Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, and Dentistry

Contact Orthodontic Residency Program

Casey Anne Bridgeman, M.Ed.
Residency Coordinator

The Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave. S., Suite 3400
Nashville, TN 37212

Email: casey.bridgeman@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 343-9403
Fax: (615) 343-1830

Orthodontic Residency Application & Selection


The application deadline is August 29, 2014. Interviews for invited applicants are tentatively scheduled for September 26, 2014. The program will start approximately July 1, 2015 with orientation the last few days of June 2015. Correspondence regarding your application should be addressed to Ms. Casey Bridgeman, Residency Coordinator (casey.bridgeman@vanderbilt.edu).


Please submit the following documents directly to the Division of Orthodontics as soon as possible. Official transcripts and letters of references MUST come directly from the institutions or the individuals submitting the letter of reference. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA accredited dental school.

  • 2015 Vanderbilt GME Orthodontic Residency Application (2015 Orthodontic Application.pdf)
  • Official dental school academic transcript
  • Official NBDE score report (if pass/fail, please submit official DAT score report in addition to official NBDE score report)
  • Official GRE score report (Recipient Code RA1871)
  • Dental school letters of recommendation:

Dean (1)

Restorative faculty (1-3)

Other faculty (1)

  • GPR or AEGD trained applicants. Request letter of recommendation from GPR/AEGD director (1)
  • Non-dental school source letters of recommendation are optional (maximum 2)
  • Curriculum vitae (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Personal statement essay (not to exceed 1 page)
  • Current passport-style photo
  • Application fee ($225)



All applications are reviewed by the faculty. Using the criteria below, the faculty will determine which applicants are most likely to complete the program with integrity, collegiality, productivity and high achievement. These applicants will be contacted following the application deadline for an interview. Following interviews, three residents will be selected to start the residency in July 2015.

  • Dental class standing/class rank
  • History of academic achievement, ethical behavior and work ethic
  • NBDE/GRE/DAT score(s)
  • Clinical practice history (GPR, AEGD, private practice experience)
  • Letters of recommendation


Candidates selected for an interview are invited to visit the program to meet and interact with faculty, staff and residents on the interview date. Daily clinical and didactic activities are limited during this time so that the primary focus is on the candidates. Due to privacy concerns, VUMC policy and limitations on time and space -- visits are limited to invited candidates.

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