University of Washington School of Dentistry

Description of Program

The University of Washington International Dentist D.D.S. Program (UWIDDS) offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Successful completion of a pre-clinical qualification course and the advanced standing placement D.D.S. program will allow graduates to take state or region board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States. 

Contact Information

Memory Brock, Program Manager
UW International Dentist Program (UWIDDS)
University of Washington School of Dentistry
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences Center, D-322
Box 356365
Seattle, WA 98195-6365
Telephone: 206-685-7309
Fax: 206-616-2612
Email: idds@uw.edu

Program Details

Length of Program: 30 months
Application Opens: Sept. 1, 2021                     
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Start Date: January 2023
Class Size: 8
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.



Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • UWIDDS accepts internet-based TOEFL (IBT) scores only.
  • The suggested minimum TOEFL IBT score is 92 or above.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Applicants must pass NBDE Parts I and II, or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE).
  • Official NBDE or INBDE score reports must be submitted via ADEA CAAPID® application.    

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT is accepted, but not required for admission to the program.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requests three Letters of Evaluation.
  • Letters of evaluation must be submitted electronically through the ADEA CAAPID system, written in English, or translated by a bonafide U.S. translator if the letter(s) are written a language other than English.
  • Letters of Evaluation must be current, on letterhead and signed.  They should address the following questions: 
    1. How long have you known the applicant? 
    2. In what capacity do you know the applicant? 
    3. What is your assessment of the applicant's academic, professional and/or personal attributes?

CV or Resume

  • Please upload your current Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. 

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course evaluation by Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).
  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts to be sent directly to program, not to ADEA CAAPID.

Application Fees and Other Documents That Should Be Sent Directly to Program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Further instructions regarding next steps will be sent upon verification of application from ADEA CAAPID.
  • If selected for an interview, there will be a bench-testing fee.
  • Admitted students must pay a non-refundable deposit.  
  • All subsequent requested documents should be sent directly to: 

    Memory Brock
    Program Manager 
    UW International Dentist Program (UWIDDS)
    UW School of Dentistry 
    1959 NE Pacific Street
    Health Sciences Center, D-322
    Box 356365
    Seattle, WA 98195-6365

  • All requested documents must contain the applicants ADEA CAAPID number for cross referencing.

Additional Information

  • Only applications that are complete, meet the deadline, and meet the requirements will be reviewed and considered for admissions.
  • Only documents on the ADEA CAAPID website will be reviewed and considered for admission.
  • Do not send any supplemental application materials directly to the program, until requested by the school.