How does it work?

We understand that adding a new skill — like Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine — while maintaining your current practice, on top of any family, social or other commitments, can be intimidating.

Our program will help you strike just the right balance between time and money to fit into your demanding schedule.

That’s why we’ve structured our hybrid program to deliver the maximum results with minimum disruption to the rest of your life. This is one of the greatest benefits of learning via an online program — you can watch the training videos in the mornings, late at night, or during a lunch break during the day.

Our students report that this flexibility is one of the key factors in them choosing our program. In fact, many of them would have been utterly unable to gain this expertise were it not offered in this format.

This is not to say that Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine program does not make demands on your time — far from it! This is a very demanding program, and you will have to work hard to keep up with the coursework and the research you will be expected to do (for more on this, check out our video gallery to hear and see for yourself what our students say about time commitments).

Of course, every student is different, and you may find that due to knowledge and expertise that you already have that you can absorb one week’s lessons in as little as 12 hours … while another week may be totally new to you, and you wind up spending 28 hours researching, writing, and going over course materials until you are comfortable with the lessons.

However, as a good rule of thumb, we advise our students to expect to spend at least 18 hours per week watching videos, participating in discussions, researching on their own, and completing tests and quizzes. Please see this page for a sample weekly schedule. 

Check out this timeline that will show you the major events from 2016-2018


As for the financial commitment, the amount you are charged depends on the program, and whether you are a U.S. citizen, or a foreign student.

For a U.S. Citizen: 

For the 37 month program, the cost is $54,145

For the 12 month certification program, the cost is $20,000

For a foreign student: 

For the 37 month program, the cost is $54,145

For the 12 month certification program, the cost is $20,000

Additionally, you can pay on an installment program. We also have extensive resources that you can call on for loans and other forms of financial aid. Please see this page for links that will explain more.

“One of the main things that attracted me to the program was that it was online, with some hands-on training. Once you get established with a practice, the thought of giving that up and going back to a 5 or 6 day a week in an onsite residency program was not horribly attractive to me.”

-Caron Holmes