Geriatric Dental Medicine, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Last updated on March 4, 2024.

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

  • Massachusetts
  • Geriatric Dentistry
Program Size
Program Length
12 months
Application Deadline
January 15
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Dr. Joseph Calabrese

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Admissions
635 Albany Street, G-146,
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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The purpose of the CAGS in Geriatric Dental Medicine (GDM) is to train students in the treatment of geriatric patients and adult patients living with special needs. The CAGS in GDM will utilize a combination of classroom education, clinical teaching, and clinical education. This 12-month program offers experiences with diverse patient populations in a variety of settings including a long-term care facility, nursing homes, a home care program in the greater Boston area, and a conventional dental clinic. It is designed for qualified dentists who have completed an accredited Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), General Practice Residency (GPR) program, or have at least two years of clinical experience after graduation from dental school. Residents will practice on an interprofessional team, interacting with dental specialists and other clinicians from across a variety of health care disciplines.

Program Information

Program Type Geriatric Dentistry
Program Code GD4002
Degrees Offered Certificate
Program Size 2
Program Length 12 months
Application Deadline January 15
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered No
Match Participating No
Program Website

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

U.S./Canadian applicants must provide their undergraduate transcript(s) within the PASS application. Unofficial copies of undergrad transcripts uploaded by the applicant may be used for application purposes, but official transcripts are required for matriculation. 

International applicants must submit either the ECE or WES dental school transcript course-by-course translation and evaluation directly through PASS. 

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not US citizens or US Lawful Permanent Residents, and whose first language is not English. Request official TOEFL scores from ETS in the ADEA PASS application. Only official scores are considered.  

  • Minimum score is 90 iBT.
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL Essentials is NOT accepted. 
  • IELTS is NOT accepted.

International applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited United States or Canadian English-speaking institution may be exempted from the TOEFL requirement.  

Other Requirement Instructions

INBDE or NBDE Part 1 & 2 passing result is required for all U.S./Canadian-educated applicants. Non-U.S./Canadian-educated applicants are exempt from the INBDE or NBDE part 1 & 2 passing score requirement.

International Student Eligibility

This program will consider applicants who graduated, or plan to graduate, from a non-CODA accredited dental school: Yes

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (program offers sponsorship)
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (applicant must contain their own sponsorship)
  • Other - Contact the program

Additional Information

Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application.  Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.