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Description of Program

The UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Dental Program allows dentists educated outside of the United States the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Upon successful completion of the 29-month program, students will be eligible to apply for licensing to practice dentistry in the United States.

Eligibility

The UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Dental Program has been developed for individuals who have completed the equivalent of a D.M.D. or D.D.S. program in a non-U.S. or Canadian accredited dental school. It is intended for individuals who are interested in pursuing a dental career in the U.S. or are interested in returning to their country with additional skills acquired in a U.S. accredited D.D.S. program. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Program Details

Length of Program: 29 months
Application Opens: March 5
Application Deadline: July 1
Start Date: January 3, 2022
Class Size: 4-6
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Applications for Advanced Standing

For more information on how to apply, please visit  UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Stand Dental Program website. 

Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
Second SemesterCredit Hours
ORBI 566 ORAL PATHOLOGY 3
ADRS 589 BASICS OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY 1
ADRS 590 DIGITAL DENTISTRY I 1
ADRS 574 FIXED PROSTHODONTICS I 4
ORTHO 576 ORTHODONTIC CONCEPTS I 1
ENDO 586 ENDODONTIC THERAPY I 2
PEDI 596 PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 2
ORBI 620 RESEARCH, ETHICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 0
ORBI 639 GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR DENTAL STUDENTS 3
DENT 661 COMP CLINICAL CARE 0
DENT 573 PRECLINICAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS I 3
 Credit Hours20
Summer
ADRS 580 ADVANCED TREATMENT PLANNING 1
ADRS 570 REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS II 2
ADRS 593 TM DISORDERS AND SLEEP DISORDERS 1
ORBI 620 RESEARCH, ETHICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 0
DENT 661 COMP CLINICAL CARE 5
DENT 575 PRECLINICAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS II 1
 Credit Hours10
Third Year
First Semester
ENDO 605 ENDODONTIC THERAPY II 1
PERO 606 PERIODONTAL TREATMENT I 1
ADRS 608 SPECIAL PATIENT CARE 1
ORBI 620 RESEARCH, ETHICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 0
ORSU 625 ORAL SURGERY DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT 2
ORBI 648 ORAL MEDICINE 2
DENT 662 COMP CLINICAL CARE 0
 Credit Hours7
Second Semester
ORBI 610 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 3
ADRS 616 ADVANCED TOPICS IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I 1
ORBI 620 RESEARCH, ETHICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 1
ORTHO 632 ORTHODONTIC CONCEPTS II 1
ORSU 640 CONSCIOUS SEDATION & PAIN CONTROL 1
DENT 662 COMP CLINICAL CARE 0
 Credit Hours7
Summer
ADRS 633 ADV TOPICS IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II 1
GERI 644 CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS: BEHAVIOR, ETHICS, AND HEALTH SYSTEMS 1
ORBI 687 SEMINAR IN PRACTICE TRANSITION (yearly) 0
DENT 662 COMP CLINICAL CARE 21
DENT 694 REVIEW OF CLINICAL SCIENCES 0
 Credit Hours23
Fourth Year
First Semester
ORBI 653 ORAL PHARMACOLOGY 1
PERO 655 PERIODONTAL TREATMENT II 1
ORBI 687 SEMINAR IN PRACTICE TRANSITION 2
ORBI 691 CLINICAL ORAL PATH 2
DENT 694 REVIEW OF CLINICAL SCIENCES 1
DENT 663 COMP CLINICAL CARE 0
 Credit Hours7
Second Semester
DENT 663 COMP CLINICAL CARE 16
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours90