Advanced D.M.D. Program for Foreign Trained Dentists

The Kornberg School of Dentistry accepts students throughout the world.

KORNBERG SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY 
ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN TRAINED DENTISTS

Thank you for your interest in pursuing an Advanced Standing dental education at the Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University. The admissions process for the Advanced Standing Program for Dentists trained in countries other than the U.S. and Canada is highly selective. Kornberg School of Dentistry accepts applications annually until May 15th of each year for seats vacated during or at the end of an academic year in the 2nd and 3rd years of the dental school program. The maximum class size in each year is 140 students and, if seats are available, the applications on file will be reviewed until August 1st. The vacated student seats will be filled by the candidate(s) who fulfill the requirements for admission. In the case that a suitable applicant is not found, the admissions cycle for the Advanced Standing program will end and applicants will need to re-apply.

Your application for entry into the Advanced Standing program will be considered when seats are available and when the applicant file has the following documentation.

Application to the 2nd Year of the Advanced Standing Program

1.           Complete the CAAPID application through the American Dental Education Association at www.adea.org/CAAPIDapp/. The on-line CAAPID application process begins March 17, 2015.

2.     National Boards Part I is required for 2nd year enrollment consideration. For questions about this exam, please contact National Boards at 312-440-2678. (Official or Notarized copy of NDB Part I will be requested if invited to interview.)

3.     Credential Evaluation Report from the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. Application eligibility requires a minimum dental school GPA of 3.0. (A dental school course by course analysis must be sent to CAAPID. For more information, contact www.ece.org). The dental school uses ECE evaluations only.

4.     TOEFL examination results if English is not the native language or if the candidate did not graduate from a U.S. postgraduate program of at least two years in duration. The acceptable TOEFL iBT® score should be 94. For questions about this exam, please contact TOEFL at 1-800-257-9547. (Official or Notarized copy of TOEFL will be requested if invited to interview.)

5.     Two letters of recommendation written within one year from the date of application. One letter must be from the Dean of the dental college attended and one letter from a professional contact.

6.     Application fee - $50 money order or check made payable to Kornberg School of Dentistry. The Office of Admissions will request application fees via email beginning April 1st.

Application to the 3rd Year of the Advanced Standing Program

1.        Complete the CAAPID application through the American Dental Education Association at www.adea.org/CAAPIDapp. The on-line CAAPID application process begins March 17, 2015.

2.        National Boards Part I and Part II is required for 3rd year enrollment consideration. For questions about these exams, please contact National Boards at 312-440-2678. (Official or Notarized copies of NDB Part I and Part II will requested if invited to interview.)

3.     Credential Evaluation Report from the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. Application eligibility requires a minimum dental school GPA of 3.0. (A dental school course by course analysis must be sent to CAAPID. For more information, contact www.ece.org). The school uses ECE evaluations only.

4.     TOEFL examination results if English is not the native language or if the candidate did not graduate from a U.S. postgraduate program of at least two years in duration. The acceptable TOEFL iBT® score should be 94. For questions about this exam, please contact TOEFL at 1-800-257-9547. (Official or Notarized copy of TOEFL will be requested if invited to interview.)

5.     Two letters of recommendation written within one year from the date of application. One letter must be from the Dean of the dental college attended and one letter from a professional contact.

6.     Application fee - $50 money order or check made payable to Kornberg School of Dentistry. The Office of Admissions will request application fees via email beginning April 1st.

Following the initial review and evaluation of applicant credentials and other documents, applicants who are applying for the sophomore year, if invited to interview, will undergo a faculty evaluation of their preclinical skills in intracoronal cavity preparations and dental anatomy/occlusion.

Applicants who are applying for the junior year, if invited to interview, will undergo a two-day comprehensive pre-clinical and clinical skills evaluation conducted by faculty.

A fee of $500 will be required for the assessment of applicants to the 2nd year and a fee of $1,000 will be required for the assessment of applicants applying to the 3rd year.

The final admission decision will be made by the Advanced Standing and Transfer Admissions Committee based upon recommendations by the evaluating faculty.  A complete educational review will be conducted by the faculty to insure applicants have the same standards of competence required by students regularly enrolled in the program.  The Advanced Standing Program begins in August.

Advanced Standing applicants who are offered admission to the Kornberg School of Dentistry would enter into the 2nd or 3rd year of the dental school. Advanced Standing students will be held to the same standards as students regularly enrolled in the program.  Those students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation will receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

CAAPID Applications are accepted until May 15, 2015. CAAPID applications will be reviewed until August 1st of the academic year. The admissions process is highly selective and seat availability is based on attrition. Early application to the program is suggested. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact the school at (215) 707-2952 or by email at terry.griffin@temple.edu.