Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

http://dental.tufts.edu/admissions

The Dental International Student (DIS) Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine began in 1956 to provide foreign-trained dentists with the education and experience required to practice dentistry in the United States. The program consists of five semesters of coursework and clinical experience, including innovative courses in implantology and geriatric dentistry. Upon completion of the program, students receive a D.M.D degree and are eligible for licensure to practice dentistry in the United States.

Contact Information

Melissa Friedman Tufts University
School of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
One Kneeland Street, 15th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-636-6639
Fax: 617-636-0309
Email: denadmissions@tufts.edu  

Program Details

Length of Program: 25 months
Program Deadline: September 15, 2014
Start Date: April 2015
Class Size: 10 - 20
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

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
  • Must submit original TOEFL score report directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID)
  • Scores from TOEFL exams taken AFTER September 15, 2012, will be considered. Scores from exams taken before September 15, 2012, will NOT be considered.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II to be considered for admission
  • Submit official National Board Dental scores to program after submitting ADEA CAAPID application
  • Preference is given to applicants who receive score of 90 or better on each of the individual sections on Part I and who receive a score of 85 or above on the Part II examination, if applicable. The Admissions Committee also gives preference to applicants who score at or above the national average on the subsections of the National Board Dental Examination, Part II, if applicable.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program accepts up to three Letters of Evaluation
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from dean of dental school from which applicant graduated
  • The letters of evaluation must be in English from two dental school professors, or from one former dental school professor and the dean or director of your dental school

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts from original dental school to be sent directly to program
  • All applicants must submit a course-by-course evaluation from either ECE or WES. If admitted, program will require official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.

Application Fee

  • Please pay $90 application fee to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) after being contacted by program.

Other Documents That Should be Sent Directly to Program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Send 2” x 2” photograph to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting ADEA CAAPID application

Additional Information

  • Applicants for the class incoming April 2015 must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. For the 2014-2015 cycle those applications from those without US citizenship or permanent residency will not be processed or considered for interview.