University of Washington School of Dentistry
UW International Dentist Program (UWIDDS) University of Washington School of Dentistry 1959 NE Pacific Street Health Sciences Center, D-323 Box 356365 Seattle, WA 98195-6365 206-685-7309
The University of Washington International Dentist DDS Program (UWIDDS) offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Only a small number of students will be accepted each year.
Successful completion of the advanced standing placement DDS program will allow graduates to take state or regional board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States. The UWIDDS is a full-time, daily program. The accepted students will begin in the winter quarter following application with graduation anticipated in 30 months. The program will consist of integration into the standard predoctoral program’s clerkship model, classroom lectures and direct patient care.
|Program Size||10 (estimate)|
|Program Length||30 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 2, 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
- Requires supplemental fee
Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility
While, we have no requirement that students must by US Citizens or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status. We do require that students are able to aquire a VISA which legally allows them to attend school in the U.S. at our institution.
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES)
We require a comprehensive course by course evaluation of transcripts from all institutions attended.
Letters of Evaluations Instructions
Program requests three Letters of Evaluation. Letters of evaluation must be submitted electronically through the ADEA CAAPID system, written in English, or translated by a bonafide U.S. translator if the letter(s) are written a language other than English. Letters of Evaluation must be current, on letterhead and signed. They should address the following questions: How long have you known the applicant? In what capacity do you know the applicant? What is your assessment of the applicant's academic, professional and/or personal attributes?
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
Applicants who attended Dental School outside of the United States are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). UWIDDS accepts internet-based TOEFL (IBT) scores only. The suggested minimum TOEFL IBT score is 92 or above.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Other Requirement Instructions
Please link to our additional document requirements on our website at: