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International Dentist Program

Preparing foreign dentists for practice in the U.S.

Two-year regimen culminates in DDS degree

The two-year (eight-quarter) International Dentist Program (IDP) prepares dentists from abroad for licensure in the United States. Each year, 24 foreign-trained dentists are admitted.

The program begins in June with students matriculating into the existing third-year instruction and clinical rotations. In their second year, students are fully integrated into the existing fourth-year comprehensive care clinical programs, ultimately earning a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree. Additionally, IDP students attend selected predoctoral supplemental academic and laboratory courses to satisfy educational requirements. (For some students, the program may extend beyond two years, depending on their ability to meet all graduation requirements.)

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