Orofacial Pain Applications and Admissions

Program Information

Click on an option below for details. 

Two year CODA approved Orofacial Pain Residency Program

  • Application Deadline: September 15 of the year prior to beginning the program

  • Program start date: July 1

  • Application fee: None

  • Tuition fee: $19,500 per year

In order to complete the online application for the Orofacial Pain Residency, available here, please have the below items ready to upload as part of the online application process. Applications cannot be submitted if incomplete. 

  • *Required: Electronic copy of original dental transcripts (jpg or PDF)

  • *Required, if non-US degree: Credentialing evaluation by ECE or equivalent. Please select the course-by-course option if using ECE (jpg or PDF)

  • *Required: A curriculum vitae including any publications, research experience, extracurricular activities and/or any awards received (jpg or PDF)

  • *Required if available: National Board Dental Examination scores (jpg or PDF)

  • *Required if English is not your native language: TOEFL score documentation (jpg or PDF). The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 79 internet-based; the minimum IELTS test score is 6.5. 

Once a complete online application has been submitted, at least two letters of recommendation can be sent directly by the evaluators to the program director:

Isabel Moreno Hay, DDS PhD ABOP ABDSM
Division Chief, Orofacial Pain
Director, Orofacial Pain Program 
Assistant Professor, College of Dentistry
University of Kentucky 
740 S. Limestone, Room E 236
Lexington KY 40536-0284
Phone: 859.323.5500
Fax: 859.323.0001

After September 15, the Admissions Committee, composed of Orofacial Pain faculty members, will meet to discuss all candidates and select the most qualified candidate(s) by consensus. The most qualified candidates will be invited to the campus for an interview. Candidates selected for the class will be notified by December 1 of the year prior to their starting date of July 1.

Master of Science Orofacial Pain Program

Candidates who are interested in the Master of Science Orofacial Pain Program will complete the admissions requirement for the two-year residency program. Once accepted to this program, the candidate can become eligible to extend into the Master of Science Degree Program. The Master’s Program typically adds an additional year, making it a three-year program.   

One Year Fellowship Program

Candidates who are interested in the one-year Fellowship Program will complete the same admissions requirement as the two-year residency program. These candidates will need to designate their interest in this one-year program in the application.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What visa do international students in the OFP program apply for? 

Once a prospective student accepts their admission to the program, the program will request an I-20 on their behalf. If you need a visa to attend, please make sure to prepare important documents, including a copy of your passport biographical page, transcripts, marriage or birth certificates and passport information for any dependents, and a bank statement showing financial ability for the full first year of study.

What are the financial requirements for F-1 students? 

When applying for the F-1, you must show that you have at least the full first year of tuition, plus one year of living expenses, which is valued at $17,000 per year. Students requesting an I-20 must provide additional proof of funding if bringing dependents in the amount of $7,350 for dependent spouse and/or $5,040 per dependent child. When preparing documents, please obtain a bank statement, in English, no older than 6 months. You may use multiple accounts, but do not submit multiple statements for the same account. If a family member or spouse is funding your study, please include a signed statement from them indicating that they intend to help with your expenses. 

Do I need a TOEFL score to apply? 

If you are a citizen of a country where the primary language is English, you do not need a TOEFL. We can also accept a degree from a school in an English-speaking country. The TOEFL is preferred for visa applications. 

Mail service in my country is very slow – can I submit the letters of recommendation online? 

Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email if necessary. Please reach out if you are unable to have your recommendation letters mailed to the program. 

Who do I contact with questions?

For additional questions not addressed on this page, please reach out to Ashley LeBourveau at a.lebourv@uky.edu

 

Make a Gift Your gifts help support the academic, research and patient care missions of the UK College of Dentistry. Make a gift now.