The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada, who seek to practice dentistry in the U.S.

Our program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the US Dental profession and allowing for a long and successful dental career. We offer a strong INTEGRATED program whereby UMN PASS students receive the same clinical education as any other student graduating from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.   This integrated curriculum allows our UMN PASS students receive a world class education the University of Minnesota has to offer.

The Application Cycle for the UMN PASS class of 2021-2023 is now closed. 

For questions, please contact UMN PASS Administrative Assistant Janet Campanaro at

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UMN PASS Virtual Information Session - May 7

Rainer Adarve

UMN PASS Director, Dr. Ranier M. Adarve, will share the details regarding the UMN PASS Program and the its World-Class International Dentist Program. He will also talk about updates on the application process and the impact of the current situation on Covid-19.  Everyone is invited to attend this virtual session on May 7, 2020, at 2pm US Central Time.

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