Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the ACT Program in Surgical Implant 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

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • 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). An interview in English may also be 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:

Surgical Implant 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:
Surgical Implant 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.


Initial Quarter of EnrollmentApplication Deadline
Winter (January 1) September 15

Selection Process

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Professional goals

  • Content of letters of recommendation

Accepted candidates are notified by email. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.