Non-CODA Graduates

Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the Periodontics Postgraduate Training program for graduates of non-CODA accredited dental school are the following:

  • Dental degree from a minimum 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 program starts

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

  • Four (4) Professional Evaluation Forms

  • Will consider ADAT scores submitted with the ADEA PASS application 

  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL)

Application Process

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

Incomplete files will not be considered.


PASS Application Deadline: August 1

Financial Arrangement: 

$69,500/year (or $17,375/quarter)

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.