University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

Description of Program

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry (OU COD) offers a 29-month Advanced Standing for International Students (ASPID) program for international dental graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are seeking to complete an accredited doctoral program in dentistry so as to be eligible for licensure to practice in the United States. Following an initial four-month review and intensive skills development course, students merge with the junior class to complete the final two years of the D.D.S. curriculum.


Contact Information

Kevin Haney, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs                                          
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Telephone: 405-271-3530
Fax: 405-271-7775
Email: Kevin-Haney@ouhsc.edu 

Program Details

Length of Program: 29 months (minimum)
Program Deadline: Aug. 31, 2020                    
Start Date: January 4, 2021                
Class Size: 12                     
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.



Requirements to Apply to Program


English Language Proficiency

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for all non-native, English-speaking applicants.
  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores are preferred.
  • Minimum of 94 (iBT) is required. Suggested score of 100 (iBT) or above to be competitive.
  • Provided TOEFL information to ADEA CAAPID® only, do not submit documentation to OU COD.
  • Read more about the program’s TOEFL requirements online. The OU COD institutional code is 6902. TOEFL scores more than two years old are not accepted.

National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Requirements

  • Must have a passing score on NBDE Part I.
  • NBDE Part II is optional but will be considered if score is provided.
  • Provide NBDE information to ADEA CAAPID only; do not submit test report(s) to OU COD.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Two Letters of Evaluation are required on letterhead.
  • One Letter of Evaluation should come from dean or senior administrator of the dental school from which the applicant graduated.
  • Additional letter(s) from faculty at former dental school is preferred.
  • Submit letters to ADEA CAAPID.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • An Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE) “course-by-course” evaluation of transcripts from the dental school and any other colleges attended outside the United States is required..
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended in the United States and Canada.
  • Submit evaluations and transcripts to ADEA CAAPID.

Other Documents That Should be Sent Directly to Program, not to ADEA CAAPID

  • OU Supplemental Application and
  • OU Supplemental Application fee, which is approximately $118.    

Please submit the OU Supplemental Application and fee at the time you submit the ADEA CAAPID application; do not wait for a request.


Additional Requirements

  • Eligibility restricted to permanent residents and U.S. citizens who have completed a dental degree from a country outside the United States and Canada.

Special Note

  • Only applicants for whom we have received both the ADEA CAAPID applications and the OU COD Supplemental Application will be considered for admission.     
  • Please do not submit original documents to OU COD. Once a student is admitted, they are then required to submit original documents directly to our program (TOEFL scores, NBDE reports, proof of residency).