Last updated on April 2, 2024.

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Program Size
10 (estimate)
Program Length
30 months
Application Open
March 7, 2024
Application Deadline
June 1, 2024
Program Start
January 6, 2025

Program Contact

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

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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 Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 10 (estimate)
Program Length 30 months
Application Open Date March 7, 2024
Application Deadline June 1, 2024
Program Start Date January 6, 2025
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • 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 Evaluation 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. A score of 100 or higher is highly recommended.

National Board Requirement Instructions

Applicants must pass NBDE Parts I and II, or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE). Official NBDE or INBDE score reports must be submitted via ADEA CAAPID® application.

Other Requirement Instructions

Please link to our additional document requirements on our website at: