Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

The Advanced Standing D.M.D. Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is a 24-month course of study for internationally-trained dentists leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Students pursue highly intensive clinical training while simultaneously following a rigorous academic curriculum. Advanced Standing D.M.D. students also are able to capitalize on the location of the dental school in the heart of Boston through community outreach and research opportunities.

Contact Information

Tobias Kahan
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
100 East Newton Street, Suite G305
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Telephone: 617-638-4787
Fax: 617-638-4798

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: December 31, 2018
Start Date: July 22, 2019
Class Size: 85
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.  Applicants must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores through ADEA CAAPID.  Competitive scores are 100 and above on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or 600 and above on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT).

  • The TOEFL is required of all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of U.S. citizenship or lawful U.S. permanent resident status.  

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Part I to be considered for admission. Submit official National Board Dental Examination Part 1 results through ADEA CAAPID. 
  • NBDE Part 2 results are not required, but will be considered if submitted through ADEA CAAPID.  

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • The ADAT is not required.

Letters of Reference/Evaluation

  • Three letters of evaluation are required:
    • 1 dental school dean OR 1 dental faculty if no dean's evaluation available
    • 2 dental faculty OR 1 dental faculty & 1 clinical supervisor
    • Fourth evaluation letter is optional
  • Letters of evaluation should be submitted through the Recommenders Portal by the evaluator and should be on official institution letterhead paper and include the date and author's signature. If your evaluator(s) cannot submit the letter(s) of reference/evaluation through the Recommenders Portal, you may upload the letter(s) in the Program Materials section of ADEA CAAPID. 

Transcripts and ECE

  • Submit the ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.) course-by-course detailed dental school transcript evaluation to ADEA CAAPID. The ECE report should state that the dental degree has been awarded; provisional certificates are not accepted. 
    • If the ECE evaluation does not specifically state that the dental degree has been awarded, the applicant must upload the dental school diploma copy (notarization is not required) to the Program Materials section of the ADEA CAAPID application.

Application Fee

  • Instructions for secure online submission of the non-refundable $75 application fee will be emailed to the applicant following submission of ADEA CAAPID.

Documents to Upload to the Program Materials Section of the ADEA CAAPID Application

  • You are not required to upload any documents to the Program Materials section of ADEA CAAPID.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé: upload recommended 
  • Dental degree (diploma):  upload recommended; notarization is not required
  • Letters of reference/evaluation: upload is permitted, if necessary  
    • If your evaluator(s) cannot submit the letter(s) of reference/evaluation through the Recommenders' Portal, you may upload the letter(s). Documents that have been viewed by the applicant may be considered unofficial. Boston University strongly prefers that evaluators submit letters of reference electronically through the Recommenders Portal, but if your evaluator(s) cannot submit the reference(s) electronically, you may upload the evaluation letter(s).  Documents that are accessible to the applicant may be considered unofficial.
  • Other documents:

    • Additional transcripts: If you are enrolled in or have graduated from an advanced degree or CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) program, please upload unofficial transcript(s), as well as English translation(s) if necessary.  If your ECE transcript evaluation already includes this course of study, do not upload the transcript(s).

      • Do not upload continuing education (CE) certificates, licenses, certificates of achievement or other materials.  Extraneous documents delay review of your application.  

    • Additional Requirements

      • Applicants are required to have earned a dental degree outside the USA.  Applicants may be foreign nationals, United States citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.
      • The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant’s academic preparation, prior dental school grades, National Board Dental Examination Part I passage, and English language proficiency. Also considered are clinical experience, research experience, teaching experience, advanced education or advanced dental training, as well as motivation for the study of dentistry. Letters of reference/evaluation are important elements in the Admissions Committee assessment.  
      • The Admissions Committee invites selected applicants to interview; an in-person interview is required for admission, but does not guarantee acceptance.