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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Master of Science in Dentistry

Pathway for Graduate Program in Orthodontics

In 2010, the University of Colorado Board of Regents and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved the creation of a Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD) to accompany the graduate program certificate in orthodontics.  

The School of Dental Medicine has created a pathway for graduates of the Orthodontics Classes of 2006-2009 to earn the MSD. 

School of Dental Medicine orthodontic graduates from these classes are welcome to enroll in a newly developed course specifically to afford this opportunity.  Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be awarded their MSD degree in conjunction with the next university commencement.  

The course description is available here.  In summary, the course consists of two parts: First, course registrants will prepare case presentation of 6 cases.  Second, each registrant will arrange to present the cases in person to residents and Orthodontics Program Faculty at a mutually agreed-upon date. 

The course will be available to a maximum of 15 students on a first-come, first-serve basis per semester beginning in January 2013.  Completion of the course is expected to take one semester.   

Step 1

Contact Orthodontics Program Administrator Hope Hart at or 303-724-6990 to express your intent to register.  Once your enrollment has been confirmed, submit payment of tuition and fees.

Step 2

Complete case preparation and select presentation date in coordination with Hope Hart.  

Step 3

Upon successful completion of case preparation and presentation, degree will be conferred at the subsequent university commencement (December, August or May).