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What you need to do, and when

Admissions Contact

Daliah Williams
Admissions Coordinator
Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.2737, ext. 3 (voice)
415.476.4226 (fax)


From scientific journals to research meetings, these organizations will be helpful as you embark on your career.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
The website of this professional organization has newsletters, information about research events and more.

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The certifying board for the specialty in oral and maxillofacial surgery offers information about the certification process and qualifying examinations.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, you must meet the following requirements:

We no longer accept applications from graduates of non-U.S. or Canadian dental schools or from non-U.S. citizens.

Criteria for Selection

In evaluating applications, we look for the following:

  • Score of 90 or higher on Part I of the NBDE
  • Placement in the top 20 percent of the dental school class
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Clinical externship experience (encouraged)
  • Research experience (preferred)

Application Procedures

There are three steps to the application process:

  1. Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) by the program deadline, Sept. 1. You must include the following: personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), official dental school transcript, unofficial transcripts from all other undergraduate/graduate schools, three PASS evaluation forms (PEFs), dean's institution evaluation and all required scores.
  2. Register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program to obtain a match code number, which you must submit through the PASS application. The Match Program is a centralized selection service that matches applicants to programs.
  3. Submit the nonrefundable application processing fee ($60) through the UCSF Online Payment System. The deadline is Sept. 1.

If you have international coursework, you must submit each of the following directly to the School of Dentistry by Aug. 15, even if you submitted a copy to PASS:

  • Official transcript(s), detailed marks reports, etc. for all college-level coursework taken at a college or university outside the United States or a Canadian institution where English is not the official language of instruction. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution. (Please note: Photocopies, even if notarized, are not acceptable.)
  • Official course-by-course evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services for all transcripts received from institutions outside the U.S., including Canadian schools where English is not the official language of instruction.

Send these items to:

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