How to Apply

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry uses the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). To apply, submit the AADSAS application. There is an application fee of $245 (in 2018) for the first dental school you choose. Each additional school you apply to is $102 (in 2018).

In addition to the materials listed below, the committee considers college or university attendance, undergraduate academic record and course load, and previous work experience. Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree are given preference in the admissions process. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English on the DAT as well as during the interview process.

Admissions Requirements

Annually, 140 first-year students are admitted to the DMD program at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. These students are selected from a large number of applicants—more than 2,500—who apply each year. All applicants are evaluated and scored using qualitative and quantitative criteria. The combined score and holistic review approach ranks the applicants and determines the tier for interview and admission. 

Supporting Materials


Highly qualified candidates are invited for a formal interview. Chosen applicants will meet with current students, tour the facility and review financial aid and housing procedures. Interviews give potential students the opportunity to learn more about Temple and they allow the Admissions Committee to learn more about applicants, and gauge their motivation, approach to problems and communication skills.


Decisions are made Dec. 1 (or the first business day of December). Most acceptance notices are routinely mailed by June 1 of the year for which the application is made. Upon acceptance, a nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a seat in the class. Please note, there is no option to defer admission.

Application Deadlines

Completed Dental School applications must be received by Jan. 15 of the year for which the application is made.

Program Contact

Brian Hahn is the director of admissions at the Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Phone: 215-707-2819


For questions, including your application status, contact or call 800-441-4363.

Apply as a Transfer Student

The admissions process for transfer students is highly selective and determined by the availability of space and resources.