International Dental Studies
Last updated on February 7, 2023.

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Program Size
Program Length
24 months
Application Open
March 8, 2023
Application Deadline
June 9, 2023
Program Start
July 8, 2024

Program Contact

Emma Hopson IDS Admissions Coordinator

International Dental Studies Admissions
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Stan Constantino Associate Dean of Admissions
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The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (Dugoni School) International Dental Studies (IDS) program is a two-year accelerated program for internationally educated dentists interested in earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. The program provides the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge of the dental profession practiced in the United States. Upon completion, graduates can take any state or regional dental licensure board exam in the United States. Subsequently, they may be eligible for practice in the United States.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 27
Program Length 24 months
Application Open Date March 8, 2023
Application Deadline June 9, 2023
Program Start Date July 8, 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 No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility

The International Students and Scholars (ISS) office fosters the education and development of prospective and current students and scholars from abroad to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. We provide information, resources, advice, and counseling regarding immigration and related personal matters. Visit our website for more details and information regarding our policies and procedures


Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Provide a course-by-course evaluation report through the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) with a U.S. grade average (2.00 - 4.00) to complete your ADEA CAAPID application status. World Education Services (WES) transcripts are not accepted for this program.  If ECE provides two grade averages (best result or comprehensive), the Dugoni School will only consider the comprehensive grade average.  Applicants with an ECE GPA of 1.99 or lower will not be considered for admission. 

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

Submit three letters with the CAAPID Application.  All should be in English and written within the last 2-3 years; at least 2 letters must be from a dental professional (i.e., dentists, faculty, etc.). Visit our website for more details

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

The TOEFL exam, with a minimum iBT score of 92 is required for application. Submit your official TOEFL scores directly to ADEA CAAPID® (UOP Code – B451). Scores prior to January 2021 will not be accepted. Visit our website for more details

National Board Requirement Instructions

To be considered for admission, Dugoni School requires passage of both NBDE Parts I and II (a minimum score of 75 or a "Pass" result) OR the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) with a "Pass" result. Visit our website for more details

Other Requirement Instructions

  • Payment of $100 Supplemental Application Fee: To be paid after the successful submission of your CAAPID application using this link. Have your CAAPID ID# ready.  Applications will not be considered complete without this payment. 
  • Dental Curriculum Vitae (CV): A document summarizing your educational credentials and dental experience that you've gained after earning your initial dental degree. Specific Guidelines are required; visit our website for a template and additional information