The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

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Description of Programs

The Kornberg School of Dentistry has two programs for foreign trained dentists.

Two Year International DMD Program: This 24-month program will accept experienced dentists who graduated from international dental schools.  Preferences will be given to applicants with advanced clinical experience and who match the standards for competency expected from students moving into the junior year of the dental school at Temple University.  Applicants must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Dental Examination Board before matriculation. A TOEFL score of 100 or higher is required. Admission into the program will be based as well on assessment of preclinical skills, communication skills, and an oral examination conducted by the program’s search committee.  The school places high weight on ethical and professional conduct and evidence for desire to learn and innovate. The program operates in a comprehensive general dentistry clinic that will simulate real-life private practice. The two-year International program will begin in June, 2021.  The application deadline is July 15, 2020.

Three Year International DMD Program: Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry will also offer vacated seats in the 2nd year of the pre-doctoral program to qualified foreign trained dentists. Students accepted to this program must have graduated from an international dental school outside the U.S. or Canada, have passed Part 1 and Part 11 of the National Board Dental Examination and have a TOEFL examination score of 100 or above. Classes for this program will begin in August, 2021. The application deadline is July 15, 2020.

Contact Information

 The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry,
Temple University
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
3223 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-707-2952

Program Details

Length of Program: 2nd year class (24Months); 3rd year class (36 Months)
Program Deadline: January 15, 2020                     
All Documents Must be Received by January 15, 2020
Start Date*: See start dates above                
Class Size: Two Year Program: 10 Seats                                         
  Three Year Program: Based on Availability                                                                                
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • All applicants must successfully complete the TOEFL IBT with a score of 100 or above for the two-year and the three-year International Dentists Programs. TOEFL score must be current; no more than two years old.
  • A copy of TOEFL examination will be requested by the school if invited to interview.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Part I and Part II to be considered for admission into the 2nd or 3rd year International Dentists Program.
  • NBDE verification will be requested by the school if invited to interview.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • Completion of the ADAT is not required for admission to the program.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requires two Letters of Evaluation written within one year from the date of application. One letter must be from the Dean of the dental college attended and one letter from a Science Professor or Dental Professional.
  • Letters of Evaluation must be submitted to ADEA CAAPID no later than July 15, 2020.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) report no later than July 15, 2020.

Application Fees

  • The supplemental application and the supplemental application fee request will be emailed to applicants.

Other documents that should be sent directly to the program (not to ADEA CAAPID):

  • Supplemental application and fee must be received by the dental school upon request.
  • A skills Assessment Examination will be required for candidates who are invited to interview. 

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