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Last updated on March 21, 2024.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Program Size
25-35 (estimate)
Program Length
29 months
Application Open
March 7, 2024
Application Deadline
July 1, 2024
Program Start
January 1, 2025

Program Contact

Gillian Anzivino Director of Admissions
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Office of Admissions One Kneeland Street, 15th floor Boston, MA 02111 617-636-6639
Kizzy LueQuee Assistant Director of Admissions
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The Dental International Student (DIS) Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) began in 1956 to provide foreign-trained dentists with the education and experience required to practice dentistry in the United States. The program consists of five semesters of coursework and clinical experience, including innovative courses in implantology and geriatric dentistry. Upon completion of the program, students receive a D.M.D. degree and are eligible for licensure to practice dentistry in the United States.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.M.D.
Program Size 25-35 (estimate)
Program Length 29 months
Application Open Date March 7, 2024
Application Deadline July 1, 2024
Program Start Date January 1, 2025
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) Yes
Bench Test No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility

Applicants must be Permanent Residents or citizens of the United States to be considered for acceptance into the program. We will only review applicants that are either permanent residents or U.S. citizens with valid official documentation. Applicants must submit proof of residency if they are invited for an interview.

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Applicants should upload scans of official transcripts, and diplomas if applicable, with their CAAPID application.  Accepted applicants will be required to submit official transcripts along with a notarized and translated copy of the diploma to the Office of Admissions.  

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

Program accepts up to three Letters of Evaluation. Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated. The Letters of Evaluation must be in English from two dental school professors, or from one former dental school professor and the dean or director of your dental school. The Letters of Evaluation should be on official letterhead and be signed by the letter writer.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

All applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be considered for admission. Must submit original TOEFL scores directly to ADEA CAAPID®. Must upload the TOEFL score report with the ADEA CAAPID application. Scores from TOEFL exams taken after July 1, 2021, will be considered. Scores from exams taken before July 1, 2021, will not be considered.

National Board Requirement Instructions

To be considered for admission to the Program requires a passing score of the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) or NBDE Parts 1 and II, not prior to 2011. Submit official NBDE scores to CAAPID. If not submitted with the CAAPID application, an official report must be sent to For those applicants that have not taken the INBDE preference is given to those who receive scores of 90 or better or PASS on each of the individual sections on Part I, and who receive a score of 85 or above or PASS on the Part II examination, if applicable. The Admissions Committee also gives preference to applicants who score at or above the national average on the subsections of NBDE Part II, if applicable.