Applications for the 2019- 2020 International Dental Program (IDP) will open on March 5, 2019.
The 2020 application deadline is August 5, 2019.
The predoctoral dental education program (DDS) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
The School of Dental Medicine accepts 24 applicants to this program each year. Admission is highly competitive.
Applications to the IDP program will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant.
Following initial review of applications, the IDP Admissions Committee will invite a number of applicants to come to the School of Dental Medicine for an interview, dexterity, and case study testing. A personal interview is required for admission, but does not guarantee acceptance.
To be considered for admission to the IDP program, applicants must meet the requirements. All applications that meet our requirements will receive a full file review.
Applicants must meet the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Requirements.
You can still be considered for the program if you have not taken NBDE Part II. However, preference for admission is given to those who have passed Part II.
Applicants to the IDP program may be foreign nationals (those requiring a visa), United States citizens, or Permanent Residents of the United States.
An important consideration in the selection process for the International Dentist Program is the applicant’s effectiveness and clarity in verbal communication. It is essential both for completion of the academic program and for effective communication with patients in the clinics.
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School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214