University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

http://dental.pacific.edu/Academic_Programs/International_Dental_Studies.html

The International Dental Studies (IDS) program is a two-year accelerated program for internationally-trained dentists who are interested in earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. The program provides the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge of the dental professions as practiced in the United States (U.S.). Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take any state or regional dental licensure board exam in the U.S. and may subsequently be eligible for practice in the U.S. 

Contact Information

Warren Chang, IDS Admissions Coordinator
International Dental Studies Office
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94013
Telephone: 415-929-6428
Email: ids@pacific.edu  

Program Details

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016
Length of Program: 24 months
Program Start Date: July 14, 2017
Class Size: 24 students
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • All applicants must take the TOEFL to be considered for admission. No waiver to TOEFL requirement.
  • Provide a scanned version of the original official TOEFL score report that ETS sent to you postally or provided as a PDF and you will include in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID).
  • Require TOEFL taken between January 2014 to present with a minimum score of 92 (internet) or 580 (paper). A score below the minimum will not be considered.
  • A screen-shot version of TOEFL score report printed from the internet (ets.org) will not be accepted.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • To be considered for admission, Pacific requires passage of both NBDE Parts 1 & 2 (a minimum score of 75 or Pass result).
  • Provide a scanned version of the original official NDBE-1 & 2 score/result report to be included in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID). 

Letter of Evaluation

  • Provide a scanned version of 2 original official letters of evaluation to be included in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID).
  • Letters (in English) must be written recently by international or U.S. dental professionals (dentists, dental school faculty, etc.) with whom you have worked.
  • A dean's letter is not required.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Provide a scanned version of the ECE course-by-course evaluation report to be included in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment to Pacific.
  • A minimum U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 is required. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.00 will not be eligible to apply to the IDS program. If there are two provided GPAs (comprehensive or best result), Pacific will only consider the comprehensive GPA.
  • If you have earned advanced degree(s) beyond your dental degree, it is recommended that you provide the document that states your conferred (Masters, Doctorate) degree:
    • If it is a U.S. degree, provide a scanned version of the school-issued transcript to be included in the single PDF file that will be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID).
    • If it is a non-U.S. degree, provide an ECE course-by-course evaluation report that details the U.S. equivalence and credential to ADEA CAAPID.

Application Fee

  • Pay the $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee with a credit card.

Other documents that should be sent to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Provide a scanned version of your Dental Curriculum Vitae (a resume that includes your educational credentials and dental experience starting after your initial dental degree to be included in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment. It is highly recommended that you follow the format of the sample Dental Curriculum Vitae as provided in the Sample PDF – All Supplemental Documents.
  • Provide a scanned version of the dental certificate/diploma to be included in the single PDF file to be sent as an email attachment. This school-issued document will confirm your conferred dental degree (BDS, DDS, DMD, Odontology, Stomatology). If the dental certificate/diploma is not in English, provide the dental certificate/diploma along with the English translation administered by a bona fide English translator.
  • Pacific does not accept provisional dental degrees nor require dental licenses.

Additional Requirements

  • Once all completed applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview and the technical examination scheduled for early-mid October. Invited applicants will be required to provide the original or actual notarized version of the supplemental documents and submit a fee for the technical examination. Failure to fulfill these requirements will result in an immediate and non-refundable cancellation of your application.


Notes

  1. Visit the Pacific website at www.dental.pacific.edu > Academic Programs > International Dental Studies > How and When to Apply > 2017 IDS Application Guide regarding the application process and submittal instructions for the PDF email attachment of your supplemental documents.

  2. Any updated documents received after the deadline will not be considered for review.