International Dentists DMD

Study how U.S. private practice dental clinics are managed with the International 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.

Patient-centered Care

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. 

    International dental school students conversing in a hallway.

    Classes & Curriculum

    The curriculum is designed to replicate all aspects of a private practice in the U.S. Coursework emphasizes ethical and professional conduct, helps students develop a broad range of necessary practice management and leadership skills and expertise, and trains students to communicate and ethically treat diverse patient populations in a variety of clinical settings. 

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    Tuition & Fees

    In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Doctor of Dental Medicine offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

    Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident: $18,552.00 per credit
    Out-of-state: $32,592.00 per credit

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