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Apply to Pediatric Dentistry

Domestic Applicants (DDS from a U.S. or Canadian Dental School)

Applications and credentials of those who are interested in Pediatric Dentistry must be received by the Post-doctoral Application Support Service (PASS) no later than September 2, 2014. The following items are required with the PASS application:

1. National Dental Board Examination Part 1 scores. NBDE Part 1 scores are required to apply to the program. We accept the NBDE scores reported on your Institutional Evaluation form.  

2. The Postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code. Applicants must participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. For more information about this, please visit

3. Personal Potential Index (PPI) evaluations. You must submit 3 PPI evaluations in the PASS application.

4. Professional Evaluations (PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation). You must submit 2 PEF evaluations in the PASS application.

5. Submit/Upload dental transcripts with your PASS application.

If you have questions about this process, please contact us at  We now have a paperless admissions process!  Please do not send paper copies of your documents to the School of Dentistry. 

International Applicants

To apply to this program for the Fall 2015 entering class, please follow the steps below to ensure your application is complete. Only complete applications are reviewed.

  1. Complete the Rackham Graduate School online application.

  2. The Pediatric Dentistry Graduate program requires 3 letters of recommendation. These letters must be submitted electronically with your Rackham Graduate application. Please do not send paper copies.

  3. Submit/upload dental transcripts (and translation if not in English) online with the Rackham Graduate application.  For more information about submitting transcripts, please visit

  4. Foreign applicants whose native language is NOT English must submit IBT TOEFL scores ( electronically using institution code 1839. The minimum accepted IBT TOEFL is 84. Please do not send a paper copy of your IBT TOEFL score. Paper copies are not accepted.

The deadline for this program is October 1, 2014. All application materials should be submitted and received by the application deadline.

We have a paperless admissions process, which means that all of your application materials (letters, transcripts, etc.) should be submitted directly with your Rackham Graduate Application.  Be sure to include all required documents before submitting your application.  You will not be able to add or edit documents after your Rackham Application is submitted to the University of Michigan. Questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know when my application is made available to the Pediatric Dentistry program for review?

A: The School of Dentistry Office of Admissions will notify applicants via email when their materials have been received, processed, and sent to the Pediatric Dentistry program for review.

Q: Do you require a photo?

A: No. A photo is not required to apply to the program.

Q: When will I be contacted for an interview?

A: The Pediatric Dentistry Department is responsible for all interview invitations. The department will contact you directly about interview offers.

Q: Do you require official Dental School transcripts to be sent to the University of Michigan?

A: At the time of application, you do not need to send your official dental school transcripts to our institution.

Q: What is the estimated cost of the Pediatric Dentistry Graduate program?

A: You can find an estimate of tuition per semester online at The Pediatric Dentistry program is part of Rackham Graduate School. Students are registered for three semesters per year for 3 years. This information will help you when looking at the estimated cost of the program.


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