The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a 24-month certificate program through the School of Orthodontics. The program combines didactic, clinical, and research components, leading to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Orthodontics. Students must be prepared to undertake an intensive, continuous, full-time course of study as well as supervised clinical training in various contemporary orthodontic techniques. In addition there are limited opportunities for selected students to either be simultaneously enrolled in the Executive MBA program offered through the Davis College of Business or to enroll in a three year program leading to a certificate and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership offered through the School of Education.

The course of study begins with orientation in July with course work and clinic starting in mid-August of each year. By the end of the first year it is expected that each student will have initiated comprehensive orthodontic treatment for at least fifty (50) patients after completion of a pre-clinical training course.

Students are introduced to a variety of treatment philosophies, with an emphasis on pre-adjusted appliances and related techniques. Supervising clinical faculty present their philosophies in daily diagnosis and treatment planning seminars. A variety of clinical techniques are demonstrated and utilized in the school’s state-of-the-art orthodontic clinical facility.

Academic requirements for the 24-month Orthodontic Certification program are as follows:

  • Successful completion of the mandatory course work.
  • Satisfactory treatment of the assigned patients under supervision.
  • Acceptable performances on comprehensive didactic and clinical examinations.
  • Completion of the research component of the program.
  • Title IX:
    Jacksonville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    James Williams, Director, Human Resources/904-256-7025

    Kristie S. Gover, Ed.D., Chief Student Affairs Officer/Title IX Coordinator/904-256-7067

  • Application Deadline:
    October 1, 2015
  • Interview Date:
    October 26, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification Mailing:
    November 6, 2015
  • Deadline to Accept:
    November 13, 2015

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Jacksonville University’s School of Orthodontics has provided me with a top notch clinical experience, allowing for an easy and seamless transition into a busy private practice.

- Jared Funt, DDS, JUSO Class of 2011 -