University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

Internationally Trained Dentist Program Website

The Internationally Trained Dentist Program offers a course of study that includes didactic, laboratory, and comprehensive patient care experiences.  Graduates will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in contemporary dental practice in the United States and will be eligible to take most state and regional dental licensing examinations offered in the United States. 

The ITDP is an accelerated course of study that begins in January each year as ten ITDP students will engage in a hybrid semester with second year students before fully joining the third year class for Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter terms.  The second year of the program includes didactic and clinical courses as well as required clinical rotations. The achievement of passing evaluations in all coursework will result in the granting of the D.D.S. degree.

Contact Information 

University of Michigan
School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions ITDP
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078

Program Details

Length of Program: 28 months
Program Deadline: June 30, 2019
Start Date: January 2019
Class Size: 20
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • All applicants must take the TOEFL to be considered for admission
  • Accept Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) scores only
  • Official TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically from ETS to ADEA CAAPID. Do not submit score reports to the program. 
  • TOEFL total score above 100 are considered competitive. A total score below 94 is not accepted. We recommend the applicant have these minimum subscores to be competitive:
    • Reading – minimum score of 25
    • Listening – minimum score of 25
    • Speaking – minimum score of 26
    • Writing – minimum score of 25

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Must pass NBDE Part 1 to be considered for admission
  • Part II is not required, but is highly recommended. 
  • Official NBDE scores will be requested by the program when offer of admission is made. At that time, please submit official NBDE Part I scores to the school (not to ADEA CAAPID).

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • UPDATE: The ADAT is recommended but not required. Applicants who complete the ADAT and submit scores will receive priority review. However, all applicants who meet our general program minimum requirements will be reviewed.
  • Applicants should select the University of Michigan to receive their scores.
  • Scores will be made available from the ADA after May 15, 2018. In general, after this date, scores should be available within a few weeks after your test date.

Three Letters of Evaluation

  • Three letters of evaluation are required and must be delivered directly to ADEA CAAPID
  • All letters must be confidential and not shared with the applicant
  • All letters must be on official letterhead and signed
  • Program requires one Letter of Evaluation to come from dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated (on letterhead and with signature)
  • The remaining letters should be from an instructor or similar individual who is able to evaluate the applicant's dental knowledge, skill, character, and potential for success in the ITDP (on letterhead and with signature)

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must electronically submit an ECE ( ‘course-by-course’ evaluation to ADEA CAAPID 
  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts from original dental school to be sent directly to program

Application Fees

  • An application fee of $75 is required. Details about how to pay this fee will be sent to the applicant. DO NOT send a check or money order to the school.

Additional Requirements/Information

  • The Admissions Committee will review applications and select candidates for an interview which includes a bench examination and requires a nonrefundable interview fee.  Candidates selected for interview will be notified by June 30 and provided with further details in their interview invitation.
  • Notification of acceptances will be sent in early August after which candidates have 30 days to pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $1500.
  • At the time of acceptance, applicants will receive instructions about submitting a notarized copy of the dental degree or diploma.  If the diploma is not in English, a translation must be submitted as well.  Provisional certificates are not accepted.