Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the ACT Program in Advanced Surgical Implant Dentistry are the following:

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

  • Completion of specialty program in either Periodontics or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • 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:

Advanced 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:
Advanced 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.
Due to the short application window, applicants may submit notarized copies of application materials to meet the deadline. Official copies of all application materials must be submitted prior to enrollment.


Application Deadline: March 15 (for July 1 start); September 15 (for January 1 start)

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.