University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

The Internationally Trained Dentist Program offers a course of study that includes didactic, laboratory, and comprehensive patient care experiences.  Graduates will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in contemporary dental practice in the United States and will be eligible to take most state and regional dental licensing examinations offered in the United States. 

The ITDP is an accelerated course of study that begins in January each year as ten ITDP students will engage in a hybrid semester with second year students before fully joining the third year class for Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter terms.  The second year of the program includes didactic and clinical courses as well as required clinical rotations. The achievement of passing evaluations in all coursework will result in the granting of the D.D.S. degree.

Contact Information

Patricia Katcher
University of Michigan
School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions-International Program
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078

Program Details

Length of Program: 28 months
Program Deadline: June 30, 2016
Start Date: January 2017
Class Size: 20
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

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
  • Accept Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) scores only
  • Official TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically from ETS to ADEA CAAPID. Do not submit score reports to the program. Paper copies of scores will not be accepted.
  • IBT total score below 94 is not accepted. We recommend the applicant have the following subscores to be competitive:
    • Reading – minimum score of 24
    • Listening – minimum score of 24
    • Speaking – minimum score of 26
    • Writing – minimum score of 24

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I NBDE to be considered for admission
  • Official National Board Dental Examination scores will be requested by the program when offer of admission is made. At that time, please submit official NBDE Part I scores to the school (not to ADEA CAAPID).

Letter of Evaluation

  • Three letters of evaluation are required
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated
  • The remaining letters should be from an instructor or similar individual who is able to evaluate the applicant's dental knowledge, skill, character, and potential for success in the ITDP

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course evaluation by ECE
  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts from original dental school to be sent directly to program

Application Fees

  • An application fee of $75 is required. Details about how to pay this fee will be sent to the applicant. DO NOT send a check or money order to the school.

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

  • At the time of acceptance, applicants will receive instructions about submitting a notarized copy of the dental degree or diploma. If the diploma is not in English, a translation must be submitted as well. Provisional certificates are not accepted.