Last updated on February 22, 2024.

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Program Size
4-6 (estimate)
Program Length
29 months
Application Open
March 7, 2024
Application Deadline
June 1, 2024
Program Start
January 2, 2025

Program Contact

Julie Buss Advanced Standing Program, Admissions Administrator

Advanced Standing Admissions 4000 East Campus Loop South Lincoln, NE 68583 402-472-6261

Julie Marshall DDS MS Program Director
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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 Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 4-6 (estimate)
Program Length 29 months
Application Open Date March 7, 2024
Application Deadline June 1, 2024
Program Start Date January 2, 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 Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility

Applicants must have US citizen or permanent resident status. UNMC College of Dentistry does not sponsor student visas.

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

Three Letters of Evaluation are required: One Letter of Evaluation must come from a former faculty member. Two Letters of Evaluation should come from former mentors or employers who can attest to character, conduct and professional ability of the applicant. (Letters must come from different writers.) Letters must be less than one year old. Letters must be written in English and signed by the letter writer on official letterhead with contact information (telephone number and email) on letterhead.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

All Advanced Standing Dental Program 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, 2022, will be accepted. TOEFL Best Scores reports are not accepted.

National Board Requirement Instructions

Applicants must pass NBDE Parts I and II or Integrated National Board Examination (INBDE). If an interview is offered, submission of official NBDE scores will be requested.

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).