Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Description of Program

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

The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant’s academic preparation, grades and marks, clinical experience, National Board Dental Examination Part I passage, and English language proficiency. Also considered are research experience, teaching experience, advanced dental education, and 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. 

Contact Information

Tobias Kahan
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
635 Albany St., Suite G-146                      
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Telephone: 617-358-6827                     

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: December 31, 2019                     
Start Date: July 20, 2020                      
Class Size: 85
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • The TOEFL is required of all applicants whose first language is not English, including US citizens and US Permanent Residents.
  • TOEFL minimums are 90 iBT or 550 PBT.  Competitive scores are 100+ iBT or 600+ PBT.
  • Submit official TOEFL scores directly from ETS to ADEA CAAPID, institution B451.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Passage of NBDE Part 1 is required.
  • Submit official NBDE Part 1 results from the American Dental Association, directly to ADEA CAAPID. 
  • NBDE Part 2 results are not required, but will be considered if submitted through ADEA CAAPID.

    Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is not required.

    Letters of Reference/Evaluation

     Three letters of evaluation are required.

      • One from your dental school dean.
        - If no dean's evaluation available, a letter from a dental school faculty member may be substituted 
      • Two from your dental school faculty members. 
         - A clinical supervisor's letter may substitute for one of the dental school faculty letters. 
      • Optional: one additional letter of evaluation. 
        • Evaluators should submit letters through the Recommenders Portal.  
        • Letters should be on official letterhead and include the date and evaluator's signature.
        • If an evaluator cannot access the Recommenders Portal, you may upload the letter in Program Materials.

        Dental School Transcripts and ECE

        • The ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.) course-by-course detailed dental school transcript evaluation is required.  
        • Submit the ECE directly to ADEA CAAPID. 
        • The ECE report should specify that your dental degree has been awarded.
          - If the ECE evaluation does not specifically state that your dental degree has been awarded, upload a scanned copy of your dental school diploma (notarization not required) to Program Materials.

          Supplemental Application Fee
        • After we receive your ADEA CAAPID application, we will email you instructions for payment of the non-refundable $75 supplemental application fee.

        Program Materials

        • You are not required to upload documents to Program Materials.
        • Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé: upload recommended. 
        • Dental school diploma: upload recommended; notarization not required.

          Do not upload continuing education (CE) certificates, licenses, certificates of achievement or other materials; please list these in your CV or résumé. Extraneous documents delay review of your application.