The International Dentist Program participates in the ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID).
Applications for the International Dentist Program (IDP) are now closed.
Please watch the ADEA Introduction to the CAAPID Application video. For more information, view the instructions online, or please contact ADEA CAAPID by phone: 617-612-2035 or by e-mail. Please note that CAAPID does not take part in student selection.
The Supplemental Application Fee of U.S. $75.00 must be received by the School of Dental Medicine by the May 17 application deadline. The application fee is non-refundable and is not credited toward any charges when an accepted applicant registers as a student. We require electronic submission of the application fee via credit card or e-check.
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.
Interviews will be granted after the applicant’s credentials have been reviewed. The Admissions Committee will review all applicants, but will only invite qualified applicants to participate in the interview process.
Interviews are by invitation only. The interview process consists of an orientation to the School of Dental Medicine, faculty interview, and a bench testing pre-clinical exercise. The fee to sit for the bench test is non-refundable.
The Admissions Office will contact selected candidates directly via e-mail, and will provide more information about the interview. All candidates are expected to confirm their attendance for the interview.
Candidates invited to interview will be provided with detailed information on how to remit the bench testing fee, and how to plan their travel to Buffalo for the interview and bench testing. Each interviewee is responsible for his or her own visa, travel and expenses.
The University at Buffalo offers a preparatory course in restorative dentistry for international dentists. This course is optimal for those who may need better preparation in fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry, and treatment planning for the testing required by most U.S. dental schools as part of their admissions process. Please note that this course is not a prerequisite, nor does it guarantee admission to any dental school.
Upon completion of the interview process, the Admissions Committee will evaluate and offer provisional acceptances to those selected. Offers for the program are generally extended two to three weeks after the bench test and interviews are completed for all students.
The application deadline is May 17, 2017.
The 2018 CAAPID application cycle opens on March 1. Early application is encouraged to remain competitive.
Yes. Returning applicants will need to submit a new application along with required documents through CAAPID.
Please contact ADEA CAAPID helpline by phone: 617-612-2035 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. There is no supplemental application.
There is a required $75.00 USD supplemental application fee. No additional documents are to be sent directly to the program, only to CAAPID.
No. All applicants are required to pay the $75.00 USD supplemental application fee by the application deadline in order for their application to be processed and reviewed. We send an e-mail payment reminder as a courtesy. No exceptions will be made for a late payment.
Yes. The payment can be made prior to submitting the application.
We will only accept ECE or WES. However, we prefer ECE.
While the IDP program doesn't require a minimum GPA for consideration, the admissions committee considers an overall ECE or WES GPA of 3.30 or better as competitive.
Yes. if your native language is NOT English, you are required to submit a TOEFL score directly to CAAPID.
Yes. The only exception is if your native language is English.
No. The only exception is if your native language is English.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL with a minimum of 79 on the IBT [Internet based TOEFL) obtained within two years of the start of the program (May 2016 for 2018 admission).
TOEFL exams from January-April 2016 will be considered for review by the Admissions Committee. If selected to bench test and interview, candidates will be asked to submit an updated TOEFL to meet our admissions requirements and submission timeframes.
The TOEFL score must be reported (either self-reported or official score report) by CAAPID on or before the May 17deadline. If an applicant submits a secondary TOEFL score after May 17, it may or may not be considered depending on where the IDP Admissions Committee is in the cycle.
Yes. the minimum iBT total score for the University at Buffalo is 79. However, a score of 90 or better is considered competitive by the Admissions Committee.
Yes. You can apply first, but the TOEFL score must be reported (either self-reported or official score report) in the CAAPID portal by the May 17 deadline. No exceptions are granted.
No. Your application will be considered incomplete without a TOEFL score. The only exception for not submitting a TOEFL score is if your native language is English.
The CAAPID institution code is: B451. Please don't enter University at Buffalo's institution code.
Your application will be processed when your CAAPID status is “Complete” and your $75 supplemental application fee has been paid.
Yes. Applicants will be notified once the application is complete via e-mail. We will also notify applicants if any application documents are missing.
No. An application will only be reviewed once it is complete.
Once your application is complete, your application will be sent to the Admissions Committee for a formal review. The formal review process can take several weeks. Please refrain from inquiring at this time. Candidates will receive all application status updates directly via e-mail.
Applicants are highly encouraged not to wait until the May 17th deadline to submit their CAAPID application. Applicants who do apply on or near the ADEA/CAAPID deadline, must take full responsibility to fulfill both the ADEA and University at Buffalo application requirements and deadlines.