DMD Advanced Standing Applicants (Internationally-educated dentists)

This year alone, trained dentists from more than 24 countries have chosen the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine to earn their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Our two-year program is designed for international dental school graduates who wish to practice in the U.S. It’s also designed to give you a wealth of opportunities for research, community service, mentorship, and state-of-the-art patient care.

Here at our renowned research institution, you can participate in exciting studies ranging from stem cell biology to pancreatic cancer, as well as oral health issues. Options for community outreach activities are outstanding, too, thanks to our urban location and longstanding commitment to service.

Our approach to clinical care is comprehensive and holistic, emphasizing oral health care in the context of the patient’s overall dental and general health. Combined with our mentorship model, this approach results in high-quality, faculty-guided student care.

At GSDM, education is competency-based: students are assessed individually, progressing at their own rates after demonstrating competency with each procedure. Above all, our DMD program emphasizes engaged, active learning. You’ll be continually challenged to explore and inquire. And you’ll acquire lifelong skills in critical thinking, reflection, and self-evaluation.

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Professional licensure disclosure statement

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s DMD program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) and meets the educational requirements for dental licensure in each state. Additional information is available here.


Boston University conducts a holistic application review and will be flexible in consideration of COVID-19 related limitations: see the GSDM Admissions COVID-19 Statement to Applicants.