Indiana University School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

The Indiana University-International Dentist Program (IU-IDP) offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Qualified Applicants who successfully complete the application process and matriculate into the DDS program, will enter the second semester of the second year of Dental School. Upon successful completion of the DDS program, graduates are eligible to take state or regional clinical board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice in the U.S 

Contact Information

Dr. Melanie R. Peterson, M.B.A
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Director, International Dentist Program
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
1121 West Michigan Street, Room 105
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone: 317-274-8173
Fax: 317-278-9066

Program Details

Length of Program: A minimum of 30 months
Program Deadline: May 15, 2016                     
Start Date: January, 2017                     
Class Size: 14                      
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Applicant must be proficient in the English language.
  • Only applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.
  • Program accepts Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) scores only. 
  • The TOEFL score report should be sent ELECTRONICALLY and directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) to ADEA CAAPID.  A TOEFL minimum score of 90 (iBT) is required.  Preference given to candidates with scores of 100 and above.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • The IU-IDP program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II for the application to be complete and for applicants to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Submit official NBDE Scores directly to the program at Indiana University School of Dentistry during the application process. All score reports must include the dates the exams were taken and passed.
  • Do not send NBDE score reports to ADEA CAAPID.

Letter of Evaluation

  • The program requires three Letters of Recommendation.
  • Original letters as prescribed below may be uploaded directly to the ADEA CAAPID application.
  • Original letters must be:
    • Written on professional letterhead of author and include original signature, the author's address, telephone number and email address (plain typed documents will not be accepted).
    • Written in English, or translated by qualified U.S. Translator.
    • Written within the 12 months prior to the application submission.
    • The letters must be written by the Dean, Associate Dean, department chair or faculty member from former dental school.
    • At least one letter should be written by a dental professional who has worked with the candidate within the 12 months prior to the application submission.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). IUSD accepts only ECE evaluations.  WES is not accepted by the IU-IDP Program.
  • No provisional degrees will be accepted.
  • Do not send the ECE report to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at IUSD.
  • Program requires official copies of diploma and transcripts within six months after, and only if, accepted to the program.
  • Program requires original copies of diploma and transcripts of Master’s level degrees within six months after, and only if, accepted to the program.

Application Fees

  • Submit the Application Fee to the program (not to ADEA CAAPID) during the submission of the online eGraduate Application found on the program web site.  Note: When completing the IUPUI eGraduate Application, the external application number is the applicant's CAAPID ID number.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all required materials to the program by the deadline and to monitor the progress of the submission of the application.  Email is the most efficient and secure way to request the status of the applicant's information.  Information will not be given over the telephone unless the caller can be verified as the applicant.