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. Upon successful completion of a Continuing Education Intensive course and the advanced standing placement 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

Melanie Peterson, D.M.D., M.B.A.
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: 24 months
Program Deadline: June 30, 2014
Start Date: January 2015
Class Size: 7-8 (may be modified)
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • 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.
  • Must submit original TOEFL score report directly to the program (school code 1325). Do not send to ADEA CAAPID or the program Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
  • TOEFL Minimum score of 90 (IBT) is required. Preference given to candidate with scores as follows:
    Writing: Greater than or = 22
    Speaking: Greater than or = 22
    Listening: Greater than or = 20
    Reading: Greater than or = 19

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official NBDE Scores to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting application.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requires three Letters of Evaluation.
  • 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 (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.
    • 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 ECE. IUSD accepts only ECE evaluations.
  • Program requires official copies of diploma and transcripts within six months after, and only if, accepted to the program.

Application Fees

  • Submit your $60.00 Application Fee to the program (not to ADEA CAAPID) during the submission of your online supplemental application found on the program web site.

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

  • Supplemental application available on website
  • Send the supplemental application immediately after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.
    (It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all materials to the program and to monitor the progress of their application submission.)