Howard University College of Dentistry

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Description of Program

After the interviewing process, up to ten candidates will be selected. During the summer session, May through July, each candidate will be evaluated and calibrated in various clinical procedures, utilizing the preclinical manikins in the simulation laboratory. If unsuccessful, the acceptance will be rescinded, based on the performance, and the recommendation of the chairs, the admissions committee and the Dean. 

If the candidate’s performance is deemed satisfactory, he/she will be admitted to the third year (D3) class and will be included in all D3 and D4 programs. The program may extend beyond two years depending on the student’s ability to meet all graduation requirements. 

Contact Information

Howard University
College of Dentistry                    
Office of Academic Affairs, Suite 128
Attention: International Dentist Program
600 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Telephone: 202-806-0442                                         

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: July 31, 2019
Start Date: May 13, 2020                    
Class Size: up to 10 students                     
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

*Communication by email is preferred. Add to your e-mail contacts list to insure the delivery of all email correspondence.

Requirements for applying to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose Dental Degree is International are required to take the TOEFL, with a total score of 100 or more to be considered. (No Waiver will be given.)
  • Must submit  TOEFL scores via ADEA CAAPID; Only computer based TOEFL scores are accepted (no paper based)
    *If you are scheduled for an interview, you will be required to bring official TOEFL score report*   

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II and requires that passage be within the last 5 years to be considered for admission.
  • NBDE Parts I and II must be completed, scored and passed prior to application deadline. Submit scores via ADEA CAAPID.
    *If you are scheduled for an interview, you will be required to bring official National Board Dental scores*

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requires three Letters of Evaluation (via ADEA CAAPID)
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from Dean of dental school from which applicant graduated.

    ALL submitted evaluations MUST be submitted on appropriate letterhead and signed to be considered!

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed evaluation by either ECE or WES (may require official transcripts from original dental school to be sent directly to program).

Application Fee

  • Send Supplemental Application Fee to program (not to ADEA CAAPID). An application is considered complete ONLY if the fee is paid, prior to the application deadline!
  • Certified funds, Cashier’s Checks, or Money Orders payable to: Howard University College of Dentistry (Please include your ADEA CAAPID ID# and First/Last Name on the Cashier’s Check/Money Order)


Mail the non-refundable $200.00 Application Fee to the following mailing address. 

Howard University
College of Dentistry
Office of Academic Affairs
Attention: International Dentist Program
600 W Street NW – Suite 128
Washington, DC 20059

Other documents that should be sent directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID),
only if requested

  • Supplemental application material may be requested after review of your ADEA CAAPID application
  • Send 2x2 color photograph to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) after being contacted by program for a scheduled interview. Print your name and ADEA CAAPID number on the back of the photo. 

*Communication by email is preferred over telephone. (add to your email contacts to insure delivery of all email correspondence). Only applications that are complete, meet the deadline, and meet the requirements will be reviewed and considered for admission.