Admissions, Applying & Regulations

Requirements for admission to the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Postgraduate Training program for graduates 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 (Official copies of scores must be emailed to:

  • English language proficiency: English language proficiency: Minimum TOEFL scores required are 87 on the internet based examination, 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 250 on the computerized version.


Incomplete files will not be considered.


Application Deadline: October 15

Selection Process

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

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Leadership activities

  • Research experience

  • Teaching experience

  • Demonstrated interest in oral and maxillofacial radiology

This program does not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Service. Accepted candidates are notified by telephone. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.

Financial Arrangement

Program Fee: $30,800 per year (subject to change)

Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200

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



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 confirm 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 to enter a UCLA patient care area.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

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

*(Canadian dental schools are found in the CODA Graduates section)