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Eligibility and Admissions Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Qualified candidates must have DDS, DMD or equivalent degree (e.g. BDS), must be proficient in the English language and must submit all required application materials via the ADEA PASS application system.

Admissions Requirements

  1. PASS Application
  2. Non-refundable $195 Application Fee (as required by specific programs)
  3. Letters of Recommendation (3)
  4. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Official Transcripts
  7. Official WES ICAP evaluation for transcripts issued by institutions outside the U.S. and Canada
  8. Copy of Dental School Diploma
  9. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of 85 or higher, as applicable (School code: 9487)
  10. NBDE Results for Residency Programs  (as required by the specific residency program)
  11. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test is mandatory for all applicants to the Orthodontics Residency Program. GRE Subject Tests are not required and do not replace the GRE General Test. (Standardized tests such as ADAT and National Dental Board examinations are strongly recommended but not required.)

It is expected that all application materials will be  uploaded to your online application. Please note that the Eastman Institute for Oral Health reserves the right to verify the accuracy of all documents, including transcripts and test scores, and to require submission of official documentation at any point in the admissions review process.

Admissions Criteria

Due to the diverse needs of the individual programs, each training program establishes specific criteria for the selection of applicants. Generally, applicants are considered on the basis of the following criteria: 

  • Completed Application
  • Grade Point Average
  • Class Standing/Rank
  • Transcript/Pattern of Academic Achievement
  • National Board Results
  • Experience,  Training, and Specialty
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Personal Interview