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Monday, November 12, 2018

Texas Dental schools

Texas Dental Schools
Texas Dental schools accepts international dental students or foreign trained dentists

Dental schools in Texas that consider accepting international dental students or foreign trained dentists

Houston, TX
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston considers graduates of dental schools not accredited by the ADA (foreign dental schools) as advanced standing applicants to the 2nd year of class, only if space is available in the class. Preference is given to Texas residents.


- Must not have been out of pre-doctoral dental school for more than five (5) years at the time of acceptance or must have completed a two (2) year postdoctoral program accredited by the ADA within the past five (5) years

- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Applicant must provide adequate translations (if applicable).

- Must have passed Part I of the National Board Examination. Part II scores are desired.

- Applicants from countries where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

- A letter of recommendation from the chief administrative officer of the college, university or dental school in which the applicant was last enrolled.

- An interview will be required prior to an offer of admission. Those selected for interview by the committee will notified.

- $60 non-refundable application fee payable to UT Health Science Center at Houston, prior to consideration.

- Applications must be submitted, along with all required documents, no later than March 1 of the year of entry.

- Online application.

Mail all application materials to:

Office of the Registrar
University of Texas Health Science Center
7000 Fannin, Suite 2250 UCT
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036

San Antonio, TX
University of Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
International Dentist Education Program (IDEP)

The IDEP offers foreign dental programs graduates the opportunity to earn a DDS degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, Texas (UTHSCSA) and affiliated satellite sites.

The UTHSCSA IDEP is a full-time, daily program and has its own admissions and application forms. It accepts 12 students, and it consists of a prematriculation training course to review the first 2 years of dental school and then matriculation through the 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate dental program with classroom lectures and direct patient care in the general practice group, departmental rotation, and community-based clinics.

The Application Process:

- Official IDEP application.
- Application fee of $150.
- Personal statement and dental experience.
- Notarized copy of the foreign dental degree, and a notarized translation if not in English.
- Official course-by-course ECE evaluation.
- Official school certified transcript sent directly for the foreign dental school.
- National dental board exam NBDE part I scores.
- TOEFL score of at least 92, can't be older than 2 years.
- 3 letters of recommendations.
- 2 passport size personal photographs.

Interview & Skills Testing:

If you are selected for the interview and skills testing phase of the admissions process you will be notified by mail and telephone approximately 2 to 3 weeks in advance. The 2-day sessions consist of an orientation and tour of the dental school, a pre-interview questionnaire, a personal interview with faculty, a survey of dental subject knowledge, and dental skills assessments. A nonrefundable dental skills testing fee of $250 is required of applicants invited for this phase of the IDEP admissions process. This fee is not applied toward tuition or other fees.

If you receive an official letter of acceptance, you are required to respond to the acceptance letter by the deadline reply date. A nonrefundable $5000 payment is required for the 15-week IDEP Prematriculation Training course conducted from March through June. This payment must be received along with the signed Statement of Intent by the deadline reply date to maintain acceptance. The prematriculation training course fee is not applied toward any portion of the annual tuition and fees listed below. Advanced placement and official enrollment in the 3rd year dental school curriculum, payment of tuition and fees, and purchase of the UTHSCSA compliant laptop computer and educational software takes place later on.

Projected tuition and fees:

Average cost of attendance, including cost of living, is $92.583 for the first year, and $79,302 for the second year, non-residents should expect slightly higher tuition.

Contact Information:

IDEP Office: (210) 567-1411

International Dentist Education Program
UTHSCSA Dental School
Mail Code 7897
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229

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