10 Easiest US dental schools to enter for foreign dentists

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Top 10 Best Dental Schools to Apply To For Foreign or Internationally Trained Dentists as of 2008

THIS LIST IS SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL DENTAL PROGRAMS (IDP's) or ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAMS (AS). First off, it should be made clear that no dental school is easy to gain admission into. This ranking is about the easier dental schools that international students worried about admission should aim to include on their application lists. For graduates of accredited undergraduate universities applying to 4-year DDS or DMD programs, see our 'Easiest US Dental Schools to Get Into' post. Information provided here is approximate (but as accurate as possible) and is updated as required. Thank you for turning to Top 10 Nation for this important information. International or foreign-trained dentists, especially from areas such as India, Korea, Latin America, and the Middle East are looking for the easiest dental schools in the United States to apply to. Which schools have the easiest path to acceptance and admission for these already-trained dentists? Keep reading...

1. New York University College of Dentistry Advanced Placement DDS Program (NYU Dental)
With approximately 125 seats for Advanced Placement students, this large program is the leading favorite for international students. The biggest disadvantage to this program is that it is a THREE YEAR PROGRAM.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: Pass (Average 87), TOEFL: 230.
Advantages: Easy admission, large Advanced Placement class means many peers to work with, state-of-the-art clinical facilities.
Disadvantages: 3-year program makes it a year longer than most other programs, highest tuition/fees at $66,746/year, with the added relatively high cost of living in New York City ($31,351/year).

2. Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Program (BU Dental)
Definitely the best (easiest) choice for international dentists seeking a two-year program in the United States. With approximately 65 seats available, many students are interviewed and accepted. Read our Top 10 Reasons to attend BU Dental.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 85 or higher, TOEFL: 250 or higher.
Advantages: Relatively easy admission for a large 2-year program, large Advanced Standing class means many peers to work with, relatively more affordable tuition, student-friendly environment, supportive faculty.
Disadvantages: Still has a high tuition/fees at $64,511/year (cost of living expenses not available), clinical facilities are lacking with more chairs for students required.

3. University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine Program for Advanced Standing Students (UPenn)
Ranked as our Top 7th Best Dental School in the US or Canada. This top-tier school has 26 seats available for foreign trained dentists.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 85 or higher (average 89), TOEFL: 220 or higher, GPA: 3.0 .
Advantages: Top-tier school ranked at #7 across the country, 2-year program.
Disadvantages: Still has a high cost at approximately $83,000/year for fees and living expenses, clinical facilities are lacking, although a new clinical facility did open in 2002.
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4. University of Southern California, School of Dentistry Advanced Standing Program (USC Dental)
This 32-seat program offers a relatively large number of seats and Southern California weather. Qualified applicants will be required to attend an on-campus technical exam and written exam.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: Pass, TOEFL: 250 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, strong clinical emphasis.
Disadvantages: Problem-based learning cirriculum means no structured classes, with an emphasis on 'self-learning,' high-crime location, tuition and living expneses cost in the range of $95,000/year.

5. University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry International Dentist Program (UCSF Dental)
This program admits 24 foreign trained dentists as students each year. Tuition alone for this school is approx. $16,000/quarterly or $64,000/year. Living expenses are not available. Qualified applicants will be required to attend an on-campus technical exam and written exam.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 83 or higher, TOEFL: 240 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, decent clinical exposure, California climate.
Disadvantages: High cost of living, may be difficult to acquire patients.

6. University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry International Dentist Degree Program (UIC Dental)
Note that Visa students are not accepted for this 24-seat program, residency is a requirement. Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: Pass, TOEFL: 213 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, relatively easy acceptance for residents or citizens of the US.
Disadvantages: Total tuition costs are in the range of $83,000/year.

7. University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry International Dental Studies (UoP Dental)
This 22-seat program offers an exciting program in the warm sunny weather of California. Read our Top 10 Reasons to attend UoP Dental.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 80 or higher, TOEFL: 237 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, strong clinical emphasis, friendly faculty environment.
Disadvantages: Total tuition costs are in the range of $90,000/year, with living costs in the range of $25,000/year making this one of the most expensive IDP schools.

8. Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, International Dentist Program (LLU Dental)
This 16-seat program is at a Christian-based university.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 81, Part II: 79, TOEFL: 213 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, total tuition costs around $50,000/year, large patient availability.
Disadvantages: Seventh-day Adventist (Christian religious) ideals are integrated into the cirriculum.

9. University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine International Advanced Standing Program (UPitt Dental)
This 10-seat program is at an overall high-ranking university. This school requires a bench testing pre-clinical exercise as a part of it's admission process.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: Pass, Part II: Pass, TOEFL: 250 or higher.
Advantages: 2-year program, generally regarded as a higher-end school.
Disadvantages: Total tuition costs around $73,000/year.

10. Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine Dental International Student Program (Tufts Dental)
This 14-seat program offers exciting courses in fields such as implantology.
Minimum's for Application: NBDE Part I: 90, Part II: 85, TOEFL: 233 or higher.
Advantages: 2.3-year program, generally regarded as a higher-end school in terms of clinical and research exposure.
Disadvantages: Is at the bottom of this list, and is generally harder to gain admission into. Generally in the range of $80,000/yearly, note that the additional 0.3 years adds an additional $40,000/year cost.

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Dental International Student Program

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Application Procedures and Criteria
Application Requirements
Immunization Requirements
Graduation Dates and Requirements
Honors and Awards
Frequently Asked Questions

The Dental International Student (DIS) Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine began in 1956 to provide foreign-trained dentists with the education and experience required to practice dentistry in America. The program comprises five semesters (two years and three months) of coursework and clinical experience, including innovative courses in implantology and geriatric dentistry. Upon completion of the program students receive a D.M.D. degree and are eligible for licensure to practice dentistry in the United States of America.

Application Procedures and Criteria

*Please note: Significant changes have been made to the application process*

The Dental International Student program begins in mid April. The deadline for the program beginning in April 2012 is September 15, 2011.

All candidates for the program beginning in April 2012 should submit an application through the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) which is run by ADEA. The application cycle begins in April 14, 2011. More information regarding CAAPID can be found on the ADEA website - CAAPID Website.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis with review of complete applications beginning in July. It is strongly suggested that applicants complete the CAAPID application as early as possible to remain competitive. Traditionally the program fills by early October. After the program fills, applications are reviewed for wait-list consideration. Interviews are a mandatory part of the application process. Interview sessions will be conducted between late July 2011 and October 2011. Applicants selected for interview will be notified in writing beginning in July 2011.

Applicants selected for admission to the program will be required to send a $2,500 deposit to hold a place in the class. Individuals who place a deposit at Tufts and who are not currently U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be sent student visa information approximately 4 months prior to the start of classes.

Application Requirements

A complete CAAPID application (Please visit www.adea.org for application information)


Personal statement
Official Academic credentials evaluation for any foreign coursework completed-Course by course evaluation by ECE or WES
Two letters of recommendation in English from two dental school professors, or from one former dental school professor and the dean or director of your dental school
TOEFL Score (required of ALL applicants)
National Dental Board Examination (NDB), Parts I and II score (required of ALL applicants)
Please send the following items directly to Tufts:

2" x 2" photograph (please list full legal name and CAAPID ID # on reverse)
$90 Application fee (please see detailed instructions below.)
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
National Dental Board Examination (NDB), Parts I and II official score report
Personal Statement
A personal statement should discuss your motivation for enrolling in a D.M.D. program in the United States of America, and the experiences and accomplishments that make you qualified for the program.

Applicants must submit an official copy of transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended directly to the Admissions Office.

Letters of Recommendation
A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be sent directly to CAAPID. The letters of recommendation must be in English from two professors or from one former professor and fro
0 # 20 марта 2014 в 20:31 0
Спасибо Таня!
Вообщем, дерзайте, коллеги, поступайте в самые "легкие" пррограммы, про "сложные" напишем позже
0 # 23 марта 2014 в 22:25 0
Temple University Advanced Standing

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Advanced D.M.D. Program for Foreign Trained Dentists

The Advanced D.M.D. Program is a three-year educational program, leading to a D.M.D. degree, designed for graduates of foreign dental schools who want to practice dentistry in the United States. Most states require a degree from a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association before granting licensure. Successful completion of the program allows foreign-trained dentists to take licensing exams in any state

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry participates in the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID). Applications sent directly to the dental school will not be accepted. The CAAPID website may be accessed at www.adea.org.

Selection Factors

Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum Science Grade Point Average of 3.3 and 120 credit hours; including courses in Biochemistry, Histology, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Neuroanatomy, and Pathology.  Applicants with exceptional academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to the profession will be considered for a personal interview. Dental related work experience or exposure to the dental profession in the United States is an important consideration for an interview.

An important factor in the selection process is the applicant's demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients in the clinical setting and to learn successfully within the academic environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate both strong written and verbal skills. TOEFL scores above 100 are required.

Special Features of Advanced D.M.D. Program

The program starts with a 16-week preparatory program from May through August in which students review the skills and dental information taught in the first two years of the dental curriculum.  This program enables Advanced D.M.D students to make a smooth transition into the fall semester.

Admission Requirements

The completion of a dental degree from a recognized international dental school.
National Dental Board Part I. For questions about this exam, please contact National Boards at (800) 232-1694.
An official copy of a Course-By-Course Evaluation conducted by ECE (Educational Credential Creditors). The Course-By-Course evaluation report provides the U.S. equivalence of each educational credential plus a list of courses taken and their U.S. and grade equivalents.  It also identifies upper level courses and grade point averages. The report must indicate that the degree received was a DMD/DDS equivalent. For more information access their website at www.ece.org.
English proficiency.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.  Successful completion of the TOEFL iBT with a score of 100 or above is required. TOEFL scores must be current; no more than two years old.
Two Letters of Recommendation written within one year. One letter must be from the Dean of the dental college attended and one letter from a Science Professor.
Application fee will be requested from the office starting in October.
Secondary Application and Request for Fee(back to top)
Secondary application and fee request will be provided by the Office of Admissions once the CAAPID application is received and processed starting in October.
Documents Required for the Interview

If you are invited to interview you will be required to bring official or notarized copies of:

NBDE Parts I
TOEFL score report
Professional certificates and/or licenses
Official documentation of visa or immigration status (if applicable) or official documentation of permanent resident or U.S. citizen status
All materials should be postmarked by the application deadline of December 1
Transcripts from all post secondary programs
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International Dentiat Education program at UTHSCSA

International Dentist Education Program (IDEP)
The 2012 IDEP Admissions Process will begin on August 1, 2011.
The 2012 IDEP Application Packet is now available to download from this site.

The IDEP offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, Texas (UTHSCSA). Successful completion of a prematriculation training course and the advanced standing placement DDS program will allow graduates to take state or regional board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States.

The UTHSCSA IDEP is a full-time, daily program and has its own admissions and application forms. The accepted 10 students will start remote online distance learning in March 2012 and local hands-on training at the dental school in San Antonio in May 2012 with graduation anticipated in May 2014. The IDEP program consists of a prematriculation training course to review the first 2 years of dental school and then matriculation through the 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate dental program with classroom lectures and direct patient care in the general practice group, departmental rotation, and community-based clinics.

Part I. Application Phase

Without exception, each applicant is responsible for providing all of the UTHSCSA IDEP application forms and all supporting documents to the IDEP office by the deadline date of October 31, 2011. Please note that receipt of official school certified transcripts directly from foreign dental schools attended are a legal requirement. They must be on file for all admitted students at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The same is true for original score reports that are used as a part of the IDEP admissions process.

The official 2012 IDEP Application Packet is now available to download from this website. Please click on this link 2012 IDEP Application Packet to download and print a hard copy of the official application forms. A hard copy of the UTHSCSA IDEP 2012 application forms must be completed in legible handwriting or typewritten and signed and dated by the applicant making application to the IDEP program. Formal applications for 2012 admissions will be accepted by the IDEP office from August 1 to October 31, 2011.

A nonrefundable application fee of $150 must accompany the application. The certified check or money order should be made payable to UTHSCSA Dental School - IDEP. This fee is nonrefundable and is not applied toward tuition or other fees.

Please provide dental education experiences, recent dental related activities, and professional goals in a personal statement typewritten on the separate form provided in the application packet. The personal statement should be limited to the space available on the form provided. A Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and/or Continuing Education documents may be submitted by the applicant with the formal application.

A notarized copy of the foreign dental degree of the applicant must be submitted directly to the IDEP office at UTHSCSA Dental School. If in a language other than English the dental degree must be accompanied by a notarized translation from a bonified U.S. translator.

Only an original ECE course-by-course evaluation of the applicant's dental school transcript will be accepted. Please make sure the document submitted is "Course-by Course Evaluation" and is issued directly to the IDEP office at UTHSCSA Dental School from Educational Credential Evaluators. www.ece.org A minimum U.S. GPA of 2.5 or above is required of all applicants.

An official school certified copy of the applicant's dental schoo
0 # 26 марта 2014 в 21:10 0
Я так понимаю чем больше " бумажек" везти из России, тем лучше))))
0 # 30 марта 2014 в 17:09 0
Here is my 2 cents:
The New York program(3 years)-
super easy to get in, but here some things to consider. Students study by shifts- morning and evening shifts. So if you need to do something in a dental lab and your shift is in the evening- you can not come in the morning. Plus it is pretty crowded- all this info I got from a girl that got accepted there last year, but chose not to go for it because she was concerned about quality of education she was getting.

Great program. Highly recommend. Nice city to live, but really cold in winter time)))

Boston. (not TUFTS).
I read on students doctor forums that students from there were complaining that they dont have enough patients. STUDENTS have to pay for their patient to get dental care( for their bridges)- in order to graduate on time. I am not sure how much truth it is, but I personally believe it. There are 3 dental schools with couple miles from each other. But I would still talk to someone who knows exactly what happens.

First of all you have to have both boards. Located in a heart of Boston- absolutely beautiful school. Even though they got gorgeous addition to their building with brand new facilities on the top, dental students use much older facilities on the bottom of the building. However, you get a chance to live in Boston for 2 years- personally I would love that!

Loma Linda.
I have no idea how it got to the list of easiest programs to get into. From what I was told by very competent sources it is one of the hardest dental schools to get into! You HAVE to do very well on your hand skills test, otherwise they will not even interview you!!!! But if you manage to get in, you will get an excellent education!

San Antonio.
I just know that this is great dental school! And a very nice city to live. By the way, their dead line for documents for the application is little later than all other schools.

please dont even bother to apply in the end of the applications season. Most applicants for interview are selected from people that applied early!!!!
I can not stress enough that APPLY AS EARLY AS YOU ONLY CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
One more tip: my ECE, TOEFL and NBDE were getting lost all the time( didnt make it to school from organizations), so after being fed up with that, I ordered 15 copies of each to myself, and send unopened envelopes to schools( I usually asked a secretary if it is fine, and then just put them all in another bigger envelope)- that is how I was able to stop stressing about my papers getting there on time. As you start putting together all paperwork you will know what I am talking about :)

Good luck!!!!!
0 # 2 апреля 2014 в 13:43 0
Наташа, большое спасибо за такое подробное описание! Поделитесь пожалуйста о вашем опыте прохождения интервью и поступления в резидентуру.
0 # 3 апреля 2014 в 13:10 0
Наташа, спасибо за информацию и теплые отзывы о Сан Антонио Dental School- my alma mater))) Правда у них , насколько я знаю нет Advanced Standing Program
0 # 11 апреля 2014 в 11:51 0
You are welcome Ladies:)

Here is the program in San Antonio: http://dental.uthscsa.edu/admissions/IDEP.php
Tatyana you mentioned it before. Advanced Standing is the same as the Program for international students.
I will write about residency later... I promise:)
0 # 21 апреля 2014 в 18:19 0
I can tell just one thing for sure about people from what used to be USSR. For us it is WAY EASIER to get into program like that because we are not from India. Please get me right- I have a lot of good friends from India, and I deeply respect them. But their competition is tough!
0 # 25 апреля 2014 в 09:00 0
So there is hope for everyone out there!!!
It is not as hard as people make it sound. LOTS of hard work, and a little bit of luck:)
0 # 30 апреля 2014 в 22:25 0
hi Docs,

I have two more programs:)

1) Internationally Trained DMD Program at UMDNJ (2 years)


2) International Student Program at University of Colorado (2 years)


if you have any question about the interviews on these programs, contact me:)
0 # 8 мая 2014 в 15:08 0
Good Luck как говорится в них попасть... В Денвере преподает мой друг Алдо Леопарди (классный простодонтист)
0 # 16 мая 2014 в 16:55 0
Olga, I got 2 admissions:) I can say hi to him from you:)
0 # 19 мая 2014 в 07:50 0
You were invited for the interview as I understand? Or already excepted? He`s lecturing all over the world, he`s not tight to dental school...
0 # 22 мая 2014 в 18:24 0
hi to everybody, and thank you for the info about Dental schools., Dentaal Hyg. in Florida. about Colorado, and Loma Linda. how high TOEFL will they accept? does it matter when Boards were are taken. Do they have to be within 5 years? Thank you!
0 # 23 мая 2014 в 06:31 0
Tatyana, Здравствуйте! Подскажите пожалуйста знаете ли вы о каких-либо "легких" программах в штате Техас? (Желательно в Далласе конечно ATM University)
0 # 27 мая 2014 в 12:27 0
Про АТМ не знаю, в Далласе находится Texas A&M University Balor College of dentistry, иностранных стоматологов принимают только на первый курс. International Students:

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and/or who have earned degrees at foreign institutions can be eligible for admission provided that they have completed:

At least 90 credit hours of college course work including the prerequisites for dental school in a fully accredited college or university in the United States, or
Earned a baccalaureate degree in a fully accredited college or university in the United States.
Preference is given to Texas residents, who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or who are in the process of gaining U.S. permanent residency by the time of dental school enrollment.  (Official documentation will be required at the time of dental school application and before matriculation.)

International students with graduate or professional degrees are considered for admission only to the first-year dental class, regardless of the degrees held.
0 # 4 июня 2014 в 11:04 0
В Хьюстоне University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Dental School. Посмотрите правила на их сайте. Про UTHSC at San Antonio уже писали