Welcome to the Orthodontic Residency

The Orthodontic Residency Program is a  3-year, hospital-based program that accepts  2  residents per year. Our program focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Orthodontic malocclusions and craniofacial abnormalities. Orthodontic residents receive training from board-certified attending staff.  1st-year residents participate in weekly rotations at the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Kings County Hospital. Orthodontic residents actively participate in monthly orthognathic and cleft palate conferences, which are held in conjunction with the oral surgery program at Kings County Hospital. We encourage our residents to present their research and cases at regional and national orthodontic meetings. A publishable research project should be completed before graduation.

Our residents attend monthly meetings with the Department of Dentistry, monthly conferences in orthognathic surgery, and monthly cleft palate meetings.

Apply to our Orthodontic Residency

Applications should be submitted through PASS by October 1st

Application must be made to Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

Required materials include:

  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Dental School Transcripts
  3. Proof of successful completion of NBDE I and NBDE II Exams
  4. A minimum of 3 letters of reference (max of 5 may be submitted)
  5. ADAT and/or GRE scores optional but recommended

Please note that Maimonides orthodontic program requires each applicant to be eligible for a New York dental licence (GPR or two years post-graduate work experience). 

Please submit directly to the program:

  • Applicant’s CV, which MUST include a 2×2 photograph
  • $100 processing fee in the form of a check made out to:

“MMC Orthodontic Residency Program”

(place in memo portion of the check “Education Fund #GF 42341”)

Please mail the above 2 items to:

Ms. Diana Valdivia
Division of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Maimonides Medical Center
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: (718) 283-7428

All items must be RECEIVED by October 1st. Interviews are typically held around the first half of November. Thank you for applying to our program!

Orthodontic Applicant FAQs

When is my application due?

Applications must be submitted by October 1st.

Do I need to send anything directly to the program?

Yes, please remember to mail in your CV (which must include a 2×2 photo) and application fee.

Can I send my application materials to the program director for pre-screening?

No. Applications will only be assessed through the ADEA PASS system.

Is the GRE an application requirement? The ADAT?

You may submit your GRE and/or ADAT scores, but neither exam is required.

Do I need a New York State (NYS) Dental license to enter the residency Program?

Yes. In order to enter the orthodontic residency program, you must be eligible for a NYS dental license.  If you do not already have a NYS dental license, you will need to apply for one before entry into the program. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

I am currently in a GPR program. Can I apply?

Yes. You must complete the GPR program prior to entering Maimonides Orthodontics Program.

Am I required to complete a General Practice Residency (GPR) Program in order to apply?

Yes. If you have not completed a GPR, you may still be eligible to apply, as long as you have completed 2 years of work in a general dental practice prior to entry into the program.

I completed an AEGD program. Am I eligible to apply?

If your AEGD program qualifies you to apply for a New York State license, you are eligible to apply. Contact the NY State Department to find out if your AEGD qualifies you for dental licensure in New York.

I completed a specialty residency program (pediatrics, prosthodontics, periodontics etc.). Am I eligible to apply?


Will interviews for Maimonides Orthodontics be in-person or virtual?

Interviews will be in-person

When are interviews held?

Interviews are typically held in the beginning of November.

How many interviews are granted for each application cycle?

Maimonides grants interviews to 20-25 applicants per cycle.

Does Maimonides Orthodontic Residency program partipate in the match?

No this program is non-match.

May I visit the program?

Yes. To arrange a date and time please call the orthodontic clinic at 718-283-2086 and ask to speak to a resident.

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