Improve qualifications for admission to U.S. dental schools

This advanced degree will give participants added preparation and guidance to more effectively compete for dental school admissions. The unique one-year program is specifically designed for non-U.S.-trained dentists who seek to pursue dental degrees through a U.S. dental school, through a program like our Program for Advanced Standing Students and/or pursue other health sciences related careers. The program matriculates one class per year beginning in August.

Candidates for the MOHS for non-U.S. dental graduates must have completed their dental degrees in a non-U.S. school, demonstrate ability to communicate in English, and seek to enhance their credentials for application to U.S. schools.

The one-year program and curriculum offer:

  • Rigorous didactic coursework adapted from the dental school curriculum.
  • Direct exposure to U.S. patient care through clinical rotations in Penn Dental Family Practice and state-of-the-art specialty care centers.
  • National Board Dental Exam test preparation
  • Culminating capstone research project on an oral-health related topic
  • Mentoring for the application and interview process.

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Program Director:
Sunday Akintoye, BDS, DDS, MS

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