International Dentists DMD Program Launched at Temple Dental

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Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Launches A Two-Year Program for Experienced Dentists from International Schools

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry has received approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) to start a new International Dentists DMD Program. The 24-month program will accept experienced dentists who graduated from international dental schools. This groundbreaking program will operate in a comprehensive general dentistry clinic that will simulate real-life private practice.

Applicants must also have graduated from 1) a CODA-accredited residency or postgraduate program, or a non-CODA graduate program in a peer school, and 2) have at least 2 years of clinical experience after their first dental degree.  

Preference will be given to applicants with advanced clinical experience who meet the standards of competency set for students moving into the third year of study at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Applicants must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Dental Examination Board before matriculation. In addition, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher, or equivalent English language test score, is required.

Admission into the program will be based on the criteria above, as well as assessment of preclinical skills, communication skills, and an oral examination conducted by the program’s search committee. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry strongly values ethical and professional conduct, and will only consider applicants who exhibit an evident desire to learn and innovate.

The program will start on June 1, 2016, with an expected graduation date of May 15, 2018. In addition to this new program, the School of Dentistry will continue to offer vacated seats in second and/or third years of the pre-doctoral program to qualified, foreign-trained dentists.

Applications should be submitted to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) through the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID), which can be found here.

For more information about the program or admissions requirements, please contact Brian Hahn, Director of Admissions, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.