Graduate Dental Education Program Admissions Requirements
A U.S. or international dental degree is required for admission to all Penn Dental Medicine Graduate Dental Education (GDE) programs with the exception of the Pediatric and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency programs, which will only accept a U.S. dental degree.
Applicants who do not have a U.S. DMD/DDS degree (e.g. individuals holding a BDSor other international dental degrees) must provide additional documentation in order to be considered for admission. This additional documentation requires evaluation of their academic credentials by an approved agency.
Please note that the application includes two components:
- PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
- Penn Dental Medicine GDE Supplementary Application Requirements
Penn Dental Medicine participates in ADEA’s centralized application PASS program. The application must be completed via the ADEA PASS website. For more information or questions regarding the application service, contact PASS customer service by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to:email@example.com or telephone: (617) 612-2065 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET) Mondays through Fridays except U.S. federal holidays). The 2018-19 PASS Application Cycle will open May 17, 2018.
The PASS application must be submitted to the centralized application service by the specified program deadline. Applications received after the deadline by the centralized application service will not be processed.
Penn Dental Medicine Advanced Education Program Application Deadlines
Advanced Dental Program
|Oral Medicine||November 1|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery||see specific admissions requirements and procedures|
|Pediatric Dentistry||October 1|
|Periodontal Prosthesis||August 15|
|Master of Science in Oral Biology||see respective application deadlines|
|Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) with Certificate||see respective application deadlines|
|Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) without Certificate||November 1, see separate admissions application requirements and procedures|
The following documents must be submitted with the PASS Application to ADEA’s centralized application service.