University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine will begin accepting applications through ADEA CAAPID on August 1, 2015.

International Student Program Website

The International Student Program offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Graduates of this two-year accredited DDS program may take any state or regional board, and thus are eligible for licensure and practice within the United States.

The program consists of didactic courses supported by some on-line resources, pre-clinical simulated courses provided within the School of Dental Medicine and clinical courses involving direct patient care in the School’s clinic and community- based urban and rural health clinics.

Contact Information

Application Processing Questions:

University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine
13065 E 17th   Ave. Suites 403
Mail Stop F838
Aurora, CO 80045

Admission Questions:
Marci Colb

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: February 19, 2016
Start Date: January 3, 2017
Class Size: 40
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

Application Minimum Requirements:

  1. 94 or higher on TOEFL (no exceptions are made for this requirement including for citizens or those who did schooling in an English speaking country).
  2. Dental Degree – you must have a notarized copy of your dental degree. Provisional degrees, letters of completion, or transcripts will not suffice. No exceptions are made for possession of a dental degree.
  3. Pass of NBDE Part 1

Documents you will need to submit: 

  1. CAAPID Application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. TOEFL Score
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Official NBDE Sore Report
  6. Notarized Dental Degree
  7. ECE Course-by-Course Evaluation (will not accept WES)
  8. Application Fee
  9. Board of Regents Questionnaire

Instructions for Applying to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

For complete instructions on how to apply to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, please visit our website at  Please make sure to scroll all the way through this website and click on the yellow arrows, as there is important information found under each of those steps.

Welcome to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, ISP Program at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

With more than 80,000 patient visits per year and over 300 students and residents, the School of Dental Medicine is an active member of the clinical and educational Anschutz Medical Campus community - a community that you are invited to join.

Upcoming Webinars

We will have the following webinars that will guide you through the application process.  Please register for one of these by webinars using the links below (note: all times are in Mountain Standard Time).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Tuesday, January 12, 3:00pm MST:

Wednesday, January 20, 9:00am MST:

Thursday, January 28, 12:00pm MST:

Thursday, February 4, 11:00am MST:

Tuesday, February 9, 3:00pm MST:

Visit the University of Colorado

Please make plans to visit us to learn more about our school and the ISP program, tour our campus, observe a class, ask questions about the application process, and learn about life as a student and in Denver.