University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Description of Program
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.
International Dental Studies Office
2155 Webster Street #202
San Francisco, CA 94115
Application Deadline: July 4, 2014
Length of Program: 24 months
Program Start Date: July 10, 2015
Class Size: 22
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.
- Provide a scanned version of the original official TOEFL score report to be included in the single PDF file that will be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID). Require TOEFL taken between January 2012 and present with a minimum score of 92 (internet) or 580 (paper). A score below the minimum will not be considered. A 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 NBDE Part 1 (a minimum score of 75 or Pass result).
- Provide a scanned version of the original official NDBE-1 score/result report to be included in the single PDF file that will be sent as an email attachment to Pacific (not to ADEA CAAPID).
- NBDE Part 2 is encouraged but not required.
Letter of Evaluation
- Provide a scanned version of 2-3 original official letters of evaluation to be included in the single PDF file that will 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.
Transcripts and Evaluations
- Submit ECE course-by-course evaluation report directly to ADEA CAAPID. A minimum U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 is required. A GPA less than 2.00 will not be considered. 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.
- 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 academic background and practice experiences) to be included in the single PDF file that will be sent as an email attachment. A sample is provided for reference in the Sample PDF – All Supplemental Documents.
- Provide a scanned version of the dental certificate/diploma to be included in the single PDF file that will 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.
- 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 responsibilities will result in an immediate and non-refundable cancellation of your application.
- Visit the Pacific website at www.dental.pacific.edu > Academic Programs > International Dental Studies > How and When to Apply > 2015 IDS Application Guide regarding the application process and submittal instructions for the PDF email attachment of your supplemental documents.
- Any updated documents received after the deadline will not be considered for review.