The Ostrow School of Dentistry’s 24-month, certificate residency program trains one to two residents per year to be expert clinicians in orofacial pain with an emphasis on oral medicine. The program is has received initial accreditation from CODA.
CODA accredits the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s two distinct programs in advanced general dentistry education program in oral medicine and advanced general dentistry education program in orofacial pain as separate and distinct programs. CODA does not accredit a combined or combined online oral medicine and orofacial pain program.
Number of residents accepted per year: one to two
The field of orofacial pain encompasses:
- masticatory musculoskeletal pain
- neurogenic orofacial pain
- sleep disorders related to orofacial pain
- temporomandibular disorders
- orofacial motor disorders including orofacial dystonias and bruxism
- intraoral, intracranial, extracranial and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain
Glenn Clark DDS, MS
Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
925 West 34th St, Room B-14
Los Angeles, CA, 90089-0641
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
USC application deadline: November 15
PASS deadline: November 15
How to Apply
The Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service’s (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs. Choose program code OM87.
In addition to the PASS, all Orofacial Pain Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check, or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to on the check.
Mail your supplementary packet, all in one envelope, to:
Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2145
NOTE: Please contact Dulce Acosta, our Program Manager at email@example.com prior to applying for the program to determine if you wish to apply for the Oral Medicine program or Orofacial Pain program as these are two separate programs and require separate applications. If you wish to be considered for either of the two programs you will need to submit separate applications for Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain on the PASS website.
Cost of Attendance
Residents receive a monthly stipend during training. A scholarship of $40,000 per year is available for residents.
Estimated cost of attendance for 2013-2014
|Direct Costs||Year 1||Year 2|
|Instrument Management System Fee||$1,847||$1,050|
|Student Health Center Fee||$253||$253|
|Dental Gown Usage Fee||$165||$220|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16||$16|
|Grad Student Programming Fee||$71||$71|
|Grad Student Services Fee||$25||$25|
|Total Direct Costs||$3,558||$2,816|
|Allowances for Indirect Costs|
|Room and Board||$21,072||$21,072|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$30,531||$29,789|
*Health Insurance fee may be waived if proof of insurance is provided.
U.S. Department of Education Disclosure
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code:||29-1023|
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile:||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1029.00|
|On-Time Completion Rate:||100%|
|Tuition and Fees:||$3558 per year|
|Scholarship:||$40,000 per year|
|Equipment and Supplies:||$0|
|Job Placement Rate:||Not Available|
|Median Loan Debt|
A scholarship of $40,000 per year is available for the resident. Click here to learn more about financial aid options or click here for information on how to inform the Financial Aid Office of any changes in circumstance that might affect your eligibility.
Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.