Last updated on February 2, 2023.

New York University College of Dentistry

Program Size
30-40 (estimate)
Program Length
28 months
Application Open
March 9, 2023
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Program Start
January 3, 2024

Program Contact

Eugenia Mejia, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Admissions & Enrollment Management

NYU College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions 
433 First Avenue, Suite 125
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212-998-9818

Mara Zelaya Graduate Programs Coordinator
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NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) offers Advanced Standing into the D.D.S. program for the internationally trained dentists who seeks to practice dentistry in the United States. Students admitted with advanced placement enter a 28 months, full-time program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). With its culmination in the D.D.S. degree, the graduating dentist has met the educational requirement for licensure.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 30-40 (estimate)
Program Length 28 months
Application Open Date March 9, 2023
Application Deadline June 1, 2023
Program Start Date January 3, 2024
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

  • Applicants must submit an official ECE course-by-course evaluation directly to ADEA CAAPID.
  • We do not accept evaluations from WES or any other credential evaluators.
  • Documents such as dental school transcripts, diplomas, and official transcripts from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution must sent direclty to ADEA CAAPID.

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

The program requires three (3) Letters of Evaluation:

  • One (1) Letter of Evaluation must come from your dental school dean and Two (2) Letters of Evaluation from dental school faculty members.
  • All Letters of Recommendation must be sent directly to ADEA CAAPID.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

  • All applicants must be proficient in the English language and are required to take the TOEFL iBT exam. The TOEFL exam will not be waived.
  • The minimum required score is 100; no exceptions will be made. We do not accept "MyBest Scores".
  • We accept the new TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition.
  • The TOEFL score must not expire after the application deadline June 1, 2023 or before the program start date January 2024.

National Board Requirement Instructions

  • Applicants must pass the NBDE I & II or the Integrated INBDE exam.
  • The NBDE I & II or the INBDE score reports must be reported directly from the American Dental Association to ADEA CAAPID® before the application deadline.

Other Requirement Instructions

Background Checks

Prior to matriculation, all students admitted to NYU Dentistry must complete a criminal background check, the results of which must be satisfactory. Learn more about the process from ADEA.