Orofacial Pain Applications and Admissions

Click on a link below for information on applying. 

Questions: Contact Ashley LeBourveau

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: 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.  


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