Dentistry/Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists, D.M.D.
About the Program
This 24-month Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists operates in a comprehensive general dentistry clinic that simulates real-life private practice. The program is open to experienced dentists who graduated from international dental schools. Applicants must have:
- graduated from a residency or postgraduate program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), or
- graduated from a non-CODA graduate program at a peer institution.
In addition, applicants must have completed at least 2 years of clinical experience after earning their first dental degree.
Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years
Campus Location: Health Sciences Center
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time study is required.
Job Prospects: Graduates of the program are employed in a variety of diverse general dentistry settings.
Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Coursework may not be taken on a non-matriculated basis.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Summer: July 15 to start in June of the following year
Applicants for the Dentistry D.M.D. must utilize the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID), which is a centralized application service sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for internationally educated dental graduates who wish to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada. The ADEA CAAPID application must be completed via the ADEA's website at https://www.adea.org/CAAPIDapp/.
Additional information regarding the application process is found at https://dentistry.temple.edu/International-Dentists-DMD-Programs.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation must have been written within one year of the date of application. One letter must be written by the dean of the dental college attended, and one letter must be provided by a science professor or dental professional. These letters must be submitted to ADEA CAAPID.
Degree Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must have earned a dental degree from a dental school outside of the United States and Canada.
Standardized Test Scores:
TOEFL iBT: 100 minimum required. All applicants must be proficient in the English language to be admitted to the Advanced Standing Program and to its companion program, the Attrition Based D.M.D. Program for those waitlisted for the Advanced Standing Program. An official or notarized copy of TOEFL scores will be requested by the Kornberg School of Dentistry if the applicant is invited to interview. TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old.
NBDE/INBDE: Required. All applicants must have passed the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II or Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) to be considered for admission into the Advanced Standing Program or Attrition Based D.M.D. Program. An official or notarized copy of NBDE or INBDE scores will be requested by the Kornberg School of Dentistry if the applicant is invited for an interview.
Transcripts and Credential Evaluation: A detailed credential evaluation report prepared by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) must be submitted. Application eligibility requires a degree from an international dental school degree showing completion of a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Kornberg School of Dentistry only accepts ECE evaluations, which include a dental school course-by-course analysis, sent to ADEA CAAPID. For more information, contact https://www.ece.org/.
Interview with Skills Assessment: Following initial review and evaluation of the applicant's credentials and other documents, select applicants are invited to visit the Kornberg School of Dentistry for a formal interview. The visit includes a skills assessment, which is performed by faculty who evaluate the applicant's pre-clinical and clinical skills. A fee applies.
Acceptance: Advanced Standing applicants who are offered admission to the Kornberg School of Dentistry enter into the second or third year of dental school. Internationally trained dental students are held to the same standards as domestic students who enroll in the D.M.D. program.
General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required: 125
|DENT D251||Dental Materials I & II||2|
|DENT D420||Intro Clinical Dentistry||2|
|DENT D506||Oral Pathology II||3|
|DENT D510||Basic Interdisciplinary Implant||2|
|DENT D553||Restorative Dentistry V||2|
|DENT D567||Oral Radiology||1|
|DENT D568||Oral Surgery||1|
|DENT D573||Periodontal Therapy and Treatment Planning||1|
|DENT D591||Jr. Practice of Dentistry||7|
|DENT D600||Senior Summer Clinic||12|
|DENT D610||Adv Interdis Implant||1|
|DENT D611||Practice Management II||1|
|DENT D637||Practice Management I||1|
|DENT D644||Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs||1|
|DENT D660||Behavioral Science II||1|
|DENT D662||Restorative Dentistry VI||1|
|DENT D666||Pediatric Dentistry||1|
|DENT D668||Oral Surgery||1|
|DENT D671||Ortho Consideration in General Dental Practice||1|
|DENT D674||Admissions Clinic I||1|
|DENT D675||Emergency/Oral Surg. Cl.||2|
|DENT D676||Radiology Clinic I||1|
|DENT D693||Periodontology Clinic||2|
|DENT D696||Pediatric Dent-Clinic||2|
|DENT D697||Restor Dent Clinic Jr||6|
|DENT D700||Summer Clinic II||6|
|DENT D790||Sr. Pract of Dentistry||12|
|DENT D801||Science in Dental Practice II||2|
|DENT D808||Comprehensive Care||1|
|DENT D809||Practice Management III||1|
|DENT D810||DPH III: Community Health Engagement||2|
|DENT D874||Admissions Clinic II||1|
|DENT D875||Emergency/Oral Surg. Cl.||3|
|DENT D876||Radiology Clinic II||2|
|DENT D896||Pediatric Dent-Clinic||3|
|DENT D983||Dental Public Health Science||2|
|DENT D985||Oral Maxillofacial Pathology Medicine Surgery||2|
|DENT D986||Pre-Clinic Orthodontics||1|
|DENT D897||Restor Dent Clinic Sr||12|
|DENT D988||Pediatric Dentistry||3|
|DENT D993||Operative Dentistry Clinic||1|
|DENT D994||Fixed Prosthodontics I||1|
|DENT D996||Removable Prosthod I||1|
|DENT D998||Endodontics I||1|
|Total Credit Hours||125|
Program Web Address:
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) Contacts:
Kornberg School of Dentistry Office of Admissions
3223 N. Broad Street (600-00), Philadelphia, PA 19140