University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

The International Dentist Program at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is designed to provide qualified dentists educated outside the United States with the with the education and experience required to earn a U.S. dental degree. Participants will earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree following an intensive two-year didactic and clinical program.

Contact Information

Kristin Yager
University at Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Telephone: 716-829-2839
Fax: 716-829-2731

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: May 17, 2017
Start Date: May 21, 2018
Class Size: 24
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL with a score at or above minimum of 79 (internet based) or better obtained within two years of the start of the program (May 2016 for 2018 admission). However, scores of 90 or better are considered competitive by the admissions committee.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I NBDE to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who have passed NBDE Part II will be given preference for admission.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT will not be considered during application review for admission to the program.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Applicant must submit three Letters of Evaluation to ADEA CAAPID (do not send directly to the school).
  • Letters should come from academic faculty or dental professionals.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course evaluation by ECE or WES. However, our school prefers the ECE.

Application Fees

    Additional Requirements

    • Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview and bench test. These applicants will be required to submit a mandatory bench test fee.