Dentistry (Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists) DMD
Study how U.S. private practice dental clinics are managed with the Dentistry (Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists) DMD in the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. This 24-month advanced doctoral program is specifically tailored for experienced dentists trained at international schools who seek to practice in the U.S. Students learn in a comprehensive general dentistry clinic that simulates private practice and follows American Dentistry Association guidelines. Students are eligible to take licensing exams to practice dentistry in any state upon successful completion of this program.
You’ll advance your career alongside a diverse cohort of fellow dentists from around the world, deepening your knowledge of dentistry at the second-oldest dental institution in the country. The program’s focus on patient-centered practice helps you form an understanding of and empathy for treating individuals across communities with diverse populations and a variety of oral healthcare needs.
Kornberg School of Dentistry is located on Temple’s Health Sciences Campus, which offers access to cutting-edge technology in clinical settings. Train alongside faculty members working at the forefront of innovative research in the field.
This Dentistry DMD program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Applicants should have
- completed a non-CODA graduate program at a peer institution;
- graduated from a CODA-accredited residency or post-graduate program;
- passed both Parts I and II of the National Dental Examination Board before matriculation; and
- retained at least two years of clinical experience following their first dental degree.
Along with an assessment of pre-clinical skills, a superior knowledge of the English language will be considered. To meet this requirement, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or a similar score with an equivalent English language testing service is required.
Established in 1863, Kornberg is the second-oldest dental school in the U.S. The school remains committed to its founding principle of educating dentists who are equipped to provide excellent oral healthcare to all, including disadvantaged members of the community and special-needs patients. The DMD program takes a humanistic approach and is rooted in the belief that a better quality of life can be achieved through the integration of comprehensive oral healthcare into primary healthcare. To that end, the program puts the patient at the center of your education, preparing you to provide compassionate, considerate and professional care to all patients.