Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
635 Albany Street, G-146
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118
The goal of the Boston University advanced education program in pediatric dentistry is to prepare specialists who are competent in providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs, in the context of family, culture, and community. Residents are trained to provide services in institutional, hospital, and public health settings.
CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) in Pediatric Dentistry
The curriculum is structured according to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation’s requirements for advanced graduate study in pediatric dentistry. The program is fully accredited by the Commission.
The CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry is a 24-month, university-based, postgraduate program. In addition to the BU GSDM-based component, significant hospital and community-based clinical experience is gained at Boston Medical Center, Franciscan Children’s Hospital, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) & CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry
The Master of Science in Dentistry program requires a minimum of one year in addition to the two-year commitment for the Certificate in Advanced Education (CAE) in Pediatric Dentistry and entails a research project, thesis, and thesis defense.
DScD (Doctor of Science in Dentistry) & CAGS in Pediatric Dentistry
The Doctor of Science in Dentistry program requires a minimum of three years in addition to the two-year commitment for the Certificate of Advanced Education (CAE) in Pediatric Dentistry
|Program Type||Pediatric Dentistry|
|Degrees Offered||Certificate, Masters, Other|
|Program Size||9 (estimate)|
|Program Length||24-60 months|
|Application Deadline||October 1|
|Program Start Date||July 1|
Required Standardized Tests
- 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
Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered
Eligible Citizenship Types:
- US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
- US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
- Non-US Citizen/Resident (no sponsorship)
- Non-US Citizen/Resident (need sponsorship)
- Other - Contact the program
Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application. Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.