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Monday, November 12, 2018

New York Dental schools

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New York Dental schools accepts international dental students or foreign trained dentists

Dental schools in NY that offer International Dental Programs or accept international graduates with Advanced Standing.

Buffalo, NY
State University of New York at Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine
International Dentist Program IDP

This program is 3 years in duration and it grants a DDS degree to graduates. This program accepts only 4 students a year.

Requirements & Application Process:

- Only open for US citizens or permanent residents.
- Application fee $50
- Official transcripts or notarized copies of transcripts from all college level, professional, post grad, specialty training programs.
- All academic records must be submitted to ECE or Berlitz.
- TOEFL: minimum of 550-written, 213-CBT, 79-IBT.
- NBDE Part I: minimum score of 83.

After the initial review, the admissions committee invites a number of applicants to come meet with the committee, faculty, students, staff, and will be asked to complete a lab bench test.

Tuition is about $50,000 for the three years for NY residents, almost twice that amount for nonresidents. When you add up the tuition, educational expenses, and living expenses, the total estimated expenses for the three years is $110,245 for residents, and $160,021 for nonresidents.

Contact Information:

Student Admissions / Attn: IDP Program
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214
Tel: (716) 829-2839

New York, NY
Columbia University
College of Dental Medicine
Advanced Standing for Non-US Trained Doctors

This is a 2.5 years program open to graduates of foreign dental schools.

Requirements & Application Process:

Applications for admission are accepted between April 15 and May 31 only for a January enrollment. The application package must include:

- To apply for admission with advanced standing, candidates must apply through the American Dental Education Association Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID). You can access the application at:
- A 1-2 page personal statement, providing information on academic background, career goals, reasons for seeking admission, and other personal qualifications.
- A non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $100, made payable to Columbia University.
- Course-by-course transcript evaluation from WES or ECE.
- Letters of recommendation from one faculty member and the academic dean of the original dental school, as well as one post-doctoral reference, if applicable.
- Official results of NBDE part I.
- Official results from the TOEFL, minimum of 600-paper, 250-CBT, or 100-iBT.

The completed application package should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street
P&S 3-452
New York, NY 10032
ATTN: Advanced Standing Program

Personal interviews as well as the bench exam are by invitation only after the school reviews the applications, the exam involves conducting operative and prosthetic procedures on a mannequin.

Tuition and fees for the current year is estimated at $59,576. This does not include living expenses or books and supplies. Please consult with the Office of Financial Planning for more information.

Contact Information: or

New York, NY
New York University
College of Dentistry
Advanced Placement into DDS

This program is a three-year program that grants a DDS degree upon successful completion of the program.

Requirements & Application Process:

This program participates in CAAPID and the following documents should be sent to CAAPID:
- At least one letter of recommendation from the dean or a faculty member (can send up to 3)
- Minimum score of 90 on iBT TOEFL
- Minimum score of 85 on NBDE part I
- Course-by-course ECE evaluation of transcripts.

The following documents must be sent to the program directly:
- Notarized copy of official dental school transcripts with mark sheets
- Notarized English translation of transcripts if not in English
- Notarized copy of official dental school diploma
- Notarized English translation of the diploma
- NBDE part I scores
- TOEFL score report
- Masters/Graduate Degree transcripts if available
- Non-refundable application fee of $100
- 2x2 color photograph

You can download an application from this page

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 998-9818
New York University College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
345 East 24th St.
New York, NY 10010-4086.

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