Deadline: August 1

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430


Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Endodontics program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a DDS or DMD degree from a U.S. dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (traditional or international U.S. DDS/DMD)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Optional: Take the Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT)
  • Take the National Board Examination (NDBE), Part I

Application Procedures

NOTE: Application deadline is August 1st; however, completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to complete your application before the deadline for program consideration.

There are two steps to the application process:

  1. Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) by August 1. You must include the following: personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), official dental school transcript, unofficial copies of all undergraduate/graduate transcripts, three PASS evaluation forms (one from an endodontist), dean's institution evaluation and all required scores.
  2. Following submission of the PASS application, submit the nonrefundable application processing fee of $60 for domestic applicants through the UCSF application fee portal. The deadline is August 1.

If you have international coursework:

You must submit to PASS a course-by-course evaluation of all international transcripts by either Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services AND send an official copy of the international transcript directly to the SOD Office of Admissions.

If a WES ICAP report is submitted to PASS this will fulfill the requirement for the evaluation and transcript.

Send these items to:

University of California, San Francisco
School of Dentistry Office of Admissions & Outreach
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

Please note: To be considered for a position in the Endodontics program, you must meet all qualifications and submit all required documentation, including the UCSF application processing fee, by the deadline.

Selection Process

We accept three candidates per year. Admission is based on the applicant's pre-dental and dental school grade point averages, NDBE scores, research experience, clinical experience, letters of recommendation and interview.

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