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:
Beatriz Bustamante 
University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine
13065 E 17th Ave. Suites 403
Mail Stop F838
Aurora, CO 80045
Telephone: 303-724-7060 / 303-724-7066
Fax: 303-724-7066
Email: Beatriz.bustamante@ucdenver.edu

Admission Questions:
Marci Colb
marci.colb@ucdenver.edu

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

Please check back on specific application requirements in late July 2015.

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 (submission instructions and more specifics will be available in late July 2015): 

  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