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Advanced Placement DDS Program
In reviewing the application requirements for the Advanced Placement Program for students applying for the class entering in 2013, the Admissions Committee has determined that New York University College of Dentistry will NO LONGER be requiring applicants to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), as long as you have a prior NDB1 numerical score.
The emphasis on assessing the Advanced Placement applications will be on the NDB1 (with score) or the DAT's, the ECE course by course evaluation, TOEFL, and the other previously required materials (transcripts, mark sheets, and letters of recommendations).
For applicants who have NDB1 with score and have already taken the DATs, as was previously required, please be aware that, while we will not guarantee an interview, the admissions committee will take your efforts into account in the decision making process.
For applicants who have taken the NDB1, or will take the exam as of 2012, you are still required to take the DAT (Dental Admission Test) or the Canadian DAT. For more information on this exam, please visit the following websites: American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association.
Also, please note:
Due to curriculum initiatives, the 2013 incoming class will be the final year that the college will be offering admission to its Advanced Placement DDS program.
Throughout the years New York University College of Dentistry has maintained a program for internationally trained dentists that it is extremely proud of. For years 2014 and after, we encourage international dentists to consider applying to our regular 4-year program.
New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) offers Advanced Placement into the DDS program for the internationally- trained dentist who seeks to practice dentistry in the United States of America. The College of Dentistry has a long tradition of providing academic programs of distinction for the visiting international student or recent immigrant. In keeping with New York University's mission to serve "all the people," many of the College's first students were the children of immigrants who settled in New York City. Each year, internationally-trained dentists from all over the United States and more than 50 countries enroll at NYUCD.
The College houses sophisticated, state-of-the-art clinical facilities, and offers the largest and most diversified patient pool of any dental school in the nation. The faculty is committed to teaching and research. Teachers who are also clinicians work diligently to meet the special needs of the international dental graduate. The end result is a unique and progressive center for dental education.
Students admitted with advanced placement enter a three-year, full-time program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (www.ada.org). Upon successful completion of the program, culminating in the D.D.S. degree, the graduate dentist has met the educational requirement for licensure. Additional board examinations are required depending upon where the graduate plans to practice dentistry. The graduate dentist may sit for board examinations, or enter a residency or postdoctoral program in a specific dental specialty.
In New York State, a bill known as "PGY1," passed in May 2004, requires that, beginning in 2007, all New York State dental school graduates must complete a clinically-based ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-approved postdoctoral general practice or specialty dental residency program of at least one year as a prerequisite for initial licensure in New York State. This new legislation eliminates the clinical exam as a requirement for licensure in New York.
Admission to the DDS program with advanced placement is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission well before the deadline of December 1, 2012. Graduates of international dental schools who have satisfactorily completed an academic program of study of not less than four years, culminating in a degree, diploma, or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located, will be considered for admission to the College.
Candidates must submit their credentials to an international credential evaluation service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org); candidates must pass Part I of the National Dental Board Examination and have the official score report sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the American Dental Association (www.ada.org). Candidates must also achieve a minimum score of 95 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL (www.toefl.org) and have the official score report sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Student copies of score reports are not acceptable. Candidates are encouraged to complete an intensive English language program prior to taking the TOEFL to ensure their success in the academic program at the College. Personal interviews for admission are not scheduled upon request. Candidates will be contacted in writing to schedule a personal interview.
The Office for International Students and Scholars recommends that new students, who wish to obtain F-1 student status to study at NYU, should submit their Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) to the OISS as soon as they decide to attend NYU. We suggest that they view our Multimedia guide for new students at http://www.nyu.edu/oiss/documents/tutorialHome/index.htm. International students can find information about international student loans at http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/international.php