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Graduate medical education in dental specialties at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's three-year Orthodontics Residency Program will prepare you for a career in orthodontic private practice, academic medicine, or research. During your training, you will earn a master of biomedical sciences degree in addition to the certificate of training in orthodontics.

Program and graduate outcomes

Of the residents who have trained in Mayo Clinic's Orthodontics Residency Program over the past decade, most are in private practice in various parts of the United States. All recent orthodontics graduates have successfully passed the Phase II written examination of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Two people from the Orthodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discussed a model of a mouth.

Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Ji Hyun Ahn, D.D.S.

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Our comprehensive 36-month program offers a profound clinical experience The orthodontic training we provide is unique in academic dentistry. Our residents serve as fully practicing clinicians within our fully staffed outpatient practice, and clinical care comprises most of the training.


The Orthodontics Residency program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Orthodontic examination upon completion of the residency.

Program history

The Orthodontics Residency began in the 1960s, and since that time, more than 45 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that one resident will complete training in this program annually.

Learn more about the history of Mayo Clinic's Department of Dental Specialties. Get more information about the American Board of Orthodontics.

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