University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Description of Program

The Internationally Trained Dentist Program (ITDP) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M SOD) offers a course of study that includes didactic, laboratory and comprehensive patient care experiences. Graduates will acquire 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 20 ITDP students 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. Achieving passing evaluations in all coursework will result in the granting of a D.D.S. degree.

Contact Information 

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions ITDP
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Email: internationaldent@umich.edu
Web: dent.umich.edu/education/internationally-trained-dentist-program-itdp

Program Details

Length of Program: 28 months
Program Deadline: June 30, 2021 
Start Date: Jan. 2022 
Class Size: 20
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.



Requirements to Apply to Program

Please visit the ITDP website for all current application requirements, which include:

  • The National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I or INBDE,
  • English language proficiency,
  • Letters of Recommendation,
  • Application fee and
  • The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) (—recommended but not required).

Additional Information

Please visit the ITDP website for additional information including:

  • Interview assessment and
  • Admission offers.