Eleven months — CE for International Dentists

This program is intended for International Dentists who are seeking to update their knowledge and experience the delivery of evidence-based dental care as it is practiced in the United States.

The aim of the program is to offer the participant a variety of opportunities to augment their current level of understanding of general dentistry, patient management, and practice management.

The program is comprised of didactic course audits, dental assisting, and direct patient care (within the limits of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry). It provides valuable didactic and clinical experiences across several dental disciplines.

Participation in the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry professional continuing dental education program will aid the participant in furthering their career, create a more comfortable transition to the post-doctoral U.S. dental education system, and improve the strength of an application to Advanced Graduate Certificate Programs in the U.S.

Course Audits

Participants are not be formally enrolled, but will attend to audit didactic courses and seminars at the post-doctoral level across several dental disciplines. The following courses are available for audit grouped by area of interest.

Oral Health Sciences

Oral Health Sciences

Course Code

Course Name

OHSC 8011

Molecular Oral and Craniofacial Biology

OHSC 8012

Advanced Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

OHSC 8013

Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry

OHSC 8014

Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

OHSC 8015

Research Methodology and Study Design

OHSC 8017

Oral Microbiology and Immunology

OHSC 8018


OHSC 8033

Bioethics and Critical Thinking in Dentistry

OHSC 8016

Cases in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

OHSC 8019

Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Pulp Biology

Pulp Biology

Course Code

Course Name

ENDG 8113

Periapical Biology

ENDG 8114

Biologic Basis of Disease

ENDG 8116

Endodontic Microbiology/Immunology

ENDG 8117

Systemic Diseases

ENDG 8122

Dental Traumatology

Oral Biology

Oral Biology

Course Code

Course Name

ORBG 8021


ORBG 8022

Microbiome Techniques

ORBG 8023

Craniofacial Bone Biology and Maxillofacial/Dental Orthopedic Care

ORBG 8024

Regeneration of Bone and Dental Hard Tissues

ORBG 8028

Basic and Advanced Statistical Methods

ORBG 8029

Behavioral Change Theories and Practice

ORBG 8031


ORBG 8035

Introduction to Orthodontics

ORBG 8036

Molecular Technology for Translation to the Dental Clinic

ORBG 8038

Inflammation and Oral Disease

OHSC 8041

Evidence-Based Health Care

Clinic Rotations

Clinic Rotations

Course Code

Course Name

OHSC 8111

Endodontology Clinical Rotation

OHSC 8112

General Dentistry Clinical Rotation

OHSC 8113

Oral Surgery Clinical Rotation

OHSC 8114

Orthodontics Clinical Rotation

OHSC 8115

Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Rotation

OHSC 8116

Periodontology Clinical Rotation

Advanced General Dentistry

Course Code

Course Name

OHSC 8150

Fundamentals of General Dentistry

OHSC 8151

Advanced General Dentistry

OHSC 8152

General Dentistry Literature Review

OHSC 8153

General Dentistry Implant Literature Review

OHSC 8250

Periodontology and Prosthodontic Treatment Planning

OHSC 8350

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning


Course Code

Course Name

ORTG 8404

Orthodontic Biomechanics

ORTG 8407

History of Orthodontics

ORTG 8414

Growth and Development of the Craniofacial Complex

ORTG 8416

Clinical Biomechanics

ORTG 8419

Orthodontic Principles and Techniques

ORTG 8424

Biology of Tooth Movement



Course Code

Course Name

PERG 8301

Introduction to Postgraduate Periodontology

PERG 8306

Introduction to Oral Implantology

PERG 8310

Classic Periodontal Literature Review

PERG 8313

Conscious Sedation

PERG 8320

Current Periodontal Literature Review

PERG 8340

Oral Implantology Literature Review

Dental assisting and clinic observation

Participants will attend comprehensive clinical rotations to observe clinical operations and delivery of patient care in all of the clinical programs at Temple Dental. These clinics include pre-doctoral general dental, advanced education in general dentistry clinic (AEGD is a CODA recognized advanced training program beyond a dental degree), orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral Implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and endodontology. A wealth of clinical information and learning can be gleaned from this experience, as well as establishing a level of familiarity and comfort with clinical and logistical operations.

After clinic observation experience, participants will perform duties as dental assistants and again rotate through both the general dental and discipline based clinics. This opportunity will allow the participant to gain practical knowledge in dentistry and in chairside dental assisting across a broad range of experiences.

Limited direct patient care experiences

Limited direct patient care experiences. These direct patient care experiences will further prepare the participant for future clinical opportunities. Patient contact is generally limited to the AEGD, Endodontology, and Periodontology clinics.
The extent and types of clinical treatment experiences offered are at the discretion of the respective department chair, and serve as an adjunct to, but not a focus of program.

Approximate time required for basic comprehensive dental case:

  • Data collection: 1 – 1.5 days
  • Case presentation: 0.5 days
  • Scale/root plane:  0.5 days per quadrant
  • Operative dentistry: as treatment planned within remaining allowable time
  • Endodontic therapy: 1 day per canal

Evaluation of the participant

For satisfactory completion of the program, the participant must complete attendance requirements of the program and demonstrate satisfactory didactic and clinical knowledge as determined by the director and attending faculty.

Criteria for Selection

Graduates from international dental schools must have equivalent educational backgrounds and standing as graduates from CODA-accredited dental schools as determined by the Kornberg School of Dentistry AEGD program admissions committee.

Applicants from an international dental school must also achieve minimum scores in either the TOEFL or IELTS.

Tuition: $40,000