will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in orthodontics offered by The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and The American Board of Orthodontics.

Preference may be given to applicants who have already graduated from dental school and have some clinical, research, and teaching experience.


Applications will be managed through the Match Program and applicants register for the Match via the online registration portal shared by the Match and the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The registration portal can be accessed from the Match web site, or directly at portal.passweb.org. Applicants must adhere to the schedule of dates provided through the Match website: www.natmatch.com/dentres.

The deadline for fully documented applications is July 31st for entry the following June.