Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry 2-year
- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Immigration Regulations
- Health Insurance & Clearance
- Medical Malpractice Insurance
- Contact Information
Edward McLaren, DDS
The Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry two-year Advanced Clinical Training Program for Dentists is designed to offer comprehensive training in all aspects of esthetic and contemporary restorative dentistry. Experience given in the program includes review of esthetic and related literature, didactic presentations, and laboratory and extensive clinical training. The goal of the curriculum is to provide dentists with a scientifically-based rationale for all diagnostic, treatment planning, and patient care decisions. This includes esthetic dental techniques, use of articulators, and training in other instrumentation, as well as the dental materials used in all aspects of esthetics and contemporary restorative dentistry.
The didactic format will include lecture, laboratory time (for clinical and technical procedures), literature review, and video review. The curriculum includes topics such as treatment planning and smile design (including occlusion), ceramic veneers, ceramic posterior restorations, esthetic metal ceramics, all-ceramic systems, computer-generated ceramic restorations, composites (direct and indirect restorations), contemporary esthetic materials, periodontal esthetics, and esthetic considerations in implants. The postgraduates will have patient care experiences after demonstrating proficiency in clinical techniques in a lab simulation setting. The second year of the program consists primarily of patient treatment.
Upon arrival, postgraduates will immediately start to attend our Aesthetic Continuum, which is our top continuing education course in esthetics that we give to local dentists in the US. Each postgraduate will also be able to go to selected esthetic courses that we offer through the Office of Continuing Dental Education for free.
A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Trainees who enroll in the ABOD Exam preparation course may eligible to challenge the American Board of Operative Dentistry Board Certification Examination.
Some states in the U.S. allow 2-year graduates the opportunity for licensure. Please contact the individual states for specific requirements.
Length of Program: 2 years (starting Summer quarter)
Number of Positions: 4
Fees: $9,100 per quarter (subject to change)*
The first quarter's tuition is due 2 weeks after acceptance into the program.
Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200
International Student Fee: $1,300 (only for those requesting I-20s for F-1 student status)
*Fees are due two weeks before the first day of the academic quarter.
- Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction
- English language proficiency
Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
- Official dental education transcripts translated into English or ECE Course-by-Course Report
- 3 confidential reports from people with knowledge of the applicant’s skills and potential
- for people with English as a second language (official TOEFL or IELTS score required)
- One-time, non-refundable application fee of $150.00** (the application fee must be paid in US dollars in the form of a check drawn from a US-affiliated bank, cashier's check, or money order made payable to UC Regents.)
All application materials must be sent directly to:
Advanced Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry 2-year
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668 USA
Incomplete files will not be considered.
Application Deadline: March 15
Upon Acceptance: There is $1,300 international student fee for students who need an I-20 for an F-1 visa.
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:
- Academic achievement
- Professional goals
Accepted candidates are notified by telephone or email. Decisions will be available in April.
All trainees who are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or on a visa status authorized for enrollment in full-time studies must enter the United States on an F-1 visa. The 1-20AB necessary for application for an F-1 visa is processed by the School’s International Advisor. This is a non-immigrant visa which presumes you are in the United States for the purpose of studying for a limited time. The I-20AB request form will be sent to you after acceptance to the program.
All foreign students attending UCLA are required to be insured under an adequate medical insurance plan during all periods of registration. Medical insurance is not provided by UCLA for trainees, and trainees cannot be seen at the on-campus student health facility. The School of Dentistry requires that you obtain a health clearance prior to enrollment in the program for individual and community health reasons. The health clearance must include a complete physical examination and demonstration of immunity to certain communicable diseases. Annual monitoring for tuberculosis will also be necessary.
Students in all ACT programs will be required to purchase medical malpractice insurance. Information on this will be forthcoming.
Ms. Connie Daino, Clinical Manager
Ms. Erin Hakim, Program Coordinator & International Advisor