Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Postgraduate Training program are the following:

  • DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited program or equivalent

  • Successful completion of an ADA-accredited postgraduate training program in prosthodontics or its equivalent

  • National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II (excluding international dentists. Official copies of scores must be emailed to:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (for international dentists only)

  • For graduates of CODA Accredited Dental Schools: 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*

This program does not participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

Application Process

Applicants must submit the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Application directly to the Student Affairs Office:

Residency Programs
Maxillofacial Prosthetics
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 Parts I and II scores (excluding international dentists)

  • Official undergraduate, dental school, and postgraduate transcripts

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Proof of English language proficiency (if international dentist). See details here.

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

Incomplete files will not be considered.


Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

*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 July 31, 2020, for US citizens, US permanent residents, and H-1B visa holders, and by July 31, 2020, for those Canadian citizens applying for TN status, or acceptance may be withdrawn.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Non-CODA applicants who are accepted as international postgraduates in CODA approved programs will be required to purchase medical malpractice insurance.