Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the Preceptorship program in Advanced Education in General 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) An interview in English may 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:

AEGD Preceptorship
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:
AEGD Preceptorship
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 scores will not be accepted.


Deadlines vary depending on the initial quarter of enrollment.

Initial Quarter of EnrollmentApplication Deadline
Summer (July – September) March 15
Fall (late September – December) June 1
Winter (January – March) September 15
Spring (April – June) December 15

Interviews & Selection Process

Phone interviews may be conducted though they are usually not required. If you have been selected to interview, you will be notified by the Clinic Administrator.

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Content of personal statement

  • Content of confidential reports

  • Demonstrated interest in/commitment to general dentistry

  • Life experience

Accepted candidates are notified by telephone. Decisions will be available approximately one week after the application is receivedA letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.