The fellowships and educational opportunities listed below are offered by ACPA members and/or ACPA Approved Teams but are not affiliated in any way with ACPA. If you have a fellowship program or educational opportunity you would like to have listed, please email us.
International Association for Dental Research’s STAR Network Academy Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship will be to support the awardee’s attendance at the IADR Academy and IADR General Session & Exhibition, and then to have a research experience in a renowned research laboratory immediately after the IADR General Session in London, England, July 2019.
Deadline: Posted Spring 2019 for 2020 applications.
For more information, click here.
Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager
Craniofacial Orthodontic Fellowship
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Program Director: Dr. Snehlata Oberoi
Duration: 12 months
The Division of Craniofacial Anomalies at the University of California, San Francisco is offering a one-year fellowship to qualified orthodontists, starting in Aug 2015. This is an ADA accredited post orthodontic residency fellowship program to provide advanced training and skills for the management of individuals with Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care needs, requiring complex multidisciplinary care. The goal of this clinical fellowship is to prepare the fellow to participate in a craniofacial team, to treat patients with cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, syndromic craniosynostosis and other craniofacial anomalies and to conduct research related to craniofacial anomalies. Click here for the application.
Dr. Snehlata Oberoi
Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontic Fellowship
Institution: University of Michigan Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry and University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Program Director: Katherine Kelly, DDS, PhD, MS
Duration: 12 months
This clinical fellowship provides extensive and in depth training in the care of patients with craniofacial anomalies, syndromes, and associated special needs.
The fellow will work intimately with the multi-specialty Craniofacial Team members to diagnose, treatment plan, and treat patients. This program includes clinical, didactic, research, and service components. While gaining hands on experience, the fellow will also gain a broad scope of craniofacial care and the unique challenges this patient population faces. This fellowship program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
For more information, visit https://dent.umich.edu/admissions/graduate-programs/craniofacial-and-special-care-orthodontics-fellowship.
Dr. Katherine Kelly
Dept. of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Craniofacial Orthodontic and Special Needs Fellowship
Institution: New York University Langone Medical Center, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
Location: New York, NY
Program Director: Dr. Pradip R. Shetye
Duration: 12 Months from July 1st through June 30th
Deadline: October 15 of the preceding year.
This was the first ADA accredited post orthodontic residency fellowship program in the USA that was designed to provide advanced training and skills for the management of patients with Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care requirements (CFA&SC). These patients have a wide range of congenital and acquired craniofacial anomalies that affect the craniofacial complex and stomatognathic system, requiring complex multidisciplinary care. The focus of this subspecialty of orthodontics includes but is not limited to: patients with cleft lip and palate, syndromic craniosynostosis and other craniofacial anomalies, dentofacial deformities, craniofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, distraction osteogenesis, nasoalveolar molding and special care orthodontics. Graduates of the program will develop skills in the diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and palate. They will work with both two and three dimensional diagnostic record sets in performing craniofacial orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plans. The Fellow will be exposed to a large clinical population of both pediatric and adult patients with congenital and acquired craniofacial abnormalities. The goal of the program is to train individuals to take an active role on a cleft and craniofacial treatment team.
Eligibility: Candidates for this fellowship program must have graduated from an CODA accredited dental school and orthodontic residency program, and be eligible for full licensures in New York State. Please check New York state Education Department for more information. For application form, please contact the office.
Stipend is available. Please call the office for details.
Cleft, Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontic Fellowship
Institution: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Duration: 12 months
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is offering a one-year fellowship training program in cleft, craniofacial and special care orthodontics. The orthodontic division is a full-time cleft-craniofacial practice that treats patients from birth through adulthood. The scope of the practice involves pre-surgical infant orthopedics for the cleft patient, phase I treatment and preparation for alveolar bone grafting, and comprehensive orthodontic treatment, including orthognathic surgical planning and preparation. Weekly team meetings, didactic and case-based conference, literature review and dedicated research time are integral to the fellowship. Upon completion of the program, a Certificate in Cleft, Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics from The Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh is awarded. PGY-4 stipend support and benefits are provided.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for dental licensure in the State of Pennsylvania (US or Canadian DDS/DMD required) and have completed an orthodontic residency.
For more information and to receive application materials, please provide a letter of introduction and CV via email to Kristin Parady.
Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship Program
Institution: Seattle Children’s Hospital
Location: Seattle, WA
Program Director: Hitesh Kapadia, DDS, PhD
Duration: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
The Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship program at Seattle Children’s Hospital is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills for the management of craniofacial anomalies. Graduates of the program will have been exposed to the diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of a large clinical volume of primarily pediatric patients who have congenital and acquired craniofacial differences. Active participation in ongoing clinical outcome studies and case series analysis is expected and the presentation of original clinical research at a national meeting is supported. The goal of the program is to train the fellow to attain a level of competency that enables them to recognize, diagnosis, and treat patients with craniofacial anomalies and special needs in a hospital based, team care setting. PGY-4 stipend support and benefits are provided.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for dental licensure in the State of Washington and have completed an orthodontic residency as well as supply documentation of passing scores on parts I and II of the NBDE.
Institution: Hospital for Sick Children
Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: October 31
The Hospital for Sick Children is offering an orthodontic fellowship in cleft lip/palate & craniofacial anomalies. It is a great opportunity for young graduates of accredited orthodontic programs to spend a year being involved in treatment planning and treating complicated craniofacial and cleft cases, planning orthognathic surgery and distraction osteogenesis in conjunction with our Division of Craniofacial Surgery, as well as getting involved with some research. The Hospital for Sick Children cleft/craniofacial program is one of the largest in patient volume in the world. The orthodontic fellowship program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
Dr. Kyle Stevens, Head, Division of Orthodontics
Fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontics
Institution: Centre for Dental Education and Research (CDER), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: March/ September
Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Deformities of CDER has been running Interdisciplinary cleft care since 1972 and it is a trusted centre on CLP Orthodontics in India. To extend the Cleft Orthodontic Care to the all parts of our nation, under the leadership of Prof. OP Kharbanda, Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Deformities has started fully paid Fellowship Programme in Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontics from year 2017. Fellowship is also open for sponsored candidate/ foreign nationals. Details of the fellowship programme, application and selection procedures can be obtained on the AIIMS exam section website.
Prof. OP Kharbanda
Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
Institution: LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA
Program Director: Jennifer E. Woerner, DMD, MD, FACS
Duration: 24 months
The Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship is a fully-accredited CODA comprehensive two-year fellowship encompassing the full spectrum of Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Surgery with interdisciplinary comprehensive work-up, treatment planning, and post-operative care.
Eligibility: Eligible fellows are selected on a yearly basis and must be graduates or expected graduates of a CODA-accredited Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program and be a US citizen or legal alien. Fellows must be eligible for medical or dental licensure in the state of Louisiana.
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130
Cranio-Maxillofacial\Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Institution: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, NY
Program Directors: Sherard A. Tatum, MD and Amar Suryadevara, MD
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: Applicants should apply by February 1
Eligibility: Board eligible surgeons in Otolaryngology. View more information.
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Otolaryngology
750 E. Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
Institution: The Craniofacial Center
Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: one year (begin July 1).
Focus is pediatric congenital craniofacial anomalies (this includes cleft lip and palate, but is not focused just on this area). Only individuals who are board eligible in Plastic Surgery will be considered. View more information.
Jeffrey A. Fearon, MD, FACS, FAAP
Director, The Craniofacial Center
7777 Forest Lane, C-700
Dallas, TX 75230
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
Institution: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas, TX
Program Director: Alex Kane, MD, FACS, FAAP
Duration: 12 months
The Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers an ACGME-accredited 12-month fellowship program in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery. This fellow is a fully integrated member of a high-volume general pediatric and cleft/craniofacial practice. This position is typically offered to physicians who have successfully completed an accredited plastic surgery residency and are looking for more complete training in pediatric plastic craniofacial surgery. View more information.
Department of Plastic Surgery
1801 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75390-9132
Craniofacial Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Institution: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Program Director: Dr. Barbu Gociman
Time: 12 months
Affiliation: University of Utah, Primary Children’s Hospital
The Craniofacial Fellowship is a large-volume training program designed for board eligible/board certified graduates of ACGME certified plastic surgery residencies who wish to gain additional experience in the diagnosis and surgical management of craniofacial anomalies. The surgeons at the craniofacial program provide one of the most extensive experiences in United States. We have performed over 800 major craniofacial procedures over the past 10 years. For example, more than 200 patients with craniosynostosis have been treated with the endoscopic assisted craniectomy, with excellent results. View more information.
Kallie Handy, Program Manager
Post Graduate Fellowship – Craniofacial Surgery
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Duration: 12 Months
BC/BE plastic surgery required, 1 year fellowship beginning in July. Focus on congenital and traumatic reconstruction, tertiary cleft lip/palate, orthognathic and distraction. Pediatrics and adult. Research activity encouraged. Administered by Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin. ACGME accredited.
Robert Havlik, M.D., Director, Center for Craniofacial Disorders
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Clinical Fellowship in Speech Pathology focused in Craniofacial Disorders
Institute: Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Location: Atlanta, GA
Program Director: John E. Riski, PhD, CCC-S, FASHA
Duration: 12 months (July – June)
The Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish offers a Clinical Fellowship in Speech Pathology focused in Craniofacial Disorders. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide clinical research experience for speech pathologists who want to be the next generation clinical researchers in craniofacial disorders. Applications are due by April 1 and the Fellowship is available in July. It is a paid position leading to the completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). The ideal Fellowship candidate will have strong demonstrated interest in craniofacial disorders, a Master’s or PhD in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, will have completed a student internship or research project in craniofacial disorders, and a professional goal of developing into a clinical researcher in the specialty area of craniofacial disorders. We have found that students who have worked as a research assistant or directed a research lab for one of their professors have excellent skills to excel in this position.
Apply online at https://careers.choa.org. Navigate to “Featured Jobs”, “Allied Health Jobs”, “Rehabilitation Services & Orthopedics Jobs”. Or, search by Keyword “Craniofacial” if needed.
Attach a document explaining your interest in craniofacial disorders and your professional goals.
Tour our Craniofacial Center:
John E. Riski, PhD, CCC-S, FASHA, Director, Speech Pathology Laboratory
Clinical Director, Center for Craniofacial Disorders
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Jamila Leavell, Clinical Recruiter
Craniofacial Speech Pathology Fellowship
Institution: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Location: Columbus, OH
Program Directors: Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP and Richard Kirschner, MD
Duration: 12 Months
Deadline: March 1 each year
This speech fellowship program is a full-time 12 month experience consisting of clinical and research training in the assessment and treatment of:
• Cleft lip and palate
• Other craniofacial anomalies
• Velopharyngeal dysfunction and Resonance disorders
• Syndromes commonly associated with clefting/craniofacial anomalies, including emphasis on the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
• Feeding/swallowing disorders in patients with craniofacial anomalies
• Pediatric speech disorders, with an emphasis on articulation and motor speech disorders
The fellow will work with the Cleft Lip and Palate Center, Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders, Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Program, 22q Center, and the Speech Pathology Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The fellow will also spend time working on craniofacial-speech research and speech outcome/QI projects. The fellowship can be designed to include completion of required clinical hours and training to meet CFY requirements; however applicants who already have their CCC’s are also welcome to apply if they desire additional training in craniofacial anomalies.
Applications are due March 1. For more information regarding this fellowship, applicant requirements, and the application process, please click the link below or visit our website at www.nationwidechildrens.org
Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Post Degree Lend Fellowships (CF) In Speech-Language Pathology
Institution: Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC)
This fellowship is co-sponsored by the Division of Speech Language Pathology and the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University.
Location: Portland, OR
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: January 31
The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CDRC is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country for training leadership in clinical care and coordination, family systems, education, public policy, community resources, and advocacy for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, utilizing an interdisciplinary model. Our LEND program includes faculty and a cohort of 16 long term trainees from 12 disciplines including speech-language pathology annually.
The LEND post degree Fellowship Program is primarily clinical in nature. The CDRC Clinics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the primary clinical training setting, are staffed by our faculty of 9 speech-language pathologists. Training experiences may include interdisciplinary team assessments in the Craniofacial, Feeding, Autism, Down Syndrome, Child Development, and Neurodevelopment Clinics. The fellowship also includes treatment of children with communication disorders, at a community placement or at CDRC Clinics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
In addition to clinical experience, the Clinical Fellow will also participate in
- Interdisciplinary training in the LEND program, including weekly interdisciplinary seminars with topics related to community outreach, family issues that affect children with developmental disabilities, leadership, and policy development
- Participation in a family mentoring experience
- A research project and presentation under the guidance of a mentor
- Leadership and teaching opportunities, as well as opportunities for continuing education
Eligibility: Applicants must be a US Citizen or have a permanent residency Visa, have the minimum of a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, a conditional license to practice in the state of Oregon, and meet all the requirements for certification except the Clinical Fellowship. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and a drug screen.
Applicants must submit: 1) A letter of intent including background and areas of interest; 2) A resume; and 3) Three letters of recommendation. We request that all application materials be submitted together via email to Kameron Brief Beaulieu.
Modest stipends will be available. Stipends are contingent upon continued grant funding. Fellowships are funded by a grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The beginning date for the fellowship is the first week of September. Once selected, trainees will be required to demonstrate that they have health insurance, all required vaccinations, conditional Oregon State Licensure, and pass a background check and drug screen.
Kameron Brief Beaulieu, MS., CCC-SLP
LEND Training Coordinator, Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology
Institute on Development and Disability/Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
Cleft Palate Craniofacial Disorders Clinic
707 SW Gaines Street, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Tel: 503 494-4024
Fax: 503 494-6868