Advanced Education Programs: Overview
Applicants to any advanced dental education program described in this bulletin must be graduates of dental schools accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Graduates of dental schools not accredited by the Commission must present a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examinations Aptitude Test to be eligible to apply for admission. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language are required to score a minimum of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be eligible to apply for admission.
Applicants must have earned a DDS or DMD prior to matriculation and have acceptable academic records and references
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pediatric Dentistry
RESIDENCY PROGRAMS / TRAINING
General admission requirements include a DDS or DMD degree and satisfactory academic records and references.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency applicants must be admitted to Medical School.
The Health Science Center and associated hospitals offer three(3) residency training programs which include the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, the General Practice Residency, the Dental Public Health Residency and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency These programs focus on providing educational opportunities by maximizing patient care activities and community oral health.
OTHER DEGREE PROGRAMS
Those applying to a graduate program at the end of the first year of the certificate program are required to have demonstrated satisfactory scholastic performance by earning at least a B average in postdoctoral courses, to be recommended for graduate study by the faculty of the program, and to be approved for admission by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
General admission requirements of the Graduate School are:
- An undergraduate/professional degree, grade point average no lower than 3.0, subject preparation for proposed area of graduate study.
- A minimum of 1,000 for the combined scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examinations Aptitude Test and 550 on the TOEFL for applicants from countries where English is not the native language.