University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Adams School of Dentistry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry (UNC ASOD) offers the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID) as an entry for graduates of foreign dental schools (except Canadian graduates) who seek to receive additional training and practice dentistry in the United States. ASPID students are expected to start in January 2024 with a six-month, intensive preclinical track leading to integration into the third-year, predoctoral D.D.S. class during the fall semester of that same year. During the first six months, ASPID students enroll in didactic, preclinical and laboratory courses that will prepare them to be fully integrated into the third year of predoctoral dental education. Applicants are required to successfully pass National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Parts I and II or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE), the standard licensure tests for practice in the United States.
|Program Length||29 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||May 28, 2023|
|Program Start Date||January 2, 2024|
|Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card)||No|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental application
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Letters of Evaluations Instructions
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
Applicants must be proficient in the English language. UNC ASOD will accept internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) scores only. Program recommends an iBT average score of 95 or above, with 20 or above in each of the four evaluations. TOEFL may be waived if candidate has a degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university. The score received at time of application must be less than two years old.