Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists

NYU College of Dentistry offers Advanced Standing into the DDS program for the internationally trained dentist who seeks to practice dentistry in the United States. Students admitted with advanced placement enter a 28-month, full-time program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), culminating with a DDS degree. Please submit your application through ADEA CAAPID.


After completion of the Advanced Standing program, if you wish to practice in New York State, please visit the NYSED for information regarding the requirements needed to obtain your dental license.

Requirements for licensure may vary in other states.

Program Details

Length of Program 28 months
Application Opens March 7, 2024
Application Deadline June 1, 2024
Program Start Date January, 2025
Class Size 30 - 40
Degree Awarded D.D.S

Admission Requirements

English Language Proficiency

  • All applicants must be proficient in the English language and are required to take the TOEFL iBT exam. The TOEFL exam will not be waived.
  • The minimum required score is 100; no exceptions will be made. We do not accept "MyBest Scores".
  • New TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition scores are accepted. NYU Dentistry does not review "MyBest Scores". 
  • If a TOEFL exam expires any time between March 7, 2024, and January 2, 2025, the exam must be retaken, with new scores submitted before the June 1, 2024 deadline.

National Board Dental Examination (NBDE Part I & II, INBDE)

  • Applicants must pass the NBDE Part I & II or the INBDE exam.
  • The NBDE Part I & II or the INBDE score reports must be reported directly from the ADA to ADEA CAAPID.

Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

  • The ADAT is not required.

Letters of Evaluation

  • The program requires three (3) letters of evaluation. One (1) letter of evaluation from your dental school dean, and two (2) letters of evaluation from dental school faculty members.
  • All letters of evaluation must be sent directly to ADEA CAAPID.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicants must submit an official ECE course-by-course evaluation to ADEA CAAPID.
  • NYU Dentistry only accepts ECE evaluations and will not accept WES or any other credential evaluators. Applications without an ECE evaluation will not be reviewed.
  • Documents such as dental school transcripts, diplomas, and official transcripts from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution can be uploaded to ADEA CAAPID.

Application Fee

  • A non-refundable processing fee of $100.00 (USD) is required to complete your application. Instructions on how to submit the payment will be emailed after the applications are received from ADEA CAAPID.

Asynchronous Video Interview

Each applicant to NYU Dentistry must complete an asynchronous video interview via Kira Talent. Following submission of all required materials and the application fee, applicants will receive information on how to register for and complete the asynchronous video interview.

In-Person Advanced Standing Candidate Days

Following submission of the asynchronous video interview, final candidates will receive an invitation to register for and attend an in-person Advanced Standing Candidate Day. 

Candidates selected to move forward to this final stage of the admissions process will be contacted with additional details and registration information.


It is highly recommended that all application requirements be completed before submitting to ADEA CAAPID. The Admissions Committee will only review applications that meet all mandatory requirements.

Background Checks

Before matriculation, all students admitted to NYU Dentistry must complete a criminal background check, the results of which must be satisfactory. NYU Dentistry reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission for a student with a red flag on their criminal background check. Learn more about the criminal background check process from ADEA.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Mara L. Zelaya
Admission Coordinator

Telephone: 212-998-9818