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Last updated on February 14, 2023.

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

Program Size
Program Length
30 months
Application Open
March 9, 2023
Application Deadline
May 31, 2023
Program Start
January 1, 2024

Program Contact

Wendy Scripps Director of Student Recruitment & Engagement
UAB School of Dentistry International Dental Program 1720 Second Ave. South, SDB 125 Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 (205) 975-1105
Denise Scogin
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public, urban research university and academic health center. The School of Dentistry’s (UAB SOD) International Dental Program (IDP) provides foreign-educated dental graduates the opportunity to enter a Commission of Dental Accreditation- (CODA-) approved D.M.D. program. Following an intensive, six-month preparatory term, qualified students integrate with undergraduate dental students to complete the final two years of the D.M.D. curriculum.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.M.D.
Program Size 24
Program Length 30 months
Application Open Date March 9, 2023
Application Deadline May 31, 2023
Program Start Date January 1, 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 Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES)

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

Program requires three Letters of Evaluation from former teachers or mentors who can attest to applicant's character, conduct and professional ability. If possible, one or more of the three letters should be from a dentist practicing in the United States who supervised or worked with the applicant in a clinical or educational setting.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

Must demonstrate acceptable English language speaking and reading skills. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). A minimum 94 iBT score and a score of 20 or above in each of the four skill areas is required. (Suggested 100 iBT score or above to be competitive.) TOEFL scores more than two years old are not accepted.

National Board Requirement Instructions

Must pass NBDE Part I & II or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) prior to application.