Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the Preceptorship program in Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction 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 U.C. Regents.)

All application materials must be sent directly to:

Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction 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:
Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction 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

Selected candidates will be invited to interview. If you have been selected, you will be notified by phone, email, and/or letter.

Timing of Interviews: Within a week of reception and review of the application

Approximate Number of Candidates Selected for Interviews: 4

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Interest in orofacial pain

  • Research experience

Accepted candidates are notified by email or letter. Decisions will be available within a week of reception and review of the applicationA letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.