Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you accept applications from foreign-trained dentists?

Yes, we accept applications from foreign-trained dentists.

I am an international applicant and I have completed 2 years of higher education in the United States. Do I still need to submit a TOEFL score of English proficiency as part of my application?

Yes, we require all international applicants, other than those from Canada whose native language is English, to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score with their application.

What is the minimum TOEFL score required?

A minimum score of 100 for the internet-based TOEFL or 600 for the paper-based TOEFL is required for your application to be considered.

Can I mail you a copy of my TOEFL score along with my application materials?

Yes, please mail a copy of your TOEFL score along with your application but also have your official TOEFL scores mailed directly to us from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

What is the institution code to submit my official TOEFL score through ETS?

The institution code for the University of Minnesota is 6874.

I am an international applicant. Am I eligible for licensure in the USA after successful completion of the program?

You would need to consult with US Immigration Services in addition to the individual state boards for the process of licensure for dentists from non-accredited dental schools.

I am an international applicant. Should I submit my official transcripts in my native language or in English?

All transcripts should be submitted in your native language in addition to being transcribed in English.

Do you require the ECE or may I send the certified translation from my University?

For foreign applicants outside the US and Canada, please submit your transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) to prepare a general evaluation report or a course-by-course evaluation report that identify the United States equivalents of educational qualifications earned in other countries.

Does my application need to go through PASS?

No. We do not participate in ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

Do you require a GRE score?

No. We do not require a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.

Will I be eligible to take the American or Canadian specialty board examinations after the completion of this program?

Yes. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA); therefore, you would be educationally qualified to apply for board eligibility with the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP). CODA has a reciprocal accreditation agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC); therefore, you would also be educationally qualified to apply for board eligibility with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC).

Do you offer a dental implant fellowship program after completion of a residency program in prosthodontics?

No. We do not offer an implant fellowship program.

What are your tuition rates for non-residents of Minnesota?

Non-residents of Minnesota will have a waiver added to their student accounts so the tuition will equal the resident rate.

Can I pursue a PhD along with my Certificate in Prosthodontics?

No. Our program is designed for you to complete a Master of Science along with your Certificate in Prosthodontics.

Is it optional to complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree?

No. All residents are expected to fulfill the educational requirements for a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree.

Can I submit application materials after the deadline?

It is not likely that your application will be considered if materials are submitted after the deadline.

As a foreign-trained dentist, do I need to submit NBDE scores?

No. Only US trained applicants should submit National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) results.

Who should I make out the application fee check to?

Please make checks payable to the ‘University of Minnesota’.

If I am selected for an interview, can I bring my own wax, instruments, and equipment, to complete the wax carving exercise?

Yes. Although everything will be provided that you will need, you are welcome to bring your own supplies and tools.
 

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