University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

https://www.dentistry.umn.edu/degrees-programs/umn-pass

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program designed for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States (U.S.) and Canada seeking to practice dentistry in the U.S or Canada.

Most states in the U.S. require a degree (DDS/DMD) from a dental school accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and subsequently passing a licensing examination before a license can be issued (for further details on states accepting graduate training in lieu of a DDS/DMD degree from a CODA accredited school contact ADA or appropriate states’ dental board). The University of Minnesota’s Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) will prepare non-U.S. and non- Canadian educated dentists for a future career in the US. Successful completion of the twenty-nine month.  UMN-PASS program leads to a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, allowing a successful graduate to seek a license to practice dentistry in the U.S. Candidates should be aware of that states may have different requirements for licensure and are urged to seek information from the Board of Dentistry in a state where they plan to practice or from ADA. The UMN PASS program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the University of Minnesota, provide a successful integration into the clinical years, and into the profession allowing for a long and successful career.

Smooth Integration

The UMN PASS program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the University of Minnesota, provide a successful integration into the clinical years, and into the profession allowing for a long and successful career. UMN PASS students are integrated into the second-year class.  The students will also participate in separate lectures and pre-clinical sessions during the first semester of the program.  As they proceed through their third and fourth years of dental school, they take all courses and clinical experiences with University of Minnesota four-year dental students.

World-class Education

UMN PASS students receive the same clinical education as any other student graduating from the School of Dentistry.  A highlight of the education is the outreach program, when students spend ten weeks in our outreach clinics in the Twin Cities and in rural areas.  Students will work with the newest technology, learn to work with a chair-side assistant, treat several patients per day, and experience opportunities for future practices.

Former UMN PASS students say that they especially enjoy the smaller size of the program, the great clinical education, the outreach program, and that there are never any chair issues.

Finally, we are the only school in the country that offers its dental students the opportunity to take the Canadian Licensing Board Examination for those who want to practice in Minnesota or in Canada.  

Contact Information

School of Dentistry
University of Minnesota
15-136 Malcolm Moos
Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 
Telephone: 612-625-6950
Email: j-camp@umn.edu  
Janet Campanaro

Program Details

Length of Program: 29 months
Application Deadline: June 30,2019 
Start Date: January 2020
Class Size: 16
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Admissions Requirements & Application Materials

Transcripts and Evaluations:

  • ECE Evaluation Report of all courses based on mark sheets and transcripts.  Our requirement for credit hours is 126 and above.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL Scores - The English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet Based Test (iBT) examination results.  (Examination must have been completed within the last three (3) years). The TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) is mandatoryThe iBT average score must be 94 or above AND with a score of 20 or above in each of the four evaluations.

 

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • NBDE Part 1 and 2 Official Score Report - National Dental Board Part I and Part II examination results.  Examination must have been completed within the last ten (10) years.  Candidates who have passed the NBDE Part I, II, may not retake the exam unless required by a state board or relevant regulatory agency.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) : Not a requirement at this time

Letter of Evaluation: part of supplemental application

Supplemental Application
https://www.dentistry.umn.edu/degrees-programs/umn-pass