Admissions, Applying & Regulations

Requirements for admission to the Endodontics Postgraduate Training program for gradutes of Non-CODA accredited dental schools (foreign) are the following:

  • Degree from a minimum of 4-year dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction

  • National Board Dental Examination, Part I, by the application deadline

  • National Board Dental Examination, Part II, by June 1st of the year in which the program starts

  • National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II (Official copies of scores must be emailed to: postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu)

  • Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT), by the application deadline. Unofficial ADAT scores will be accepted if submitted by the application deadline. Official scores must be submitted once available.
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL)

Application Process

  • Submission of the following documents is required to complete application process:
  • Application submitted through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Please visit the ADEA PASS webpage for more information.
  • Submit UCLA Standard Residency Supplemental Application directly to the Office of Student Affairs along with:
        • Curriculum vitae
        • Unique Personal Statement different from PASS and related to UCLA Program
        • Recent passport-sized photograph (2" x 2")
  • Official NBDE Part I scores, by the application deadline.

  •  NBDE Part II must be submitted by June 1st of the year in which the program starts

  • National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II (Official copies of scores must be emailed to: postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu)

  • Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) by the application deadline. Unofficial ADAT scores will be accepted if submitted by the application deadline. Official scores must be submitted once available.

  • Official TOEFL score (a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, 250 on the computerized version, or 87 on the internet-based is required). Please note the TOEFL school code for the UCLA School of Dentistry is: 8354. The scores should be received by the application deadline.

Please mail documents above to:

Residency Programs
Endodontics
UCLA School of Dentistry
Office of Student Affairs
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

Incomplete files will not be considered.

Deadline

Application Deadline: August 1

Financial Arrangement

Program Fee: $56,753 per year of the program.

Half of the fees for the first year are due one month after acceptance. The remainder half is due by June 1. Half of the second year's fees are due by the following June 1 and the remainder by September 1.

Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200

International Student Fee: $1,300 (only for those requesting I-20s for F-1 student status)

Immigration Regulations

International postgraduates must enter the United States on an F-1 visa which is processed by the School’s visa coordinator. This is a non-immigrant visa which presumes you are in the United States for the purpose of studying for a limited time. Information on how to apply for I-20AB necessary for an F-1 visa will be sent to you after acceptance to the program.

There is a non-refundable fee of $1,300 due after acceptance for those who need an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa. There is also a $200 certificate fee to confirms your acceptance of the program. These fees are not applied towards your fees and are non-refundable.

Health Insurance and Clearance

All postgraduates are required to be insured under an adequate medical insurance plan during all periods of registration. Medical insurance is not provided by UCLA for international postgraduates, and you cannot be seen at the on-campus student health facility without purchasing insurance. The School of Dentistry requires that you obtain a health clearance prior to enrollment in the program for individual and community health reasons. The health clearance must include a complete physical examination and demonstration of immunity to certain communicable diseases. Annual monitoring for tuberculosis will also be necessary.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Students in all ACT programs and international postgraduates in CODA approved programs will be required to purchase medical malpractice insurance.