Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the ACT Program in Restorative Dentistry are the following:

  • Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction

  • English language proficiency

Application Process

  • Application Form

  • Official dental education transcripts and an official ECE Course-by-Course Report

  • 3 confidential reports from people with knowledge of the applicant’s skills and potential

  • Proof of English language proficiency 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:

Restorative Dentistry ACT
Office of Student Affairs
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1668 USA
If you wish to use a courier service please use the following address:
Restorative Dentistry ACT
Office of Student Affairs
UCLA School of Dentistry
Room A0-111 CHS
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1668
Incomplete files will not be considered.
Photocopies of official transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores will not be accepted.


Application Deadline: February 15 

Selection Process

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Language skills

  • Content of application

  • Motivation

  • Activities/professional experience since graduating from dental school (Those who have been treating patients are desired.)

All applicants will receive a letter via email regarding acceptance of interview or not by March 11. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.