Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

The Advanced Standing D.M.D. Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is a 24-month course of study for internationally-trained dentists leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Students pursue highly intensive clinical training while simultaneously following a rigorous academic curriculum. Advanced Standing D.M.D. students also are able to capitalize on the location of the dental school in the heart of Boston through community outreach and research opportunities.

Contact Information

Tobias Kahan
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
100 East Newton Street, Suite G305
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Telephone: 617-638-4787
Fax: 617-638-4798

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: December 31, 2017
Start Date: last week of July 2018
Class Size: 80
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must arrange for ETS (Educational Testing Service) to provide their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to ADEA CAAPID.  Competitive applicants to the Advanced Standing D.M.D. Program have an overall score of 100 or more on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or a score of 600 or more on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT).
  • Applicants who are selected to interview must submit an official paper TOEFL score report directly from ETS to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Admissions.  The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine TOEFL institution code is 3081, and the department code for dentistry is 38.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Part I to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official National Board Dental Examination score report to program only when requested.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but NOT REQUIRED for admission to the program

Letters of Reference

  • One letter of evaluation should be from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated.
  • Required: Three letters of evaluation, including a letter from the dean of your dental school and two letters from faculty. One of the dental faculty letters may be substituted with a letter from a dental practitioner.
    • Letters should be written on official institution letterhead paper and should include the date and author's signature.
    • Letters of evaluation should be submitted through the recommenders' portal by the evaluator.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicants must arrange for ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.) to provide their final dental school transcript course-by-course detailed evaluation to ADEA CAAPID. The ECE report should be state that the dental degree has been awarded; Provisional Certificates do not satisfy our requirement.
    • If the ECE evaluation does not specifically state that the dental degree has been awarded, the applicant must upload a scan of the dental school diploma in the Program Materials section of the ADEA CAAPID application. We do not require notarization of the diploma copy.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to submit an official paper ECE course-by-course transcript evaluation report directly from ECE to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The admitted applicant also must submit an official, final dental school transcript and a photocopy of the dental school diploma prior to matriculation.

Application Fee

  • Instructions for secure online submission of the non-refundable $75 application fee are included in the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine's ADEA CAAPID Program section.

Other Documents to Upload to the Program Materials Section of the ADEA CAAPID Application

  • Recommended documents to upload:
    • curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
    • dental diploma (notarization not required)
  • Optional documents:
    • 1 or 2 optional additional letters of evaluation
    • Optional letters may supplement the three required letters of evaluation. Applicant-uploaded documents may be considered unofficial.
    • If your evaluators are unable to submit letters through the recommenders' portal, you may scan and upload up to three required letters of evaluation. Upload each evaluation separately. Documents that have been available to the applicant may be considered unofficial.
  • Do not upload:
    • Do not upload continuing education (CE) certificates, licenses, certificates of achievement, or other materials. Extraneous documents will be omitted from review.
    • No documents should be submitted directly to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine unless specifically requested by Advanced Standing D.M.D. Admissions.

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have earned a dental degree outside the USA.  Applicants may be foreign nationals, United States citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant’s academic preparation, prior dental school grades, National Board Dental Examination Part I passage, and English language proficiency. Also considered are dental experience, research, teaching experience, further advanced education or dental training, as well as motivation for the study of dentistry. Letters of reference are important elements in the evaluation.
  • The Admissions Committee contacts selected applicants regarding interview invitations by e-mail. An in-person interview is required for admission, but does not guarantee acceptance.