University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
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Description of Program
The Professional Program for
International Dentists (PPID) commences with pre-clinical review courses that
include didactic and clinical preparatory instruction. After completing these
courses, students will be provided the same experiences as 3rd and 4th
year students in the traditional 4-year program. Once integrated, PPID students
will be granted the same opportunities in research, clinical experience,
professional development and extracurricular activities as are available to the
Office of Student Affairs
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Room A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1762
Length of Program: 25 months
Application Deadline: All required documents must be received in our office by July 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.
Start Date: May 2020
Class Size: 20
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.
Admissions Requirements & Application Materials
To be considered for admission, each applicant must fulfill the following steps:
Step 1: ADEA CAAPID Application
Submit an online application to ADEA's Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) by the application deadline.
The following documents must be submitted directly to ADEA CAAPID:
ECE Course-by-Course Report
- All applicants are required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) in a "Detail Report" / "Course by Course" report sent directly to ADEA CAAPID.
- We do not accept WES reports.
- If admitted, UCLA PPID will require official an ECE report to be sent directly to the Office of Student Affairs.
Three Letters of Recommendation
- UCLA PPID accepts up to three Letters of Evaluation.
- Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from each of the following individuals:
We recommend that letters of recommendation be written within the last 2 years.Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to ADEA CAAPID.
- Dean or head of the applicant’s dental school.
- Dental school clinical instructor who is able to evaluate the applicant’s potential.
- A person of the applicant’s choosing, preferably someone with whom the applicant has worked with.
Step 2: PPID Supplemental Application Form
The PPID supplemental
application will be emailed to you within two weeks following the completion of
your ADEA CAAPID application. Please email a completed and accurate PPID
Supplemental Application in a combined pdf with your curriculum vitae* (no
larger than 5MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the application deadline, 11:59 p.m. PST on July 10, 2019. Late
applications will not be considered. Begin the application process early and
leave time to submit your application by our deadline date, as we will not make
application fee of US $150 must be submitted online at the School of Dentistry
PPID website under Admissions/Supplemental/Application Fee: www.dentistry.ucla.edu/learning/admissions-apply-1.
- Checks or money orders will not be accepted.
National Board Dental Examination Requirements
English Language Proficiency (TOEFL)
- Must be proficient in the English language.
- All applicants must take the TOEFL to be considered for admission.
- The minimum score requirement for the paper-based
TOEFL (PBT) is 560. For the internet-based
TOEFL (iBT), all applicants must meet the following minimum section
requirements: Writing: 25, Speaking: 24, Reading: 21, Listening: 17 or
have a total TOEFL score of 95 or higher to be considered.
Applicants who do not meet this criteria will not be considered.
official TOEFL report must be submitted directly to the Office of Student
Affairs by the application deadline (Institution Code 8354).
Curriculum Vitae/Professional Resume
- A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae/professional resume must be submitted by email to the Office of Student Affairs by the application deadline in a
combined pdf with the supplemental application (the file must not exceed 5MB).
- Please include education, professional employment/organizations, research/publications, honors/awards and community service.
Admissions Committee will review all application files and select finalist for
a written and bench examination as well as a personal interview. Should
you be selected, you will be notified by mid-September and will need to provide a
non-refundable testing fee of US $300 (Money Order or Cashier’s Check) made
payable to the UC Regents.
of acceptances will be sent no later than mid-November. Candidates offered
admissions to the program are expected to submit a non-refundable deposit
within 21 days of acceptance.