University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
At the UNMC College of Dentistry, our Advanced Standing Dental Program students thrive in our close-knit, supportive learning community. Our focus is helping you succeed; our outstanding faculty members ensure that every student receives the personalized guidance they need.
Our students become leaders in oral health care. They build their skills and confidence through being immersed in a variety of learning experiences, including:
- working in teams to provide patient care in our clinics and specialty clinics,
- helping those in need through our community outreach programs,
- being trained in the latest digital dentistry technology,
- building their clinical skills using virtual reality and 3-D technology,
- leading cutting-edge research projects,
- leading student organizations,
- and much more.
UNMC Advanced Standing Dental Program students are fully integrated into the second-year, second-semester curriculum, which incorporates preclinical general dentistry didactic and laboratory courses. This curriculum includes a course specially designed for advanced standing students to ensure a seamless integration into third- and fourth-year clinical and didactic courses. This curricular concept gives students a foundation for providing comprehensive patient care in all facets of general dentistry, and an understanding of treatment protocols, materials and techniques.
|Program Size||4-6 (estimate)|
|Program Length||29 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||July 1, 2023|
|Program Start Date||January 1, 2024|
|Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card)||Yes|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental fee
Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility
Applicants must have US citizen or permanent resident status
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES)
Either ECE or WES transcripts are acceptable for application.
Letters of Evaluation Instructions
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
All non-native, English-speaking applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must score at least: 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test or 95 on the internet-based test (iBT). The English Testing Service (ETS) Institution Code for UNMC is 6896. Only scores from TOEFL exams taken after Oct. 1, 2021, will be accepted. TOEFL Best Scores reports are not accepted.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Other Requirement Instructions
Those invited for an on site personal interview will receive additional details on expectations for the manikin based psychomotor skills test (bench test).