Selection Process


Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If selected, an Administrative Assistant will notify the candidate one to two weeks before the interview by telephone and/or email.

Timing of Interviews: Early August

Approximate Number of Candidates Selected for Interviews: 15 – 20

Selection Process

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement
  • Clinical experience
  • Research experience, capabilities, and potential
  • Leadership potential and community service
  • Motivation, professionalism, and maturity
  • Content of letters of recommendation
  • Content of personal statement
  • Teaching experience
  • Communication skills
  • Critical judgment


This program does not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Accepted candidates are notified by telephone. Decisions will be available within 2 weeks after the interview. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.