Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction program for graduates of CODA accredited dental schools (U.S. or Canada) are the following:

  • Proof of your status as a US citizen, US permanent resident, Canadian citizen or your status as an H-1B visa holder, and your eligibility to work in the United States*

  • DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited program

  • National Board Dental Examination, Part I (Official copies of scores must be emailed to:

Application Process

Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction
UCLA School of Dentistry
Office of Student Affairs
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

The following materials must also be sent to Student Affairs:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Personal statement

  • Official NBDE Part I scores

  • Official undergraduate and dental school transcripts

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2" x 2")

Incomplete files will not be considered.


Application Deadline: December 1

Financial Arrangement: B Salary

*Before the start of the program, residents must verify and provide proof of authorization to work and study in the United States. Failure to obtain or maintain all necessary visas, licenses, and permits and/or to maintain eligibility to work in the United States shall result in automatic suspension and may result in dismissal. Verification of the aforementioned must be received by June 1, 2017, for US citizens, US permanent residents, and H-1B visa holders, and by June 21, 2017, for those Canadian citizens applying for TN status, or acceptance may be withdrawn.