University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Description of Program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry’s (UNMC COD) Advanced Standing students are fully integrated into the second-year, second-semester curriculum, which incorporates preclinical general dentistry didactic and laboratory courses. In addition, this curriculum includes a course specially designed for the Advanced Standing student to ensure a seamless integration into the clinical as well as prepare for third- and fourth-year didactic courses. This curricular concept prepares the student with the foundation for providing comprehensive patient care in all facets of general dentistry and understanding of treatment protocols, materials and techniques.

Contact Information

Julie A. Marshall, D.D.S., M.S.
Program Director
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: 402-472-0598
Fax: 402-472-5290

Program Details

Length of Program: 29 months
Application Open Date: March 5, 2020
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020
Program Start Date: Jan. 4, 2021
Class Size: 4-6
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to Apply to Program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in speaking and reading English.
  • All non-native English-speaking applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Applicants must score at least:
    • 550 on paper-based
    • 213 on computer-based
    • 90 on internet-based
  • The English Testing Service (ETS) Institution Code for UNMC is 6896.
  • Only scores from TOEFL exams taken after Oct. 1, 2018, will be accepted.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition scores will be accepted for the 2020 application cycle.
  • Original TOEFL scores must be submitted from TOEFL directly to ADEA CAAPID®.

National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Requirements 

  • Applicants must pass NBDE Parts I and II or INBDE.
  • If an interview is offered, submission of official NBDE scores will be requested.

Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT)

Not required.

Letters of Evaluation

  • Three Letters of Evaluation are required:
    • One Letter of Evaluation must come from a former faculty member.
    • Two Letters of Evaluation should come from former mentors or employers who can attest to character, conduct and professional ability of the applicant. (Letters must come from different writers.)
    • Letters must be less than one year old.
    • Letters must be written in English and signed by the letter writer on official letterhead with contact information (telephone number and email) on letterhead.
    • Writers must submit Letters of Evaluation directly to ADEA CAAPID.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit a detailed evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE) or World Education Service (WES) to ADEA CAAPID.
  • If chosen for an interview, the applicant must submit the official transcripts and degree certificate from their dental school directly to the program. This includes any additional educational programs, following dental school.

Application and Fees

  • Application fee: $250 (separate from the ADEA CAAPID application fee).
  • Interview fee: $500 (includes psychomotor skills assessment).
  • Admitted students must pay a non-refundable tuition deposit.

Other documents that should be sent directly to UNMC COD Advanced Standing Dental Program, not to ADEA CAAPID.

If an interview is offered, the following supplemental application material may be requested by the program:

  • NBDE scores,
  • A copy of the applicant’s dental license, if applicable and
  • Proof of residency (passport or permanent resident card).